It’s About Time: Watch Winders, Watch Boxes, And Everything You Need To Know
Watches are a cultural phenomenon, based on a technology that, if removed, would be the end of society itself.
Of course, time itself has made significant advances, controlling our schedules and telling us when it’s time to work.
But through all the technology, the trends, the developments, time has had a permanent, and significant home through the watches we’ve worn on our wrists.
Whilst we can tell the time through our phones, our alarm clocks, on the TV, and the internet, watches have evolved from daily productivity enhancers to many things, such as investments, smartwatches, and fashion statements.
Regardless of why you would have a watch, it’s important to take care of them. Watches have amazing durability and great value as time progresses. Brands like Rolex and Omega have garnered a reputation as symbols of wealth, having their value increase over time, to be revered by friends and peers alike.
Now, we will explain the basic accompaniments that you can purchase to ensure the health and quality of your wristwatches.
Watch winders serve as a device that aids automatic watches in continuous function. Automatics will stop working, temporarily, when not worn. Winders are a good way of making sure that the watch’s internals are lubricated and working as intended, as due to the nature of anything mechanical, a long gap without use can present problems down the line.
They can house multiple watches, or even just one. They’re also a great way to showcase your watch as the boxes can serve as an ornament and protect the watch from splatters and dust.
Watch boxes are pretty self-explanatory and offer similar functionality to the winder, without having the watch keep turning. If your watch is not an automatic, a simple watch box is a good way to keep your watch protected from outside elements.
On the presentation side, an open box can be used, similarly to the winder, as a display piece to enhance the perceived value of your home to guests and friends alike.
Why Would I Need These?
Winders and boxes are key to maintaining the value and condition of your watches. If you care about a watch and it has personal value, boxes and winders can keep the watch ticking for a very long time and preserve its condition.
If you’re looking to start a collection, or you’re interested in the ever-increasing value of investor watches, these accessories are the best way to make sure they don’t lose their value.
Whatever the reason, expensive or not, watches are a keystone within our world, spanning many decades of importance. To preserve a watch is to look after your own identity, and to house it in a winder or a box is one of the best ways to care for our beloved mechanical devices.
- Lee Mead