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Advice Single Watch Winder < $200 for Omega

dr.no

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No experience with that brand, but if your brother doesn't mind, I would recommend a used Orbita over anything else for that budget.
 

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Orbita seems like a nice brand but haven't been able to find a new one selling for approx $200 though.
 

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Not to be pessimistic, but in my experience inexpensive winders tend to break often and quickly, and expensive winders don't exactly last forever either.
 

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Originally Posted by pnin22
Why would you need a winder for an *automatic* watch?

Correct, assuming it's his daily wearer. If it's just one of a rotation, then it is convenient not to have to reset the time/date whenever you put it back on.

Try Googling Wolf Designs for reasonably priced alternatives.
 

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Originally Posted by pnin22
Why would you need a winder for an *automatic* watch?
Most power reserves are less than two days so if you have more than one watch the other will stop.
 

dr.no

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Originally Posted by ScottMan
Most power reserves are less than two days so if you have more than one watch the other will stop.

Luckily my AP has a 60-hour PR which gets me through the weekends.
 

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I have an Orbita Bellino. It's very nice and reliable after about 7-8 years. I got it as a beta tester at some point and it was about half price. They seem to run around $300-400.
 

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You should be able to get a single Orbita from their website for around 200.00 unless they have gone up a good deal in price.
 

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Originally Posted by pnin22
Why would you need a winder for an *automatic* watch?

If not for an automatic watch, what kind of watch would you suggest the winder be used with?
 

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Originally Posted by pnin22
Why would you need a winder for an *automatic* watch?

Automatic means that the watch automatically winds due to being put in motion, not that it runs on battery.
 

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Originally Posted by otacon
Automatic means that the watch automatically winds due to being put in motion, not that it runs on battery.

Winders are used if yo have multiple watches. It just keep the date and watch running so it does not have to be reset when not worn for a couple days.
 

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