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    What do you keep your watches in?

    I have searched the forum as I am sure there would be a post about this, but am struggling to find anything thats not related to travel.

    I have Four watches at the moment and can see that only going up. Three of them are sitting on my desk at home when I am not wearing them and my rolex is in its green box.
    Is there something I can keep them all on or in that looks nice and keeps them safe?

    Thanks
    Andy

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    A sturdy safe attached to a masonry wall with expansion bolts......
    Quote Originally Posted by andyb28 View Post
    I have searched the forum as I am sure there would be a post about this, but am struggling to find anything thats not related to travel.

    I have Four watches at the moment and can see that only going up. Three of them are sitting on my desk at home when I am not wearing them and my rolex is in its green box.
    Is there something I can keep them all on or in that looks nice and keeps them safe?

    Thanks
    Andy
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyb28 View Post
    I have searched the forum as I am sure there would be a post about this, but am struggling to find anything thats not related to travel.

    I have Four watches at the moment and can see that only going up. Three of them are sitting on my desk at home when I am not wearing them and my rolex is in its green box.
    Is there something I can keep them all on or in that looks nice and keeps them safe?

    Thanks
    Andy
    Some have a safe, some a large watch box, some don't bother, some make themselves a custom storage box/table.
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    When you say looks nice do you want them on display, or not? If not, Peli cases are great and not too expensive.

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    Mine are in a glass top watch box but go in the safe if Iím out.

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    The fish bowl.

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    Safest place I can pug them


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    Quote Originally Posted by -Ally- View Post
    The fish bowl.
    That sounds a bit fishy to me Alistair

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    My safe looks even better than my watch collection.
    Last edited by Skyfire; 15th June 2018 at 07:04.

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    In the safe for mine

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    Sock drawer, one sock per watch.

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    I have two 12-slot leather-look display-top watch boxes as seen below...







    They come with the quite structured white cushions that you can see in the top row in the bottom photograph, but I prefer the soft black pillows you can also see - I bought those in bulk on their own from some eBay seller in China.

    All works well for me... the watches are visible but neatly stored and secure (i.e. they don't rattle around).

    At one stage both boxes were full - I'm currently filling one only + one on my wrist.

    On top of that I bought two small tool/gadget boxes from Homebase - one of those houses my tools and the other most of my spare straps.









    In addition to all the above neatness and order I have boxes and papers for pretty much every watch I own, of course!

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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb...atch+case+wood

    Plenty here. I have a 10/12 slot version.

    If are lucky enough to have a valuable collection then a safe would be a better bet, and most likely required by your insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julian2002 View Post
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb...atch+case+wood

    Plenty here. I have a 10/12 slot version.
    If you scroll down that list you'll see mine - the H&S 12-slot box for £15.99.

    Simon

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    The problem to me with having a really decent and visible safe is that it suggests to anyone who breaks in that it might be worth convincing you to open it to see what's inside...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    The problem to me with having a really decent and visible safe is that it suggests to anyone who breaks in that it might be worth convincing you to open it to see what's inside...
    It's a good point. Also, whilst I'm more than happy to discuss my storage arrangements and much as I love this forum, I would never discuss my security arrangements here...

    Simon

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    Mine are stored in nice wooden boxes and some leather boxes and an 8 watch winder with additional storage and under the bed and....

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    Mine are in a cheap box bought from eBay.


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    Keep mine in a hillwood watxh bix that houses 4 watches and has spaces for cuff links.

    https://www.hillwood.co.uk/product-c...UaAuW2EALw_wcB
    Last edited by Stuno1; 15th June 2018 at 09:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyfire View Post
    My safe looks even better than my watch collection.
    And inside the safe they are stored in an old smelly suitcase I found in a thrift store in Havana some years ago.

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    I bought a safe to keep them in, then that got too full up so I started keeping them in my gun safe, then that got too crowded, so I bought a box for my cheap watches that's sits on top of the first safe and then that got full so I then started keeping them in my bed side draw and...
    You get the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I bought a safe to keep them in, then that got too full up so I started keeping them in my gun safe, then that got too crowded, so I bought a box for my cheap watches that's sits on top of the first safe and then that got full so I then started keeping them in my bed side draw and...
    You get the picture.
    So a long story short you have to keep the waterproof ones in the garden now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post
    So a long story short you have to keep the waterproof ones in the garden now?

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    I do have some in the garage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    Mine are stored in nice wooden boxes and some leather boxes and an 8 watch winder with additional storage and under the bed and....
    Blimey, and I thought I had a problem...

    Simon

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    This is awesome, some excellent ideas here thank you.

    I really like the idea of a wooden watch box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I do have some in the garage!
    It won't be long before their in the garden then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I do have some in the garage!
    Saying that, my collections creeping back up again, I collect one of those titanium 300m citizen military Watches tomorrow on my way back from Scotland, that will bring me to six.

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    I got a couple of watch boxes off amazon one being aluminium flight case style and the other faux leather.

    The leather looks tatty after a couple of years so if you are looking for a cheap one a flight case with window would be the better idea.

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    This and this.

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    Ziplock sleeves containing silica gel sachets or leather pouches or lined knife sheat

    Individual ziplock wallets containing silica gel sachets inside neoprene sleeves or leather pouches or lined knife sheaths. Peli cases take up too much space.

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    I have a cheap generic glass top box that holds 6 watches and this Rocha solid lid thing which holds 10

    Only £24..



    http://www.stewartsofdunchurch.co.uk...ns-sp-520.html

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    I have a 3 watch Hillwood box in which I keep mine.

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    I have a 3 watch Hillwood box in which I keep mine.

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    Blimey, all these replies and no mention of the forums most hated, I have mine in an Aldi/Lidl wooden tea box with some cushions I got on the cheap from Ebay, think all in all it cost me all of £1.55

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    Quote Originally Posted by uktotty View Post
    Mine are stored in nice wooden boxes and some leather boxes and an 8 watch winder with additional storage and under the bed and....



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyfire View Post
    And inside the safe they are stored in an old smelly suitcase I found in a thrift store in Havana some years ago.
    Love this. Nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Morgan View Post
    Safest place I can pug them

    This method is fine for many years of safe storage, but your eyes water every time you want to see what time it is.
    Last edited by You Only Live Twice; 17th June 2018 at 17:09.

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    Four travel i use one of these in my hand luggage

    https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon...._AC_US218_.jpg

    At home they are stored here

    https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net...16&oe=5BC0433F

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    I use an Invicta branded peli box. Really looks after the watches and you can usually find one on ebay for about £40. Not so good if you want to display them! If you're feeling really snobby there's also Rolex stickers on ebay ;)


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