With travel becoming more accessible once again, and restrictions easing up, it’s time to start thinking about the best way to protect your watches whilst travelling. Travelling a valuable watch collection or even with a single pricey timepiece, requires the same level of care as you’d take travelling with children... some might say, anyway.
Establish the value of your collection... and get insured!
When travelling with any sort of timepiece it might be worth considering watch insurance. This will help protect your watches in the unfortunate event that they are lost, damaged or stolen whilst travelling. Take a look here for a comparison of companies who will insure your watches, jewellery and collectables.
Keep in mind of time zones
If you are travelling internationally you might want to keep in mind your time zones and a GMT or World Timers Watch might be a better bet. Check out the Gear Patrol's best travel watches if you’re looking to add a new watch to your collection, that’s ideal for travel.
Purchase a case lock
For added security purchasing a TSA lock can offer you peace of mind when traveling. Even if your case is with you at all times, locks often deter opportunistic theft. The TSA approved lock is essential when travelling by air, as customs will be able to unlock your case if inspection is required. If you use a standard padlock, they won’t hesitate to cut it off if they need to.
Protect your watches with a watch case
We’ve saved the best till last... To The Hour (that’s us!) offer Peli watch cases with protective foam inserts to help protect your watches. Not only do they come with the Peli Lifetime Guarantee, but they also range in size from protection for 1 watch all the way up to a large collection of 21 watches. Our watch cases are waterproof, crushproof and dustproof, so you can travel with piece of mind that your timepieces are fully protected.
Flying with your watches?
Each watch case has an automatic pressure release valve, meaning you don’t have to worry about any damage from air pressure whilst flying, as the interior pressure is maintained – this also prevents vacuum-lock after a flight.
Our Elements VI XL and Elements IV offer accessory pockets as well as the watch pillows, making them an ideal travel companion, and travel watch case. The Enigma I is the perfect option if you’re just taking one watch on the go with you and you need something to store it in your bag without fear of damage.
Shop our full range of Peli watch cases, to ensure you offer your watches full protection whilst travelling. Our team are always happy to help with any queries you might have. Feel free to drop us a message on our socials or submit an enquiry on the website!