Watch Box

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Project by John posted 10-23-2007 06:12 PM 1669 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a watch box I built for my brother who has a substantial collection. It will hold 6 watches in the top drawer, each around a small pillow, and 4-5 laid flat in the bottom drawer.

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#1 posted 10-23-2007 06:14 PM

Nice! You’ll find warm comments from the box junkies on this site. I really like the look of it.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 10-23-2007 07:04 PM

Makes me wish I had more than one watch!

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#3 posted 10-23-2007 08:03 PM

Oooohh, Tom is right! Kudos from this box junkie!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 10-23-2007 08:08 PM

That’s a great box! What woods did you use? Walnut and oak?

-- JP, Louisville, KY

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#5 posted 10-23-2007 08:47 PM

Nice craftsmanship!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 10-23-2007 09:47 PM

Very cool! I have a someone who wants me to build one of these but also wants the “watch winding” hardware installed. I need to get on the net and find a company that sells those rotating mechanisms that move the watched around. Thanks for sharing!

-- Branden - Sacramento, California -

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#7 posted 10-24-2007 02:08 AM

Nice! I like the dovetails, and the glass top. Watches are my only jewlery item, I could use one of these…Was this a plan, or your idea?


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#8 posted 10-24-2007 08:52 AM

Very nice watch case. Beautiful wood selection and craftsmanship.

Wonder where Don is? Anybody know – it’s unusual for him not to chime in on a beautiful box.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 10-24-2007 02:53 PM

Thanks for the kind words. I did not have a plan and yes it is walnut and oak.

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#10 posted 10-25-2007 12:58 AM

Hey, Bill, I’m here!

I’ve been studying boxes for some time and for me, this is a first. I can’t recall ever seeing a box made just for watches, though I can’t imagine why not – it’s a natural application.

John you are to be congratulated, a unique box, very nicely executed. I’m sure your bother must love this – I know I do, because I just love small wooden boxes.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#11 posted 10-25-2007 05:19 AM

Good to see you are still with us Don, I just hadn’t seen you post anything for a few days now and we’ve had some very lovely boxes posted recently – such as the great watch box John posted above.

Reed & Barton used to manufacture a couple of different watch boxes (although not as nice as John’s) and I’ve sold quite a few in the past. Unfortunately they have closed their “Box Making” factory in MA and are now having all of their jewelry and silverware boxes made in China. It’s a shame – 92 people out of work now.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 10-31-2007 03:35 PM

Really beautiful. You did a great job with blending grains. The drawers look terrific!

-- Mark, Florida,

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#13 posted 10-31-2007 09:42 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#14 posted 12-01-2007 06:42 AM

John -

Sweet! This just popped up on shuffle . . great chance to re-visit a wonderful project.



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