Versa Watch Winder Review [List & Guide]
Versa is one of the most popular brands when it comes to watch winders. Versa is known for making high-quality and stylish watch winders, but at prices that are often lower than some of the other top brands such as Wolf and Rapport.
As we have discussed many times in our previous watch winders, not all watch winders are created equal. Without any research or knowledge, you may simply opt for the cheapest one on the market simply because they’re all the same. But that is actually far from the truth.
One of the most common arguments against using a watch winder is that it can damage your watch and its movement, but that is not the whole truth. It is true that some watch winders can overwind your watch, cause unnecessary wear, and even magnetize your watch. But the fact of the matter is that this is only true for some of the most affordable watch winders on the market. In other words, there is a difference between watch winders and watch winders.
The most affordable watch winders are rarely optimized for the health of your watch’s movement, and this can lead to overwinding and unnecessary wear. The good news is that if you opt for a high-quality watch winder, you can be sure that you are getting a watch winder that is optimized for your watch and minimizes wear on your movement. With that said, watch winders do not necessarily have to be bad for your watch. It’s just that watch winders are not something you want to compromise with.
A great place to start is to buy a watch winder from a well-known and reputable brand that specializes in watch winders. And Versa is one of them.
In their own words:
”Before you entrust your timepiece to just any watch winder, you also need to think about the motor, which, combined with the gearbox, is the mechanism that ensures the reliable and safe winding of your watch. The motor you ultimately choose will determine the durability, noise level and quality of your watch winder.
For devices on the lower end of this continuum, Asian-made motors are often what is used to make them run. Particularly when it comes to Chinese-made motors, you get what you pay for. While they might run quietly at the outset, they soon become noisy. Furthermore, their rotors can start to vibrate and they are prone to stopping suddenly. If you would prefer an Asian-made motor, the Japanese-manufactured Mabuchi is your best choice because they are long-lasting, run quietly and are generally of higher quality. Well-known automatic watchmakers such as Versa and Heiden feature Mabuchi motors in their winders for these reasons.”
This is a great starting point because it is important to recognize that not all watch winders are created equal. And the most important aspect of one is the motor, although the design and build quality are of course also important aspects. Yes, you may save some money in the short-term by buying the cheapest winder there is, but not when you have to service the watch prematurely simply because it has been overwound and been subject to unnecessary wear.
Versa watch winders
An important aspect to take into consideration when buying a watch winder, apart from the manufacturer and the quality of the motor is the turns per day. The issue with many affordable winders is that they do not offer turns per day settings. This means that you cannot optimize your winder to rotate the ideal number of turns per day for your particular watch. And this usually leads to the watches being wound more than they actually need.
Versa watch winders offer the ability to set the TPD that is suitable for your watch. On average most automatic watches need a minimum of 650-1200 TPD. Versa has compiled a useful list for some of the most popular brands so you can set the ideal TPD for your watch:
Best Versa watch winders
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Below, we go through some of the best and most popular Versa watch winders.
Versa Automatic Double Watch Winder in Black
This is a sleek and modern watch winder from Versa with room for two watches. It has two round windows which allow you to see the watches being wound inside, and the door closes without the use of magnets.
Each winder is powered by a new, direct-drive motor which is specifically designed for watch winders. The motor gives you the ability to turn them off independently in order to prevent winding your watch when it doesn’t need it. The motors have turns per day settings, 650-850-1050-1250, and can rotate clockwise, counterclockwise, and bi-directional. With that said, there are 12 different setting combinations in total.
The winder is also built to not be magnetic. This means you don’t have to worry about magnetizing your watch when using it. To be more gentle to your movements, it has rest modes, which means it will rotate for approximately 7 minutes, then rest time varies depending on the setting.
All in all, this is a great watch winder at an attractive price that will blend into any home perfectly.
Versa Automatic Single Watch Winder
If you only need a watch winder that can hold 1 watch, this Versa single watch winder is a great alternative. It has a nice and modern, round design with a large window at the front which displays your watch.
The Mabuchi Japanese motor and its gearbox design are upgraded for better performance and have 4 Turns Per Day (650-850-1050-1250) settings as well as 3 direction settings, meaning it can rotate clockwise, counter-clockwise, and bi-directional. It has rest modes, which means it will run for about 5 minutes and then rest, depending on the settings, as to not overwind your watch. It has a very low noise level and is built to not harm your watch due to magnetism.
With its affordable price and modern design, this is a great option if you want a high-quality watch winder with a stylish design.
Versa Quad Watch Winder in Black
If you have a larger collection of up to 4 watches, the Versa Quad watch winder may be a good choice for you. It is powered by a direct-drive motor with 3 settings for clockwise, counter-clockwise, and bi-directional as well as 4 settings for Turns Per Day (650-850-1050-1250). Like all Versa watch winders, it will turn for approximately 5 minutes before resting, depending on the setting, in order to prevent overwinding.
You also have the ability to independently control the settings for each winder so you can adjust them according to each watch’s needs.
The winder has a door with 4 windows which allows you to view each watch inside, which is a great way to display them in your home.
Versa Elite Single Watch Winder in Cherrywood
If you want something more elegant and luxurious, the Versa Elite single watch winder may be the choice for you. This is a single watch winder made in cherrywood which enhances its appearance and gives it a more elegant and luxurious appearance. The winder has a large glass window both from the front and top which provides a great view of the watch inside.
As for the motor, it has easy-to-use settings for the turns per day, with an option between 650-950-1250-1850 turns per day. It can rotate Clockwise, Counter-Clockwise, or Both). The motor is a Japanese Mabuchi motor with a gear design that helps improve its performance.
Versa Neo Single Watch Winder in Black
The Versa Neo is a single watch winder with a really nice futuristic and modern design. It has a glass front that displays the watch, and the winder is designed with legs for a clean and elegant look.
The winder is powered by a Japanese Mabuchi motor with a compact size that can wind clockwise, counterclockwise, or bi-directional. The winder can be adjusted with multiple turns per day settings for the ideal TPD for your watch. It is also designed to rest at 12 o’clock for the best view and presentation of your watch.
Versa Elite Double Watch Winder in Walnut
Last but not least, we have the Versa Elite Double watch winder. This is a stylish and luxurious watch winder finished in Walnut for a beautiful and elegant display of your timepieces. The winder has a large glass window for good visibility of your watches inside.
The winder is powered by a Japanese Mabuchi motor with easy-to-use settings for turns per day, 650-950-1250-1850. It can rotate Clockwise, Counter-Clockwise, or both.