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how do you store your watches

on Tue Dec 27 2016, 18:11
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Currently I have two storage boxes this one



and this one



but I think it is time for some kind of new storage but I do not know what I want Sad  I have tried this in the past



I found it a tad too big and a bit in your face .

what do members here use for storage show us your photos also any ideas for storage would be welcome as well . thanks John
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Tue Dec 27 2016, 20:53
i think finding something that will display, protect., store safely and easily is something all collectors want and unless you are wealthy with a spare room you can use specifically for your collection then its all about compromise which is something i hate Mad i want every watch made but have nowhere to keep them apart from cupboards, under the bed, the loft and scattered far and wide Sad
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Tue Dec 27 2016, 20:57
Not really wanting the display style cabinet etc as there is no where to put it I just fancy something that isnt purposely designed as watch storage but will do the job . When I see that certain something I will know its just finding it first Very Happy

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Re: how do you store your watches

on Tue Dec 27 2016, 21:01
i find these days that purpose built watch storage is no use for modern large watches as they touch each other and get marked as a result.........to my OCD that is unacceptable Mad
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Tue Dec 27 2016, 21:06
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Some of these. 6, 10 and 12 slots.



And one of these:



Not usually this messy, but the man cave is a tip due to Christmas storage.

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Re: how do you store your watches

on Tue Dec 27 2016, 23:10
I use quite a few old tins / boxes, with each watch being wrapped in tissue inside, which I've labelled so theoretically I know what's in them.

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A few old silver cigarette boxes, tissue lined.....

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though they hold a lot less that the tins.

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There's also a small cabinet which must have been for stationary years ago. As the drawers are very narrow it's ideal for watches.

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Any storage cabinet with "slim" drawers could be used though for the modern big watches there would have to be adequate clearance. Here is one example of what I mean, they can have five, ten, fifteen or more drawers.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/142225327667?clk_rvr_id=1145462639755&rmvSB=true&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-53481-19255-0%252F1%253Ficep_ff3%253D2%2526pub%253D5574735181%2526toolid%253D10001%2526campid%253D5336086427%2526icep_item%253D142225327667%2526ipn%253Dpsmain%2526icep_vectorid%253D229508%2526kwid%253D902099%2526mtid%253D824%2526kw%253Dlg%2526srcrot%253D710-53481-19255-0%2526rvr_id%253D1145462639755&ul_noapp=true

It's just an idea which might be of some help. Very Happy
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Re: how do you store your watches

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Re: how do you store your watches

on Tue Dec 27 2016, 23:33
Thanks Bruce, that means you get the cabinet and I get the blame. Sounds like a good plan. lol!
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Tue Dec 27 2016, 23:35
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Now you are just showing off lol! lol!  but I do like the organisation
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Tue Dec 27 2016, 23:39
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The furniture in our front room has a rather Vintage look to it with green chesterfield settee and chair and a couple of old wood cabinets so I like the idea of an older wooden stationary set of drawers like yours Very Happy

currently watching this on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302173717295?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT again I like it because it is old plus it will slide comfy under one of the wooden cabinets in our front room
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Tue Dec 27 2016, 23:56
currently watching this on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302173717295?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT again I like it because it is old plus it will slide comfy under one of the wooden cabinets in our front room[/quote]

That's a good idea John, you can also get quite small old brown leather suit cases which might also work. I have one which is roughly 14 inches wide & 4 inches deep which holds a number of pocket watches. Very Happy
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Thu Dec 29 2016, 10:14
change of plan I just looked at the dimensions of the case I am watching on ebay and it is only just over 1 foot long I was kind of hoping for bigger . I do however have another plan so watch this space

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Re: how do you store your watches

on Thu Dec 29 2016, 10:39
SeikoJohn wrote:change of plan I just looked at the dimensions of the case I am watching on ebay and it is only just over 1 foot long I was kind of hoping for bigger . I do however have another plan so watch this space

i am watching

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Re: how do you store your watches

on Wed Jan 04 2017, 17:43
Out shopping today and came across this in Home Bargains for the sum of £1.99 Very Happy  it measures 210mm x 300mm x 90mm



I then bought some foam from Ebay but the pick and pluck type



My new watch storage may very well be nearly ready cheers cheers cheers
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Wed Jan 04 2017, 17:48
SeikoJohn wrote:Out shopping today and came across this in Home Bargains for the sum of £1.99 Very Happy  it measures 210mm x 300mm x 90mm



I then bought some foam from Ebay but the pick and pluck type



My new watch storage may very well be nearly ready cheers cheers cheers

thats a damn good idea John...dont tell Ruth, but you could get 2 layers in there ...shhssss silent
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Wed Jan 04 2017, 17:52
ha ha I can not I am afraid as I purposely bought a deep foam 60mm rather than the normal 30mm .

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Re: how do you store your watches

on Wed Jan 04 2017, 21:05
Very clever idea and will look really smart with the watches safely stored inside.

I suppose it could be changed to a display case if a panel was cut out from the lid and replaced with a sheet of clear Perspex or something similar. Alternatively a thin layer of foam could be placed within the lid for added protection. For me though I would be quite happy to leave it as it is.

Will look forward to seeing it with the watches in place. Very Happy
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Thu Jan 05 2017, 18:22
Some great storage solutions, currently I use these

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Re: how do you store your watches

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 00:42
Can you believe it I saw this today on a local website it would have been ideal


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Re: how do you store your watches

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 00:47
SeikoJohn wrote:Can you believe it I saw this today on a local website it would have been ideal

blimey, well worth £22.....is it sold then?
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 10:28
I dont know but I dont need it now I bought the box and cubed foam , if I bought that as well I would feel I needed to fill it

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Re: how do you store your watches

on Sun Jan 08 2017, 12:01
That could have been a good idea and fitted in with the vintage look you like. I suppose the centre part of the stool could have been removed and replaced with glass to create a display case, though that could be easier said than done. Very Happy
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Tue Jan 10 2017, 14:28






The inner core of the Guardian is made from carbide, covered with aramide carbon fabric and polycarbonate. The lid is a miniature safe door with a three-digit key lock.

The Guardian is also equipped with a GPS tracking device, and can thus be precisely located around the globe.

It can be customised in an endless array of covering materials. The retail price is €12,000 for the calfskin covered version while the crocodile version is €14,500.
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Tue Jan 10 2017, 14:41
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The inner core of the Guardian is made from carbide, covered with aramide carbon fabric and polycarbonate. The lid is a miniature safe door with a three-digit key lock.

The Guardian is also equipped with a GPS tracking device, and can thus be precisely located around the globe.

It can be customised in an endless array of covering materials. The retail price is €12,000 for the calfskin covered version while the crocodile version is €14,500.

Not something that could be found in Lidl then. lol!

Always wonder with such things whether the people buying it want it to safely store very expensive watches or is it just as an expensive accessory that they can afford to have as something different. Possibly it could be a mixture of both. Shocked
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Tue Jan 10 2017, 15:36
I like the idea Steve it reminds me of a portfolio roll for carrying architects drawings . It is just a tad over my price bracket though lol!

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Re: how do you store your watches

on Wed Jan 11 2017, 19:51
had great fun with the pick n pluck sponge tonight and hre is the finished product I am really pleased with it





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Re: how do you store your watches

on Wed Jan 11 2017, 20:01
That looks spot on John, well done. Shows off your great collection of watches perfectly. Very Happy
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Wed Jan 11 2017, 20:03
daff62 wrote:That looks spot on John, well done. Shows off your great collection of watches perfectly. Very Happy

thankyou but don't you mean SOME of my collection I still have some more in another storage box Embarassed Embarassed
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Re: how do you store your watches

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daff62 wrote:That looks spot on John, well done. Shows off your great collection of watches perfectly. Very Happy

thankyou  but don't you mean SOME of my collection I still have some more in another storage box Embarassed Embarassed

All the more to enjoy swapping round in your new box John.
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Sun Jan 15 2017, 09:10
This I one of mine and the other is the safe Very Happy

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Re: how do you store your watches

on Sun Jan 15 2017, 09:39
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I missed this post. I need one of those !

In my original post I had also forgotten about my "Blue Peter" box. Converted from a presentation wine box.



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Re: how do you store your watches

on Sun Jan 15 2017, 12:07
In my original post I had also forgotten about my "Blue Peter" box. Converted from a presentation wine box.



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Very nice, both the box and the watches
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Re: how do you store your watches

on Sun Jan 15 2017, 12:08
Iceblue wrote:This I one of mine and the other is the safe Very Happy


i like that box, i find with a lot of purpose made storage boxes the spaces arent wide enough so the sides of the watches all touch each other..............that does not do mt OCD any good at all Shocked
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