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    Show off your home-made watch box

    I'm thinking about making my own watch box so I've started looking at other home-made watch boxes. I searched around and I don't see a depository of home-made watch boxes for reference. And so, I thought I'd encourage everyone who has made (or seen) a home-made watch box to post it here and share.

    Also, if anyone is in the process of making (or will soon make) a watch box, I'd invite you to post pics and progress reports here. I plan to make a watch box and will post pics here with my successes and failures.

    I look forward to your entries.

    Also, I did a quick search on Youtube and found these interesting videos:

    This guy is making a watch/yoyo box - seems to be code for a watch to house a G-shock collection:

    HOW TO MAKE A WATCH BOX (OR YOYO BOX)

    This girl came up with a clever way to re-task an aluminum box:

    How To Make A WATCH BOX | ⌚️ case

    This guy is a straight professional and I'd love to own this watch box:

    Wood watch box - Caja para relojes | DIY Woodworking |

    And this guy is a truly talented amateur; I'd love to own this one also:

    How To Make A Watch Box
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    Wife: Don't you have enough watches?
    Me: Don't you have enough earrings?
    Wife: So, you're saying that watches are jewelry for Men?
    Me: That's exactly what I'm saying.
    Wife: Let's go shopping.

    And that's how I got my last watch...

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    Re: Show off your home-made watch box

    Here's mine:
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    That's really cool. I was thinking along this line of using old ammo or military boxes given I am into mil watches in general. Is that glass or perspex you used?

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    Here's mine:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Travis View Post
    Here's mine:
    That's really cool - I saw it just before I made this thread and I was hoping you would add it as our first entry. I am keeping my eye out for a similar box. Leroy Merlin (our Home Depot) has wood boxes that I'm thinking a bout modifying.

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    That's really cool. I was thinking along this line of using old ammo or military boxes given I am into mil watches in general. Is that glass or perspex you used?
    Back in the 70's-80's you could get two wine bottles in a wooden box with a sliding wooden door as a gift set. I had one to keep post cards in as a kid. Maybe even a large cigar box (if they still make those).
    Wife: Don't you have enough watches?
    Me: Don't you have enough earrings?
    Wife: So, you're saying that watches are jewelry for Men?
    Me: That's exactly what I'm saying.
    Wife: Let's go shopping.

    And that's how I got my last watch...

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    I think the still do this for some wines, mostly the more premium and champagne, which is probably enough for my small collection for the moment...
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    Re: Show off your home-made watch box

    OK, coming at you. Standard wooden frame with interlocked UHMW plastic crosspieces I had left over from another project. I cut a flat front on standard pool noodles for the actual watch holders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerrNano View Post
    OK, coming at you. Standard wooden frame with interlocked UHMW plastic crosspieces I had left over from another project. I cut a flat front on standard pool noodles for the actual watch holders.

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    Very nice. Do you have a lid or are you considering one? Wood frame and a pane of glass or maybe some Plexiglass on hinges?
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    Wife: Don't you have enough watches?
    Me: Don't you have enough earrings?
    Wife: So, you're saying that watches are jewelry for Men?
    Me: That's exactly what I'm saying.
    Wife: Let's go shopping.

    And that's how I got my last watch...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ticonderoga View Post
    Very nice. Do you have a lid or are you considering one? Wood frame and a pane of glass or maybe some Plexiglass on hinges?
    It goes in a drawer. I considered a lid but it didn't seem to be solving any problems.
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    Re: Show off your home-made watch box

    I wouldn't exactly call it totally home-made, but i picked up the box from a local TJ Maxx for $12, added dividers and my wife sewed the pillows.

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    Re: Show off your home-made watch box

    Quote Originally Posted by doggbiter View Post
    I wouldn't exactly call it totally home-made, but i picked up the box from a local TJ Maxx for $12, added dividers and my wife sewed the pillows.

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    That's what I'm talking about! - something easy, cheap, functional and still good looking
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    Wife: Don't you have enough watches?
    Me: Don't you have enough earrings?
    Wife: So, you're saying that watches are jewelry for Men?
    Me: That's exactly what I'm saying.
    Wife: Let's go shopping.

    And that's how I got my last watch...

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