Orbita Winders & Cases
Orbita is the world's largest manufacturer of watchwinders for both manual and automatic mechanical watches. The Wilmington, North Carolina company commenced operations in 1996 when it offered a unique patented device, invented by founder and CEO Charles Agnoff, to keep fine automatic watches wound when unworn. Agnoff was on the cusp of retirement from the conveyor-components company he started in 1968, Interroll Corporation, and his wife gave him a gold automatic watch. Since he did not wear the watch daily, his watch always had to be rewound. Agnoff dreamed up the idea of taking the motorized drive out of one of his conveyor drives and using it to rotate or oscillate watches, and thus postponed his retirement indefinitely. Years later, Orbita continues to provide winders to automatic and manual wind watch lovers around the globe. Based on Orbita's recognition as an international leading company for watchwinders, you can look forward to continual design improvements and more inventions in the years to come.