If you’re a collector of automatic, or self-winding, watches, you’re probably familiar with watch winders and what they do. But why have a watch winder in a book on Arduino microcontroller projects? The answer to that will become increasingly clear as we look at the technology in this project. Further, over the course of this project, we’ll take a quick look at some automatic watch lore and how these seemingly anachronistic devices have survived and prospered in the digital age. Even if you do not collect such treasured timepieces, this project may just inspire you to start your own collection.

Why a Watch Winder?

Because, as a ...

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