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    Best Bang for Buck Watch Storage

    As of this moment I have a plastic bin to store my collection. As nicer pieces start coming in, I want to have a proper watch box, and maybe a winder. Been looking on amazon, but I'd like to know your two cents.

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    Iíve bought 2 wonders on amazon. Not dirt cheap, but not too expensive either. Expect them to be disposable. The motors are junk and will get noisy and then stop altogether. Read the reviews and youíll hear lots of this.
    Still makes more sense for me than spending 3 digits on a higher quality winder.


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    crappy watch winders can magnetize your pieces. just remember that...

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    For watch box, check out your local Costco.
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    G-Shock - GW-S5600-1JF
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    Pelican case

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    Amazon has a tonne of cheap and cheerful watch boxes that will get the job done. One thing to look for is boxes with a storage drawer for your straps and tools... helps keep things nice and tidy.

    I picked up this one last year and use the sections designed to hold glasses for my straps and tools:

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B06XK3...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    As to watch winders, you’ll get a variety of opinions on them. I personally don’t use them because I enjoy the ritual of winding and setting my watches. Some will say that using a winder is like keeping your car running for no reason... it unnecessarily shortens the time between service intervals... but I’ve heard a number of dissenting opinions from watchmakers on that point.

    I think winders make sense for perpetual calendars and other complicated watches, but I personally don’t see the value in using one for a time-only watch.
    Speedy Pro (hesalite) / 214270 Explorer I (MK2) / SKX007

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    best value watch winder from my experience

    https://www.amazon.ca/Single-Fancy-S...y+watch+winder

    best value watch box from my experience (anything from wolf really, but I like the savoy line)

    https://www.amazon.ca/Wolf-Designs-4...avoy+watch+box

    good luck.

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    I think you’ll find one available in this forums accessories sale ads

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    Wolf Designs frequently partners with Massdrop and offers their boxes and winders at a fairly substantial discount. If you’re interested in their stuff, I’d recommend checking in with Massdrop. Beware, though, that Massdrop experiences can be hit and miss... with some orders taking forever to be fulfilled and can be subject to duties/taxes.
    Speedy Pro (hesalite) / 214270 Explorer I (MK2) / SKX007

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    I just would never put my pieces on a watch winder unless I had a safe to accommodate said winder. I live in a protected community and have an alarm system. However, I feel that would not protect from a smash and grab... my .02

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