Engraving Watches

Bought this my Explorer in March in preparation for wedding. Always knew this would be my wedding watch with plans to engrave the case back to commemorate the day. Gave it to my AD to be engraved a week ago and just picked it up yesterday. Could not be more happy with how everything turned out and the engraving is stunning.

How do you feel about engraving watches? Would you ever consider it?

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I think if it gives your watch more meaning sure, but I鈥檇 probably shy away from it.

Good for you. It will mean that much more as the years go by and will likely become your most worn watch. Highly recommend you source a second caseback for the potential day when it gets passed down thru legacy or sold. I have a 37 year old GMT II engraved and getting a caseback now is next to impossible and if one shows up used, they are $2K or more... Do it now and thank me in 40 years.

Everyone can do what they want to with their own watches, but should be aware of the results of those actions

Engraving will reduce resale value unless you get a spare caseback.

If you don't care about resale value, do it. If you do care, don't

varkdriver

Good for you. It will mean that much more as the years go by and will likely become your most worn watch. Highly recommend you source a second caseback for the potential day when it gets passed down thru legacy or sold. I have a 37 year old GMT II engraved and getting a caseback now is next to impossible and if one shows up used, they are $2K or more... Do it now and thank me in 40 years.

I can't imagine this watch will ever be sold and when it is passed down, if it was me I would want the engraving on it.

I got matching watches for my girlfriend and myself for our 3 year anniversary and I had them engraved as well.

The engraving makes it so much more special to me. I feel like I am taking her with me, whenever I am wearing that watch.

My JLC. Adds a personal touch.

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terracetigers

My JLC. Adds a personal touch.

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Love the engraving on the reverso.

Mumrahmus

I got matching watches for my girlfriend and myself for our 3 year anniversary and I had them engraved as well.

The engraving makes it so much more special to me. I feel like I am taking her with me, whenever I am wearing that watch.

That鈥檚 a beautiful joint gift and a lovely way to connect with not just her but the watch too. I see stories like this giving watches character and life. Thanks for sharing馃檹馃徎

varkdriver

Good for you. It will mean that much more as the years go by and will likely become your most worn watch. Highly recommend you source a second caseback for the potential day when it gets passed down thru legacy or sold. I have a 37 year old GMT II engraved and getting a caseback now is next to impossible and if one shows up used, they are $2K or more... Do it now and thank me in 40 years.

Thanks for the wisdom. I鈥檝e been considering picking up a case back for it at some point before they discontinue this model just to have. I doubt that will be anytime soon so I鈥檓 not overly concerned about it. Plus this watch has a permanent home in my collection so it won鈥檛 be going anywhere as long as I鈥檓 still alive and kicking.

JeremyG

Love the engraving on the reverso.

Thanks