I saw the need of getting a watch winder when my automatic watch stopped for an unknown reason. Despite winding the crown several times, my watch won't start. Aaargghh... this is my favorite watch! (oh, and the priciest too!) so I was desperate and truly sad when my favorite time piece suddenly stopped!
I brought my watch immediately to its authorized service center and I was really surprised with the repair and maintenance full service fee. Grabe! with the repair price of P10.8K, I can buy another watch pa! Anyway, since the warranty period already expired, I have no choice but to pay for the cost of parts and maintenance.
So I promised myself to keep my watch fully-conditioned at all times, I need to get a watch winder to ensure no more winding of crown. Overwinding of crown sometimes result in mechanical malfunction. And since automatic watches are designed to be in constant motion, leving it unused for several days or weeks (got habit of changing watch depending on my mood! hehehe!) will definitely affect its accuracy performance. Hence, the neccessity to get this winder mechanism...to "excercise" my watch when not worn.
Since last year, I've been planning to get watch winder. I've been looking for an affordable piece from HK and SNG but the price quite steep. Pricier compared to watchwinders available at Chronos and Washington shops here in Manila.
Until finally..I received the watch winder last week as an early Christmas gift! Woohoohoo! Really, really happy when I got it. Thanks so much, Beng! I owe you one!
Now, I plan to get another piece for my husband's automatic watch as a Christmas gift. I was told by my friend it is still on sale (at 30% off) at Chronos outlets. Hahaha!
So mommy bloggers, you might want to consider this as a Christmas gift to your hubby, dad and FIL. It is very practical and useful gift especially if they own automatic watch. Or if they love to collect watches (like me!) better to store it on this mechanical piece. Grab the sale chance too! Believe me, it will save you from spending money for repair and maintenance. After all, expensive time pieces really need extra care to keep it's optimum performance. :)