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5 Star Rating, Solid Value, Unique Review Notes on Product, Highly Recommend
on January 20, 2014
I reviewed numerous watch boxes to hold extra large and tall size mens watches and this product by Caddy Bay was mostly well ranked by Amazon consumers but there were also a handful of bad reviews too due to large watches "not fitting" and a few sporadic quality issues. I was cautiously optimistic when I ordered this product hoping for the best but concerned about the few issues raised by other Amazon reviewers of this watch box.
In short, when I received the product it was well packaged and protected both by the manufacturer Caddy Bay Collection and by Amazon. The product was in excellent condition, and there were no issues with the quality either. The box is solid, hinges work smoothly and are sturdy, it closes tightly, opens fairly easily, and the glass top provides excellent viewing.
I placed both an extra large and tall Invitica Reserve Mens watch and medium sized men's Bulova and Rolex watches in the box next to each other side by side and they fit well in the box.
Some members complained that with their large Invitica watches that the glass hit the top of the watch face when the glass top of the box was closed. This concern with the glass touching the top of a large and or tall faced watch can occur however it only happens if you do not strap the watch snuggly around the provided watch pillow - meaning don't use the first two or three notches of the wrist band but use the midlle notches to make the watch more tight around the pillow to keep it from raising up and touching the glass. Additionally, making the extra large watch more snug around the pillow keeps it in place from shifting or moving.
For mid sized watches, it is not necessary to make the watch snug around the pillow; however, it will keep the watch in place better.
The one or two comments about the box being a little difficult to open again depend on the user's viewpoint. The box closes securely as it should and is best opened with two hands. It does open easily with two hands but it also stays closed tightly when completely shut. Closing the box completely to where it snaps closed and opening it without a key is simple, but you could also close the box top fully down but not shut it completely so that you have even faster access - after all its meant to be used daily and or weekly and the lock on any watch box can be easily broken by a thief if they wish.
I also did seperate searches for best watch boxes and this particular model by Caddy Bay came up in two seperate, recent studies by watch reviewers.
For those few customers who did have quality issues with their purchase, it seems that it is simply due to the law of averages where a manufactured product can have issues, and if it does occur, simply return and replace the item with Amazon as that is the point of buying through Amazon to begin with.
No product is ever perfect, but this product is well worth the money given the size, fit, quality, price, and intended use to simply store your watches in a dust free, easily viewable and easy access case.
Bottom line: well worth the money spent for storing extra large and regular size watches for a man or a woman.