Holiday horology: 5 Christmas accessories to give any watch lover (or just buy for yourself)Zach Blass
The gift-giving season has arrived, with Christmas and other holidays just around the corner. Odds are if you’re reading this article (or any content on Time+Tide for that matter) that you, or someone you know, have a sweet spot for watch-related goodies. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait till the last minute or spend a great deal of time pondering what would make a great stocking stuffer this year, as we have assembled five great accessories that will definitely get the recipient’s heart ticking.
Each of the below items are available now for purchase in the Time+Tide Marketplace, click on the price to access the item in the shop!
Time+Tide Watches Orange Elegant Leather Watch Pouch
Watch cases, boxes and pouches are essential for those who want to safely store or carry watches on the go. Sure, there is real estate on the wrist, but if you’re heading to a meet-up or vacation with, say, a dress and sports watch, you’ll want to make sure the watch you are not wearing is in a safe place. The Orange Elegant Leather Watch Pouch is a simple yet sophisticated solution to easy-watch carry. The orange leather is of very high quality, and the leather component you don’t see above is a really nice touch that collectors will appreciate. There is also a separate leather insert within the pouch. What is the deal with the floating extra leather? It actually serves as a means to prevent your casebacks and bracelets/straps from rubbing against each over during your commute, alleviating any worry the components would leave any nasty scratches while inside. Orange is a signature colour for Time+Tide, and it will add a fun pop of colour to your horological repertoire and holidays. Price: $139 AUD
The Watch Stand – Black
The Watch Stand is an aesthetically pleasing solution to watch storage and display within your home. The Italian leather pillow affixed to the stand is soft and supple, but is carefully angled to keep the watch affixed to it through friction. This creates a quick, safe and accessible means of storing and retrieving your watch – the perfect nightstand solution to keep your daily wearer nearby. The Italian marble base exudes elegance and presents an opulent foundation for your luxury watch. Price: $315 AUD
Time+Tide Watches Stainless Steel Watch Tool with Vintage Leather Case
The Time+Tide Watches Stainless Steel Watch Tool with Vintage Leather Case is the perfect travel tool for any strap-swapping needs, both at home and on-the-go. The sturdy stainless steel will not falter, with quality components safe to use on your luxury timepieces. The compact nature of the tool makes it easy to carry in a pocket or bag, and the vintage leather pouch will ensure the tool stays clean. It’s also very stylish, a quality sheath for the handy spring bar tool and pin-pushing tool that resides inside the body of the tool. Screw off the top or bottom to reveal the tool beneath, then simply slip the forked or pinned end through the hole and screw the cap back down to secure the tool to the body. This results in a stable and slip-free experience when it comes time for safe strap swap. Price: $65 AUD
Time+Tide Watches NATO Watch Strap ‘BOND’
NATO straps are beloved for their durability and versatility. They come in a range of colours, allowing watch wearers worldwide to match or change the look of their timepiece. They are especially useful for those who own sportier watches on leather, and may later require a strap that caters more to heavy or water-related activities. While there are a plethora of options when it comes to NATO configurations, the Bond “Spectre” black and grey is a tried-and-true configuration that will pair perfectly with a wide spectrum of watches. The super-stealth spy vibes are timeless, and will never go out of style. Price: $25 AUD
Time+Tide Watches NOW – The Watch Buying Guide by Time+Tide – Issue 3
Trying to decide which watch you want to purchase with your holiday bonus? Or just want some horological hotness fresh off the presses? We have assembled a guide of 200+ watches, whether $130 or $1m AUD, for you to dig into. We focus on everything, from micro to major brands and elaborate on the things each timepiece has to offer. There are also in-depth articles you won’t find on the site, one of which is our feature: ‘Why Rolex is Out of Reach’ with legendary interviewees including Eric Ku, Bani McSpedden and Ron Madhvani, to the rise of Seiko modding on the wrists of heavy metal stars. Price: $20 AUD