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Watch Boxes

Developed as a means of protecting watches after purchase, the watch box provides an air of luxury while also ensuring your watch’s longevity. Since the early days of the designer watch, elegant timepieces came housed in equally refined boxes typically lined with velvet or another soft, silky material. The notion behind the box was that it protected your timepiece while not on your person, but over time the box itself became a symbol of a watch brand’s status.

The lid of the box became a location to emblazon ones logo, and the presentation value of the watch on the interior, similar to the display of a ring in a ring box, had the potential to awe. Resulting were boxes that were beautiful themselves and served as a perfect compliment to the sophisticated watches they secluded.


Quick Facts

  • Though the first widespread mechanical clocks appeared during the 1300s, telling time dates much farther back into history. The sundial of ancient cultures, for example, was a rudimentary time-telling device
  • Watch boxes particularly come in handy for protecting and storing high-end luxury watches like the Patek Caliber 89, retailing just over $5 million
  • The word watch is originally derived from the Old English word “wæcce,” or “watchfulness.” The term for its study, or horology, is derived from the Greek word “horo,” which refers to “time”

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IWC (Präsentationskoffer) "IWC Vintage Collection Jubilee Edition 1868-2008"
Oct 29, 11:00 AM CEST
IWC (Präsentationskoffer) "IWC Vintage Collection Jubilee Edition 1868-2008"
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€2001 Bid
Quality wrist watch case
Nov 01, 11:30 PM EDT
Quality wrist watch case
by Baker's Antiques and Auctions
Est: $25- $35
$100 Bids
Victorian Floral Design Pocket Watch Display Cases
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Victorian Floral Design Pocket Watch Display Cases
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
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Uhrenkasten, Breguet, Holz
Oct 29, 11:00 AM CEST
Uhrenkasten, Breguet, Holz
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€50 Bids
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Caja de reloj de cartel sin maquinaria con frontal pintado.
Oct 26, 4:30 PM CEST
Caja de reloj de cartel sin maquinaria con frontal pintado.
by Arte Subastas Bilbao
Est: €0- €0
€800 Bids
A 19th Century Gold Inlaid Watch Box
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
A 19th Century Gold Inlaid Watch Box
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $225- $2,250
$2250 Bids
Lot of 2 Invicta Watch Boxes
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
Lot of 2 Invicta Watch Boxes
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
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„Deutsche Präzisions-Uhrenfabrik Glashütte (Sa.) e.G.m.b.H, Deutsche Präzisionsuhr „Original Glashütte“ original case
Oct 30, 1:00 PM CEST
„Deutsche Präzisions-Uhrenfabrik Glashütte (Sa.) e.G.m.b.H, Deutsche Präzisionsuhr „Original Glashütte“ original case
by Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter
Est: €0- €0
€5000 Bids
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Original case, Urania Deutsche Präcisions-Uhrenfabrik, München
Oct 30, 1:00 PM CEST
Original case, Urania Deutsche Präcisions-Uhrenfabrik, München
by Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter
Est: €0- €0
€6000 Bids
LOTTO DI 30 SCATOLE DI GIOIELLI E OROLOGI
Oct 28, 3:00 PM CEST
LOTTO DI 30 SCATOLE DI GIOIELLI E OROLOGI
by Wannenes Art Auctions
Est: €30- €50
€300 Bids
Empty Invicta Boxes
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
Empty Invicta Boxes
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
Empty Invicta Boxes
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
Empty Invicta Boxes
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $35- $350
$350 Bids
Empty Invicta Boxes
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
Empty Invicta Boxes
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $40- $400
$400 Bids
AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK BOX
Nov 07, 10:00 AM CET
AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK BOX
by Antiquorum Genève SA
Est: CHF1,000- CHF2,000
CHF1,0000 Bids
Acrylic Pocket Watch Display Case
Oct 26, 10:00 AM EDT
Acrylic Pocket Watch Display Case
by Weschler's
Est: $10- $20
$50 Bids
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9CT GOLD CASED LADIES WATCH IN BOX
Oct 28, 9:30 AM AEST
9CT GOLD CASED LADIES WATCH IN BOX
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD60- AUD120
AUD600 Bids
POCKETT LEATHER BOX FOR WATCHES.
Nov 09, 12:00 AM GMT
POCKETT LEATHER BOX FOR WATCHES.
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £60- £100
£400 Bids
VINTAGE GIFT BOX WATCH
Nov 05, 12:30 PM EDT
VINTAGE GIFT BOX WATCH
by Carroll's Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $90- $390
$200 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Watch Boxes


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Auktionshalle Cuxhaven

Auktionshalle Cuxhaven

Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter

Galerie + Auktionshaus Peter Klöter

Weschler's

Weschler's