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Watch Storage [message #7790] Fri, 17 February 2017 22:24 Go to next message
MonKee is currently offline  MonKee
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I am curious as to how people store their watches. I am getting tired of buying the watch boxes. They only hold twenty watches and then you just stack them up. There has to be a innovative solution to this problem. Please show your creative ideas. If plans exist for a large storage cabinet would be very interested in them also.
Re: Watch Storage [message #7794 is a reply to message #7790] Sat, 18 February 2017 06:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You have a lot of watches... I'd suggest an armoire.

I just have one of the 20 watch cases with a glass top... holds more than that. Rest are in a soft cloth roll-up. Holds 15. The rest (~10) are on or next to the bench... I've a purge coming up soon.


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Re: Watch Storage [message #7799 is a reply to message #7794] Sat, 18 February 2017 17:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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JackW wrote on Sat, 18 February 2017 06:30
I've a purge coming up soon.
Gruen?
Re: Watch Storage [message #7802 is a reply to message #7799] Sat, 18 February 2017 17:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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GaryM wrote on Sat, 18 February 2017 17:13
Gruen?
Not so much... I traded some Gruens to Bruce recently... He sold one recently too.


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Re: Watch Storage [message #7809 is a reply to message #7790] Sun, 19 February 2017 16:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here's something I posted about three years ago, updated with new pictures

There are a number of nice watch boxes out there but I'm sure that many of you have the same problem I have: way too many watches to fit into a box. Or two. Or three.

I was searching for a solution for a while and at a watch show I saw something very interesting. It was an old embroidery floss holder that had been repurposed into a display for watch bands. This started me thinking about non-standard solutions and after a while I came to an intriguing possibility, namely a map/blueprint cabinet. The drawers in these are wide and long buy only a couple inches tall and should be suitable for holding many watches. Another reason I liked this as a solution is that we have a historic craftsman bungalow house. Turn of the century cabinets were often made of wood and may fit in nicely.

After some searching, I found the right one a combination map/bookcase cabinet with four map drawers. The top two drawers are filled with watches, and the third drawer contains some of my Gruen ephemera. Those with eagle eyes might notice that I've got some misc. Gruen things behind the glass as well.

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Re: Watch Storage [message #7814 is a reply to message #7809] Sun, 19 February 2017 17:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That is a stunning case Jason! I'm torn between something like that, it would look stellar next to my watch bench. I was also thinking of a cabinet safe, something vintage but secure.
Re: Watch Storage [message #7815 is a reply to message #7809] Sun, 19 February 2017 17:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow, That's really nice Jason. Congratulations on such a nice repurpose. In doing a bit of searching on the Internet I have come across two others I like also. One was an Artist Flat File with some easy to make partitions in the drawers that holds four hundred watches. The second was an antique Spool Cabinet repurposed to hold watches.
Re: Watch Storage [message #7825 is a reply to message #7809] Mon, 20 February 2017 17:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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kastner wrote on Sun, 19 February 2017 10:16


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Ooh, boy. There are a couple trinkets in there that set afire's heart aflutter.
Re: Watch Storage [message #7827 is a reply to message #7825] Mon, 20 February 2017 19:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Great looking cabinet & nice collection, Jason!

Hope you are on high ground down there in socal. Shocked


"Some days are diamonds, some days are stones..." -John Denver

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Re: Watch Storage [message #7828 is a reply to message #7827] Mon, 20 February 2017 21:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Jason, there is so much in those photo to be envious over... the tequila, the cabinet, the watches... and should you find yourself in the Denver area, I'll gladly accompany you on a tour of Stranahan's distillery, since I see that hiding in the back.

All I know is based on hard work & writing by others. I can only aspire to augment this body of knowledge. If I am wrong it is because of my own failings. -me

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Re: Watch Storage [message #7836 is a reply to message #7828] Wed, 22 February 2017 14:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the compliments everyone!

Anything you want to see a closeup of afire? If I remember correctly you only like pure metals and in that picture I have 3 silver watches (two cushions and a Techno-quadron), one white gold quadron, one rose gold Pan Am, one yellow gold Pan Am, and a yellow gold curvex.

Much less wet now Liz. Looking at the weather reports I think you got it worse up there.

Good eyes Jack. I don't think I'll be in Denver anytime soon, but I'll keep that in mind.
Re: Watch Storage [message #7837 is a reply to message #7836] Wed, 22 February 2017 16:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I could handle a closer look at that cut corner 14k Quadron. One turned up on eBay a couple years ago and I didn't make a run at it. Mad
Re: Watch Storage [message #7850 is a reply to message #7837] Sun, 26 February 2017 16:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Afire, I posted the cut corner quadron in another thread where we were talking about the hammer numbers. you can see it here: http://vintagegruen.org/vgforum/index.php?t=msg&th=1199& amp; amp;goto=7484&#msg_7484

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Re: Watch Storage [message #7853 is a reply to message #7850] Mon, 27 February 2017 20:47 Go to previous message
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That's a nice looking watch. Barney's too.
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