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Recommended Watch Boxes & Watch Cases

The term watch boxes can mean a variety of things in the Swiss watch industry: watch storage case, a watch display boxes, or watch gift boxes. If you are a collector of fine swiss watch, then you may want to consider buying a watch storage box to help keep your collection of watches in good condition.

Keeping a watch in a storage box is a good way to look after your investment, as it will be protected from dust, the elements, and accidental knocks and scrapes. If you have several watches in your collection, a watch box is a good way to store them, as they can be viewed without having to be handled all the time (which can cause wear and tear).

Perhaps the best sort of watch storage box to buy when looking to display and store your collection is a watch winder box. Since you will obviously not be wearing all of your watches at the same time, the watch winder will help keep your watches running at the correct time when you are not using them.

Keeping your watches properly wound is the best thing you can do to extend the life of your collection. Ideally, your watch display box should not overshadow or overpower your collection. You should take due time and consideration when choosing the right box to house your collection in.

Many people prefer to pick a simple wooden box, aluminum box or leather watch boxes, as these can really set off the beauty of your watches without drawing attention away from them. If you are buying a watch as a present, you should take care to find an appropriate watch gift box, as people’s tastes can differ. Some watch boxes can have dual functions, such as doubling as a jewellery box.

However, the best watch boxes are those designed specifically for displaying watches. Many people choose to get their boxes engraved to commemorate special dates. Watch boxes can vary tremendously in price, depending on the quality and function. Cheap watch boxes retail for around $20, but a good Swiss watch box can cost you up to a couple of hundred dollars.

When buying a watch case for your Swiss collection, you should make sure to look out for a quality manufacturer, such as Breitling, Baume & Mercier, Benrus, or Rolex.

A Rolex watch box is ideal for a gift presentation if you are buying a Rolex as a present for someone. The box’s clean lines, simple design, and understated style is elegant, and a handsome addition to show off any watch.

The dark green and wood combination is a sought after style, and has a nice masculine feel about it. Make sure that the Rolex logo is emblazoned on the box before you buy. However, a Benrus watch case is a good choice for those who like to keep their watch boxes simple. Many of these boxes say “Benrus Official Watch of Famous Airlines” on the inside, but, other than that, they are clean-cut and easy on the eye.

The Breitling watch winder box is often sold including the inner box, the outer box, and the pillow. Available in a dark cherry-coloured wood, the Breitling is the ultimate in sophistication and decadence.

You should also look at the function of the box, and how many watches it can accommodate – many watch winding boxes can hold up to two dozen watches. A faulty or cheap watch winder box can cause a great deal of harm to your collection, so make sure to choose carefully.

Speak to your local watch retailer and ask them which boxes they recommend. You should also enquire about watch winding boxes that are programmable (i.e. you can programme the turns per day, the clockwise or counter-clockwise rotation, and the timed intermittent winding).

This will ensure that your watches are properly looked after, without running the risk of over winding them. A good watch winder box can make your collection last for longer, and can really show your watches in the best possible light. That’s why it’s important to take your time and consider all of your options before making up your mind.

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