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Best Gifts for Watch Lovers

Paul Altieri

We know you probably don’t want to start thinking of the holidays yet, but truth is, they’re just around the corner. This year, do yourself a favor and get ahead of the rush. Here, we’re helping you with some ideas for the watch lover in your life or your fellow collector. Maybe they’re an avid collector who seems to have it all, or maybe you don’t have the budget to buy them the watch on their wishlist but you’d still like to surprise them with something fitting. Either way, with these gifts, you can still impress them with something that they’ll love.

And if you do have a bit of a budget to spend for that special someone, be sure to keep your eye on the website for the annual Bob’s Black Friday sale in just a few weeks. You won’t want to miss it. In the meantime, check these out.

New Leather Strap

Even a collector’s favorite watch starts to feel a bit mundane after a lot of wear. Help them upgrade their look and feel like they have a whole new watch by treating them to a new strap. We’ve got an extensive collection of high-quality straps on the site – everything from a simple Italian leather strap with beige stitching to a sporty and fun green rubber strap. Changing the band can give a watch an entirely new feel that any collector will appreciate.

Gift Guide for Watch Lovers
Included in our Gift Guide for Watch Lovers is our tan leather strap.
  • Rolex Encyclopedia

    Seemingly every watch dealer or collector has one. So when the Rolex-aficionado in your life gets their very own Mondani’s three-part Rolex Encyclopedia — they’re going to feel like the real deal. This book is the most complete and updated guide on Rolex watches, featuring both vintage and modern models from 1905 until today. But the best part of this book is that is answers every burning question a Rolex-lover could have — from how many Daytona models there are to the hours it takes to make a Cerachrom bezel. Fair warning, though, this book is going to only make them want to collect more.

  • Gift Guide for Watch Lovers
    The Rolex Encyclopedia has three full volumes of about Rolex. Needless to say, it is rich in information. (Credit: Mondani)

    Watch Roll

    If the watch-lover in your life is also an avid traveler, the watch roll is kind of an ideal gift. With this, they can easily store and carry their favorite timepieces safely and securely while jet-setting, yachting or whatever adventure they’re on next. We’d love to get our hands on this buttery-smooth leather watch roll by Convoy. The Italian leather roll is triple-stitched so it’s nice and secure, holds up to four watches, and even has a compartment for extra bands and tools.

    Gift Guide for Watch Lovers
    A watch roll is a great item to have when you want to keep multiple watches with you on a trip.

    Automatic Winder

    This might just look like some kind of fancy, futuristic watch holder. But in fact, it’s a watch winder for automatic watches. Since automatics get their energy from the movement in the wearer’s wrist and turn it into energy that keeps the mainspring wound, when the watch sits in a drawer unused, it stops working. A winder, like this one from Versa, will keep the watch on-time by moving the watch ever-so-slightly. This is a great gift for someone who doesn’t have time to do this themselves. It’s also an excuse for them to get another automatic watch, too, since this one will stay safe and working — right?

    Gift Guide for Watch Lovers
    Another great gift is an automatic watch winder for people who don’t wear their watch as often, but want to keep it in tiptop running condition. (Credit: Versa)

    Loupe System Model 01 Lens

    Okay, this one is for the serious collectors, and it’s a gift they’re going to cherish. This lens will help them see inside their timepieces — getting up close and personal with all the complications they love. The watch-lover in your life can also use it while inspecting their next purchase or checking out other collections. This one by Loupe is so good and high tech, it might be better than the one the dealer uses. It features a carbon-fiber grip, five multi-coated optical glass elements for crystal-clear viewing and even a UV light element to illuminate everything.

    Gift Guide for Watch Lovers
    This gift is more for collectors and those who look at watches often. Credit (Loupe)

    Kross Studios TIE Advanced x1 Watch Winder

    The Kross Studios TIE Advanced x1 Watch Winder, priced at $2,500, is an ideal gift for someone who loves watches and Star Wars. This unique piece, themed after the TIE Advanced x1 starfighter piloted by Darth Vader in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” is crafted from solid black anodized aluminum. It’s not just a display item but also a functional watch winder with an integrated winding engine. The art piece is meticulously hand-finished and assembled in-house, measuring 20cm in length, 28cm in width, and 17cm in height, and weighs 4kg. It features an infrared sensor that detects the placement of a watch in the winder, adding a practical touch to its impressive design.

    Robotoy Watch Stand Collection

    The Robotoy Watch Stand Collection is a unique blend of toy art and functionality, created in limited quantities to protect your watch. Every robot in this collection is a handcrafted masterpiece by Mr. Choi, utilizing materials such as wire, copper, and acrylics. These stands are not just about safeguarding your timepiece; they also offer a customizable aspect. You can personalize your robot by adjusting its legs, arms, and hands, allowing you to infuse a bit of your style into the robot’s pose and appearance.

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