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Are You Storing Your Watches Properly? Use These Watch Cases for Traveling and Safekeeping

Your watches are precious, so buy a protective watch case when you’re traveling with them or putting them away for the night

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If you’re traveling with watches you’re not going to keep on your wrist the entire time, you’ll need a decent watch case to take with you. A dedicated watch case offers a padded and secure place to store your watches, and come in handy for safekeeping — especially if your timepieces tend toward the higher end.

What Are the Best Watch Cases?

The best watch cases let you store, display, or travel with your watches while keeping them neatly organized and safe from accidental dings and drops. You don’t have to go overboard with your watch case, but you should make sure your watch fits securely without jostling around, which can cause damage and scratches, and make sure the outer shell is sturdy enough to withstand a few bumps. Here’s what else to keep in mind when shopping for the best watch cases.

Size and Shape: First thing to consider is size. Not all watches are the same size of course, though many carriers claim to accommodate all size watches. When you’re looking or a snug fit, check the product details for what size watches it recommends, as well as extra details like additional inserts or cushions to further pad your piece. We also like a deep indent, which also helps keep the watch securely in place.

Shell: Many of our picks have hard outer cases, which protect the watch from outside bruises. However, enough padding on the top will also offer plenty of protection.

Number of Watches: Different carriers can accommodate a different number of watches. If you have multiple timepieces, look for a wide, roller style. Just make sure the case includes barriers between each watch to keep them from bumping into one another along the way.

Material: Egg crate, velour, nylon, microfiber — all are acceptable materials to cushion your watch. Just make sure the cushions are thick and sturdy enough to maintain their shape even after many uses.

1. Shock Case Single Watch Box With Zipper

Since watches come in a wide variety of sizes, most cases are not one-size-fits-all (even if they claim to be). This is why we love that this case comes with additional inserts and padding to secure watches in many sizes. We also love the deep concave indent in the middle, which keeps your watch more securely in place. A zipper closure helps to keep the case closed.

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2. WATCHPOD Travel Watch Case

We’re especially impressed with this travel case’s crush-proof hard shell, which is durable enough to keep your watches safe while traveling, whether you’re checking your bag or carrying on, while remaining lightweight and convenient. Users also note that this case is probably most useful for larger watches, as you may need some additional padding for smaller or more delicate pieces.

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Buy: WATCHPOD Travel Watch Case at $14.98

3. CASE ELEGANCE Vegan Leather Travel Watch Case Roll

If you’re traveling with more than one watch at a time and you want to keep them all protected, it’s important that the case includes sufficient dividers to keep your timepieces from smacking into one another. We’re impressed with the quality construction of this case in particular, with its soft pillows that still keep their shape, and a tight clasp that keep watches large and small secure.

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Buy: CASE ELEGANCE Vegan Leather Travel… at $29.99

4. Invicta Yellow Watch Collector Box

Vibe-wise, this watch protector case definitely stands out, but is still a reliable and durable protective carrier for both traveling and display. Instead of cushions, the case’s bright yellow plastic exterior houses a foam egg crate to cushion and protect your collectable watch.



Buy: Invicta Yellow Watch Collector Box at $12.49

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