Monthly Archives: September 2012

  • Watch Cases: What to Look For

    Posted on September 25, 2012 by SwissTGallery

    Whether you have a vast collection or a few luxury watches a good watch case is essential for maintaining their appearance and holding their value. When making the sound decision to purchase a watch case, there are many to choose from in fact, there are thousands. Each case brags that it will be the perfect place to rest your collection but not all cases are made equally. To help put you in the right direct, we have compiled a list of what to look for when choosing your case.

    Pillows: Firm oval-shaped pillows. If leather isn’t in the budget, fleece-covered pillows are nice as well, as long as they’re at least 45 mm thick by 75 mm long. Having pillows with removable outer sleeves are also great so you can fit them to your smaller watches if need be.
    Compartment Dimensions: As a general rule of thumb, 50 mm wide with 10 mm dividers leaves enough room for the largest dive watches. The divider width is commonly overlooked but is very important to remember in order to prevent your watches from touching.
    Compartment Depth: Deeper is better. 45 mm deep is the minimum (measured from the floor of the compartment to the top of the divider), with at least another 20 mm of depth in the lid. The best case scenario would be 55+ mm deep with a 20-30+ mm lid depth. Make sure the compartment walls are tall enough to support both the pillow and the watch.

    Lining: Leather, high-quality fleece, or microfiber is best.

    Other Features: Cases with clear tops are great because it gives you the opportunity to look at your timeless time pieces every day. Also, if you have a solar-powered watch, the clear cover provides enough light to keep it charged which is an important point.
    As far as the number of watches the case should hold, that's up to you. Some believe that having one large case is the way to go, while others think having several small cases are easier to organize and maintain. Now that you’re ready to browse, take a moment to check out our watch cases! Click here.

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  • Top 3 Ways to Protect Your Investment in Luxury Watches

    Posted on September 25, 2012 by SwissTGallery

    Like precious metals, cars, and electronics, luxury watches are becoming an increasingly attractive investment to many. The downside is that like other luxury items, they lose some value as soon as you walk out of the store. The upside? There are ways to maintain value over the years and protect your investment. Moving forward, we will look at what these ways are and why they are not just helpful but necessary to holding your watch collections value.

    1.) Automatic Watch Winder
    The best way to protect your collection is to purchase a top quality automatic watch winder. Automatic watch winders are used to keep automatic (also known as self winding) watches running when they are not being worn. If you’re a collector, it’s not likely that you’re wearing all of your collection at the same time, thus an automatic watch winder is essential to keep your collection running. While virtually all automatic watches can be manually wound, this is not usually convenient.

    2.) Top Quality Watch Case
    Aside from keeping your collection organized and ascetically pleasing to those who may get to see your pride and joy, watch cases are essential to reduce dust particles from entering your collection. Additionally, the pillows in a top quality case help to keep your watch bands shape.

    3.) Cleaning
    It may seem obvious, but some collectors get so caught up in the excitement of adding a new watch to their collection, that they completely forget to upkeep the older ones. Like anything else, developing a routine cleaning ritual will always help to protect your investment.
    These are the top three ways you can protect your collection. Each of the items listed about come at a price, but obviously the price you pay for these items will add to your ROI in the future. After all, you wouldn’t buy a BMW without expecting scheduled maintenance, nor would you buy an iPhone without expecting to have to update its software from time to time.

    For more information on choosing the right automatic watch winder, check this out: All You Should Know About Automatic Watch Winders

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