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Published on 12-19-2011 11:22 AM

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Review of the Eilux Duolux Watch Winder

By: John B. Holbrook, II


The fine folks at recently sent me the Eilux Duolux two-watch winder for review. I've been familiar with Eilux winders for about ten years now - the company started producing watch winders under the brand name "Everwell" then later changed the brand name to Eilux. It's been a while since I've seen one of their winders, so I welcomed the opportunity to review a model from their current product line - here's a photo of the Eilux Duolux:

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The Duolux is a genuine leather (black) winder with two independently programmable winder heads which incorporate "fuzzy logic" programing, cycling on and off to achieve about 900 turns per day. 900 TBD is adequate to maintain the consistent running of most self-winding watches on the market - just check with your watch's manufacture to determine the number of turns per day needed to maintain your particular watch.

Opening the lid of the Duolux, we find essentially the same design Eilux winders have had for several years. There's a nice compartment for storing pens, cufflinks, or other jewelry items:

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The compartment can be removed, and beneath it you'll find the programmable controls for each of the winding heads, and the battery compartment:

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Eilux has long had proprietary circuitry in their winders which extend battery life - they indicate around 8 months of battery life using standard alkaline batteries.

Another unique feature of Eilux winders like the Duolux is winding head on which the watch is mounted. The spring-loaded head automatically conforms to the size of the watch placed on it, and the rubber wrapped head ensures the watch won't get scratched or damaged while mounted on the winding head. Here's a photo of the Eilux winding head with the large size/sport watch adapter:

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Eilux winders are among the quietest winders out of the box of any that I've ever tested, which means they won't keep you (or your spouse) up at night when the motors start up. To illustrate this, I've prepared a video supplement to my written photo review which shows the Eilux Duolux in action:

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The video is recorded in HD, and can be run full-screen.

The Eilux Duolox two-watch winder can be ordered from Watchcases.Com for $448.88 which is an excellent value when compared against other luxury brand watch winders. Watchcases.Com is an authorized Eilux dealer, and stands behind every winder they sell. Can a winder be found for less money? Yes - but be prepared for a product which may quickly become noisy when it runs, and may become non-operational within a year. It's nice to see that Eilux quality is exactly as I remember it - they produce an excellent value priced winder.

**Photos & Text Copyright 2011 WATCH TALK FORUMS INC. No part of this report can be reproduced outside of WATCH TALK FORUMS without the expressed permission of John B. Holbrook, II.

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