Vintage Gruen
The forum for Gruen watch enthusiasts

Home » General Talk, Buying and Selling » Open Discussions » watch boxes
watch boxes [message #14570] Sun, 28 February 2021 11:04 Go to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
Messages: 1043
Registered: May 2013
Location: Netherlands
Gruen Authority
I would love to have to correct box for each watch I own. But reality is there are more watches than boxes out there. That is why I “fix” or try to remake an original box. But still... not enough boxes for all my watches.

Other than this, I do like to wear my watches. A pile of cluttered watches doesnt help. Very Happy

So, my solution. I buy vintage cutlery/christening set/spoon boxes. They have a velvet inside I can re-use. Or I make an insert from a second hand picture frame back. For the watch holders I use plastic elastic cord for jewelry making.

Example:
/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=7893&private=0

Other option is to put them in shallow trays. How do you prevent piles?


You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: watch boxes [message #14572 is a reply to message #14570] Sun, 28 February 2021 15:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kastner is currently offline  kastner
Messages: 324
Registered: May 2013
Location: Pasadena CA
Gruen Guildsman
That's a nice container and an elegant solution!

I have a vintage cabinet with map drawers. I posted about it a while back: https://vintagegruen.org/vgforum/index.php?t=msg&goto=78 09&&srch=map+drawer#msg_7809

Another solution I once saw at a watch show was a vintage embroidery floss display. The woman was using it to show off her watch bands.
Re: watch boxes [message #14574 is a reply to message #14572] Sun, 28 February 2021 17:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
Messages: 1043
Registered: May 2013
Location: Netherlands
Gruen Authority
Those drawers are very nice for watches with leather straps. Nice collection you have.

For the few curvex/ristside watches I have, I will have to make some sort of a bulge in the middle. Some sort of foam. For pocketwatches I am searching for nice little hooks.


You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: watch boxes [message #14580 is a reply to message #14574] Mon, 01 March 2021 19:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
afire is currently offline  afire
Messages: 1002
Registered: May 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Gruen Authority
If only I had enough watches for a cabinet. My 12ish watches reside in a dresser drawer.
Re: watch boxes [message #14581 is a reply to message #14580] Mon, 01 March 2021 19:38 Go to previous message
GaryM is currently offline  GaryM
Messages: 1785
Registered: May 2013
Location: Seattle
Gruen Authority
Cheerleader

Jenneke wrote on Sun, 28 February 2021 11:04
How do you prevent piles?

Gimme your pink band cartouche!Twisted Evil


afire wrote on Mon, 01 March 2021 19:24
If only I had enough watches for a cabinet. My 12ish watches reside in a dresser drawer.
No problem, PM me your address?

/vgforum/index.php?t=getfile&id=7898&private=0
Previous Topic: Nurse Cartouche
Next Topic: Gruen parts box
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Sun Apr 18 18:31:28 UTC 2021

Total time taken to generate the page: 0.01029 seconds