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Watch Essentials for the Horologist on the Go

Everything you need to travel safely with your watch collection.

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You’ve got your first-class ticket (or economy plus, if you’re savvy), your carry-on bag, your guidebook and TSA-friendly attire. You’ve already invested so much in making sure your travel plans go off without a hitch; assuming you’ve also invested plenty in your timepieces, it makes sense to go the extra mile and bring along a few travel essentials for taking care of your collection on the go.

GP Watch Roll

Our own deep-navy Horween leather roll features a soft suede interior. Ideal for traveling with one (or four) of your favorite timepieces.

Buy Now: $175

Cloth Addiction Microfiber Cloth

A plush, high-quality microfiber cloth is a must for polishing off any dust or smudges your watch may accumulate.

Buy Now: $9

Bergeon Spring Bar Tool

Bergeon’s stainless-steel watch tool has a precise 1mm tip for making strap and bracelet changes quick and easy while on the fly.

Buy Now: $23

IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar

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IWC’s tribute to TOPGUN — the Navy’s elite strike fighter instructor program (not the movie) — is a rugged yet handsome take on the pilot’s watch. Despite its seemingly large 44mm case, its lightweight ceramic construction should wear comfortably on any trip (and every trip to come).

Buy Now: $10,900

Da Luca Chromexcel Leather Nato

A backup strap, made from Horween’s rich Chromexel leather, that can pull off both formal and casual situations.

Buy Now: $150

WOLF Module 4.1 Watch Winder

A compact watch winder won’t take up much space in your luggage, and will keep a large watch collection ticking during a long trip.

Buy Now: $201

22mm Stainless Steel Spring Bar Pins

Since a spring bar may go rogue when changing straps midflight, be sure to keep a few extras on hand.

Buy Now: $6

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