Like many ideas, it was born out of a need for something that didn’t exist. A frustrated consumer found a way to make it, filling the void, and drawing the attention of many friends who also wanted one Watch travel case.
Matthew Catellier, Watch Od’s founder and designer, stated that in 2015 “when I purchased my first mechanical watch, Rolex Air-King,” “I couldn’t find any watch travel case that provided maximum security.” The traditional watch travel cases have a roll (or pillow) in the middle which acts as a barrier. This separates the bracelet or strap from the back and keeps the watch inside the case.
He said, “But it can move around inside.” These micromovements can cause scratches to the watch.
He patented the solution that Mr. Catellier devised. He said, “I designed a hard bag that looks like a doughnut and has a foam-covered support in its center.” The zipper is fastening. It closes like an clam. The watch is locked in place by the one-inch cushion at the top and the one at the bottom.
Watch Travel Case for a Single Timepiece
In 2017, a Watch travel case for a single timepiece was released. It has since been followed by models with two and three watches. Mr. Catellier stated that the cases are made of a ballistic 1680-denier nylon exterior. This material was chosen for its durability as well as water-repellent properties. The case is crush-proof because it has a hard shell design. It can easily be packed into a backpack/suitcase for travel.
They fill what Mr. Catellier saw as another void. “They’re affordable,” they say, with prices ranging from $14.98 up to $21.98. These cases can be purchased on Amazon. They also went on sale late last year on a new site that was integrated with Mr. Catellier’s blog. This has already increased sales to over 40,000. The multi-watch styles are only available in black, while the one-watch is now available in brown.
What are the opinions of watch professionals? Elizabeth Doerr (editor in chief, co-founder of watch site) wrote in an email that “it looks like a clever solution to traveling with a watch on the bracelet (instead of having a strap).” The problem with carrying bracelet watches on a trip in a traditional travel case is that they rub on the case back and/or on the bracelet, which can scratch the metal. The case solves this problem by inserting a cushion in the middle and padding the rest.
Jack Seemer, Gear Patrol’s deputy editor, stated that traditional travel holders had many benefits, whether they were hard or soft. Watch rolls are a bit old-fashioned, and made of soft materials like leather or canvas. He said that they do a great job. A soft case takes up less space and can be stored in a jacket pocket.
He said that the alternative, a hard Watch travel box Box, took up more space. A hard case is a good option if your watch is expensive or has a metal bracelet.
Breitling announced the addition of a soft travel bag to its modular, sustainable and collapsible packaging. This will be available in the first quarter of this year.