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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 previous message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
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Registered: May 2013
Location: Pasadena CA
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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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