Handsome is as handsome does; the prices aren't bad either.
Wilmex winches are a good blend of engineering and aesthetics.All external parts are bronze,andthe prices compare very favourably, particularly the self-tailers. You may find cheaper, but not better value.
Not many people still making wire halyard winches, so it is good to see these.
Developed in New Zealand for cruising boats, these are bottom-action winches of massive but simple construction and easy to service. You can easily reverse rotation by flipping the springs and pawls. The top cleat acts as a self-tailer for small adjustments.
Yes of course we keep them.
Drop one of these and you'll weep!