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Hi folks, does anyone has purchase a watch winder from Heiden? I'm looking at the Vantage model of the picture below, which seems to be good and does not takes too much space from a table due to its vertical design, as a replacement for my ERS 4 + 6 winder. I like its individual watch rotation design, versus the double watch design of other units like my ERS. Also, the watch pad design is very similar to the Wolf units and bigger pads are available through the manufacturer. The unit cost is approx $300, which is about what would be willing to pay at this point. Opinions?

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Heiden and Wolf both make quality winders, so I agree with LBF and say go for it!
 

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I just bought that exact winder from Amazon. I don't have it yet, but if it sucks I'll let you know.
Amazon does allows returns, but hopefully we won't have to.
 

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I'm looking for a winder too but more curious about the tpd and it's schedule. Whats the specs on this one?

I particularly like Wolfs 2.7 Module which lets you program how many tpd (300-1200) and when it'll do it's turns (every 24 hours, 36, 48, 72, etc...) so you can schedule the watch to only turn when it is about lose power instead of it just turning 900 times a day.
 

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Hi, mine is on UPS truck for delivery today........ Understand on its spcs you can choose among 4 different speeds:650, 950, 1250 or 1850 turns per day (tpd). It has clockwise, counter clockwise or bi-directional movement on each individual winder. For details check Heiden Vantage Quad Watch Winder with LCD

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Thanks for the info, looks like the main difference is the missing schedule program.

Please give us feedback once you got to testing it, the price sounds pretty good for a quad winder for $300 since Wolfs single cubbies with less features/options are going for $250.
 

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Imagine it should also have progamable schedule; will let know once I test it.
 

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I'm looking for a winder too but more curious about the tpd and it's schedule. Whats the specs on this one?

I particularly like Wolfs 2.7 Module which lets you program how many tpd (300-1200) and when it'll do it's turns (every 24 hours, 36, 48, 72, etc...) so you can schedule the watch to only turn when it is about lose power instead of it just turning 900 times a day.
The Wolfs are very,very good...I have a 2 and 3 winder in the 2.7 module and an Orbita , like the Wolf better.
My two, is a couple years old, I think...No problems.
 

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Just received my winder today, purchased from Amazon and shipped through UPS 2nd day (Prime service). The unit came very well packed and protected (double box):


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The packing inside the interior box is superb as well:

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An came as shown with all the advertised accessories (also the 110V AC cable, not shown):


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It has 2 Battery size D compartments underneath to allow its operation with batteries (total of 4 batteries would be required):


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The unit does look beautiful, a lot more elegant IMHO than the old ERS 4+6 winder it replaced (below):


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Here is sitting on my bed table (almost ready to go!)

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I'm using it with the AC power (haven't tested with DC power yet). When you started for the first time, all four winders started moving. I turned them all off with the top controls and loaded my wife's Rolex Datejust and my Sub on the channels 1 & 2 (top left and right respectively):


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Once you select the speed (from 650, 950, 1250 or 1850 tpd; very easy to do) and rotation (clockwise, counter clockwise or bi-directional movement), they started running as they should:


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Something it lacks is the ability to change cycle durations (as NightScar indicated above); it does not really bother me as my old ERS did not had that feature neither (nor had speed control, which now I do have for each winder). At least with 2 units running, the noise level is really low, no issues so far (some people do say with all four running is a little loud, haven't tested all 4 as of yet)

It is too early to do a full performance report, but so far I'm pleased with the purchase !
 

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Looks great...i think you got a winner. Only time will tell.
 

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Looks like a pretty nice winder. I have been looking for a quad, but really wanted something modular. Was looking at the Boxy brick quads on Brookstone which still say they are on sale for 200 bucks, but apparently are backordered and wont show till November... I may have to start looking at this manufacturer, thanks
 

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According to the tracking information, I'll get mine tomorrow by the end of the day. I'm excited. As of the present time, I only have two automatic watches. I have a cheap Diplomat dual winder. I'm planning to add two more automatic watches in the future, so I figured I should have a winder ready to go.
 

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Thanks for the comments! What is the recommended speed setting for:

1- Rolex watches: Lady datejust, men's submariner

2-Omega watches: Seamaster professional coaxial

3- Tag Heuer 2000 Chrono (Valjoux 7750)

I think all 3 brands are ok with CW, CCW or bi-directional, right?

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According to Orbitas Database (Orbita - DatabaseR), most Rolexes needs 650 tpd in bidirectional direction, which I think means either cw or ccw or both.

You can also check the Omega and Tag in that database.
 
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