Every man needs a watch. No, every man needs a few watches. Watches are a rare opportunity for a man to wear something that gives his wardrobe some spice. They can express their personality with what they wear on their wrist. You can wear a sporty watch that screams I drive a Lamborghini or wear a classy, brown leather banded, square face watch that implies sophistication.
It has been said that a man should buy a watch every 6-12 months. I have not stuck to that schedule, but I do have 4 slots for future expansion of my watch collection. I have 4 watches that span from classy to sporty, metal bands to leather, thick faces to thin faces. Watches should be displayed, not stored. Prior to making this display case for my watch collection, I would hang them on a few pegs in my closet. This method did the job but I felt I wasn’t doing them justice.
The display box, wooden watch pillows, and little knob are made from cherry. The hinges are an antique brass finish. The joinery method was a modification of a traditional drawer lock joint. Instead of 90 degree angles I opted to use a dovetail bit. This was a simple, yet classy watch to joint the front/back to the sides.
I sanded the project to 320 grit and then applied 3 coats of rattle can polyurethane. I sanded with a cut off of a brown paper bag in between coats.