The discovery of “quartz” revolutionize the watch industry in the 1970s. With this technology, watch manufacturer were able to make automatic watches which can work with the rule of thermodynamic (converting mechanical energy into kinetic energy to power the watch). This technology is still in popular use and even the advent of digital watch didn’t threaten the demand of automatic watches. Traditionally watch was mechanical devices that need winding every day and this makes the use of watch tedious as without winding the watch stop working. But with an automatic watch, this problem gets eliminated but the trick of an automatic watch to be running is that they need to be worn all the time. As they get off-hand after 48 hours they stop working because automatic watch needs a perpetual movement with regular intervals to perform its functions. This is not possible for one person especially having a collection of automatic watches that all of them will be worn daily. So here come the requirement of automatic watch winder comes in. This invention enhances the functionality and usefulness of automatic watches.
The automatic watch winder keeps the automatic watch running when they are not in use and not worn for a longer period. The watch winder is in a rectangular, square, circle or sometimes spherical shape and made of different materials like wood, metal or glass. But the functioning mechanism of all these boxes is somehow the same. They all containing moving weight and watches are tied to this moving weight. These moving weights move in a circular motion with regular intervals. Automatic watch winder doesn’t keep watches in motion, all the time as a mechanism of watches not designed to be always in motion. Whereas the intervals can be set for weight motions in the watch winder, these intervals can be 30 minutes or 1 hour. Most of the watch manufacturer recommends interval in their watch manual.
An automatic watch winder is a must-have item for watch collectors because it will help them to keep their watches in running condition. They don’t have to manually wind the watch every time before wearing and, keeping the watches in a safe place which reduces its wear and tear. But automatic watch winder also needs periodic maintenance, so that they can perform their function properly. They are mostly powered by batteries and these batteries need to be replaced after a certain interval. Now automatic watch winder is coming in the market with new innovative functions like passcode safety or fingerprint scans. Especially the high-end watch travel case winder is made of durable and unbreakable material and safety features like these, make them impenetrable. These watch winders can serve as a watch’s locker and reduces the chances of theft. The automatic watch winders come with different price tags ranging from $ 200 to $ 8000, depending on features and material.