The Best Gifts for Watch Lovers

Whilst you may not be able to buy your watch lover friend a new watch just yet, there are a number of super cool gifts that they will definitely get his or her heart ticking. Discover a ton of great gift ideas for watch lovers.

The Best Gifts for Watch Lovers

We have put together a list of some of the best gifts for watch lovers and watch collectors. Whether your watch-loving friend or family is more luxury or more hipster, we have some great gift ideas for you.

Kross Studio Watch Rolls – $ 280

The Kross Studio DC Comics watch rolls are a chic and secure solution for storing your timepieces while celebrating the legendary DC Comics universe. Made with genuine leather on the exterior and high-quality microfiber fabric inside, it’s designed to protect your watches with a touch of elegance. The watch roll features wooden panels on each side, making it incompressible, a metal plaque within the snap top for added security, and two legs for stability, combining both functionality and style.

Kross Studio DC Comics Flash Watch Roll

If DC Comics are not your thing, then there are also available are the monochromatic watch rolls, available in twelve colors, including neutrals like tan, grey, and black, classics such as navy blue, green, gold, and baby pink, and vibrant hues like royal blue, orange, red, yellow, and turquoise. The contrast-stitched genuine leather cases provide the ideal canvas for personalization, allowing you to add your name or initials. This means that you can truly make your watch roll your own, adding a unique and personal touch.

Watches & Pencils – From $55

Dutch illustrator Teun van Heerebeek combines his love of watches with his passion for art to produce watch-inspired art, to our great delight! He always starts his work by sketching with a pencil, hence the name Watches & Pencils. There are lots of different options, such as the “Rolex Explorer” and the “Panda Dial” seen below. Available in different paper sizes, each one is personally produced and signed by the artist. If you have a particular watch your watch-loving friend would like him to draw, or a crazy idea that could inspire him, you can even commission a piece!

Watch art, best gifts for watch lovers
Watch art, best gifts for watch lovers

MB&F M.A.D. Gallery – Something for Everyone

MB&F, which stands for Max Busser & Friends, is known for its incredible mechanical watches that defy everything you thought you knew about time. Back in 2011, they opened their first MB&F M.A.D. Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland, followed by Taipei in 2014, Dubai in 2016, and Hong Kong in 2018. Smaller galleries called MB&F Labs opened in Beverly Hills, Bangkok, and Singapore in 2022.

The concept is ground-breaking, with 50% watch boutique and 50% art gallery all dedicated to the world of mechanical and kinetic art. The galleries showcase MB&F’s Horological and Legacy Machines, as well as Co-creations such as table clocks made with L’Epée 1839 and music boxes made with Reuge – as well as carefully picked artworks by diverse artists from across the world. You are sure to find something for every lover of mechanical watches and every budget.

WOLF – The Rocket – $ 599

If you are looking for a high-end quality watch winder, then it’s difficult not to fall on WOLF during your Google search. Their patented technology enables WOLF watch winders to count the precise number of rotations when in use, whereas other watch winders just make an estimate. They are pre-programmed to turn 900 turns per day and have three settings: Clockwise, Counter-Clockwise, and Bi-directional.

The Wolf The Rocket is the smallest travel watch winder in the world. It is tiny enough to cradle in your palm, function flawlessly within any hotel safe, slip into your overnight hold-all, or pack for an extended vacation abroad. Simply said, The Rocket provides the ideal wind for your watch at any time and in any location.

LOUPE Systems – From $ 580

All of the loupes from Loupe Systems can be mounted on the iPhone or iPad of any watch lover, so they can take amazing macro photography or video of their watch. They come with two interchangeable black silicone rubber top elements. The first one gives a 40mm wide viewing field on the 6X Model 01 and 60mm on the 3X Model 02. The second one places the eye closer to the loupe allowing for a wider 50mmm viewing field on Model 01 and 70mm on Model 02.

Loupe System that fits to your phone
Loupe Systems

MijMoj Oak Watch Stand – £ 50

These beautifully handmade solid oak watch stands from MijMoj, are a fun addition to any watch lover’s bedside table or desk. They are perfectly designed to display and organize their precious watches with a choice of a stand for 3, 4, or 5 watches. For an extra £5, you can add a personalized text in the front with great options to choose from or simply choose your own. Adding an acrylic case cover to keep their watches safely away from any harmful elements is also an option.

MijMoj oak watch stand, best gifts for watch lovers
MijMoj Oak Watch Stand

Ticket to La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland

This is the absolute holy grail for any real watch nerd, a ticket to the sleepy Swiss mountain town on the border of France. This is where the behind-the-scenes watchmaking magic happens and is home to manufacturers such as Girard Perregaux, Breitling, and Cartier, to name but a few. La Chaux-de-Fonds has been dubbed the Silicon Valley of the watchmaking industry, and it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. A trip here, coupled with a few factory tours, is a gift that can’t go wrong.

La Chaux de Fonds ticket , best gifts for watch lovers
La Chaux-de-Fonds

Wolf Windsor 5 Piece Watch Box – $215

When you are looking for a gift for a watch lover, you are bound to find something that catches your eye on Wolf 1834. They make everything from watch rolls to watch safes. The Wolf Windsor 5-piece watch box comes in three different versions, all with top-grain leather exteriors in a choice of black or brown and ultra-smooth black, purple, or orange suede lining. It features chrome-finished hardware and a lockable glass cover.

Wolf Windsor 5 Piece Watch Box
Wolf Windsor 5 Piece Watch Box

Erika’s Originals Straps – from $80

Erika’s Originals straps come in all colors and sizes, making them a great gift to update any watch lover’s watch. Each of the patented MN Straps is made from in-house woven elastic nylon webbing that not only adjusts to your wrist but also regulates moisture, making it one of the most comfortable watch straps out there. Each strap can be personalized with your choice of stitching color, buckle style, and printing or laser engraving.

Erika's Originals Trident best gifts for watch lovers
Erika’s Originals Trident

Horological School of New York – $ 215

If the person you’re shopping for is interested in dabbling but hasn’t yet learned the watchmaking skills, the Horological Society of New York’s Virtual Horological Tutoring, accessible in small group sessions and one-on-one tutoring, could be a great present idea.

The Horological Society of New York has provided public classes taught by expert watchmakers since the 1950s. These award-winning workshops advance HSNY’s purpose by making horological knowledge accessible and fun for the public. In their first workshop Horology 101: Movement Mechanics, a watchmaker will teach you how a mechanical watch mechanism works and how to use watchmaking equipment properly. You will then disassemble and rebuild a mechanical watch movement. There is no prior experience necessary.

Horological School of New York, Horology 101: Movement Mechanics
Horological School of New York, Horology 101: Movement Mechanics

The Wristwatch Handbook by Ryan Schmidt – $ 58

The Wristwatch Handbook by Ryan Schmidt is the perfect gift for the watch lover who is starting his collection. A comprehensive guide to all mechanical movements with more than 450 illustrations from leading watch brands. Divided into two sections; the first gives the reader an understanding of what a mechanical movement is. The second section explains all of the different complications or functions that you can find in a mechanical watch.

The Wristwatch handbook, best gifts for watch lovers
The Wristwatch Handbook by Ryan Schmidt

Lorenzi Milano Roll on Watch Case With Watch Tools – $885

Lorenzi Milano combines craftsmanship and tradition, using only materials from natural sources. Everything they do is crafted by hand in their workshops in Italy. The Lorenzi Milano Roll-on watch case with instruments is made of soft lamb nappa leather, available in either brown or black. It allows you to safely wrap the watches in it. The watch tools are made of aluminum and stainless steel, guaranteeing the maintenance of any watch lover’s prized possessions at home or while traveling.Lorenzo Milano Watch roll with watch tools

EVY Designs Watch Movement Cufflinks – $60

Evy Designs’ unique personalized gunmetal vintage watch movement cufflinks feature highly detailed vintage watch movements, including ruby jewels and brass cogs. For an additional $20, you can even personalize each cufflink with your own message making this a great gift for the watch lover of your choice.

Evy Designs Watch movement cufflinks, best gifts for watch lovers
Evy Designs Gunmetal Vintage Cufflinks

Döttling “The Guardian” High-Security Traveling Case – $ 14’000

Ok, let’s be honest, if you can afford to buy the Döttling “The Guardian” high-security traveling case as a gift for your watch-loving friend, you can probably afford to buy them a watch. However, if they are the type of person who already has everything, this should tick the box. A double-walled high-security tube that is almost as hard as diamonds and is impossible to drill through. The material cannot be destroyed even using a sledgehammer. It is equipped with a GPS locator and a 3-digit high-security door lock. You can store up to 6 wristwatches with a little place left over for some extra cash.

Döttling “The Guardian” high security traveling case

Watchrats Socks – $25

WatchRats makes socks, and yes, you guessed it – with watches on them. Their latest addition is the Jumbo Genta socks which feature watches designed by the famous watchmaker Gerald Genta. Made from sumptuous cotton; this is a fun gift for any watch lover out there. They also make handkerchiefs, face masks, and phone cases.

Watchrats socks for watch lovers
WatchRats Jumbo Genta socks

Smythson Mara Travel Watch Roll – $475

This crocodile-embossed leather Smythson watch roll is the perfect way to keep your wristwatches safe while traveling. Made from Smythson’s signature premium calf leather, it features a suede lining and a removable padded roll. It can even be personalized with your gold-stamped initials.

Smythson Mara Travel Watch Roll
Smythson Mara Travel Watch Roll

The Magic of Watches – $44.99

The Magic of Watches by Louis Nardin is a smart introduction to fine watchmaking for watch lovers who are looking to further their watch knowledge. Louis Nardin explains how and why watches are so precious and fascinating. Why is a million-dollar watch sometimes more fragile than a 15-dollar one? How does a mechanical movement work? How does a quartz watch work? A unique publication that focuses on the basics so that the reader can better understand watches.The magic of watches, best gifts for watch lovers