Putting together the perfectly packed and organized travel bag is immensely satisfying, and if you’re traveling with your watch collection in tow, be sure to extend that satisfaction to your timepieces. A good case, roll or pouch should keep your watches safe and organized and be compact enough to fit in with the rest of your on-the-road gear – here are our favorites, ready for your next adventure.
Watchpod Travel Case
So you just want a simple and cheap way to carry around an extra watch while traveling? If you don’t want anything fancy, you cant go wrong with one of these lil guys. The hardshell case features 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon and a padded interior, and the conical shape provides a base for your watch to wrap around while the case is closed, keeping it held in place.
DSPTCH Dopp Kit
Okay, yes, this is a dopp kit, and its primary purpose is for typical dopp kit things — which are not watches. Except it has an ingenious ace up its sleeve: a drop-out compartment with a built-in valet tray. So this ingenious little compartment fulfills two needs at once, storing your watch both for transport and for when you get to your destination. In fact, we love it so much we gave it a GP100 award way back in 2014.
Worn & Wound EDC Fold
Worn & Wound’s EDC fold is simple, functional and looks cool as hell thanks to some bright color accents. The interior of the fold is made up of two soft neoprene pouches, accommodating two watches, and the exterior is made from handsome and durable 1000D nylon. Meanwhile, a length of 550 paracord keeps the fold closed together.
Convoy Watch Roll
Convoy Co’s watch roll represents one of the better values on this list – it fits four watches while an additional pocket can carry extra straps, spring bars and a strap-changing tool. Better yet, it’s made from Italian leather that will patina with age.
Wolf Blake Watch Roll
While a hard-sided watch roll doesn’t accommodate as many watches and accessories as a soft roll-up, it offers just a bit of added protection. Wolf is well known as a maker of solid watch accessories for the money, and for $85 you get a handsome full-grain leather exterior and a soft suede interior that will keep three of your timepieces safe and sound.
Crown & Buckle Ardal Watch Roll
Another handsome design that can be configured to fit four or six watches, this roll is handmade in the US and features a black leather exterior and a supple tan suede interior that won’t scuff up any of your timepieces. The closure is comprised of a leather chord, a brass rivet and a wooden toggle.
Moore & Giles Accessories Case
If you really want to make sure you’re watches are cradled in the plushest way, how about a case made with a shearling lining? This case from American leather goods purveyor Moore & Giles has that, along with an exterior made from nubuck bison leather. While the additional interior pocket is meant for small items like earrings and cufflinks, we see no reason why you can’t pack a couple of extra NATO straps in there.
Foundwell X Gitman Bros Travel Watch Case
This is, quite possibly, the nicest damn watch pouch you can get. Made by in collaboration with Gitman, this travel pouch features an exterior made from bridle leather and high-end fabric normally used on Gitman apparel. The interior features a suede strap to keep your watch restrained and extra padding provides some additional protection from bumps and knocks.
Everest Watch Roll
An upgrade on the hardshell watch roll from Everest — which makes some damn-fine rubber straps for Rolexes — this roll features an exterior made from naturally-tanned watch leather, a soft interior divided into three separate compartments and four clasps. As a bonus, the bottom of the roll is flat, so it will stay upright when resting on a table or desk.
Hodinkee X Discommon Watch Wallet
While Hodinkee makes some fine watch-carrying solutions, their collaboration with Discommon is truly impressive, and has many of the features you’d expect from good carrying case: a supple leather exterior, a soft interior made from gray tweed fabric and space for two watches. But the best part is the use of D30 foam, a padding material used in motorcycle armor that stiffens and absorbs energy upon impact.