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Display Cabinet [message #12597] Thu, 18 June 2020 18:04 Go to next message
MonKee is currently offline  MonKee
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Hope everyone is safe,
I don't know about others but I have watches stored in various manners around my home. None of them display the watches for others to see. So I want to build a Display Cabinet that will hang on the wall. This cabinet will house between 100 to 150 watches. It will be an enclosed cabinet with glass in the door so all the watches can be viewed. What I would like from all of you creative people are ideas other than the Pillows used in cases to hold the individual watches. Surely there must be some unique solutions out there in use.
Re: Display Cabinet [message #12600 is a reply to message #12597] Thu, 18 June 2020 19:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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A couple of black velvet options:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1783/9659/products/240-6.jpg
https://www.storesupply.com/pc-12582-1001-vertical-watch-sta nds-black-velvet-55213.aspx?adgroupid=56922535439&produc t_id=12582&targetid=pla-303458033960&gclid=EAIaIQobC hMI58-Qt4mM6gIVxsDACh3JnwxGEAQYAiABEgKCufD_BwE
https://zenmerchandiser.com/fixtures/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Black-Velvet-Hovering-T-Bar-Bracelet-Necklace-Jewelry-Display-Stand-for-Home-Organization-0.jpg
https://zenmerchandiser.com/fixtures/shop/black-velvet-hover ing-t-bar-bracelet-necklace-watch-holder-display-stand/

Wood:
https://i.etsystatic.com/9440926/r/il/90e39b/886093919/il_794xN.886093919_jv5n.jpg
https://www.etsy.com/listing/258593186/3-tier-bracelet-displ ay-watch-display-t?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=goog le&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_ts1-c-jew elry-jewelry_storage-other&utm_custom1=ef947a9c-a1e0-44b 7-98fd-087dbb41f5f1&utm_content=go_1848514049_7047993863 5_346493107126_pla-318956357902_c__258593186&utm_custom2 =1848514049&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIovi5xImM6gIVUtbACh2nPQPmEA QYBSABEgK7UfD_BwE

Acrylic:
https://sep.yimg.com/ay/thefixturezone/quick-ship-acrylic-watch-stand-3.jpg
https://thefixturezone.com/qushacwast.html?utm_source=google shopping&utm_medium=cse&utm_source=google&utm_me dium=cpc&adpos=&scid=scplpqushacwast&sc_intid=qu shacwast&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI58-Qt4mM6gIVxsDACh3JnwxGEAQYA yABEgJpwvD_BwE
https://www.dhresource.com/0x0/f2/albu/g7/M00/20/21/rBVaSVsvscCAbRDBAAGpGQ7w21k840.jpg
https://www.dhgate.com/product/clear-acrylic-watch-display-s tand-three-tiers/415585712.html?skuid=471568051055927296
Re: Display Cabinet [message #12601 is a reply to message #12600] Thu, 18 June 2020 19:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Slightly fancier metal:
https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/H74d26f1fa4df4985b5ee0bc978010c52H.jpg
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000053003301.html
Re: Display Cabinet [message #12602 is a reply to message #12601] Thu, 18 June 2020 19:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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But I have the feeling that you may be looking for more creative, maybe organic ideas? I'll think about that too.
Re: Display Cabinet [message #12616 is a reply to message #12602] Fri, 19 June 2020 02:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The most creative idea I ever saw was at a watch show. The vendor was selling straps and had them displayed in an old wooden display that was originally for embroidery floss. I tried to buy it right there but she wouldn't even consider it. That gave me some ideas and I ended up with a vintage cabinet that had map drawers. They were the perfect depth for the collection. Here's a post from a few years ago: http://vintagegruen.org/vgforum/index.php?t=msg&goto=780 9&&srch=map#msg_7809
Re: Display Cabinet [message #12623 is a reply to message #12616] Fri, 19 June 2020 10:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you both Afire and Kastner. All good ideas but as Afire said I am looking for something that not only stores the watches but also displays them in an unusual and creative manner. For those that are looking for an idea to store watches only here is a pretty good one.

http://www.thetimebum.com/2016/02/how-to-make-watch-cabinet. html
Re: Display Cabinet [message #12624 is a reply to message #12623] Fri, 19 June 2020 13:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So Monty, are you showing just wristies or pockets or a mix of both?

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2) Always seeking to learn more
Re: Display Cabinet [message #12627 is a reply to message #12624] Fri, 19 June 2020 13:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just Wristwatches, I think i only have three pocket watches.
Re: Display Cabinet [message #12630 is a reply to message #12627] Fri, 19 June 2020 14:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I’ve always been a fan of old wood, but it does create a need for front lighting.

The watches could be shelved as shown (watch face forward), in a crate deep enough to accommodate the max strap length. Some interlocking dividers (wood or plexi), and you’re able to shelve many watches in a small space, hung vertically on a wall. Easy to add a hinged plexi or glass door, with a notch in in the crate wall to accommodate a swiveling or geared lock bar.

If I were Mrs. Gaines, I’d find a way to incorporate shiplap!

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2) Always seeking to learn more
Re: Display Cabinet [message #12632 is a reply to message #12630] Fri, 19 June 2020 14:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Mrs Gaines ?????
Re: Display Cabinet [message #12635 is a reply to message #12632] Fri, 19 June 2020 16:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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When I was in college, my watch collection was stored and displayed in a creative manner. I just pounded small nails on the side of my desk and hung them. But I'm thinking you might want a slightly more elegant solution. I'll keep thinking.
Re: Display Cabinet [message #12640 is a reply to message #12632] Fri, 19 June 2020 18:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Of Fixer Upper fame 😁

My two caveats:
1) I'm wrong many times a day --just ask my wife!
2) Always seeking to learn more
Re: Display Cabinet [message #12645 is a reply to message #12640] Fri, 19 June 2020 21:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I wish I could find a picture that is similar to the embroidery floss display I wanted to buy. It was a fold out contraption that showed off everything beautifully. This isn't quite the same but
it has the general flavor.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/470063279828602813/?nic_v1=1a2 csMz%2Fx%2FPcY3ek%2Fguv3%2BZkTPcOdoZ8k364vuPfVG4jmxrFU2U3ANI IAlSlTy5t7S
Re: Display Cabinet [message #12651 is a reply to message #12645] Sat, 20 June 2020 04:14 Go to previous message
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At one time I tried to find a thread cabinet to use for watches. I located a few but the problem was they were all made to sit on a countertop and thus simply wouldn't hold enough watches. At present one of the things I use is a Colonial Pennsylvania Spice chest that was made to hold Silverware with ten drawers. Thanks to all for your ideas. They have lead me to an idea that I like at least mentally. I have to sketch it out to see if it visually works.
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