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Watch Storage Guide: How To Safely Store Your Watch

If you read the Uniform Wares blog often, you’re likely an expert in all things watches. Perhaps you’re knowledgeable in the history of watchmaking, the best watch insurance, and the latest trends in the industry. That sure is impressive. However, no matter how much you know about watches, if you don’t know how the ins and outs of watch storage, you will quickly end up with a collection of worn-out watches and watch straps.

Storing your watch in a safe place will preserve the product so that you can enjoy it for years to come. It’s the perfect way to keep your collection scratch-free!

You may be wondering how you can go about finding the best watch storage. That’s what we’re here for! In the following article, you will find some exceptional watch storage ideas, including boxes, drawers and safes.

You’ll be an expert in no time! Keep reading for everything you need to know about watch storage!

Display Packaging

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To start with, we cannot ignore the absolute holy grail of watch storage: display boxes. 

With this method, there’s no need to spend a penny on storage as your watch will already come in a display box. 

Arguably, this is the cheapest and simplest option on our list. 

It even comes with an added bonus: you can get more money for your watch if you sell it with the watch display box included. How convenient!


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Another great option for watch storage is using drawers. 

You can purchase bespoke trays that will provide protection for collections of any size. 

We recommend this method for a discreet way of storing your watches.


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Watch pouches are an inexpensive way of protecting your timepiece. 

They are preferable if you own just one or two watches and don’t want to splurge on a large box. 

They can also look very at-home in a jewellery box, meaning you don’t need to find somewhere to place them!



Safes aren’t just for money; they can make a great place of storage for your watches

If you’re after some serious security, particularly if you own any high-end products, a safe is ideal for you. 

Though they can be expensive, why not make the most of the investment and store some other valuables in your safe?


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Watch boxes are an incredibly popular type of watch storage. 

If you own a watch storage case, the value of your watch can be appreciated by 15-50%! 

So, what types of watch boxes can you buy?


For an oh-so-chic type of storage, you can’t go wrong with a leather box. 

Not only will they add some sophistication to the décor in your house, they are consistently budget-friendly!

As for the downsides, leather is not the most durable or eco-friendly choice. This may put some people off as we are continuing to strive towards reducing our carbon footprint.


Watch boxes made of wood are extremely common nowadays as it’s the perfect environmentally sound option. Who doesn’t love a guilt-free purchase? 

However, wood isn’t the most reliable when it comes to temperature changes. 

This material can deteriorate in humid or moist environments, requiring you to take extra care if you buy a wooden storage box for your watches.


Though not the most stunning choice, plastic is incredibly affordable.

If you’re grumbling at the thought of spending more money on your watches, you could consider this cheap, yet effective option. 

Don’t let the price deter you; plastic preserves the condition of watches very well. 

Collector Boxes

If you own more watches than you know what to do with, you may be interested in purchasing a collector box. 

They provide larger safe spaces for timepieces and watch accessories

We think a collector box would make a lovely gift for a friend or family member – as they are practical, yet personal. You could even purchase a bespoke box and truly show someone how much you care.

DIY Boxes

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For the handymen out there, we have the perfect money-saving hack for you. Why not fashion your own watch or watch strap storage case? 

For some DIY watch storage ideas, head to YouTube, where you will find plenty of helpful videos on how to make watch boxes in a simple way.

Generally, handmade watch boxes tend to be wooden, as this material is easier to work with than others. 

However, do not be disappointed if you want the challenge of creating a watch box using a different material. There is no shortage of tutorials online for all sorts of watch boxes!

Additional Watch Storage Tips


Whichever type of watch storage you decide to go with, we have a couple of important tips for you.

Firstly, before you take out your wallet ready to spend, ensure you assess your individual wants and needs. 

Whether you need a women’s watch storage box or a men’s watch storage box, a standard or personalised watch storage box, you need to know precisely what to search for online. 

Secondly, when you receive your box, make sure to take care of the watch by placing it face up – this avoids damaging the watch face.

Ultimately, you want to make sure your purchase is worth it, so do all you can to take care of your collection.

Our Final Thoughts On Watch Storage

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With our advice in mind, your watches and watch straps are bound to stay in tip-top shape for many years to come. 

Remember: there is no right type of watch storage. It all depends on your individual needs and desires. 

While some people crave the security of a safe, others dream of a stunning leather custom watch storage case.

Perhaps you’re all set to purchase your storage but you’re lacking the watch itself! If that’s the case, you’re in the right place. 

Uniform Wares is a London based company offering contemporary minimalist watches for men and women. Our timepieces are made with love from the finest of materials, making them a great investment for watch aficionados everywhere. 

To experience the best of quality for yourself, why not purchase a watch today?

Browse our website and find your perfect match.

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