How should I store my travel watch?

Posted on Thu 16 June 2022 in Travel

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.

How do you travel with a watch?

You should never pack your watch in your checked bag. However, airport security may ask you to remove the watch for screening. For that reason, it's always a smart idea to have your case in your carry-on bag, even if you choose to wear your watch.

What is the case of a watch?

The case is the part of the watch that contains the movement and dial. This protects them from normal wear and tear as well as the elements. They come in several different shapes and materials. This is a knob on the outside of a watch case that sets the calendar and time.

How do you store watches when not wearing?

Face Up – Your watches are always best stored face side up. It doesn't matter how much soft material there is around the watch, the potential for damage is real if you lay them face down. This “face side up” applies regardless of whether you are storing them flat or wrapped around a watch holder.

Should you stop a quartz watch when not in use?

Prolonged stops on quartz movements can make it difficult to kickstart a watch as it ages. As a precaution, it's important to let the watch age without leaving it sitting for too long. Luxury quartz watches will sometimes have lubricant, like mechanicals.

Can I travel with expensive watches?

Can I fly with Rolex?

If you were flying into the States with your personal timepiece, it was mandatory that it be on your wrist. While these limitations are no longer in place, a great rule of thumb when going through customs is to wear your Rolex on your wrist at all times.

Are watches allowed on planes?

Most consumer personal electronic devices containing batteries are allowed in carry-on and checked baggage, including but not limited to cell phones, smart phones, data loggers, PDAs , electronic games, tablets, laptop computers, cameras, camcorders, watches, calculators, etc.

What are the different types of watch cases?

The most common case shapes include:

  • Round.
  • Rectangle.
  • Tank.
  • Square.
  • Oval.
  • Carre.
  • Carage.
  • Tonneau.
  • Which shape of watch is best?

    A square-faced watch often sits better on the wrist and comfortably aligns with the strap. It is designed to create more surface area which gives a watch maker more room for functional features. This design also looks pleasing to the eye. There are no much differences between the square and round-shaped watches.