1. Michael156

    Michael156 Apr 17, 2020

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    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Requesting advice for a beginner collector, are there recommendations and insight for the purchase of a proper watch case. I have, what I hope, is a quality winder but am in need of a watch case for storage and use as the collection grows.

    I actively wear my watches, even the vintage ones, but I respect the preservation and historical meaning of our collections. So, is there a case that is well respected for these qualities?

    Great thanks for any assistance, time, and most importantly, the knowledge and interest of this blog and forum. I have enjoyed and will put to use your expertise and experience.

    Respectfully,
    M.
     
  2. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 24, 2020

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    Perhaps not the most elegant solution, but I use a Pelican 1500 case with "pluckable" foam. You can pluck out a few pieces and create slots for your watches...and in a case like this, they will be well protected if you drop them.

    Good luck!

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  3. heuerholic

    heuerholic Apr 24, 2020

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    Hi Michael, similar to David, I would look at a hard case like these. I have recently filled a case I had lying around for a while. Just waiting for lockdown to finish to get some black inserts but you get the idea. I added a decal on the outside for that extra cool look.
    One suggestion I would make though is to look around.
    The Pelican cases are great but they are priced at the top of the spectrum. There are plenty of clones at a fraction of the price. Mine is a Treka and I see them on eBay at a reasonable price. If quality is important then Pelican might be for you, as I believe they may have a lifetime warranty. Make sure you show us what you get
     
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  4. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 24, 2020

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    Do you just take a Stanley knife to the foam to create the inserts you want?
     
  5. heuerholic

    heuerholic Apr 25, 2020

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    as David said above. It’s “Pluckable” foam. Just pops out as it’s already been precut/sliced into about 5mm wide slices vertically and horizontally.
     
  6. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Apr 25, 2020

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    Thanks. I wasn't quite sure what the term 'pluckable' meant. 5mm slices makes it very versatile.
     
  7. Yago

    Yago Apr 25, 2020

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    Awesome collection! :thumbsup:
     
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  8. heuerholic

    heuerholic Apr 25, 2020

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    Thank you sir.
     
  9. MarkMoss

    MarkMoss Apr 25, 2020

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    If you’re just wanting something for storage at home, rather than transportable, you can always commission a piece from a local cabinetmaker in walnut or flame maple, or other attractive wood. The Pelican cases are very practical, but they really look utilitarian.
     
  10. Michael156

    Michael156 Apr 25, 2020

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    Gents,

    Great thanks for the sage and kind advice! Just getting into collecting I wanted to start out right to fit into the safe and also ensure good protection. I didn’t think of the pelican case but that is a great idea.

    Was also considering a Hawk and Gable or a Mantello (thoughts?) but I may go with the armored for the drop protection...and the sticker potential is also great!

    Best to you all,
    M.
     
  11. kappa_md

    kappa_md Apr 26, 2020

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    Looks very much a great treasure chest ::love::::love::
     
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  12. kappa_md

    kappa_md Apr 26, 2020

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    These are the lovely watches / stars from the “Daily Lockdown” thread :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  13. PhillipDB

    PhillipDB Jul 31, 2020 5:20am

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    Hoping its okay to bring this thread back up..

    I am looking at storage for my watches, currently a drawer + watch winder isn't enough. I am looking to buy a single watch leather pouch/roll so I can take one travelling and keep it safe. I will get a peli-case eventually but with a huge collection of 2 watches its not worth it yet, nor is it helpful for travelling.

    Does anyone have a recommendation? Wouldn't mind it also being from a UK company to go with where I got the watches from but not picky.

    Thanks!

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  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 2, 2020 7:11am

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