Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A TALE OF WATCH BOXES

They come in all specifications, dimensions, colours, shapes and sizes. One thing for sure is these boxes do serve a purpose, i.e. to store safely the collections of watches for any situation. One is spoilt for choice due to the sheer elegant of the well crafted boxes being retailed at apparently reasonable prices.  

I have always adopted a very simplistic approach in the early days of collection history. Any empty box would sufficed the need to store away safely watches purchased. Simple old shoe boxes, old kain pelikat boxes or even any old box would be no big deal as they come quite handy.

I witnessed a few fellow collectors also share such a simplistic approach when I visited them to collect watches ordered, purchased and fully paid for. It was common to see watches purchased appearing from old shoe boxes. I thought it was pretty cool and neat though. No hassle...

I guess big time collectors with expensive collections would resort to expensive boxes to match their priceless collections.

No matter how the watches are kept and where there are stored is irrelevant so long as they are safe, secured and easily retrieved and we, collectors are pretty happy.

One problem though cropped up when the collections get bloated and memory started to stutter. Reconciling inventory of watches with the actual whereabouts can be a daunting task. More so, when old shoe boxes sometimes turn up empty. That's when the boiling point suddenly hit the roof and someone conveniently becomes the target.

So, recently before Ramadhan I consulted a friend, a watch dealer who partly owns a watch outlet at a major shopping complex in Ipoh and told him of my storage predicament.

He provided me with a very sound and convincing solution. ORGANISE!  Use the right boxes with proper labellings.

I ended up emptying my pockets picking a few of those boxes and he ended up clearing a few counters with a broad grin.

1.0   TRAVELLING LEATHER BOX OF TWO WATCHES

2.0   TRAVELLING LEATHER BOX OF FOUR WATCHES

3.0   LEATHER BOX OF FIVE WATCHES

4.0   LEATHER BOX OF TEN WATCHES

5.0   WALNUT WOODEN BOX OF TEN WATCHES

6.0   MAPLE WOODEN RAVEL BOX OF TWELVE WATCHES

And ...that’s the story of the day.

 

4 comments:

Irhomdeys Vintage Watches said...

Salam Dato', idea yang bagus utk kita share cara nak simpan jam-jam terutama membuat invetori. Saya pun beli gak kotak-kotak macam tu, dah masih lagi pakai juga kotak-kotak kasut. Masalahnya saya bila keluarkan jam dan masuk balik tak ikut inventori, tak disiplin tu masalah besor saya. Kotak-kotak jam ni dulu saya beli dari Letetrman Mail Order, phampletnye selalu diselitkan dalam bil credit card Maybank, tak tau le ade lagi ke deme jual kotak-kotak tu..

Limau tambun said...

Tuan Syed,

Ni kotak-kotak daripada Wolf Designs kecuali kotak-kotak kayu.
Kawan sayalah si Raj, yang niaga jam kat shopping kompleks yang convince saya suruh beli dan susun jam-jam dalam kotak ikut jenama siap dengan katalog spesifikasi.

Rasanya dia yang kene buat kot sebab pandai-pandai suruh kita beli kotak yang dijual di kedai dia. Hehehe...

duniajam said...

Salam Dato',

berapa harga kotak2 tu? Nampak cukup berkualiti. Mesti mahal ni

Limau tambun said...

Salam Sdr Asmar,

Tak mahal pun. Boleh check kat sini http://www.wolfdesigns.com/ . Kat Ipoh ada stock.

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