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Old 5 April 2019, 10:46 AM   #1
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Watch Roll vs Watch Box vs Other Watch Storage

I saw a recent thread on the Everest Watch Rolls and it got me thinking about watch rolls vs watch boxes vs other watch storage options. The truth is that there is no right answer to this. It is up to each person and what fits your style. It also depends on whether your collection is 3 watches, 20 watches, 100 watches or any other amount. Here are some of the options I have seen:

*I saw a video online by a Rolex collector and he showed his collection and each watch was in an individual zip lock plastic bag. Not my style but if it works for you, thats all that counts.

*I have a watch friend who puts all of his collection in dresser draw and that is it.

*I have seen elaborate set ups in closets with built in cabinets designed to hold hundreds of watches.

*I have seen collections that are kept on watch pillows and that is it.

*I have had friends who scattered their watches throughout the house or apartment and that was it.

So what works for you. How many watches do you have and how do you store them?

I have currently 5 watches (can change at any point) and I had stored them for years in a watch box or boxes. Recently, a watch friend picked up one of the Everest Watch Rolls and explained the benefits of having the watches be more portable yet still be housed in a roll with a flat bottom that kept them secure. So that is the direction I have headed. I have one Everest Watch roll that holds 4 watches as well as a wood watch box (holds 6 watches). I could be headed to another roll and not have the box. What I like about the roll most is that each watch has much space and there is a lot of room between the watches. In terms of tightness, I have a 6.5 inch wrist and the pillows on the Everest can be compressed to easily hand a watch sized like mine. Here is a shot of my Everest Watch Roll and my Wood Watch Box:
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Old 5 April 2019, 10:55 AM   #2
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Very nice box and roll! I have about 30 watches, many are WW2 military, not terribly expensive. I have those in a special box on pillows that I keep in my closet. I don't wear them much.

I have a box to fit 5 Rolex. I have a box to fit 5 Seiko. I have a box to fit 5 miscellaneous. Those stay on my dresser. They are all the same, rectangular, have windowed tops, and have pillows. Like your friend's roll, they're portable and can get locked up when I'm away.

And like your other friend, I keep a few beaters in the top dresser drawer.

I also keep a small, black, inexpensive velvet pad on top of my dresser and leave my watch there when I take it off for the day. I don't put it back in the box.
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Old 5 April 2019, 10:59 AM   #3
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I use the dreaded winder. With a perpetual calendar, watch without quickset date, and frequent rotation, I like the grab and go convenience. Itís also nice to walk by and admire them on display in my bedroom.
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Old 5 April 2019, 12:35 PM   #4
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I use a pelican case and some pipe insulation for the pillows

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