Sunday, 6 July 2008

i'm spinning around...

got me a new toy and took it out for a spin, literally :) i was scoping out that auction site and thought to buy this just for the fun of it and here it is. I believe there are a number of views as to whether watch winders are necessary or a total waste of money and time... i don't have a strong view either way but just thought i'd mention some of the reasons put forth for and against that i can recall and you can decide if its something you'd like to have...

why should u get one?
- u have a watch with perpetual calendar complication and its gonna be a b!tch to set the time/date etc and want to keep it powered up, it might make total sense
- u have a watch without a quickset date and you wear it on occasion, once or twice a week
- u jus dont want to keep on winding the crown and wear that bit of the watch out
- some say having it running will prevent oil from pooling... (sounds a bit dodgy though)

why u totally shouldn't?
- the watch will keep on goin and goin and will have no rest ie more wear and tear and may need servicing sooner
- if all your watches are handwinding movements ;)

if u do decide to get 1, find one that
- has adjustable holders so that it can adjust it to your watch bracelet or strap length
- can spin clock or anti clockwise or do a bit of both. if it is a multi-winder find one that can be set separately. eg 1 spinning clock, the other anti clock if necessary
- has different spin cycles to vary it...
- is aesthetically pleasing. its gonna take up space on your desk, it should look nice especially with your babies in it

some test subjects wondering whats going on...

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what is that? some new fangled instrument of torture?
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hmm ... it can be compressed too...
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aaaaahhhhh dun stretch me so much
(note: no watches were harmed in coming out with this blog post...
diy fixes to ensure no excessive stretching were made :)

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comfortable and snug ...
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and so was this bad boy...all strapped in... ready to go
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chilling in a new zone
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different spin directions and spin cycles for your wash...
uh i mean watch
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& away we GO!!! You spin me right round...
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baby right round like a record spinning
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right round round round
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2 comments:

Stefano said...

Nice new toy Raph! Like the long aperture photo.

raphmeister said...

thanks mate :) hope alls well wif u. hv a good weekend.

cheers

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