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  • 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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  • The Appeal of Modern Watch Winders

    Posted on August 29, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    For the person who has invested money in a quality watch or perhaps has a time piece with great sentimental value, well then it only makes sense that you would have invested also in a watch winder to maintain your watch.

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  • Watch Winder Online

    Posted on August 24, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    Buying a watch winder online can be a simple and rewarding labor. That is, if you know where to look and what you are looking for. You can certainly google "watch winder online" and turn up hundreds if not thousands of sites purportedly selling the devices.

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  • Buying Watch Winders Online

    Posted on August 19, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    Some people do not like shopping online because they can’t inspect the merchandise. However, watch winder sites generally provide a number of different images of the watch winder and information such as its dimensions and how it winds the watch.

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  • Buying Her a Wooden Jewelry Box

    Posted on July 20, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    While you can find wooden jewelry boxes in a number of places, you can also custom-order them if you know someone who is into woodworking. By working with the woodworker in designing the box, you can help create a unique piece of art that only your friend, relative, or wife will have. This makes the gift of the wooden jewelry box even more special.

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  • Collecting Watches and Protecting Them with an Automatic Watch Winder

    Posted on July 16, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    Have you ever wondered how some people get into collecting things? Take, for example, watches. How does one start collecting watches? Do they simply wake up one morning and decide to start? Generally, the answer is no. Most people get started collecting watches when they come into a few unique watches.

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  • Watch Winder Online

    Posted on July 14, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    Buying a watch winder online can be a simple and rewarding labor. That is, if you know where to look and what you are looking for. You can certainly google "watch winder online" and turn up hundreds if not thousands of sites purportedly selling the devices. Not to mention that you can hop on ebay and find one for next to nothing.

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  • What is a Watch Winder?

    Posted on July 8, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    For those of us who own expensive, collectible, or otherwise precious watches it is wise to invest in a wooden watch winder. A watch winder will ensure that your time piece is kept accurate when you are not wearing it, extend the life of your watch by keeping everything in motion and lubricated, and also keep it safe from dust when it is not being worn.

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  • Cigar Humidors for Sale

    Posted on June 22, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    The fact the cigar humidors are for sale online is pretty important to a new or experienced cigar connoisseur. It is a sign of the times in many ways, and a truth that is reliant on the great direction the internet is taking now, the importance of credibility.

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