January 13, 2013

Spin-R Single Watch Winder Review

Spin-R Single Watch Winder 
  Spin-R was kind enough to send W&R a single winder for review. Upon arrival W&R was very impressed with the well thought out packaging of the winder. The winder was presented in an eco-friendly box and very securely packaged. Opening up a silky satchel revealed a candy apple single watch winder. Spin-R offers the single winder in 8 total different chooses. Red is fun and different, a pleasant surprise. The Spin-R winder can run on either an AC adapter or a battery. Keeping with the eco-friendly theme, the battery is a LiFeP04 that Spin-R claims is the safest and most eco-friendly in the industry.
  All that sounds great, but does the Spin-R winder function and operate good enough to make it a complete package? Yes, it most certainly does! One thing W&R was very impressed with was how straight forward the winder is and the variety of options. From the LCD screen, you can control the number of turns per day (TPD), clockwise, counterclockwise, or bidirectional, with a simple push of a button. Very impressive TPD options, which range from 650-1800. These can be increased or decreased in increments of 50 TPD. The LCD screen also has a backlight that stays on for 85 seconds when using the AC adaptor or 30 seconds using the battery.



  This is an extremely well thought out winder and Spin-R separates its self from the competition in W&R opinion with the watch cushion/holder. This is one of the most overlooked aspects of a winder and in W&R opinion the most important. Where to start! First, for those of you that have large watches, you will appreciate the fact the cushion “locks” into place. Top heavy watches do not fall out of place, a common pitfall for the large dive watch lovers out there. Furthermore, the cushion is spring loaded to make a firm fit inside the bracelet/strap. With most other winders it is tough to fit those big leather straps that some of us love into the winder, like fitting a size 12 foot in 10 size shoe. Not an issue with Spin-R, do to the deep cushion holder and the spring loaded cushion keeping the bracelet/strap more elongated. Spin-R also provides a smaller cushion for a women’s watch. 
  W&R put the winder through its paces for over a week and found the winder to keep the movements wound as they should be and did it quietly. Yes, quietly. For those who have purchased “inexpensive” winders, you will most certainly appreciate this. 
  The Spin-R single winder converts to about $245 US. This is actually extremely reasonable in “watch winder world” give the LCD screen, TPD options, awesome watch holder/cushion, and quite motor. W&R has not seen anything at this price point (MSRP) so far that offers all these features. Spin-R is relatively new in the watch winder market and is making quite an entrance with this offering, they have also released a dual watch winder. Nicely done, very impressed.

Winder: Single
Winder Finish: 8 Options
TPD: 650-1800
Rotational Direction: All
Cushion: Locks Securely
LCD Screen: Yes 
Backlight: Yes 
AC Adapter: Yes
Battery Provided: Yes
Eco-Friendly: Yes

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