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A watch is not just a way to tell the time anymore (your cellphone does an equally good job).
No. Today your watch is a status symbol. The right watch will show the world that you’re a man of fine taste and stature. A man who is well-traveled, successful, and socially aware.
The kind of man that both men and women wish to spend their time with.
And since you find your way here, I assume that you already spent some hard-earned money on that perfect watch.
Perhaps it’s that Tag Heuer you always wanted. Or maybe a vintage Rolex or that elegant Patek Philippe.
Whatever watch you end up buying, let me first congratulate you. A watch is a great investment and you will share many great moments with your new timekeeper.
But now listen carefully:
Buying a watch is just the first step. You also need to be aware of how to store your new watch. You see, storing your watch in a non-safe environment can be quite dangerous to its health. In the worst case, your precious timekeeper will be ruined in just a few years.
And here are just a few things that can reduce the life of your valued timepiece:
- Dust particles that will find itself inside your watch and ruin the mechanics
- Scratches caused by other watches or items
- Rust caused by storage in a high moisture environment
So what’s the best way to store a watch?
In my opinion, the absolute best storage is a high-quality watch box.
A watch box has many benefits. Most importantly it will prevent dust particles from getting inside the mechanisms. It will also keep your watches separate (hence preventing scratches) plus provide a secure locked storage. As an added benefit, watch cases are a great way to show your valued collection to guests and family members.
And, since there are so many different options I have put together this guide that will help you select the best watch boxes for your exact needs.
Let’s dive right in!
My Pick As Best Watch Box For Men: Wolf Windsor
British designer WOLF has been making luxury goods since the 1830s, so they stand by their handmade quality watch boxes. And this elegant watch storage box is no exception. Inspired by mid-century British design, it holds up to 10 watches and features chrome finished hardware, a luxury tempered glass cover and lining made from the finest silk. It also has a jewelry compartment where you can store your cuff links or other valuable items.
The perfect mix of classic British design and modern high-quality manufacturing has resulted in a splendid watch box that’s both functional and stylish. It’s the perfect choice for the refined gentleman who only settles for the absolute best when it comes to quality and style.
This watchbox measures 14 x 12 x 8 inches and weighs 6 Pounds.
My Pick As Best Watch Travel Case – Tech Swiss Travel Briefcase In Leather
Made by Tech Swiss, a company known for its brave designs, this hand-crafted and elegant watch travel case will certainly catch peoples attention.
From its attache briefcase design, to the sturdy leather interior and handle, robust heavy-duty zipper and first-rate stitching. Everything about this case has been meticulously designed to create the ultimate travel box.
Rest assured that this watch case will protect your valuable collection from all the hardships of traveling, and it will be the perfect choice for business travelers or frequent flyers.
This travel watch case measures 13 x 8 x 4 inches and weighs 2 Pounds.
My Pick As Best Watch Cabinet – 30 Piece Cherry Wood Watch Cabinet
Next on our list is this attractive watch cabinet. Made from the finest cherry wood, it’s sturdy yet versatile. It can hang on a wall or stand on a desk.
The front has tempered glass windows and an elegant locked door that’s opened using a tassel key. On the inside you find 30 compartments with soft removable pillows, ensuring that your watch collection stays scratch and dust-free.
This watch cabinet is the perfect choice for collectors who wish to display their collection in a secure environment, while at the same time protecting them from dust and scratches.
The cabinet measures 23.5 x 15 x 4 inches and weighs 11 Pounds.
My Pick As Best Budget Watch Box – Case Elegance Wooden Watch Holder
Are you looking for something more budget-friendly? Then look no further than this cheap watch box from Case Elegance.
Made from solid wood and featuring a tempered glass window so you can display your watches in a safe, dust-free environment.
When you open the elegant espresso colored top, you will notice the embedded magnets, ensuring that the lid stays tightly locked in place. Inside you see 6 slots each equipped with a soft watch pillow, fitting many types of watches and sizes.
This cheap watch box is the perfect choice for those who are looking for a more affordable option, yet still require high quality and elegance.
The watchbox measures 13.8 x 3.7 x 2.5 inches and weighs 3 Pounds.
My Pick As Best Large Watch Box – WOLF Savoy 10 Piece Watch Case Box
The classic piano black design with a robust wooden frame is certain to attract a lot of attention and awe. Furthermore, the top has a tempered glass window with 2 sturdy chrome plated hinges and a secure lock.
When you first open the box you will be amazed just how much space there is inside. Furthermore, you will notice that the inside has black textured lining made from the finest silk, and can hold up to 10 watches.
This large watch box measures 12.5 x 9.5 x 4 inches and weighs 7 Pounds.
My Pick As Best Single Watch Box – Tech Swiss Single Watch Box For Men
But what if you only have one watch? Then look no further than this single watch box from Tech Swiss.
Made from wood with Burlwood finish, this exquisitely designed single watch box will store your watch in a safe and dust-free environment. A magnet and sturdy hinges keep the lid securely locked in place, and when opened, reveals a soft beige interior lining with removable cushion.
This watch holder measures 5 x 5 x 3.25 inches and weighs 1 Pound.
My Pick As Best Watch Drawer – Kensington Row Wood Watch Drawer Organizer
This Kensington Row watch box is made of contemporary high gloss wood and holds up to 8 watches.
On the top, you will find a hinged glass lid with chrome accents. And when you open the lid, your eyes are immediately drawn to the 8 individual compartments. Each compartment has a soft pillow, that will ensure your watches stays safe and scratch-free.
Furthermore, the inside is lined with fine velour for added protection and elegance. Finally, the front has an additional drawer with 10 accessory compartments. Those compartments are perfect for storing jewelry, cuff links, or other accessories.
This watch drawer is the perfect choice for those who not only want to safely store watches, but also wish to have additional space for items such as jewelry.
The watch holder measures 12 x 7 x 6 inches and weighs 4. Pounds.
My Pick As Best Pocket Watch Display Case – Diplomat 12-Pocket Watch Case Box
Are you a pocket watch collector? Then you should look into this beautiful pocket watch display case from Diplomat. It holds up to 12 pocket watches and is made of the finest burl wood with a high gloss finish.
Sturdy hinges keep the lid in place, and when opened reveal 12 compartments that will ensure your watches stay safe and scratch-free. Furthermore, the inside is lined with soft light cream fabric for added protection and beauty.
This pocket watch display case is the perfect choice for collectors who wish to store their pocket watches in a safe and dust-free environment.
This watch case holder measures 14.5 x 9 x 3 inches and weighs 4 Pounds.
My Pick As Best Luxury Watch Box – IMIEE Red Walnut Watch Box
Next, we have this beautiful watch box from IMIEE. Build with solid wood fiberboard with red walnut piano lacquer paint, and a tempered glass window to display your favorite watches.
Sturdy hinges keep the lid in place and provides easy access to the watch you intend to wear for the day. And when you open the lid, you immediately notice the beautiful Cream-coloured interior and the elegant stitching. You will also see 12 compartments each equipped with a soft adjustable pillow, ensuring your watches stay safe and scratch-free.
This luxury watch box is the perfect choice for the sophisticated gentleman who only settles for the absolute best in elegance, style, and quality. No doubt, it will attract a lot of attention and awe on future dinner parties.
This wrist watch case measures 4.3 x 9.1 x 13 inches and weighs 3.6 Pounds.
My Pick As Best Wooden Watch Box – Rosewood Red Wooden Watch Box
Next on our list is this brand new 20 watch display case. Made from beautiful, matte-finished redwood, it will add timeless elegance to any watch collection.
Furthermore, the scratch-resistant glass window will let you show off your collection to family and guests, all while being protected against dust, fingerprints, and scratches.
The top has a secure lock, and when opened, revealing a beautiful interior with plush pillows and lining made from the finest velvet. The front also has a convenient drawer that is perfect for organizing your favorite bracelets and other jewelry.
The watchbox measures 11.2 x 8 x 6.5 inches and weighs 11 Pounds.
My Pick As Best Leather Watch Box – Royce Leather 5 Slot Watch Organizer
Made from genuine Aristo leather and featuring a tempered glass window for easy viewing and a secure lock. The interior is made from soft velvet, and each watch compartment has a cushy pillow.
My Carbon Fiber Pick – Aevitas 6 Slot Carbon Fiber Box
British designer Aevitas has over 35 years of experience making watch boxes for men, and this beautiful carbon fiber watch box doesn’t disappoint.
The exterior is made from high gloss lacquered Carbon Fiber Veneer and the interior is decorated with luxury grey velvet. Furthermore, soft pillows will keep your watch in place exactly as you like them. Not loose, not wedged in, just held perfectly in their natural position.
But wait there’s more. Aevitas is so confident in the quality of their products, that they offer a 2 years guarantee, with easy service access!
This watch case box measures 9.4 x 9.4 x 4.1 inches and weighs 2.2 Pounds.
Best Rotating Watch Box – WOLF 456002 Viceroy Automatic Watch Winder
When it comes to selecting a rotating watch box (or automatic watch winders), you can’t do better than to choose this self-winding watch box from WOLF. It’s made of high-quality materials, and reviewers give it a high rating because it works so well.
This rotating watch case is a beautiful piece to keep in a bedroom or a closet, and it provides the kind of watch storage and functionality that makes it a pleasure to use.
The convenient front dials make it easy to select the functions of your choice. You won’t even hear the motor, this watch winder is so silent.
PS: In closing, I hope my watch cases review was helpful when you’re making your choice. Also, let me say there are plenty of things to consider when you’re buying your first watch.
Hi I am Tim, a watch collector and blogger from Kansas City. In 2015 I launched The Watch Snob after I looked around everywhere for a good watch site, but I couldn’t find anything that really excited me. On The Watch Snob you will find industry news, watch reviews and everything in between.
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