Designing perfect storage for 12 piece Watch box
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    Designing perfect storage for 12 piece Watch box

    Hello everyone,
    I'm working on 12 piece watch box and wanna ask you one thing.

    Brief: based on experience, usually people have some straps, instruments and parts, besides watches.
    And more watches you have, more this things nearby.

    So, it would be nice to keep all watch stuff in one place.
    I decided to make watch box in 2 levels: first one for watches, the 2nd one for all other stuff:
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    Designing the second level I made an assumption: it's enough to keep there 8-10-12 straps.
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    Question for those, who have 10-12 watches and more: what do you think? How many watch straps you have today?

    Please share you vision and feedback.
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    Re: Designing perfect storage for 12 piece Watch box

    Looks very nice. Lots of potential.

    I like my cases to have the capacity to store both watches and straps/accessories within the same box.

    Good luck.
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    Re: Designing perfect storage for 12 piece Watch box

    I have yet to buy a strap that didn't come with the watch, but I'm on the fence about a silicone Omega strap for my SMPO, just for some variety.

    I guess I'm not very helpful; maybe something like two straps per watch. Nice artwork, please keep us updated on progress.
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    Re: Designing perfect storage for 12 piece Watch box

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    Looks very nice. Lots of potential.
    I like my cases to have the capacity to store both watches and straps/accessories within the same box.
    Good luck.
    Thanks Nokie!
    I've already designed and we made 6 piece Watch box, but from design point of view I didn't meet any blockers.
    Simple and very useful containers for all stuff near watches:

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    ExpiredWatchdog, thanks mate!
    So, based on your words, it would be nice to design storage for 24 straps.
    But here is the new question: will you buy 2 new strap for each of 12 watches? Or just for part of your collection?

    Furthermore, may be somewhere was a voting about watches/straps quantity in collection…
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    Re: Designing perfect storage for 12 piece Watch box

    I'd definitely replace the bund, but that's just me. I'd buy additions that float your particular boat. You are definitely a fan of the leather strap; I personally don't have a single one. I'd keep the original stainless bracelets around for your divers, who knows, you just might get the itch and take up diving. I highly recommend it.
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    Re: Designing perfect storage for 12 piece Watch box

    Quote Originally Posted by nikitanaz View Post
    Thanks Nokie!
    I've already designed and we made 6 piece Watch box, but from design point of view I didn't meet any blockers.
    Simple and very useful containers for all stuff near watches:

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    ExpiredWatchdog, thanks mate!
    So, based on your words, it would be nice to design storage for 24 straps.
    But here is the new question: will you buy 2 new strap for each of 12 watches? Or just for part of your collection?

    Furthermore, may be somewhere was a voting about watches/straps quantity in collection…
    Wow thats beautiful! I really need to get a nice box for my collection - the one thing im really lacking.
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    Re: Designing perfect storage for 12 piece Watch box

    Well, we finally created simple prototype to test the idea from 1st post.
    Cardboard, glue and knife!

    So, we found following sizes which allow us:
    - Tiny blocks: keep watches w/o straps, awaiting for repair or restoration
    - 12 sections for straps or watches (see picture).
    - Height of strap section is set the way to keep several straps vertical (to keep more obviously)

    Advanced Prototyping Technologies for the win!

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    And finally we see the final size of watch box - huge one. I suppose weight will be ≈5 kg / 11 pounds.

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    Re: Designing perfect storage for 12 piece Watch box

    Wow, looks like you are making some great things nikitanaz. Look forward to more updates
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