I've never owned a watch winder, nor knew they existed until buying a self winding watch for myself. I turned it on at night when sleeping and let it do it's thing. It seems to work great. It does make noise however I sleep with a fan on, so it doesn't bother me. I was concerned about my watch fitting into the device because I have very small wrists and the watch has a large round face, but it fit perfectly. If you have a larger watch it will work just fine. The cushion the watch wraps around will contract to fit smaller watches and it perfectly sized for larger watches. Plastic casing is fine, but not fancy. Little bulky but not bad. I haven't had any issues at all, so happy with my purchase, especially for the price.