Beco Boxy Watch Winder Professional 2 x Watch Winders Plus Free UK POWER SUPPLY!
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- Brand New Watch Winder System from Germany The Boxy Carbon Watch Winder System
- You can Add More winders as You watch Collection Grows
- This is a Set of 2 watch Winders complete with UK 3 Pin Power Supply
- Additional Base Plate is required for 4 or more winders in 1 stack
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The Beco watch winder Boxy Carbon is the perfect watch winder for watch collectors and watch aficionados. This watch winder can be extended up to twelve modules. Each module can be programmed independently of the other modules. With the purchase of the first Boxy module, an electrical power adapter must be separately purchased. This can provide power for up to three stacked modules. From the fourth module the optionally available base plate should be opted for, so as to provide power to twelve modules from one electricity supply unit.
- Two watch winder modules Boxy Carbon
- Rotation to the right, left and alternating
- 672, 960 and 1248 rpm per day programmable
- Two high-quality brand-name motors
- Mains power operation (AC adapter not supplied - can provide power for up to three stacked modules)
- Optionally, the base plate can be additionally ordered. This will required from the fourth module, unless a second power supply is available.
- Extremely low noise
- Weight: 4,1 kg
- Dimensions: 9,8 x 11 x 13 cm
Depicted watches are not included in the delivery
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The Beco Boxy is neat and feels well put together, but is a little cheap-looking. It's not helped by the fake carbon fibre front panel, the cheap domed plastic dust cover and the basic looking 'rotation' switches. However, the watch cushion and the felt covered receiving cup feel well made, of good quality and are both shaped to accommodate a number of watch strap types. having said that, it did take a bit of time finding a decent fit for one of my watches as the strap is a 'clasp' type and didn't fit the cushion the way I'd expected it to... but I've found a fit which holds firmly. The modular design is clever too, allowing you to add additional winders by stacking them. They have power contacts on the top and bottom which allow a number of them to run on a single mains adapter (which is included).
They're simple to set up. The three controls are:-
ON/OFF... which basically switches the Beco Boxy on or off. There is a green LED indicator to let you know when it's on.
TURNS PER DAY... where a three-way toggle switch gives a choice of 672 (turns 28 times continuously every hour)
960 (turns 40 times an hour) or 1248 (52 times an hour). A built-in light sensor is used to count the rotations accurately and the rotation speed is fixed regardless of the TPD setting. Once it does its rotation amount, it stops and waits for the following hour to repeat it, which it will do continuously. It also always stops with the watch in an upright position.
DIRECTION... which is clockwise, counter-clockwise and alternating every hour cycle.
Neither of my watches seem to have a recommendation for winders so I'm currently running them at 672/Alternating and will see how that goes. I was also going to use them without the dome covers but found that they're actually quieter with them on (although to be fair, they're very quiet in either case).
*Having since learned it's useless for 'winding' (charging) a kinetic watch as it simply doesn't rotate fast enough, I've looked at ways in which to get it to work, including opening it up, examining the gearbox (it's sealed, don't bother) or raising the final gearing (motor isn't strong enough). The only effective solution is to insert the watch in the holder at 45° (rather than flat/vertical 90° - it is possible if you get the cushion positioned correctly) and have it set on maximum TPD in both directions. This has the effect of making the watch rotate across two axis instead of one and so consequently the counterweight within the watch 'falls' across them at every rotation generating enough charge to induce the capacitor effectively.
That solution may not be for everyone though... the watch sticks out at an angle so you definitely can't use the covers. It's basically a workaround if - like me - you bought it thinking it would do the job... but in reality, if you're after a proper kinetic watch 'charger', you'll need to look elsewhere. Perhaps Beco could look into modifying the 'gearbox' in it for a faster rotation or for a '180° gravity fall' wind motion that I've seen elsewhere.
Other than that, recommended.
Watch winders can be unreliable (especially if you get the really cheap ones) but the four I purchased a couple of years ago proved reliable. They also stayed quiet, although not perfectly silent as they did new. I personally like the look of these (high tech) and prefer it to wood watch winders I had in the past. There are enough controls to ensure you get optimal winding (I have most of mine running in both directions except one of my watches which winds only in one direction). You can just stack one unit on top of the other and the lower unit powers the top one. Mine is currently setup as 2x3 and I use two separate power supplies for each tower. The winders also always stop with the watch facing up correctly (12 o'clock facing up) assuming you insert the watches this way. Makes things look nice and symmetrical.
Taking watches in and out of each winder is easy. I do not use the transparent covers so it is a matter of holding the winder with one had and pulling the watch out with the other. This is not the best solution but is inline with most winders in this price range.
Two downsides from my personal experience:
The transparent cover is really cheap looking and not nice to look at and use. I don't use it but if you are in a dusty area and want the watches covered you may want to look at other winders.
Also the pillows (not sure if there is a more accurate technical name for them) which hold the watches are very stiff foam. I have relatively thin wrists and the pillows push too hard on the straps. This is not the only winder which I had this problem with. I trimmed them with a sharp knife to make then slightly thinner and now the fit is perfect. Some may not like this DIY solution.
One tip I read somewhere and recommend doing - watches do not need to be wound each hour. I have mine connected to a simple programmable timer so the winders only run about 12 hours a day in the medium turns per hour setting. This is more than enough to keep my watches wound, keeps the winders silent at night and probably extends their lives.