About Orbita Sparta 1 Mini Watch Winder - Rotorwind
Overstock. The smallest -- and most silent! -- of the Rotorwind collection, Orbita's Sparta 1 mini watch winder is powered by a quiet AC motor and handsomely finished with a textured, faux-leather exterior.
Specs about Orbita Sparta 1 Mini Watch Winder - Rotorwind
- Material: Composite, faux leather
- Weight: 1 lb. 7 oz.
- Dimensions: HxWxD: 4-1/8x4-1/8x5-3/4"
- Made in United States of America
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kevin from San Francisco on Saturday, July 16, 2016Unique, simple, and effective. Is small and works very well.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hoosier Hunter from Indiana on Tuesday, October 13, 2015Very nice winder and a great bargain buying it through Sierra Trading Post. Very quiet and efficient. The pillow was a little small so, I contacted Orbita and they sent out a larger pillow which worked out well. If you need a winder you will not find a better one at this price.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by South Jersey responsible gun owner from New Jersey on Sunday, August 30, 2015This is my third purchase...not because the first two broke, but because I am changing out watch winders. This is a great piece of equipment for the task at hand. Works with my Rolex and Bulova automatics, and also my Sieko Kinetic Direct-Drive (hard type of watch to find a winder for). Retails for $300, find it on Amazon for $250, or buy it here for $150 +/- (use coupons when available and you can get a GREAT deal!!!). SierraTradingPost.com provides outstanding service as well.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by geof from Florida on Friday, April 24, 2015Love the rotorwind concept. Well built and looks nice. Silent but runs a little warm. Need to check with Orbita and ask if that is normal.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by BigJohn from Maryland on Friday, January 16, 2015Unit works very well. Im glad l purchased it, especially since Sierra sells it at less than half the price of everyone else, including Amazon.com.
Question & Answer
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“Where can I find the specifics on this. Looking to know what direction it winds, and also how many turns per day. Is there a rest period, or is it constant.
I don't want one that just spends all the time, and too fast can be bad for the watch.”
3.) The Sparta 1 Mini runs continuously; meaning it does not have an 'ON' / 'OFF' state (not to be confused with an on/off switch). The motor rotates for approximately 180 degrees then the 'torque shaft' aligns with the rotor drive and drives the rotor/cup for another 180 degrees until 'gravity takes over and the cup swings freely "Winding your Watch" until it runs out of inertia and then the process starts all over. I timed mine and it takes approximately 10 minutes for a full cycle, which equates to approximately 650 TPD (turns per day).
So to answer your question; no it does not rotate your watch continuously, it rotates your watch through 180 degrees over a 5 minute period, then it swings for about 1 minute and then rests for 5 minutes until the torque shaft engages the rotor drive again and the cycle starts over.
Be sure you wind your watch fully before placing it on the winder the first time.
It cannot over-wing your automatic watch. Be advised it does get warm inside the winder; this is normal (it’s an electric motor).