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Everything You Need To Know About Travelling with Expensive Watches

Everything You Need To Know About Travelling with Expensive Watches

Travelling with expensive luxury watches can be daunting and potentially risky without the necessary knowledge, which is why we’re here to help.  

4 Things to consider when travelling with expensive watches are:

  1. Be vigilant of theft 
  2. Get watch insurance
  3. Choose your travel watch wisely
  4. Use a quality watch case

1. Be Vigilant of Theft

Theft can happen anywhere, and that includes holidays or business trips abroad. So while on your travels, there are a few things you can do to keep your much-loved timepieces extra safe. For example, all unworn watches should be kept in your hotel room safe for peace of mind knowing your watches are secure. 

You should also be super vigilant when out and about exploring as unfortunately, luxury watches are prime targets for thieves. Be aware of your surroundings and keep a close eye on your watch at all times. If you find yourself in a crowded area or are otherwise concerned about theft, you may want to hold your hand over your watch to protect it. You may even consider securing your watch to your wrist using a safety chain or a locking watch band. This will make it more challenging  for someone to snatch your watch and run.

2. Get Watch Insurance

Any luxury watch enthusiast should consider watch insurance, especially when going abroad to help protect your watch in the event that it is lost, stolen, or damaged while away from home. Without this insurance, you will have to pay for any repairs or replacements out of pocket, which can be costly, especially if you are dealing with an expensive watch. 

3. Choose Your Travel Watch Wisely 

If you’re the type of person with an extensive collection of luxury watches, it’s probably not the wisest idea to bring them all along with you. Instead, consider the type of trip you’re going on and make an informed decision on which watches to take with you. 

For example, to prepare for any situation, you may want to take a ‘beater’ if you’ll be going on adventures/exploring and a ‘dress watch’ for impressing in the night. Discover 5 of the best beater watches here. 

Think in advance so you aren’t left wearing the wrong type of watch for the wrong situation. Do you need a watch that can deal with the heat or water? What else are you going to be wearing to that business event? Plan ahead so you’ll never be caught unprepared.

TAG HEUER Formula 1 Quartz Watch 

The TAG HEUER Formula 1 is a fantastic timepiece for the everyday, inspired by the excitement of the high-octane world of Formula 1.

This cool and casual model sports a stainless steel construction and stark black dial, and is supercharged with racetrack-ready features, including a 60-minute unidirectional turning bezel for measuring elapsed time and a double safety bracelet clasp with driver’s extension for fitting over a racing suit. Also boasting a water resistance of 200m coupled with its Swiss quartz movement, the Formula 1 is a great grab and go watch for on your travels. 

Omega Vintage Seamaster 18k Gold 36mm Automatic Watch

Wrought from 18K solid gold, the Omega Vintage Seamaster is the perfect dress watch for the evening, looking both elegant and timeless. This watch originates from the turn of the millennium, displaying all the key features that Omega is known and much-loved for. 

4. Use a Quality Watch Case

Keeping your watch in a secure watch case while travelling is essential for a number of reasons. 

Firstly, a watch case can help protect your watch from damage while you are travelling. Whether you are packing your watch in your luggage or carrying it with you, a case can help cushion it and prevent it from getting scratched or bumped.

If you are travelling with several watches, a large watch case can help you keep them organised and easy to find. This is especially useful if you are in a hurry and don't want to spend time digging through your luggage to find the right watch.

Lastly, an elegant watch case can make a good impression if you are travelling for business and need to present your watch to clients or colleagues. A well-made, stylish case can add to the overall appearance of your watch and make it look more professional.

Best Travel Case for Watches 

There are a wide variety of quality travel cases out there that won’t break the bank. To help you choose, we have handpicked a selection of our most popular (and affordable) options:

The best travel case for watches include:

  1. Beco Technic Leatherette Watch Box
  2. Cased In Time Round 360° Single Watch Protective Case
  3. JPM Single Watch Vintage Suede Travel Pouch
  4. JPM Luxe Premium Deer Leather Watch Pouch

1.BECO TECHNIC Leatherette Watch Box

This sturdy Beco Technic Watch Box is a hard single-watch case made of imitation leather with a black zipper. The inside is foam-lined and equipped with a removable watch holder - perfect for keeping your pride and joy safe and secure during your travels! 

For under £20, this is superb value for money and ideal if on a budget. 

2. CASED IN TIME Round 360° Single Watch Protective Case

Another quality option for under £20 is the Cased In Time 360 case. Featuring a bold yet highly functional design, the ring-like shape of these fun and compact watch cases offer up true 360° protection for your luxury timepiece on the inside, while also being highly ergonomic and easy to grip on the outside.

The interior consists of a carefully-positioned protective foam and soft EVA polymer lining, fastened shut with a secure and reliable zipper. A stylish and reliable choice whether at home or out-and-about, this truly is the complete package for portable watch storage while travelling. 

3. JPM Single Watch Vintage Suede Travel Pouch

Crafted with the same passion Jean Paul Menicucci pours into his much-loved watch straps, these handy single suede watch pouches are perfect for protecting your watch when travelling, with a luxurious suede finish that looks and feels fantastic.

All pouches come with a steel stud which secures the fastening of the pouch and a cut of leather to slide between the caseback and bracelet on your watch to prevent scratches.

4. JPM Luxe Premium Deer Leather Watch Pouch 

Made from genuine deer leather, the new JPM Luxe watch Travel Pouches exemplify the Jean Paul Menicucci ideal of peerless craftsmanship and superb quality.

Equipped with a steel closure stud and lined with soft, luxurious suede, this is a safe and secure means of storing and transporting your favourite luxury watch.


View our complete collection of high quality watch cases here. 

It’s worth noting that if you’re only travelling with one watch and want to keep it close to hand, you can simply wear it around your wrist. Just be sure to take it off when going through airport security. 

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Written by Kate, for Watch Obsession.