How to Pick Your Perfect Watch Box:

A watch box will protect a watch from wear and tear, and preserve its value. That’s important when you want to pass a watch along to your children. It’s also a nice way to present a special present to someone who deserves it. It makes the difference between gifting just a watch or gifting a "special" watch. If you’re looking to get a box to keep an expensive watch, then Uncle Jack’s affordable watch box collection is your go-to for men’s watches. But before you make that decision, there are a few things to know. 
 

What are the features of a Perfect Watch box?

When faced with the decision of choosing a box—whether gifting a watch or preserving a timepiece—there are certain features you should look out for. Whether you’re a first-time or regular buyer, these features are important to note in making the right decision.  We don’t want you to make a choice that could compromise the value of your timepiece. So, whilst making your choice, it is good to avoid these things: missing or cheap pillows, small compartments and low quality materials. 

Pillow Type

In choosing the perfect watch box, one of the first things you should check is the pillow embedded within. This is because the inner compartments are as significant as the timepieces you want to put in them. Pillow types vary in size. Some pillows are too small in size to accommodate your watch. For instance, a flimsy pillow is unable to hold even the smallest of watches.  With that in mind, there are expensive timepieces whose boxes have such pillows. 

A watch box should have a pillow capable of holding the watch by the straps or bracelets. Ideally, the average size we’d recommend is 45 mm thick by 75 mm long. You might not need to remember this exact detail. But as long as the box appears big enough, then it’s good for you. In some cases, depending on the type of box, the pillows can be adjusted to fit smaller watches—this mostly serves as a bonus. Yet, we wouldn’t tell you to buy a watch box without a suitable pillow type.

Check out the leather display case box at Uncle Jack.

Dimensions and Depth

Having discussed what to consider in choosing a pillow type for your watch box, the next thing to look out for is the size—dimensions and depth. No matter how attractive a watch box on display may seem, like with the pillow, it would be a total waste of time to choose a box that doesn’t fit. In situations where you have such a watch box, your watch is at risk of being damaged. And in cases where the lid isn’t tightly closed, it may drop. I’d suggest you pick a watch box with a slot big enough. Uncle Jack’s leather display can house at least 5 watches. 

If you’re planning to grow your collection of watches or gift a partner, choose watch boxes that are big and deep enough—a large-sized box can fit a big watch as well as a small one. So, buying a watch box that is big and deep enough gives you a double advantage in the long haul. For watch boxes that can house many watches, your choice of a box must take this into consideration. Lastly, the watch box you choose must have a cover that has enough depth underneath to close without scratching the body of the watch in the box.

Lining

Here is another important feature to consider when making your choice: You want to pick a watch box with a good lining. Linings are in watch boxes to protect your watch from damage and keep it in place. A bad lining is a threat to the good condition of your watch. Different watch boxes are in-built with different linings.  To pick the best one, you should be on the lookout for the material usedA high-quality fleece or microfibre material is the best for you – I’d recommend Uncle Jack’s leather box because the fibre material protects your watch. Low-quality fibre or lining materials in watch boxes have a tendency to cause damage to your watch over time.  It’s best to carefully consider the lining before you make a purchase.
 

Why is Uncle Jack’s Watch box perfect for You?

In a world where premium value is placed on men’s watches, organizing and storing your timepieces is of the essence. There are several brands that sell different types of watch boxes depending on your preference or type of watch. For instance, a wooden watch box may be the best option for a watch with wooden properties. But it isn’t resistant to humidity (a minor drawback).
 
Some brands also offer watch winders to people—to keep the clock running when it’s off your wrist (similar to when a website uses cookies). Although a winder serves a different function in the life cycle of a watch, it doesn’t offer the storage solution of a watch box. Despite the technical advantage a winder offers, you do not need it to get the best out of your watch. But what makes Uncle Jack's collection of watch boxes better than other brands on the market?

Affordability

Compared to other brands, you don’t have to break the bank. You don’t have to adjust your budget—you could make the purchase on a whim. Take a look at the table below of Uncle Jack’s prices
compared to other brands: 
 

Brand

Name 

Price

Uncle Jack

Leather Display Case — 10 Watch

$99.00

Rothwell

12 Slot Leather Watch Box With Valet Drawer — Luxury Watch Case Display Organizer

$197.51

Wolf 

458606 Windsor 10 Piece Watch Box With Drawer, Brown

$301.22

 

Aesthetics

Without winders (which give a technical outlook to automatic watches), the Uncle Jack custom-made box gives a sense of elegance and class to your collection of watches, especially when it’s on display. To enjoy these benefits and more, take a look at these watch boxes at Uncle Jack.
 

Why should you store your watches in a watch box?

Watches, whether expensive or cheap, require a safe storage place to maintain integrity. In certain families, heirlooms in the form of jewellery and watches have been passed down from one generation to the next in the form of a gift.  Here are a few things to take into consideration when you think of that decision.

Wear & Tear

It’s a common saying that, “nothing lasts forever”. Some folks may disagree when it comes to watches, especially those who’ve had them in their families for generations. Nevertheless, this shouldn’t deter you from making efforts to preserve your timepieces. Often, a major threat to watches are environmental factors such as humidity, moisture or dust. Each one could diminish the integrity of your watch. If that watch is a family heirloom or cost you a lot of money, then you shouldn’t hesitate to keep it safe.

Theft


The risk of theft is reduced when your watch is properly stored. Watches, like every other piece of jewellery in existence, are more likely to get stolen. But that doesn’t have to be the case, if you take the step to protect your timepiece.
 
Watch boxes do not guarantee 100% safety. After all, it could be stolen as well. However, it’s less likely to be stolen when kept in a box.  Besides the reduced risk of theft, your kids do not play around and cause damage when it is kept away. Uncle Jack’s Collection gives you the aforementioned qualities to enjoy and preserve the use of your timepieces. 

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