An automatic watch is normally wound by the wearer’s wrist movements. However, if the mechanism does not oscillate sufficiently, the watch will stop working within a few days.
Richman watch winder ensures that automatic watches are wound while they are not worn, so they always keep the correct time, relieving you of the need to reset the time, date, and other functions the next time you wear your watch.
Richman watch winder simulates the movements made while the watch is being worn. By simulating wrist movements, the spring in the clockwork remains charged and the automatic watch receives enough energy to continue functioning normally.
Using a watch winder will actually increase the lifespan of your automatic watch, as it keeps the moving components in motion. This means the oil in the clockwork is well distributed around the mechanism.
A watch winder is a functional accessory that protects your valuable watches against dust, condensation, and other damaging external influences.
A watch winder cannot overwind a watch and damage it, so there is no reason to worry if you leave your watch in the watch winder for a long period of time.
However, winding the watch in the wrong direction will mean the watch will not be wound as it should be. As watches have different winding directions, you can wind two types of watch in one watch winder if the device is set to wind in alternate directions.
Every watch winder has a pre-installed standby period during use in order to simulate how the watch would be worn normally. This depends on the model. Richman non-adjustable watch winders are preprogrammed to alternate between clockwise and anti-clockwise winding, which means they are suitable for use on all watches. Our more luxurious watch winders allow you to program how long the watch is rotated in each direction. The general rule is that around 90 per cent of all automatic watches are wound in a clockwise direction.
Richman watch winders can be operated using a main power supply but there are also models that operate on disposable or rechargeable batteries, if it is stored in a locker or if you are taking it on holiday.
Watch winders make a minimal amount of noise. However, even though we only work with the best Japanese motors, a watch winder is never completely silent. A watch winder is a mechanical device containing a number of moving components, such as the motor, electric drive, and watch holder.
Richman watch winders make a minimal amount of noise that is only audible to trained ears as only the best, high-quality Japanese motors are used. These motors are exceptionally durable and almost completely super silent.