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  Frequent Asked Questions

     
 

What is a watch winder and why I need one?

Are all the watch winders on the market the same, no matter what the price is?

What is an Automatic Watch Winder?

Who is the manufacturer of Techwinder?

Does all watches wind up in the same direction?

What kinds of features does Techwinder have?

What does Techwinder's "Automatic Daily Repeat" function means?

Can a watch be winded continuously? Is a rotator same as a watch winder?

 

If continuous winding of the watch could cause damage to the watch in the long term, why the Techwinder still provide a "Continuous" function?

How do I know what TPD (Turns per Day) is appropriate for my watch?

What brands of watches are compatible with Techwinder?

What is "One Knob" control and what function it provides?

Is the Techwinder AC and DC compatible?

 

What is the noise level of the Techwinder?

 

How about warranty? 

 

 
     

                                                           

  

 
  

General

What is a watch winder and why I need one?

A watch winder is a motor device with build in electronic programming, to wind up an automatic watch when it is not worn. A watch winder is needed in particular when a user has more than one watch, and wish to have the watches always fully wound and ready to be worn all the times.

Are all the watch winders on the market the same, no matter what the price is?

NO. There are some watch winders on the market that are simply some "spinners" or "rotators". They do not have any electronic programming to control the mode of the winding direction or duration. They just keep spinning the watch continuously in a non-stop fashion. These kinds of watch winders could eventually cause excess stress on the internal watch movements in the long term. Resulting in possible damage to the watch mechanism. Buyer should avoid such watch winders and look for a real Automatic Watch Winder as defined below.

What is an Automatic Watch Winder?

A real automatic watch winder is one which should provide the following minimum functions:
1) has internal build in electronic programming to turn the watch in a "Turn and Rest" movement. So that it will turn and rest with the cycle repeated until the designated turning program has been completed. A real automatic winder should not turn continuously non-stop that could cause undue stress onto the watch's delicate movement mechanism; and

2) Able to turn clockwise, counter-clockwise, and bi-directional (turn clockwise then counter-clockwise) so that all watch brands' winding specifications can be met.

All our Techwinder watch winders provide the above functions and more. So that all watch brands' winding specifications can be met. 

Who is the manufacturer of Techwinder?

Techwinder is manufactured by ERS, a leading automatic watch winder manufacturer for various brands of watch winders.  ERS watch winders are some of the best selling fully automatic watchwinders globally.  ERS has been manufacturing automatic watch winders since 2000 and has been manufacturing watches and other watch accessory products to department stores, jewelry and watch stores, and other specialty stores around the world for more than 15 years. Since its introduction, ERS watch winders have been one of the best selling watch winders worldwide.

Does all watches wind up in the same direction?

No. Different watches could require different winding directions. For example, some Patek Philippe watches wind in the clockwise direction, while other Patek Philippe watches wind in the counter-clockwise direction.  Certain models of Tag Heuer requires clockwise winding while others require bi-directional winding. Rolex watches are best to be wound in the alternate sequence (clockwise, and counter-clockwise). As such, it is best to select a watch winder that can rotate in clockwise, counter-clockwise, or alternate (clockwise then counter-clockwise) direection, as selected by users. So all watch brands' winding specifications can be met . All our Techwinder watch winders can be selected by users to wind in the clockwise, counter-clockwise or alternate direction, to accommodate all watch brands' winding specifications. 

What kinds of features does Techwinder have?

Please see the Features page for details; or browse through the rest of this section for some of the features of Techwinder.

What does Techwinder's "Automatic Daily Repeat" function means?

Automatic Daily Repeat function means that users can select to have the Techwinder turn on automatically the same time next day. So that your watches are always fully wind up.  No human intervention is required. Allowing ease of operation and maximum flexibility for the users.


Can a watch be winded continuously?  Is a rotator same as a watch winder?

There are certain so called watch winders that simply does nothing but continuously rotate your watch in a continuously manner. There is no internal electronic programming to control the turning direction, and no control to adjust the TPD (Turns per Day). In essence, those are simply a motor attached to some kinds of watch holders to continuously rotate your watch. Long term use of those kinds of rotators would inevitably harm the internal movement and result in excessive stress to the main springs of the watch. While these so called watch winders are usually quite inexpensive, but long term use of these rotators could eventually cause harm to your watches, which could means costly overhaul or repair later on. So the initial small savings on those unprofessional watch winders is indeed more costly in the long run. Astute watch owners are advised not to use these rotator watch winders for their valuable watch collections.

If continuous winding of the watch could cause damage to the watch in the long term, why the Techwinder still provide a "Continuous" function?

As indicated in our instruction manual (comes with every new purchase), "Frequent use of the Continuous function should be avoided. This Continuous function should only be used occasionally..." This Continuous function is provided as a convenience for occasional needs, so that the user can be able to wind up his/her watch quickly. For example, your watch has stopped but you want to wear your watch for a lunch appointment which is only a few hours away,. You could then use this Continuous function to wind up your watch quickly. Usually within one to two hours using our Continuous function, your watch can be winded up sufficiently for the balance of the day (depends on the power reserve requirements of your particular watch). However, this Continuous function is highly recommended to be used only occasionally. Only on occasions where you "urgently" need to wind up your watch quickly. It is provided for convenience purpose. Use the Techwinder's regular "turn and rest" program on a daily basis instead.

How do I know what TPD (Turns per Day) is appropriate for my watch?

Check with your owner's manual or the watch manufacturer website to see if this spec is provided. Or, ask the dealer where you bought your watch from. With our Techwinder, there is a unique patent-pending "One Knob" control so that you could select the appropriate TPD to fit your watch's winding requirements. The adjustable TPD (from 450 to 850 TPD) setting is easily adjustable by just turning one knob on the front. No complicate programming, no complex operation is required. All complex control has been simplified by our sophisticated build in electronic programming.  All you need is turn one knob on the front to set the required TPD. . If you are not sure how many TPD is required for your watch, simply use the lowest settings provided by our Techwinder to see if that would fully wind up your watch. If not, then use the next higher setting and so on. Our Techwinder is designed to cover all TPD range found in any watches in the market.

What brands of watches are compatible with Techwinder?

Literally all watch brands on the market: Rolex, Baume & Mercier, Blancpain, Breitling, Cartier, Vostok, Philippe Charriol, Chopard, Chronoswiss, Frederique Constant, Corum, Ebel, Eberhard, Jacques Etoile, Fortis, Girard-Perregaux, IWC, Jaeger-Lecoultre, Jean Marcel, Daniel Jeanrichard, Maurice Lacroix, A. Lange & Sohne, Longines, Franck Muller, Ulysse Nardin, Omega, Oris, Officine Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Paul Picot, Revue Thommen, Robergé, Daniel Roth, Alain Silberstein, Sothis, Tag Heuer, Tutima, Universal Geneve, Vacheron Constantin, Ventura, Raymond Weil, Harry Winston, Xemex, Zenith and many more. Above is only a partial list.


What is "One Knob" control and what function it provides?

Our patent-pending One Knob control is specially designed and programmed, so that all you need to adjust the Turns Per Day is one simple turn of the front knob, then the required TPD is set! No complicate operation is required. So advance yet so simple to use.  

 

Anyone could set the Techwinder's Turn per Day in one simple turn, to fit your watch's unique winding requirements. Our sophisticate internal build in electronic programming means that all you need is just one turn of the knob on the front, then you can set it to the correct setting (adjustable for 450, 650, and 850 TPD)


Is the Techwinder AC and DC compatible?

Yes, both AC power source or dry batteries can be used on our Techwinder. So you could use it anywhere in your home or office or store, or place it inside your safe or vault to safe guard your watch collection while winding your watch at the same time.

What is the noise level of the Techwinder?

Our "Super Quiet Motors" mean a literally noise-free winder. While there are no motor devices that are 100% silent. Our "Super Quiet Motors" is almost noiseless while it is running, you could hardly detect any sound when it is running. That means you can place it in your bedroom if you wish, and you still can enjoy a good night's sleep.

How about warranty?

All our Techwinder products come with one full year warranty from date of purchase.  All and any mechanical, material or workmanship defects are fully covered.




 

 

 
 

 
  

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