11/22/2022
 4 minutes

Christmas Gift Guide: The Best Accessories for Watch Lovers!

By Donato Andrioli
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Watch rolls, boxes, and winders don’t only provide a safe (and often aesthetically-pleasing) place to store one’s beloved timepieces, they also make brilliant Christmas gifts for fellow watch enthusiasts. I’ve selected four of the best watch storage options to help you get started on some early Christmas shopping. 

1. Simple and Secure: The Travel Case

I’d like to start out with a seldom mentioned, but extremely practical watch storage option: the travel case. There is only room for one watch in this type of case, but I highly recommend that any watch lover own one of these and have it available at all times. It is an easy and secure way to store your watch whenever, wherever. Going to the gym? Did someone spontaneously ask for some help moving a piece of furniture? Need to take your watch off unexpectedly? Enter the travel case. This is a gift that will always come in handy and may even be something that your fellow watch fan isn’t familiar with yet.  

It’s worth mentioning that this small, odd-looking case is one of the safest ways to store your luxury watch. Thanks to a hard outer shell and internal padding, your watch will remain intact even in the event of a small drop or bump. Travel cases aren’t that expensive, with most costing in the range of $10 to $50, depending on the make and material. Thus, a travel case is the perfect small gift for a friend or family member who is mad about watches. You can find affordable options online, but if you want to treat someone to something a little more luxurious, check out the options from established brands like Omega and Breitling

Brands like Omega have watch travel cases in their range

2. Beautiful and Practical: The Watch Roll 

Watch rolls are great, versatile storage options. They not only allow watch owners to transport or travel with several watches at once, but the leather exteriors also look great on a dresser or desk. You have the choice of countless brands and a wide range of prices when it comes to watch rolls. I personally own a roll made by the brand Bosphorus Leather, which I can highly recommend. Even after two years of heavy use, my roll looks great. It’s extremely high quality and 100% handmade. Plus, there is something for every taste thanks to the wide range of colors and patterns available. I can fit up to four timepieces in my watch roll, and due to the practical dividers, they don’t bump against each other and are well protected on the go. 

A high-quality watch roll such as this is hardly cheap, but they do make excellent gifts. Other popular brands for watch rolls include Wolf Design and Underwood, or even popular luxury watch brands like Rolex and Vacheron Constantin. A practical, stylish, and well-finished watch roll offers a safe and beautiful home for one’s luxury timepieces. Insider tip: Watch fans only want the very best for their beloved timepieces, so you can’t go wrong with buying a watch roll of the finest order.  

Watch rolls are great for at home and on the go.

3. For Admiring and Daydreaming: The Watch Box

Watch boxes aren’t quite as practical as watch rolls, but they are well suited as a permanent, stationary home for one’s timepieces. They also make stunning statement pieces around the house. This is your best bet for larger collections, because boxes range in size from 6 to over 20 compartments. Does your fellow enthusiast have a sizable watch collection? Then a watch box would likely be a welcome Christmas gift. Prices range from $20 for a very simple box to more than $1,000 for a luxury example. Don’t worry, you don’t have to completely splurge to get something of a decent quality. You can find very attractive, well-made, and hard-wearing watch boxes starting around $150. 

Watch boxes are well suited to larger collections.
Watch boxes are well suited to larger collections.

4. Prestige and Intrigue: The Watch Winder

Even if watch winders are really only necessary for more complicated watches, they are some of the most beautiful and interesting watch storage options available. A watch winder is not suitable for transporting; it is a fixed storage solution. However, they are so nice to look at that you could even keep a winder in the living room as a piece of decor. When the watches are on the move, it’s hard to tear your eyes away. That being said, all this intrigue doesn’t come cheap. Very simple winders with space for just one or two watches can be found for modest prices, but if you’re looking for a larger model to house several watches, prices can quickly soar, especially if you want extras like a light or more luxurious materials.  

Of course, gifting a watch winder is only really appropriate if the recipient has more complicated watches in their collection. Although it could also work if he or she simply wants to put their mechanical watch on display. In either case, a watch winder makes a very prestigious and generous Christmas gift for watch lovers. 

Watch winders have that “wow” effect.

About the Author

Donato Andrioli

With the purchase of my Tudor Black Bay 41, I discovered a passion for mechanical watches. I am particularly drawn to iconic watches with long and exciting histories.

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