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I can't believe I did this, but I picked up a "Lior special super-duper SWI" dual head watch winder this past weekend from tv land. Seemed like a good deal and I had a $50 coupon so I got it for around $80. I've heard that winders are not necessary, but I have a couple of watches such as my Sapphire Ghost and S1 auto that are a real pain to wind.

I thought, what the heck, I'll try it out. Should be here in a week or so I will report back on how I like it. I'm still a little hesitant about buying a winder, but it's eighty bucks... hopefully worth the gamble.:001_unsure:
 

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I have one of Liors single head models, and it has been flawless in performance for over a year now. It struggles a little with excessively heavy watches, but other than that.........great buy.
 

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I can't speak for that particular brand, but after posting some winding questions last month, I had reserved myself to never owning a winder since I like winding my autos anyway. Well, my wife (who will never openly admit to supporting my watch addiction in any way) surprised me with a multi winder for Valentine's Day, and I really love it. I'll never be able to wind all my autos at the same time, which is fine, but it also gives me a great opportunity to check the accuracy of my watches without having to wear or wind them all every day.
 

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I started using a winder last month. I find it gives me more flexibility in changing watches on a daily basis. At the present time I have one automatic in my rotation. I would tend to favor that watch because I knew if I didn't wear it for 36 hours it would stop running. I didn't lose sleep over this, but I did wear it more often than the others, including a gift from my girlfriend. Now I just leave it in the winder for a few days and I don't have to reset it.
 

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I have started using them recently as well.
I read somewhere that manual winding is a weak point for many automatic movements.

I believe I read this in the horology new group, but I can't be sure.
 

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I have a couple of small travel winders (singles) that I use mainly for my Seiko and Orient that I can't hand-wind. Other than that I do the others manually. Nice way to get some "quality time" with the collection.
 

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Well, it came this week and I have already put it to good use. For $129 ($80 with my coupon), it really is pretty nice. Both heads are individually programmable and it runs whisper quiet. The detachable top box was pretty useless for me, but I found that my wife quickly commandeered a couple of the slots for her two watches.

I really like it's convenience and since I plan to keep my collection pretty small, I could envision having winders for all of my watches some day. But I still have watches to collect, so this will be it for a while.:D

Couple of grainy pics included, need to clean my camera lens. The cord is for my cell phone, not the box, I was just too lazy to move it out of the picture.



 
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