Guest Post: Father’s Day Ideas For Watch Lovers

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Finding a suitable gift for dad on Father’s Day can be one of the most challenging buying experiences. While there may be interests and hobbies that generate ideas, men can easily end up receiving the same gifts year on year. While golf balls and guitar strings might have been a nice idea last year, it’s important to find gifts that will be unique and interesting enough to show how much you care.

Mechanics and gadgets are a good area to pursue, with most fathers exhibiting a boyish passion for technology and how things work. To this end, mechanical watches and accessories can be a good angle for finding a gift that is both practical and stylish for the father in your life. This is the type of gift that your dad might be unlikely to buy for himself, but would secretly appreciate – ideal for those trying to choose something different but appropriate.

With mechanical watches, the beauty is in the mechanism. Watches that require winding tend to be much more durable and therefore more valuable constructions. While this means they are more visually appealing in many instances, there is also an associated task of winding along with ongoing maintenance to ensure the watch remains in good condition.

This is perhaps the most basic element of caring for a mechanical watch, but it is essential to keep the watch powered and operational. Watches that are not wound will lose the time, and they will slow to an eventual halt – not good when you rely on the time to get the kids out to school or to get to work. This means hand-winding at the end of every day, and is just another task that needs to be included in your dad’s end-of-day routine.

One solution to this problem is mechanical watch winders, which can do the winding for you when you’re not wearing any particular mechanical watch. This is also a lower cost gift idea for the man that already owns a winding watch. While a new, mechanical timepiece might just push the budget too far for Father’s Day, a winder can be a helpful gadget that actually makes caring for a watch that bit easier.

Those who look to Buywatchwinders will see that there are a number of options open to them. This makes it easy to find automatic watch winders that suit your father’s style and budget preferences, to relieve this daily obligation and secure a truly innovative gift.

Some mechanical watches are self-winding, in that they have the ability to wind themselves as they are worn throughout the day. These mechanisms are slightly weighted in order to benefit from the natural movements of daily life. While these watches are being worn, they automatically wind themselves through the course of the day. However, if these watches are not worn, or are left off the wrist for too long, they too can lose time and require hand-winding like any other mechanical watch.


Whether your dad is a watch enthusiast, or simply wears a winding watch in his daily life, an automatic watch winder can be an interesting, unique gift idea with practical benefits. Something a bit different for Father’s Day, an automatic winder is the type of gift your dad will cherish and use for years to come.

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.

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