The Watchmaker’s Case

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SKU: 01-39-0046
$339.00
$339.00

Color

Lining Natura Pigskin

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Ratings & Reviews

4 reviews

5   (4)
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Beautiful work of art

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I wouldn't categorize most leather goods as works of art, but this one definitely is. It is designed and constructed with such attention to detail down to the perfectly shaped removable tray dividers made of old bull leather. You can't see this in any of the photos online, but there are tiny rectangular ledges on each side for the tray to sit on. Those too appear to be made from thick vegetable tanned old bull leather. The handle attachment pieces appear to be hand-stitched to the top of the box with thick waxed linen thread as I can see areas of wax residue from the waxed stitching. My favorite design elements of the case are the stitched and riveted leather corners and the pad eye closure on the front. When you open it, it feels like you're opening a sealed container. I will say that when you remove the case from the plastic bag, you can smell the glue that is still off-gassing. But this dissipates quickly and you're left with the wonderful smell of leather.

 

Well Worth the Price

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This case truly justifies the slogan, 'They'll fight over it when you're dead'. It's a beautifully crafted, solid piece of work. I bought it for use as a jewellery box; only the really good stuff is going in here. I bought it in tobacco brown and the colour was as nice as that in the picture. And as a really nice touch, a leather key fob was inlcuded in the case! I'm seriously considering buying another one in another colour, and one as a gift.

 

Chestnut Watchmaker's Case

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Truly an heirloom quality item. I bought this as a watch/jewelry box and it has enough storage an separate spaces for rings, watches, bracelets and necklaces. I love the pad eye closure and copper rivets. And it looks great on my nightstand as home decor as well. This is such a unique item that you don't run across very often. I'd still prefer it to be veg tanned though!

 

An item I didn't know I wanted until Saddleback made it

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This is a fabulous box - the type of item that serves both as a centerpiece, but something that's also practical. My problem now is deciding which of my things are worthy of being inside it.







The leather pocket and covering within the box is rather thin and I'm slightly worried about tearing them, but I have a feeling they'll hold. One really nice feature is that you can fold the inside cover to secure the internal tray, or you can flip it around to keep everything accessible.







Part of me feels that this is a box meant to be carried around and actively used, like a took box (or, um, watchmakers kit!), but realistically I think most folks will keep it in the same spot on the shelf.

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Story

A hard leather case to keep the things worth keeping. It took a few tries to get this case just right. I really like the design of the internal pigskin divider on this one. It’s sewn into the bottom panel and you can fasten it up over the top tray to keep smaller items extra secure, or you can fasten to the tray up from under, so it acts as a divider for the contents in the main compartment. A small detail that hopefully adds up to a more useful case for you.

Ratings & Reviews

4 reviews

5   (4)
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  • 1 star
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Beautiful work of art

by

I wouldn't categorize most leather goods as works of art, but this one definitely is. It is designed and constructed with such attention to detail down to the perfectly shaped removable tray dividers made of old bull leather. You can't see this in any of the photos online, but there are tiny rectangular ledges on each side for the tray to sit on. Those too appear to be made from thick vegetable tanned old bull leather. The handle attachment pieces appear to be hand-stitched to the top of the box with thick waxed linen thread as I can see areas of wax residue from the waxed stitching. My favorite design elements of the case are the stitched and riveted leather corners and the pad eye closure on the front. When you open it, it feels like you're opening a sealed container. I will say that when you remove the case from the plastic bag, you can smell the glue that is still off-gassing. But this dissipates quickly and you're left with the wonderful smell of leather.

 

Well Worth the Price

by

This case truly justifies the slogan, 'They'll fight over it when you're dead'. It's a beautifully crafted, solid piece of work. I bought it for use as a jewellery box; only the really good stuff is going in here. I bought it in tobacco brown and the colour was as nice as that in the picture. And as a really nice touch, a leather key fob was inlcuded in the case! I'm seriously considering buying another one in another colour, and one as a gift.

 

Chestnut Watchmaker's Case

by

Truly an heirloom quality item. I bought this as a watch/jewelry box and it has enough storage an separate spaces for rings, watches, bracelets and necklaces. I love the pad eye closure and copper rivets. And it looks great on my nightstand as home decor as well. This is such a unique item that you don't run across very often. I'd still prefer it to be veg tanned though!

 

An item I didn't know I wanted until Saddleback made it

by

This is a fabulous box - the type of item that serves both as a centerpiece, but something that's also practical. My problem now is deciding which of my things are worthy of being inside it.







The leather pocket and covering within the box is rather thin and I'm slightly worried about tearing them, but I have a feeling they'll hold. One really nice feature is that you can fold the inside cover to secure the internal tray, or you can flip it around to keep everything accessible.







Part of me feels that this is a box meant to be carried around and actively used, like a took box (or, um, watchmakers kit!), but realistically I think most folks will keep it in the same spot on the shelf.