We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I had a two watch winder model from Brookstone for awhile... A really classy lacquered box with a really cheap motor mechanism. The nylon drive gear hardened and shattered after two years of being plugged in. And the darn thing did not have enough angle to consistently wind my mechanical watches to the point I had to reset them when I selected one for wear. (These are not expensive watches, just ones I have had for 30+ years). At least that one sits vertical and might have a bit better gravity boost from that feature.... though I don't think I'll get another.
After the third glass replacement on a watch with sentimental value, I came to the conclusion that that watch was not to be worn when any manual work was to be done. So it sits in a drawer.
Then when I want to wear it, I have to either run the hands through many days of revolutions or be content with having the date be incorrect, and possibly changing at noon rather than midnight...
Now, in the grand scheme of the world's problems these are minor. But when I found a Brookstone winder at Goodwill for under $5, it seemed like an object that would make my life marginally better.
I found that the batteries in the watch winder lasted about 3 weeks. I'm pondering if a DC adapter is worth the energy use.
And I'm still hoping to find an accurate working non-sentimental automatic-wind watch for next-to-nothing that I can wear everyday, if only so I can feel smug after an electromagnetic-pulse event. (hey - it might be the end of the world as we know it, but it least MY wristwatch is still working!)