Wristwatches are one of the most iconic and useful items that a man might employ in his repertoire of fashion and style.
Watch winders are vital to those who use such watches since those timepieces will cease functioning if they aren’t kept in motion. The most civilized examples of premium watches require winding in order to remain functional since they forgo expensive and cumbersome batteries.
For any man that invests in a luxury timepiece, it’s critically important to also invest in a top notch winder. Of all the complaints when it comes to quality, noise is the number one problem. Let’s face it, when you cheap out, you’ll get an audio-able reminder of that mistake for years to come. While I know not all gentlemen can afford a true luxury winder at a few thousand a pop, there are still some great, budget-friendly options out there.
To help you treat your timepiece with the care it deserves, I’ve put together a list of the top 19 best watch winders with world-class quality. From high-end models to entry and starter goods, you’ll find a solid range of craftsmanship and quality to choose from.
Buben & Zorweg Phantom Mover Winder Carbon Fiber Watch Winder
Collectors should never overlook any detail of their collection, and only the best winder should be used with world-class watches. The Phantom is produced by expert craftsmen from the best materials possible, including top-grade aluminum and thick carbon fiber. The case opens by splitting evenly along its midline with the push of a single button.
Buben & Zorweg Time Mover Vantage Carbon Fiber 2 Watch Winder
Luxurious watches deserve a home as stellar as themselves, and this winder hits the mark in every category. Its motor is silent as a mouse, and the carbon fiber inlays are both sleek and sophisticated. The motors for the dual watch inlays are controlled independently, and they are designed to perfectly replicate natural wearing motion.
Heiden Quad Walnut Watch Winder
Discerning watch collectors with larger collections might require more simultaneous winding power, and this winder can deliver. Four watches can rest in the unit and be displayed behind the clear display, and it has a polished exterior finished in walnut. The motors have multiple winding settings and allow for customizable settings for each watch inside.
Heiden Vantage Quad LCD Watch Winder
A modern aesthetic and high-yield is what you get with this premium winder. Its glossy black finish fits with many contemporary decors, and it has a myriad of rotation settings to perfectly suit any watch. A brilliant LCD screen is used to control the device as well as to show information about its current status.
Orbita Siena Executive Rotorwind 3 Watch Winder
Executive watch winders are made to look obsolete next to this world-class winder. Its sloped display is alluring and functional, while the technology within is enough to keep any premium watch in perfect working order. On the base of the elegant box is a suede cover to help prevent damage to any furniture it graces.
Orbita Sparta Bold Black Single Watch Winder
This luxury watch winder is nearly in a class of its own, and it uses a unique swinging action instead of the traditional rotational action. The result is movement that more naturally matches the natural movement of the wrist, which in turn provides more efficient winding. It’s powered by four included high-yield lithium D batteries.
Orbita Voyager Travel Black Leather Watch Winder
Durability is featured in this device made primarily for travel. The watch module is housed in a brilliantly designed stainless steel cylinder protected by a thick layer of plastic. It can be powered with four AAA batteries or an included wall adapter, and it will fit perfectly inside luggage with its compact design and weight.
Scatola Del Tempo 1 RTM Leather Single Module Watch Winder
This exquisitely designed piece of equipment is both elegant and eye-catching. It not only keeps your winding watch at a precise operating speed, but it displays the watch with exposed elements, which makes it as much a work of art as a premium tool. The winder can be optimized with turning speeds for individual watches.
Scatola Del Tempo Rotor One HDG Leather Single Watch Winder
While plastic is usually discouraged in such premium products, this winder takes advantage of a special plastic polymer that is softer, lighter, and more powerful than other materials. The watch in the winder is displayed behind a locking glass enclosure, which makes the device just as much an eye-catching decorative element as a functional one.
Swiss Kubik Master Collection Swiss Watch Winder
The Swiss Kubik brand was founded in 2007 by Philippe Subilia, a man who already had more than 25 years of experience working with Swiss watchmakers. These meticulously crafted watch winders are designed with Swiss ingenuity in mind, and it is considered a vital element within the collection of many fine watch enthusiasts and connoisseurs.
Versa Neo Single Watch Winder
For those who consider themselves perfectionists, this winder is the perfect addition to your collection of watches and watch accessories. It will stop the watch it’s winding at the 12 o’clock mark, which makes it display with perfect symmetry behind the glass display. The system is compatible with premium watch brands like Rolex and Omega.
Versa Single Automatic Watch Winder
Elegance and a glimpse of the future scream to the surface of this winder from Versa. Its rounded exterior and clear display showcase the watch inside in a fisheye pattern, which accentuates the details of the watch within. Its Japanese Mabuchi motor is best in its class, and there are numerous rotation settings to choose.
Volta Signature Carbon Fiber 8 Watch Winder
Finished with carbon fiber and with a black leather interior, this watch winder is second to none. It has space for up to eight watches at once, and it has variable speed settings ranging from 650 to 1800 revolutions per day. The motor is controlled via two internal LCD screens, and it safely stores your premium watches.
Volta Signature Series Carbon Fiber 12 Watch Winder
Carbon fiber and a real leather interior are just the starting features for this ultimate watch winder. Each individual watch module within the exquisitely crafted casing is powered by a dedicated motor, allowing them all to function independently. This brand has more than 125 years of experience creating these amazing winders, loved by many collectors.
Wolf 270402 Heritage Double Watch Winder
Those who only accept the finest accessories will be drawn to this watch winder from WOLF, one of the most trusted brands in the industry. This particular watch winder is quite functional, and it has the ability to include sleep phases as well as alternating rotation directions. It runs off an included AC power adapter.
Wolf 455203 Cub Single Watch Winder
Travel-ready watch winders are hard to find with the same quality as this WOLF product. Its faux leather exterior is both supple and pebbled, and it’s designed to be stacked with other units if necessary. The power source for the device can be either an AC adapter for a wall outlet or two AA batteries.
Wolf 456102 Viceroy Single Watch Winder
Premium watches are matched in quality with this single watch winder from WOLF, and it has been upgraded to work with a larger range of watches. The user can choose a daily rotation frequency anywhere between 300 and 1,200 TPD, and the LCD display offers information regarding status and any changes as they are made.
Wolf 457156 Roadster Watch Winder
WOLF has produced some of the most well-trusted products in the premium watch winder industry, and they’ve done it again with this single watch winder. Its advanced features surpass those of many other similar items, and it does so at an affordable price. This unit also contains a storage box above the watch module display.
Wolf 459256 Roadster 6 Piece Watch Winder
This ingenious piece of engineering is made with an ebony Macassar wood finish, and it comes with a cover made of crystal clear glass. Inside the winder are six modules that will each wind one watch, and each module is controlled by individual elements. The metallic hardware is finished with premium chrome for added aesthetic.