Flip through your TV channels; pick up your smartphone; glance at the corner of your computer screen (which you can now find on your TV and your phone, too). You’ll see the time on an electronic banner digitally ticking away. As pervasive as time trackers are nowadays, luxury wristwatches and pocket watches remain elegant, distinctive, and functional jewelry pieces. (And for men, timepieces, like neckties, are also opportunities to add stylistic flourishes to formal wear). Custom wooden jewelry display cases designed for fine watches can also be elegant, distinctive, and functional pieces. In the hands of CustomMade artisans, these specialized custom jewelry boxes can range in style from the traditional to the whimsical.
This clever piece is actually a pocket watch hutch by Matthew D. Stein Woodworker designed as a miniature 17” tall grandfather clock. The pocket watch face becomes the clock face when it is stored. Your personal hutch will be custom made to fit, protect, and display your unique timepiece.
“Simple in its design yet opulent by its very nature,” the custom made watch winder by RJ Hoppe Inc. is a dream come true for the watch connoisseur. It features LED lighting and linear actuators. Check out this video of the watch winder in action. Notice, too, the full dovetail drawers, ultrasuede lining, and ample storage space. If you have a special request or a unique design in mind for your own watch winder, contact artisan Rolf Hoppe and discuss your ideas.
Keeping your automatic watches in motion when you aren’t wearing them will ensure they keep accurate time and prevent delicate mechanisms from locking through disuse. This luxury watch winder by JG Custom Design will also “complement the beauty and sophistication of the timepieces themselves.” The piece shown below is made from Honduran mahogany, tiger maple, leather, aluminum, and glass, but artisan Jordan Goodman can customize your winder, from the materials to the finish, and build it to hold your collection, whether that’s one or one hundred watches.
The glass top on this beautiful roasted curly maple and ebony watch display case by DWF Gallery Hardwood Designs will not only showcase your timepieces but also let your solar powered watches stayed charged. In this video, artisan Don Fortin discusses his approach to building hardwood boxes and the importance of the “wow factor” in custom jewelry boxes. The case shown here can hold six watches in “wow” style, but you can contact Don and have your order custom sized.
On your wrist and in your hands, your watch works precisely and stylishly. Custom display cases by CustomMade artisans near you can help keep your timepieces in tip-top shape while they rest in elegance.