single watch winder

We have to agree that nothing in this world lasts forever. The same rule also applies to watch winders. Despite our best effort to maintain them, damage can always occur on our watch winders. Some damage can be immediately noticed, while others may require a thorough investigation. So, in this article, we have covered several signs that may indicate a damaged single watch winder.

Winder rotates slower

One of the most noticeable signs of damage that may occur on your single watch winder box is the winder that rotates much slower than when it’s brand new. At a certain point, this problem is unable to properly wind the watch. The slowly rotating winder may indicate that the winder motor has worn out. If that’s the case, you may change the electric motor or replace the entire watch winder with the brand-new one.

The motor makes a loud noise.

Another indication of a worn-out watch winder motor is the loud noise that it produces. Most high-end watch winder manufacturers equip their watch winder with dedicated electric motors. These electric motors will spin quietly, so you won’t even notice even a slight sound of an electric motor. But, after a certain period of usage, the sound of the electric motor may become more noticeable and louder.

Battery easily depleted

Another sign of damage on a single watch winder comes from the battery. In this case, the winder battery cannot hold its power for a considerable time. Most single-slot watch winder models, like the Billstone Collector 1 Ebony, are equipped with two type C batteries. If the battery is depleted, it may indicate that the battery is damaged. If that’s the case, you may want to replace the damaged winder battery with the new one.

Cushions completely stop rotating.

The last event that may indicate a broken automatic single watch winder is the completely stopped cushions. If your watch winder has this problem, it may indicate two problems. First, if the motor is heated but the cushion is not rotating, the motor may have been worn out. 

Second, if the motor is noticeably working but the cushion isn’t turning, the drive belt may have become loose. If your watch winder is riddled with either problem, you may need to bring it to experienced repair service.

So, those are the signs that may indicate that your single watch winder needs to be replaced or fixed. If you have extensive repair experience and are willing to take the risk, you may be able to repair the watch winder by yourself. Otherwise, you may need to bring your single watch winder to experienced repair service.