There is a good chance that you got a new watch this holiday season (at least I hope you did). Maybe a loved one got you that new timepiece, or you broke down and gifted yourself (likely the best idea). We often get really excited about our new watches, but with the new addition to our collection, we find ourselves without a place to put it, and more importantly a way to conveniently wind that new automatic watch.

Looks like you need to get yourself a new watch winder. The handiest way to keep your automatic watches ready for action when you want to wear them. I used sit there and wind a bunch of automatic watches manually each day. It was a pain. If you don’t wear your automatic mechanical watch for a day or two it stops. Then you need to reset it when you wear it. If you only have one watch, this isn’t a problem – but as your collection grows… well you can see where these useful accessories come in quite handy. Good watch winders aren’t cheap. Sure you can get Chinese made watch winders for $50 – $100 – but you’ll have to get a new one each several months. Those ones just don’t last. Plus, they are often too  plasticy looking and not at all suitable for your new luxury love.

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Orbita is the premiere American maker of watch winders. By watch lovers, for watch lovers – they do a great job of making items that play nice with our automatic watches, when we don’t. Their full range of winders offer items for single watches, to entire room set-ups. This month on you can enter to win an Orbita Sparta 1 Mini watch winder. I reviewed one of these impressive Sparta 1 Mini winders here. This is one of the best single watch winders on the market. American made. Low power consumption. Virtually silent. Easy to operate. Retail price is $195. Good luck!

To Enter You Must:

1. Comment on this post below with your valid e-mail address where required. In the body of your comment should mention why you need a watch winder or why you prefer Orbita watch winders.

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2. By entering you are opting in to potentially receive occasional watch related news letters or announcements. You may opt out at any time.

3. Wait until the giveaway is over on February 1st, 2010 for the winner to be chosen at random.

A couple of basic rules. You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor’s inventory and watch availability. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.

Good luck, and thanks to Orbita, the sponsor of the Orbita watch winder giveaway here at!

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