Reader Response: DIY Pelican Watch Case


A couple months ago I posted a guide to making a watch storage case out of a Pelican 1470 laptop case.  For those of you not familiar, Pelican cases are ultra tough and come in a wide rage of sizes.  We received excellent feedback from several readers.  One in particular, Rizwan, wrote us to share his experience making not one but two Pelican watch cases, and he was kind enough to send along some pictures as well to post on the site.

We’re always really excited to hear from readers and learn more about their love of watches.  As you can see from the pictures, Rizwan is a fan of fashion watches, and his collection includes pieces from Burberry, Diesel, Emporio Armani, Movado, and Gucci.  Take a look at the photos below and you’ll also spot a G-Shock, Nooka, Orient Black Ray and two nice Cartiers.

With a pretty significant collection, Rizwan required a case that could hold a large number of pieces at once.   So while he used the same 1470 laptop case that I did, he ditched the two bays I included in my design for holding watch straps, and decided to instead include a third full row of watch bays.  Rizwan also put together a travel case with a capacity for three watches utilizing the Pelican 1060.

Emailing Rizwan, it was also great to hear that the watches in his collection not only look great, but many have a story behind them.  For example, he purchased his two Cartiers as gifts to himself after his marriage and after receiving his masters degree.  Its great when a watch has special value to someone.  As Rizwan put it, “one of my favorite watches is my Cartier Tank.  It was the watch I was wearing the day my son was born.  I’ll never forget that every time I see the watch.”

So thanks to Rizwan for sending in these photos and for sharing a bit about his collection.  For the rest of you worn&wound readers, feel free to shoot us an email about your watch collection and why you love watches.  We’re always happy to hear from you and maybe your collection will make it on the site.

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Zach is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Worn & Wound. Before diving headfirst into the world of watches, he spent his days as a product and graphic designer. Zach views watches as the perfect synergy of 2D and 3D design: the place where form, function, fashion and mechanical wonderment come together.
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