Though it may come as a shock to some people, especially those with an Apple Watch or Fitbit on their wrists, some watches still need to be wound. The clockwork system of a coiled mainspring releasing its tension at a metered rate is a time-honored, reliable technology that's still used in some of the finest, and most expensive, watches in the world. Maybe you even have one, but don't have time to keep it wound, especially when you've got that Fitbit on your wrist. You spent two hours getting that watch set to the precise fraction of a second using an atomic clock on the Internet and there's no way you're letting it run down. You could ask your butler to keep it wound for you, but lacking a butler you might like to go a less expensive route.
Enter the Wolf Viceroy Single, a handsome black box with no other purpose in its tiny life than keeping your watch running. It operates on house current or off D-cell batteries in case of power failure, so you'll never have to ask another cesium atom what time it is. It can be set to wind your watch from 300 to 1200 rotations a day, so you won't overwind or underwind. It's intended for larger watches, so dainty feminine models may not work in its sexist, masculine cuff, but if your watch fits the Viceroy Single will give it a snug, secure home while it waits for its lord and master to return, much like a loyal dog. There's an LCD screen that will actually count down the windings for you each day in case you don't trust it and a pair of knobs to adjust not just the speed but the direction of the rotation (clockwise, counterclockwise or bidirectional).
The Viceroy Single isn't exactly priced at impulse-buy level, but it's a lot cheaper than a butler and probably a lot cheaper than your watch. For a look at competing watch winders, see the less expensive Wolf Heritage Single, the Modalo Safe Systems MV3, or the Heiden Prestige Quad, in case you have four watches you need to keep wound.
It holds watches very securely, and you get the "snap" of the watch collar when it's properly seated.
This winder is exactly what I was looking for. Great features, great quality, and great price.
If you have space and are looking for an automatic winder - I would recommend this product. It does a great job.
Quiet and smooth operation. It also has multiple winding options.
This is a well made winder which has adjustable settings for turns per day and the direction of the turns.
So far, so good. I've been using it for 2 weeks now and it works as advertised.