Review: New Windup Shop Tool Watch Box - This Time In Green

Every time someone asks; which watch box should I buy for more than a handful of watches? My immediate response is the Worn & Wound Windup Shop Tool Watch Box

Major item out of the way; Yes, this box costs $300 before discount codes. Yes, one can buy cheap boxes that do the same job, hold watches. But much like watches, the devil is in the details, and in the case of most watch boxes, you get what you pay for. I am also a believer that one's watch box should be as equally cool and nice as the watches it holds. I use a different/larger watch box for some of my nicer pieces, but these are great for compactly storing and displaying up to 12 watches.

I've had a few inexpensive watches sitting homeless as of late and I have a couple of new pieces coming by the end of the year. Throw in the fact the Tool Watch Box is constantly sold out, so when W&W recently launched a green one, plus the fact that I had a coupon code, I knew it was time. I placed the order on a Sunday and it was at my house by Wednesday. 

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Like the other boxes, this is a beast weight-wise, coming in at over 9 pounds, almost twice the weight of a comparable Wolf box. Constructed of heavy-duty steel, with strong metal latches and handles, there is nothing about this box that feels cheap. The handles make transporting watches easy, which for me is essential as they are easy to pick up and store in a safe when I leave town.

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The pillows are nicely done in tweed and stay firmly in place in the fairly deep mahogany dividers. I do not know if I would carry it fully upside down, but overall it is a very snug fit.  I have a 6.5" (16.5 cm) wrist and I would guess even up to 7"+, they would still be snug.

Downsides?

  • Well, not everyone wants to spend $300 on a watch box. I personally find it funny when I see tens of thousands of dollars in watches sitting in a $50 case.  To each their own in that regard.
  • My biggest pet peeve: the box is not lined. I would prefer my watches with high polish clasps and bracelets to not be sitting or shifting on wood (TWSS). Easy fix, find a piece of matching grey felt (or fabric of your choice) and cut to size. I have an old desk pad that I have been using to line at least three boxes so far. 
  • If you have larger watches look elsewhere. Will only hold up to 48MM, including the crown. 
  • The toolbox/ammo box style is not for everyone.

Overall, I have experimented (then given away) with all kinds of boxes for storing as well as displaying watches and can safely say this does both very well and better than most boxes you will find. Hit me up with any questions. 

Note: I have no affiliation with W&W, but like many of us, visit the site and enjoy the podcast. 

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It looks gorgeous, not gonna lie!

My brother made me a wood box, beautiful thing, but it isn't lined either, which is a major problem, I bought a pack of microfibers to clean glasses and wrap them around the cushions, that helps, it's not elegant but gets the job done.

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VictorAdameArt

It looks gorgeous, not gonna lie!

My brother made me a wood box, beautiful thing, but it isn't lined either, which is a major problem, I bought a pack of microfibers to clean glasses and wrap them around the cushions, that helps, it's not elegant but gets the job done.

The sides not being lined are no issue since the watches do not come in contact, but they absolutely do touch the bottom. Again, nothing a cheap piece of felt won’t fix.

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I have the red tool box, and I have the same pet peeve. WHY IS IT NOT LINED?? It’s unfortunate that my watches do touch the sides and every now and then leather straps gets a scuff here and there, its a beautiful box with a major flaw.

I understand that it can be fixed by putting in microfiber clothes/felt but for $300 I am expecting details like this to be thought of and fixed.

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Cometman

I have the red tool box, and I have the same pet peeve. WHY IS IT NOT LINED?? It’s unfortunate that my watches do touch the sides and every now and then leather straps gets a scuff here and there, its a beautiful box with a major flaw.

I understand that it can be fixed by putting in microfiber clothes/felt but for $300 I am expecting details like this to be thought of and fixed.

Had others for a while and one box with almost all leather straps and luckily no issues. That said, I agree, for the money, the bottom should certainly be lined.

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$300?!?! you can buy like 65 pagani designs with that kind of money