On receipt of a lovely new watch, whether a gift from someone else or a treat to yourself, it’s probably unlikely that your next thought extends to watch storage. However, there are a few reasons why you might want to think about it:
If your watch is a valuable item – sentimentally or financially, then it’s as well to store it in a designated place that will keep it safe from accidental damage and so that it cannot be easily lost or misplaced when it is not being worn. If it is new, the box it came in may well be the most appropriate place for quick identification and safe storage at no extra cost.
If you collect watches, such as vintage items, pocket watches or novelty watches on a theme, you may want to ensure that these items are stored so that they remain in good condition and do not become prone to knocks or scratches. You may also want the option of displaying your watches for others to see, so you could consider storage methods that double as display cases for the collection as a whole.
Whether for a collection or an individual piece that has a significant value, it may help your insurance premiums and peace of mind if you have a designated storage for your most valuable items. This could mean lockable storage, such as a safe, or display cases that have a locking facility. Particularly if you live in an area prone to burglaries or your home security is not fully in place, it may be as well to consider more secure and out of the way storage than a run-of-the-mill watch box or jewelery box, as these are often the first target for opportunist burglars.
If you are still unsure where to start, a quick search online or chat with your local jeweler should be able to put you on track for finding the most suitable watch storage boxes for your needs!