5 Fabulous Christmas Gift Ideas for Watch Enthusiasts
Full disclosure: watch people are so picky. They’d rather get nothing than something obscure. They won’t lie to you and will be honest straight to your face. So while you can give up and get a fail-safe gift like a box of chocolates or a gift card, take that risk and get them something to fuel their passion.
Take the leap and we at Gracious Watch will join you every step of the way. In fact, here are some ideas to get that started!
This classic book has enlightened and tantalized watch lovers for a decade. Packed with breathtaking photographs, this book profiles 50 of the most renowned watch brands in the world, from Patek Philippe to Swatch. Readers learn fascinating details about both vintage and contemporary men’s watches, as well as gain deeper insight into the creation, mechanics, and maintenance of high-quality watches. A must-have for any serious watch lover, the book is certain to infuse your enthusiast with renewed passion for their prized possessions.
Elegant 12 Piece Cherry Wood Rosewood Watch Box Display Case Collection Jewelry Box Storage Glass Top
Nothing gives watch aficionados more pleasure than admiring the beauty of their timepieces. With this elegant glass-lidded watch case, they can store and marvel at their entire collection at once. The polished cherry wood box comes with 12 large padded compartments, a durable lock and tasseled key. The glass lid allows for solar-powered watch charging, and removable cushions permit storage of other small jewelry items.
Part of the joy of owning a well-made timepiece is being able to closely examine the intricate details and innovative design that makes their watch like no other. This handheld triplet loupe magnifier allows your watch enthusiast to do just that. The 10x power magnification provides for a close-up view while the large triple compound lenses ensure a clear, sharp image. This loupe offers excellent quality at a reasonable price and is perfect for admiring subtle features, detecting broken or malfunctioning parts, or even just changing a watch battery.
If your special someone has a fondness for automatic watches, this elegant watch winder might be the ideal Christmas gift. The high-quality winder is powered by a Japanese Mabuchi motor and has individual settings and programs that allow for different types of winding: clockwise, counterclockwise and bi-directional. Unlike many other watch winders, the Versa Nero always comes to rest at the 12:00 mark, so that the watch is nicely presented. With its striking retro look and glossy black exterior, this winder is bound to bring almost as much pleasure as the watch itself.
Many great books on watches exist but few offer as much flair and fun as “Marie Antoinette’s Watch.” This exciting non-fiction book tells a number of interlinking stories that center on Marie Antoinette’s extraordinary pocket watch, Breguet No. 160. Designed by watchmaking legend Abraham-Louis Breguet, the astonishingly intricate timepiece fascinated watchmakers and watch collectors alike as it slipped in and out of the hands of different owners throughout the centuries. When it was stolen from a museum in 1983, it was believed forever lost but then something odd happened…. Biggs unwinds the mystery of this infamous watch, offering an thrilling tale that skillfully weaves together the history of horology, a queen’s secret love, and the intrigues of a 20th-century international art thief. Riveting.