6 Watch Winders That'll Keep Your Collection in Tip-Top Shape

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The 6 Best Watch Winders for Your Collectioncourtesy of brand

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I know what you're probably thinking—what the hell is a watch winder? And if you're not, scroll down to the product selection because we've got some great picks for you. Now that the rest of us are left here, let's get to the nitty gritty.

A watch winder is a device (typically in the form of a box) that keeps your automatic watch wound when it's not being worn instead of letting the power reserve deplete—sound easy enough? Essentially, when you take off your automatic watch, a countdown begins until it stops running, and you'll have to reset it whenever you put it back on. Watch winders will save you time and frustration by mimicking the motion of your wrist to turn a set of intervals that wind the watch. They're perfect for a guy who has multiple watches to keep wound, or for someone who wants to keep their watch from totally dying.

So how do you choose the right one? Any watch aficionado would know that some watch winders are more complex than others—while some are simple and easy to operate. You need to consider the direction of the rotation—can the winder rotate clockwise, counterclockwise, or both?—the quality and power of the motor, and whether the winder has a timer or rotation settings that allow the watches to rest periodically. Luckily, our experts pulled together a list of the best watch winders on the market so you can keep your automatic watch wound up and on time.

Cub Single Watch Winder

If the coral Saffiano finish doesn't sell you, I'm not sure what will. This watch winder was designed by Wolf—a brand that has specialized in creating handmade instruments for over 185 years—and is a young, smart, and uncomplicated style. It features a single winding module, pause and sleep programs, and faux leather detailing, and will make sure you never miss a beat in your busy life.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.neimanmarcus.com%2Fp%2Fwolf-cub-single-watch-winder-with-cover-prod261110043%3FchildItemId%3DNMHFSRJ_100533&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.esquire.com%2Fstyle%2Fmens-fashion%2Fg60578852%2Fbest-watch-winders%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Cub Single Watch Winder</p><p>neimanmarcus.com</p><p>$284.25</p>

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If you want a watch winder that doesn't break the bank, this JQueen option is far cheaper than its competition without sacrificing any of the craftsmanship. We love this winder because it has enough room to hold two large-size watches, and the pillows are perfectly plump and can fit almost any strap or bracelet. Plus, the bamboo outer shell looks sleek and stylish sitting on every shelf.

One JQueen user said, "Nice looking and quiet; I just love seeing my watches in the box and the fact that I don't have to wind them all the time! It's a great quality and great price."

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MZRPT1M?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10054.g.60578852%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Watch Winder </p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$115.99</p>

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Formula Six Watch Winder

Rapport London creates the Cadillac of watch winders, and their Formula Six model will keep your watch safe and ticking smoothly. The brand was founded in 1898 and has evolved from manufacturing clocks to producing accessories that are meticulously crafted and designed to stand the test of time.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomingdales.com%2Fshop%2Fproduct%2Frapport-london-formula-six-watch-winder%3FID%3D4797837&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.esquire.com%2Fstyle%2Fmens-fashion%2Fg60578852%2Fbest-watch-winders%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Formula Six Watch Winder</p><p>bloomingdales.com</p><p>$2495.00</p>

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If you have a watch collection that you like to cycle through, then add this Triple Tree watch winder to your Amazon cart immediately. It has soft and flexible pillows, can be plugged into any power socket, and has built-in blue LED illumination, so your watch can always find its way home after a long night out (just hopefully you do, too). Plus, it has a stainless steel lock and key that will always keep your arm candy secure.

One Triple Tree user said, "I did a lot of research and decided to go with this unit. I'm glad I did. It looks beautiful, and the functions are perfect."

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MW6L7V8?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10054.g.60578852%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Watch Winder</p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$199.99</p>

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Double Watch Winder

With this watch winder, the focus is on the details. Sourced from some of the finest American leather, this style has been painstakingly crafted to create a minimalist design that is chic, functional, and refined. An added bonus? You can even get it monogrammed (for free) for an extra touch of personalization.

<p><a href="https://go.redirectingat.com?id=74968X1596630&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.neimanmarcus.com%2Fp%2Froyce-new-york-personalized-leather-double-watch-winder-prod248650018&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.esquire.com%2Fstyle%2Fmens-fashion%2Fg60578852%2Fbest-watch-winders%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Double Watch Winder</p><p>neimanmarcus.com</p><p>$600.00</p>

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This watch winder will save you time—and space—because it's also a jewelry box....and an alarm clock...and a white noise machine... it truly does it all. Made with a luxurious piano finish, it has a spring watch pillow, built-in LED light, and anti-break technology, so your watches will always have a safe place to rest.

<p><a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BXSGJXWB?tag=syn-yahoo-20&ascsubtag=%5Bartid%7C10054.g.60578852%5Bsrc%7Cyahoo-us" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shop Now;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Shop Now</a></p><p>Watch Winder </p><p>amazon.com</p><p>$409.00</p>

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Why You Should Trust Us

We’re not going to say something is great unless it’s actually great. Every product in Esquire’s round-ups is carefully curated by our fashion and e-commerce teams.

When it comes to watch winders, you can rest assured that we’re hand-selecting styles that we’ve personally tested, tried, and loved, along with styles that the rest of our stylish colleagues here at Esquire endorse for their own wear. We’ve had to go through a lot of trial and error, and these watch winders are the ones that are simply the best.

Every pick on this list (and our other lists!) comes from years of wearing different things, seeing what we love and what we don’t, and going from there. No two tastes are the same, and no two men are the same. Your proverbial mileage may vary. But if you’re looking for the right place to start, with advice from folks who and care (possibly too much!) about this sort of stuff, this is the place to be.

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