The fun in owning several single-unit type Boxy Brick Winders lies not just in having compact watch winders that are affordable but the choice of purchasing the quantity one requires and stacking these up just like a Lego brick structure.
This explains the word “brick” found in this line of single-unit watch winders.
The Boxy single brick winder features a detachable plastic protective dome that has to be removed before one inserts or takes out a timepiece; it is thereafter secured back in place.
While this system works well and fine, watches with thick cases in single brick winders may be a little “claustrophobic” due to the size of the protective dome.
Automatic timepieces with the thickness of less than 10mm are mostly used in our single-unit Boxy Brick Winders.
Those with thicker cases of around 15mm like our Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo PAM00382 will appear to have less “private breathing space”.
Realising this “space” issue, the good folks at Forte Luxury, the official distributor of Boxy Watch Winders in this region, notably Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, brainstormed for solutions.
The reason why Boxy single brick watch winders are compact is simply because the timepiece ticks outside the box. That basically means that the airspace for the watch is not entirely limited or constrained by the architectural structure housing the Japanese Mabuchi motor powering the watch winder.
From what we understand, the good folks at Forte Luxury decided to “think outside the box” so to speak, and increased the volume of airspace dictated by the protective dome.
This resulted in what is known as the “deeper dome”, another detachable protective housing with more depth. The total depth of the single brick Boxy Watch Winder with the “deeper dome” protective casing secured in place is now 13mm deep as compared to 12.5mm with the regular version.
The result is obvious and watches with thicker cases, in this regard, our PAM00382 Bronzo now appears more comfortable with increased private airspace.
Owners of automatic timepieces with thick cases can now enjoy having higher visual appeal of their prized possessions “ticking out of the box”, literally.
Note: The orange front panel was launched in late 2013. All single brick Boxy Watch Winders distributed by Forte Luxury come with two protective domes: the regular version and the deeper dome. Each set is priced at SGD188 (Singapore dollars / MYR470 (Malaysian Ringgit).