Can A Watch Winder Overwind Your Rolex?

Can A Watch Winder Overwind Your Rolex?

rotating watch box

Having a watch winder is a blessing in the form of a beautiful box with its great functionality to wind and displaying your automatic watch when you decide to not use it. And while you enjoy the appearance of your Rolex winded, there is some anxiousness about what if your watch overwound and your rotating watch box will only make your watch wear and tear?

Overwound is a term when you keep wind your watch after the mainspring is fully wound and it breaks the watch.  

Watch winder is a device that usually takes a form of a box that will rotate your watch so it will wind and powers your watch. People believe using a watch winder will only wind your watch continuously and in the end, will wear and tear your watch.

But you don’t need to worry, because the modern automatic watch has a mechanism that prevents them from ‘overwound’. When the mainspring fully wound, the gears will disengage until the need for rewinding arises.

Modern watch winder also has a mechanism that stops at a scheduled time and let your watch to unwind. If let’s say your watch needs 650 turns per day, the watch winder will take 27 turns per hour and put some time in between to let your watch rest. Make your watch at its best condition. But always take a look to make sure it’s punctuality. 

If you use a cheap or poorly made watch winder that runs tirelessly,  there is a chance that you will wear the watch machine, but never overwind it. 

So, if you already over your worries, keep in mind to choose a watch winder that meets your Rolex needs. Either the rotation direction, the frequency of the turns, or even if they use batteries or electric so your watch will be treated with the greatest care.


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