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Yeah, I know this looks like either a hardshell case for a zither or a casket for a mouse – but it’s actually a pretty nifty little thing I actually needed: This is the Casematix watch travel case, a Chinese-made (what isn’t) protective watch case now sold at Amazon for $11.99.
I need this because my new job (which, safe to say, is kinda kickin’ my ass) is the type of place where I simply can’t wear a good watch; I’ll leave it at that. For too long I haven’t worn a watch while out and about because of that, or wear it while at work to get chewed up or nicked. Now, I can simply put a decent watch in this case and put this case into my small briefcase. Now, I’m back to wearing any watch I want, any day of the week.
This really does look like a hardshell guitar case, and it’s so simple: Made of seemingly the same sort of tough plastic you’d find in, say, Gator products (molded EVA), it’s packed with a layer (or two, if you desire, since it comes with extra pieces) of foam, and it claims to accept watches up to 56mm. Since I don’t wear anything close to that, I took a flyer on this. It works. It’s got rubber zipper pullers, and it feels substantial and unbreakable. It comes complete with a watch cleaning cloth (nice touch, but I wouldn’t use it since the material is decidedly old school) and a metal travel carabiner, but I think anyone who attach this to luggage would be making a mistake (Hey, look, I got a good watch I’m trying to protect!).
It’s just a simple little thing, and it works just fine. I’m not gonna get dirt and grime and other stuff I deal with on my watches. With this, I can take the watch off as I begin work and put it back on as I leave. Watches 365. That’s my deal. This helps.