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Watch boxes for men; what are they and why do we like them so much? Should you buy one? Read on to find out.
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What is a Luxury Watch Box?
A luxury watch box for men is a storage box which protects and displays timepieces outside of their original packaging. It elevates watch storage to a heightened level.
“A watch display box is a great way to store collection and an even better way to start one,” says Editor in Chief, Lauren Parker.” One new luxury watch gifted in a new luxury watch box sparks imagination as the box itself beckons the receiver to acquire more fine timepieces in order to fill the vacant slots”.
Why Use a Watch Display Box?
We asked a random gentleman; a shopper who had recently purchased a watch display box, if the box was for himself and if so, why does he use one? After confirming the purchase was indeed for his own watch collection, he answered us as follows.
“…it looks nice when you use it; not just the box does, it makes the watches in the box look nice. It shows you take care of your watches and it saves (me) time getting ready. It’s easier to decide which watch will look best with what I am wearing when I can see them all at once.”
Then he tipped his hat and left.
What Types of Mens Watch Boxes are There?
A mens watch box can be either soft-sided or hard-sided. Typically, the soft-sided boxes are reserved for travel and although there are some amazing soft-sided leather watch boxes for travel, we are more so discussing the latter today, the hard-sided watch boxes.
If a soft-sided travel case is what you seek, you may find it here.
Watch boxes can hold as few as four or five watches or as many as 40. Most of the finer designer watch boxes we have seen hold between 5 and 12 watches.They can be equipped with drawers and or secret compartments.
Luxury watch boxes are typically made from wood and upon first glance could resemble a fine cigar humidor. Wooden watch boxes may have solid wooden lids or clear glass tops for easy viewing or personalization.
Personalized watch boxes for men make great gifts and can add a bold statement to any watch owners wardrobe.
Among all luxury watch boxes, the finest leather watch box we have encountered is the Scritto leather watch box by Berluti. Crafted in Italy, the Indian Rosewood box is available in brown Venetzia goatskin leather and holds eight watches. Currently it boasts a price tag of just under $8,700.00USD; pennies compared to the beauties one could store inside it.
Keeping your designer watches secure is paramount which is why many watch boxes have a locking feature.
Generally these locks are more of a deterrent from anyone opening the lid and handling a timepiece inside, however in the case of true heavy-duty locking storage, a watch safe might be a better choice of purchase.
What About Designer Watch Boxes for Women?
While men seem to have a dominant fixation towards luxury watch boxes vs women, a designer watch box can also be a great gift for a woman.
Consider a watch and a watch box for your bride or for your maid of honor or for a birthday or anniversary. A watch box can be a great commemoration of any milestone event or it can be a quiet gift between two people.
One Question Left…
Now that you have decided to purchase a luxury watch box either for yourself or as a gift, you are left with one more question; what to do with all the original packaging of the watches? We say “Save it all.” Place all original packaging in a cool, dry and dark location; perhaps in a snap-lid tote or the likes.
While fine timepieces tend to be generational, sometimes we decide to sell our fine timepieces and having the original packaging can mean a pretty difference in sale price. Additionally, if one of your timepieces ever needs service, it will be helpful for you to have the original packaging materials and the information contained therein.
Do you have a special collection stored in a luxury watch box? Did you find the perfect watch box for an up-and-coming collection of yours? Comment below or share your photos on Pinterest. We would love to hear from you.
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