I have quite a few watches in my collection. Most are stored in a case that holds twelve watches with a drawer underneath for tie bars, cufflinks, and other miscellaneous bits and bobs. Have I mentioned how much I miss suiting up for the office every day?
Anyhoo, since I've been working from home for the past few years, I've really only been cycling through two to three "beater" watches--the kinds of watches that don't cost a lot and get the job done. That job primarily being to tell the time and, occasionally, the date.
But because of my simple needs, I wanted a simple, yet classy way to house my watch when I wasn't wearing it, while also having a place to store things like my cards, a few coins, and maybe a pocket knife or two.
I've found that solution in the Daily from Holme & Hadfield. It's been an ideal way to display one of my watches, as well as keep track of my Everyday Carry items.
There are other watch cases that can show off several timepieces at once--including some nice ones made by Holme & Hadfield--but they can be cumbersome. Finding a spot for such a monstrous wooden box means tucking it into a closet or clearing off a bookshelf.
The Daily aims to remedy that. Rather than holding four or five watches simultaneously, its purpose is to highlight just one watch. The walnut finish is elegant and goes with most desktops. The acrylic top is sturdy and won't shatter, but it still has the kind of heft you'd get from glass. It's also available in black if your style trends darker.
The drawer in front is big enough to hold almost everything you might carry in your pockets on a _daily_ basis (see what I did there?), but there is a threshold. There's a plastic rod on the underside that's meant to stop the drawer from coming all the way out, but it limits the height of what can be placed inside it.
But that's not a dealbreaker, especially since so many of us are still working from home for the foreseeable future. It's probably safe to say most of us aren't carrying more than a few items in our pockets, nor are we cycling through a laundry list of Rolexes and Omegas every day. And if you are, well, then this probably isn't the case for you.
All this to say that the Daily from Holme & Hadfield is a little bit of luxury at an affordable price and it makes a beautiful addition to anyone's desk or bookshelf. You can get yours at holmeandhadfield.com - link in description.