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Post by SeikoJohn on Sun 14 Jan 2018 - 17:21

Last summer I bought a cabinet and sanded it all down then waxed it etc as seen here

http://thewatch-clockforum.forumotion.co.uk/t767-latest-watch-storage-idea

I have being using the cabinet to keep my watches in but did not really feel the love for it plus everything is on show and recently over the christmas period I have read and heard of a lot of burglaries in the local area which got me thinking I needed something different to keep my watches in .

Bought this from ebay quite cheap I think at £14 delivered

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I also bought some pick and pluck foam for £6 . For the grand total of £20 I now have majority of my watches all in one place which is simple to store away from prying eyes and it is easy to transport should I need to .

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The pick and pluch also came with a 10mm sheet of foam which is ideal to go over the top of the watches for extra protection ( I have trimmed the edges slightly since taking this photo for a better fit )

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Post by domecurb on Sun 14 Jan 2018 - 17:30

very smart, i like it a lot Another watch storage solution  3377044411
you seem to be heading in the diver direction Very Happy


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Post by SeikoJohn on Sun 14 Jan 2018 - 17:32

@domecurb wrote:you seem to be heading in the diver direction Very Happy

Is that not the best direct to be heading Very Happy I like the style and shape and they appeal to me in many ways. Although I have never been diving I have one or two watches that are suitable should I ever take up the sport .


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Post by domecurb on Sun 14 Jan 2018 - 17:34

@SeikoJohn wrote:
@domecurb wrote:you seem to be heading in the diver direction Very Happy

Is that not the best direct to be heading  Very Happy  I like the style and shape and they appeal to me in many ways. Although I have never been diving I have one or two watches that are suitable should I ever take up the sport .

cant go wrong IMO


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Post by Robti on Sun 14 Jan 2018 - 19:06

Only thing with that is it’s easier to just grab and get the lot already packaged to go, but I like it just the same
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Post by SeikoJohn on Sun 14 Jan 2018 - 19:26

@Robti wrote:Only thing with that is it’s easier to just grab and get the lot already packaged to go, but I like it just the same

I agree but they need to find it first Very Happy


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Post by Iceblue on Mon 15 Jan 2018 - 6:47

Looks great. Buddy the only problem their is a gap in the top right corner that needs a watch to fill it lol
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Post by daff62 on Mon 15 Jan 2018 - 11:57

That looks great specially for an outlay of £20. Another watch storage solution  3377044411

Organising the foam yourself has allowed sufficient space to accommodate bigger watches with a comfortable gap between them. I think you have done really well and should be quite chuffed with the result.
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Post by Elwood on Sun 21 Jan 2018 - 18:53

@SeikoJohn wrote:
@domecurb wrote:you seem to be heading in the diver direction Very Happy

Is that not the best direct to be heading  Very Happy  I like the style and shape and they appeal to me in many ways. Although I have never been diving I have one or two watches that are suitable should I ever take up the sport .

We're on a mini break at the moment and got a last minute lodge on n Cornwall. I've just come out of a hot tub with my Aragon diver on. About as close to diving as it's got! Divers are great to wear though hated by my family as they reckon I always catch them with it.
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Post by SeikoJohn on Fri 16 Feb 2018 - 19:00

Well that went t#*ts up !!

Everytime I looked at the shiny aluminium case I kept thinking it was an invite to anyone to steal . While out shopping this week I came across a battered old briefcase that did not stand out and was in no way shiny so I bought it £2 .

Got it home and today I thought I would take foam out of aluminium case and swop it over ....damn it was too thick the case would not close. Very carefully I started to cut down the thickness ..... Lets just say I now have lots of foam bits in the bin outside.

Back to searching for more foam for the briefcase.


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Post by domecurb on Fri 16 Feb 2018 - 21:45

i seriously considered a safe at one point then realised it would need to be a walk in safe Shocked so that was quickly forgotten....i think the safest bet is what i do already and just leave them scattered far and wide..............if nothing else i get a nice surprise when i find some i had forgotten about Very Happy


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Post by daff62 on Sun 18 Feb 2018 - 12:15

It’s a pity that you didn’t come across a tatty suitcase that the aluminium case could have been put in. It’s also a shame that we even have to think about and take such precautions in case of being burgled.  Neutral
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Post by SeikoJohn on Sun 18 Feb 2018 - 14:03

@daff62 wrote:It’s a pity that you didn’t come across a tatty suitcase that the aluminium case could have been put in. .  Neutral

Take your pick ha ha we have 3 under the tv , they fit in with the front room furniture plus they hide all the cables

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Post by daff62 on Sun 18 Feb 2018 - 14:28

@SeikoJohn wrote:
@daff62 wrote:It’s a pity that you didn’t come across a tatty suitcase that the aluminium case could have been put in. .  Neutral

Take your pick ha ha we have 3 under the tv , they fit in with the front room furniture plus they hide all the cables

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That’s a great idea and vintage luggage can look really smart. Very Happy
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Post by SeikoJohn on Sun 18 Feb 2018 - 19:16

Had some spare time today so thought I would sort out my storage problem . Rather than mess about with foam I decided to use a Yoga mat ( actually cheaper than foam) . Firstly I made a template using some old wallpaper and then started cutting out the mat ,
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I needed to have 4 mats on top of each other to make it deep enough for the briefcase .
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I used double sided tape to glue the mats together
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As you can see the bottom row is longer this is so that leather strapped watches will fit in and rather than have everything showing I cut the top layer of the may smaller so that the straps simply tuck underneath nice and snug

I used a thin layer of foam and glued it to the lid so that protects the watches when the briefcase is closed

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Post by domecurb on Sun 18 Feb 2018 - 20:37

that looks great @SeikoJohn, well planned and executed Another watch storage solution  3377044411


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Post by SeikoJohn on Thu 22 Feb 2018 - 12:40

@Old Timer wrote:Excellent value for money. Here is mine
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OOOOOOOO plenty of storage boxes you need to create a SOTC thread for us all to see Very Happy Very Happy


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Post by daff62 on Thu 22 Feb 2018 - 22:52

@SeikoJohn wrote:Had some spare time today so thought I would sort out my storage problem . Rather than mess about with foam I decided to use a Yoga mat ( actually cheaper than foam) . Firstly I made a template using some old wallpaper and then started cutting out the mat ,
Another watch storage solution  Img_2092

I needed to have 4 mats on top of each other to make it deep enough for the briefcase .
Another watch storage solution  Img_2091

I used double sided tape to glue the mats together
Another watch storage solution  Img_2096

As you can see the bottom row is longer this is so that leather strapped watches will fit in and rather than have everything showing I cut the top layer of the may smaller so that the straps simply tuck underneath nice and snug

I used a thin layer of foam and glued it to the lid so that protects the watches when the briefcase is closed

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That’s very impressive John and looks great, well done. Another watch storage solution  3377044411
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Post by SeikoJohn on Thu 22 Feb 2018 - 22:59

@daff62 wrote:

That’s very impressive John and looks great, well done. Another watch storage solution  3377044411

Cheers Matey I must admit I am rather happy with how it all turned out.


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