The ORBITA watchwinder employs a unique and safe design concept for watch winding. Our design employs a solid-state microprocessor which controls a DC gear motor which is battery or AC powered and which intermittently drives a rotating cup. The cup carries the cushion mounted watch and rotates for a short period of time (one or two minutes) and then “goes to sleep.” The sleep period is easily programmed by the user based on the make of the watch. Typically, the time controls turns per day (TPD) of 650, 800, 900 and 1300 TPD. This provides sufficient motion to keep the watch wound while, at the same time, eliminating any concern of over-winding.