What is the best budget Watch Winder?

What is the best budget watch winder? Well, at 1010 Boutique we don’t centre our products around price or ‘what is the cheapest this?’ or ‘what is the cheapest that?’

The old adage; ‘you get what you pay for’ tends to haunt people that shop purely on price. We don’t stock the cheapest products in any of our ranges, we curate well made and reliable pieces that we have tested and believe are worthy of being retailed by 1010 Boutique and do justice to our exemplary reputation.

You could buy a winder from the internet for half the price of our cheapest unit, however, with that you take the risks that come with it.

Our ‘entry’ level winders are priced at £215 and £225, being the Modalo Inspiration and the Benson Compact respectively. Both are very compact in design, the Inspiration slightly more so with attractive rounded edges. Both units offer the option of battery or mains power. Both units are available in a similar range of colours (black, wood veneer or carbon fibre) but equally stunning in finish quality.

Modalos Inspiration Duo
Inspiration by Modalo shown here in Black or Macassar

The Modalo Inspiration utilises a motor that offers 4 winding programs, easily selected using the knob on the rear of the unit. The presets are 900tpd CW, CCW or Bi-directional or 1700tpd Bi-directional.

With the Benson Compact, the range is more versatile. Programming via an attractive touch screen panel, the user can select from 600, 900, 1200, 1500, 1800 or 2100, all with the option of CW, CCW or Bi-directional. The remaining battery life is also displayed here.

Benson 1.BG
The Benson Compact 1.BG

Both these units will satisfy any automatic watch and keep them ticking until their next outing without breaking the bank. Both are also delivered with a two year manufacturers warranty – not that you will need it!

Buy with confidence from 1010 Boutique, but should you have any questions, please do get in touch here. You might also like to read some of our detailed reviews and blogs here.


If you still have any queries about the 1010 Boutique range of Watch Winders and which one should be the best option for you, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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