Spin-R Hands-On

Articles | 02.27.2012

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From the archives of James L Helms, REALwatchreview
Watch winders, as they are today, are pretty straightforward.  They turn at different rates and sometimes they use high-end materials.  SPIN-R just flipped the norm on its head. Their new watch winder incorporates everything a watch winder should be in one awesome package.

Design
The design of the SPIN-R winder is very contemporary and will fit in with all your other cool gadgets.  Its open-faced front window hinges at the bottom to access the inside without a door in the way.  The inside is felt lined, with controls and an LCD at the bottom.  The entire unit stands on rubber bottomed feet.  It is available in black, white and many other colors as well.

Function
The best feature of the SPIN-R winder has to be the digital control.  Adjustable with an LCD readout is Turns Per Day, Direction of Turns, Power Source, and Battery Level.  You have adjustability of the Turns Per Day in increments of 50 as well as the direction of the turns, clockwise, counterclockwise and both.

Now here is where the eco friendly comes into play, the SPIN-R winder doesn’t have to be plugged in, it comes with a battery pack.  To charge the battery pack you plug it directly into the wall.  The unit can also be powered by the supplied AC charge adapter.  When the charge is complete of the battery the unit will automatically switch over power to AC and stop charging.  The LCD screen lets you know when each of these power functions are in effect.

Something else that this winder does that every winder should do is upright stops.  Every time the watch finishes a cycle it stops the watch in the upright position.  This is a great little feature that comes is a finishing touch to the well designed product.

Overall
The SPIN-R Watch Winder does everything that most in the market currently lack.  With all the great digital control functions that we have on pretty much everything, it’s great that a company has stepped up to do the same in the winder category.  The SPIN-R is priced at about $240USD which isn’t cheap, but when you compare it to it’s competition its well worth it with all the extras you get.  You even get a lady’s size watch holder, screwdriver for the battery door, and a very nice soft case.  Where are you going to get another winder that looks this good?

Make sure to checkout SPIN-R’s website which has one of the best Turns Per Day reference by brand available.

Thanks to SPIN-R for providing the review winder.