Wolf Designs 456702 Module 2.7 4PC Watch Winder with Cover
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- Rotation options- incrementally from 300-1200 turns per day The LCD screen provides a countdown of remaining rotations in daily cycle
- Watch cuff has been designed to accommodate larger, heavier watches and will "lock" into the winder drum for a secure fit
- Winder can turn clockwise, counter-clockwise or bi-directional
- Winder runs exclusively on a 33V Adapter (included)
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Wolf Designs|
|Item weight||9.1 kilograms|
From the Manufacturer
WOLF: Handmade for a Lifetime
Fifth Generation Company
WOLF, a European icon since 1834. The luxury leather-goods company designs the world’s most exquisite jewelry cases, watch winders and boxes. Still family led, WOLF prides itself with the undying pursuit of perfection, luxury and style.
WOLF watch winders exhibit innovative design and a revolutionary new approach to maintaining fine timepieces and keeping automatic watches ticking while not on the wrist. Features include start delay, silent nylon gears, rotation programs and a lock-in cuff designed to handle bigger, heavier watches.
The Viceroy Collection
A meticulously engineered watch winder with a sharp design, the Viceroy is the perfect accessory to keep your automatic timepiece wound and safe. Its black pebble faux leather exterior and silver textured silk lining makes it one of WOLF’s signature winders.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I would not be writing this review if that was the case. The Wolf policy is that they will absolutely not help you unless you can provide the original receipt. Even after I informed them that I still have the original box and the UPC sticker ($1999 list price) for the winder.
Come to find out this supposedly high end product is not serialized. Why should I be required to keep a receipt if they don't care enough about their product to put a serial number on it? Childrens toys I buy for my todler have a serial number but a $2K winder does not.
In all fairness if I had the receipt they said they would send me a free replacment. Since they manufacture the items in China and the COG's (cost of goods) are probalbly $50 to manufacture it that is not a surprise that giving me a free replacment is their policy. They do not offer any type of repair options. Now that I know it is made in China I certainly would not pay $2000 for a winder it -in all likelyhood- cost them about $50 to manufacure.
I just received this winder from Amazon and am very pleased with it. The price was right - almost 50% off retail. The 4 cuffs can be individually programmed (or turned off if not needed) and the winder is whisper quiet. Programming is a breeze and will literally take you less than a minute. I have only had the winder a few days, so if anything goes wrong, I will certainly update my review. But one of the reasons I settled on Wolf was they are a name brand with a 2-year warranty (unlike the inexpensive nameless winders you can find on Amazon).
If you've bought any Apple, Nest, or Dropcam product, the "box experience" is similar. Wolf has given some thought into the user experience of opening the box and inspecting the product and it arrived completely safe and secure.
Please be aware that the product dimensions listed in the description are WRONG. The ACTUAL product dimensions are 6.5 inches deep x 12.7 inches tall x 10.5 inches wide (NOT 19.5 inches wide as shown in the Amazon listing). This should easily fit on just about any bookshelf or dresser.
The Viceroy cuffs are a bit stiff when new, so fitting the watch around them was a little awkward at first . I expect them to loosen up a bit over time. They do snap into place, rather than squeezing on the "ears" to lock them in. It's a little different from my other winder, but that's not a big deal. I have average size watches (mid to upper 40 mm) and they fit just fine (smaller cuffs can be ordered separately for women's and children's watches).
I wish Wolf made a quad model with some on-board storage. This one is winders only. They do offer other models with storage, but not in a quad format (yet).
A NOTE ON CRITICAL REVIEWS
Some reviews are critical of the price. While the Wolf is not inexpensive, it is certainly not as expensive as other brands (such as Orbita). Sure you can buy cheaper winders, some for less than $100. But they are not as customizable in their programming, they usually require two watches per cuff, the motors are extremely noisy, and they don't last very long. You get what you pay for.
There is one very critical review that has taken Wolf to task because they didn't honor what he considered to be a warranty repair. This reviewer has posted the same critical review for every Wolf listing on Amazon. However, in that case the winder was a hand-me-down, with no receipt. Unless the warranty was registered or if there was an original receipt, the manufacturer has no idea if this is a legitimate claim or not. I don't blame the company in that case. I would say the responsibility is all on the owner. Take the time to register your product for the warranty and print a copy of the receipt (if bought online). You might need it if repairs are necessary.
Right out of the box, it was inoperative. No lights, no function, no nothing. Then, when I pulled the plug out of the power socket in the back, the socket came right along with the plug. Did not appear to be attached on the inside at all. All the wires appear to be connected, so that didn't seem to be the problem. I had an identical 3.3V power source from my previous Wolf winder, so I tried that, thinking that maybe it was the power source. Nope. Still nothing.
Then I started noticing stuff...the unit appeared to perhaps be used, or maybe factory refurbished. There were fingerprints and smears on the chrome parts, and it had not even been out of the box 30 minutes. Some of the fabric covered parts had spots and faint stains.
The winder was sold as (allegedly) new on Amazon for $647, so finding that it not only did not work, but was dirty too? No, thanks.
We are returning this, and will be purchasing one of the winders that I SHOULD have bought in the first place, but was too cheap to.
"The Expandable Automatic Watch Winder" ACC-W1BKBK. I was given the Accuratic as a gift and there is no comparison. The Accuratic is good but it will not accommodate large watches and wound up scratching the edges of my leather band on my Edox Grand Ocean Watch that barely fit inside. I would rate the quality of the Wolf as a 9 out of 10 and the Accuratic a 7 out of 10. The Wolf's green LED light blinks slowly when the unit is on. The Accuratic's LCD screen is very difficult to see once the backlight goes off after a few seconds. I can't easily tell if it's ON and just between cycles like I can with the Wolf while it's not turning but ON. The Accuratic is also making a very low clicking sound one time on each turn. The Wolf is practically silent. Wolf's customer service was great in my experience with them. Look for these being sold by Amazon's Warehouse Deals for some great deals on opened box or damaged packaging. I DO NOT WORK FOR WOLF, ACCURATIC OR AMAZON.