If you have an automatic watch, you have to make an important decision regarding whether to buy an automatic 2 (double) watch winder or not. Some people believe that buying a 2 (double) watch winder is necessary because it keeps your watch alive even if you don’t wear it for a long time. When you are ready to wear it, you don’t have to worry about the pain of resetting the watch. There are, however, people who believe that a 2 (double) watch winder is an unnecessary luxury. They even believe that a 2 (double) watch winder can actually damage your watch. Will a watch winder damage your watch?
If you buy a cheap low-quality watch winder or if you make your watch winder yourself based on instructions you watch on YouTube, there is a chance that the winder may damage the watch. As long as you buy a high-quality automatic watch winder, there is little to zero chance that your watch will be damaged. A high-quality watch winder is designed to produce a motion effect that mimics the motion effect of your wrist to the watch. A cheap watch winder that is not calibrated properly may cause a problem for your watch.
In fact, if you don’t buy a watch winder for your watch, your watch will be more prone to damage. If you don’t use a watch winder, your automatic watch will stop functioning when you don’t wear it for more than 3 days. When you want to wear it, you have to wind it manually. Too frequent manual winding may cause excessive wear and tear to the small parts of your watch. If you use an automatic watch winder, the watch will never stop functioning, so manual winding is not needed. Also, using a watch winder will not cause your watch to be overwound, so there are zero risks of using a high-quality 2(double) watch winder to wind your watch.