The Accessories

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Mahogany and Leather

Heirloom watches should be displayed proudly, stored securely, and carried safely so that they last for future generations. We offer custom wooden cabinets for presentation and storage, shelf stands for display, and leather straps to help keep you from dropping your favorite pieces.


We also offer refurbishing services for watchmaking tools like staking sets, watch documentation, collection photography, and appraisals.

Cabinets and Display Cases

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Custom Pieces Made To Order

Show off your best watches in a custom-made display case in just about any design that you can imagine.

It could be a commemorative presentation box, a storage chest with trays, a mirrored wall display case, a cabinet for parts or glass crystals, a desktop piece with domes, or a portable watchmaker's bench - all with your choice of domestic hardwoods, finishes, hardware styles and even lighting. 


Write us with your idea, and for pricing and lead times. 

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The Finishes

The choice is entirely yours how you want it to look. Your piece can be finished with aniline dyes, lacquer, pigment stains, Danish oils, straight poly, or even left unfinished for you to complete in your leisure time.

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The Lighting

Accent lighting is a must for any wall or desktop piece to show off your best pieces to perfection. It can be incandescent, low-voltage, or LED, controllable with a remote or line switch, or even through a phone app.

Watch Domes

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Showcase your best watches under glass with a custom display dome!

Wood Species

We offer most domestic species of local hardwood - including red or white oak, maple, hickory, red elm, beech, cherry, and black walnut - in your choice of stains and finishes.

Different Sizes

The glass domes come in a range of sizes, with diameters measuring between 3 to 5 inches and heights of 4 up to 8 inches tall. The solid brass shepherd's hooks are bent using a special jig, allowing for different heights when using more than one hook.


Domes starting at $25.  Write us with your specifics, and for pricing and lead times.

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Shelf Displays

Acrylic Watch Stands (6)

$22.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Display your best pocket watches on these sturdy stands!

Each one can hold an 18-size open-face or hunting watch.


Quantity of 6. 


Shipped FREE anywhere in America.

Leather Accessories

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Custom Braided Straps

Prevent tragedies with these supple straps, hand-made from top-grain leather in your choice of lengths and colors.  Keep one on each of your carry pieces and never drop a watch again.


Write us with your custom order today.  Quantity discounts available. 

Shipped FREE anywhere in America!

Trim Ferrules

Single Color - $25

Single Color - $25

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All braided leather straps come with your choice of nickel-silver or brass ferrules.  Black usually looks best with nickel, while the warmer brass complements the brown shades of leather.  

Single Color - $25

Single Color - $25

Single Color - $25

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This is a strong 4-strand braid using your choice of hides in lengths from 9 to 15 inches.  It comes with an upper loop for your belt and a thinner lower loop that attaches to the bow of your watch.

Twin Color - $38

Twin Color - $38

Twin Color - $38

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We offer two-tone straps with either hide as the accent stripe, so pick your colors.  A length of roughly 12 inches is recommended, since anything longer will tend to snag on doorknobs and desk corners.

Split Rings - $8

Twin Color - $38

Twin Color - $38

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1-inch split rings with a matching eyelet are available instead of an upper belt loop.  Again, brass looks best with brown leather and gold watch cases, while black and nickel go together on silver cases. 

Bow Protectors

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Soft Leather

These are perfect for those who prefer chains because they prevent metal-on-metal contact, which is what grinds bows thin prematurely. Take your pick of leathers and eyelet choices of brass or nickel-silver, and keep one on every chain. They measure a half-inch by two inches.


$5 each.  Quantity discounts apply.

Documentation

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Providing Provenance

Intact variants of rare or exceptional watches are usually worth more at auction, so it's helpful to have visual proof of matching serial numbers. We can document all of the marked or engraved parts of your watch through the camera lens and send you large jpeg files for safekeeping.


Documenting starting at $35

Appraisals

What Your Piece Is Worth

Appraisals are opinions, nothing more. A signed appraisal from an "expert" is slightly ridiculous, as though it somehow guarantees that price, since your item is only worth whatever the highest bidder is willing to pay. We'll give you a conservative price range of what your piece would likely bring at auction based on past examples, taking into account the variant, its rarity and condition, and the production totals. The fact that it's old doesn't necessarily mean that it's the Holy Grail. Send us clear photos and we'll speak over the phone, not through some silly pop-up chat box.


Staking Set Refurbishing

Like New Again

 Other than your screwdrivers, there is no more valuable tool to a watchmaker than a quality staking set. Your worn K&D can be made new again by stripping and refinishing the case with the hinges and latch polished out. The anvil plate can be refaced and the stakes and stumps cleaned of rust, with the tips trued up and demagnetized. Missing pieces may also be available.


Pricing varies by set

Photography

Backing Up Your Pieces

We offer studio-quality photography for one piece or an entire collection. Photo files on memory sticks are valuable for a variety of reasons, like insurance purposes, resale or trade, keeping track of a large watch collection, or just for simple viewing enjoyment.


Photography starting at $35

Powder Coating

Perfect For Lost Chrome

Powder coating is an excellent substitute for lost chrome finishes on a variety of tooling, like staking anvils, lathe beds, and drive motors. The item is stripped in the bead blasting cabinet, which is far less abrasive than sand blasting, and then painted in pebble-texture matte black.


Pricing varies by item

Payment and Shipping

Forms of Payment

Shipping and Insurance

Shipping and Insurance

We accept Paypal, both personal and cashier's checks, money orders, and cash in US funds only. A deposit may be necessary.


For custom work please click the Pay Now button below to use Paypal.  

Shipping and Insurance

Shipping and Insurance

Shipping and Insurance

We use the US Postal Service for all the leather accessories and small display items, UPS for the medium-size pieces like parts cabinets, and a shipper for the really big pieces like a full-size watchmaker's bench. Unique hand-made items like these are generally not insurable.

Accessory Invoices