A to Z Challenge 2016

Do you need to buy a watch winder? # a to z challenge

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Today is W for Watchwinder

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What on earth is a watch winder?

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A watch winder is a device which holds a watch (or often more than one) and moves it in a circular patterns to emulate the necessary parts of human motion to operate the self-winding mechanism.


I myself was quite unaware that there was something like a watch winder till I acquired one last year.

It all started when I spotted my grandson shaking both his hands one day. I asked him what on earth he was doing and he replied  ” Tick-tock, Abu do.”

For a moment I was perplexed when I realised that he was indeed copying his grandfather who wore both his automatic watches over the weekend and wound them by shaking his wrists.

There had to be a better way to wind watches, I thought, and sure enough discovered that you could get a mechanical watch winder to do the job for you.

The hunt for the watch winder

Thereafter we began looking for watch winders, looking around on the internet, asking around at stores selling watches and even horlogers. Finally, after six months we found the perfect one made by a Singapore based manufacturer – Orient Crown.

Needless to say, the two watches contently spin around and my grandson has stopped shaking his wrists with the imaginary ‘tick tocks’!

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Author: Bellybytes

Proud Mumbai gal who always sees the humour in life. The mum who made banana fritters when all the other mums made cupcakes.

11 Comments on “Do you need to buy a watch winder? # a to z challenge

  1. I had a HMT watch in school which needed to be wound up manually every morning before leaving for school. After that it was all battery watches for me and I had almost forgot about watch winding until reading this post. This contributes to adding to my general knowledge as I went to You Tube to understand how does a watch winder actually works since in photos it looks like a watch holder. Watching it work was a fancy.
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