Christmas Gifts for the Watch Collector in Your Life

Christmas Gifts for the Watch Collector in Your Life

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Charlotte Harris



Charlotte Harris



'Tis the season to be timely, and what better way to get yourself prepared for Christmas than with some helpful Christmas gift guides. If you have a watch collector or horology enthusiast in your life, you can’t go wrong with some watch accessories under the Christmas tree.

There’s no doubt many watch collectors are anticipating the joy of unwrapping that perfect timepiece-related gift as we speak. So, whether you’re looking for stocking fillers under £25 or hoping to splash out on some watch gifts a little pricier, join us as we reveal some of our best Christmas gifts for the watch enthusiast.

Christmas Gifts £25 and Under

WatchGecko Signature Military Nylon Watch Strap

WatchGecko Signature Military Nylon Watch StrapWatchGecko Signature Military Nylon Watch Strap

We have such a large number of affordable watch straps here at WatchGecko that it’s a little hard to choose from them. But one of our best-selling watch bands under £25, and something that would make an ideal stocking filler for a watch enthusiast, is our “WatchGecko Signature Military Nylon Watch Strap. Available in a variety of colours, including single-toned thick nylon or with 1970’s inspired striping, these straps are incredibly durable and easily interchangeable.

WatchGecko Logo Watch Pouch

WatchGecko Gold Logo Watch PouchWatchGecko Gold Logo Watch Pouch 

Does your loved one with a passion for watches also have a fondness for travel? If so, then our selection of branded watch pouches would make fantastic Christmas gift ideas for under £25. Crafted from faux suede, they not only look and feel the part, but they will keep any watch nice and protected as you hop from continent to continent. They secure with a single press stud fastening and can be ordered in colours of green, blue, grey, red or yellow.  

WatchGecko Premium Metal Eye Loupe with Diver's Bezel

WatchGecko Premium Metal Eye Loupe with Diver's BezelWatchGecko Premium Metal Eye Loupe with Diver's Bezel

If this year’s Christmas gift recipient likes to get hands-on with their watches, whether that’s closely inspecting the minute detailing on the case and dial or undertaking their own repair work, it may be time to treat them to our Premium Metal Eye Loupe. With magnification levels of x3, x5, x10, x20, you can get up close and personal with your timepiece and see details you’ve never spotted before. We’ve also made it fun by adding a watch bezel screw on lens cover with its own luminous pip for the 12 o’clock marker.

Christmas Gifts £50 and under

Classic Style Stainless Steel Milanese Mesh Watch Strap

Classic Style Stainless Steel Milanese Mesh Watch Strap - PolishedClassic Style Stainless Steel Milanese Mesh Watch Strap - Polished

If the watch lover in your life is drawn more to metal straps than fabric ones, then our Stainless Steel Milanese Mesh bracelet might just be the thing they’re hoping to find under the tree this year. Suiting steel watches of every style, our vintage-inspired mesh metal strap arrives brightly polished or in a more understated satin finish. Both look amazing and effortlessly attach to a variety of lug widths. The addition of our slide clasp also means you don’t need to get the bracelet sized; it can be easily adjusted on the go.

Screwdriver Set

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Maybe the watch enthusiast you’re buying for already has plenty of replacement watch straps, and they’d suit a Christmas gift idea to accommodate this hobby? If that’s the case, then our Screwdriver Set would make a fantastic stocking filler. The set includes seven screwdrivers in sizes ranging from 0.8mm - 2mm so you can easily remove spring bars from leather, rubber or textile straps and any screw in links on metal bracelets.

WatchGecko 2 Piece Leather Watch Case

WatchGecko 2 Piece Leather Watch CaseWatchGecko 2 Piece Leather Watch Case

Another fantastic storage solution for travelling watch connoisseurs, our WatchGecko 2 Piece Leather Watch Case allows you to store and carry two watches in at once. A true watch nerd knows the difficulty of having to choose just one watch from their collection to take away on their travels, but with a watch travel case like this, those stresses go away. The strong leather outer offers plenty of protection and is secured safely by a zip closure. Inside, the interior is padded and covered with a luxurious velvet-like fabric to protect your watches from scratches.

Christmas Gifts £100 or under

WatchGecko Best Sellers Watch Strap Set

 WatchGecko Best Sellers Watch Strap SetWatchGecko Best Sellers Watch Strap Set

If you’re really looking to treat that special someone this Christmas time, then why not check out our watch strap sets. These sets include up to five hand-picked straps for every occasion. Our Best Sellers Watch Strap Set is exactly that, a collection of some of our best-selling watch bands. It includes a light brown Vintage Highley watch strap handcrafted from genuine leather, a Signature Military Nylon strap in black and beige and a water resistant ZULUDIVER Mayday Padded Sailcloth Diver’s watch strap.

Vintage Highley Genuine Leather Watch Strap

Vintage Highley Genuine Leather Watch StrapVintage Highley Genuine Leather Watch Strap

For the watch wearer with an affinity for premium leather, our Vintage Highley Genuine Leather Watch Strap continues to be one of our best-sellers. The thickly padded leather, which is 6mm thick at the lug end, is made from only the best Italian vegetable-tanned, full-grain leather. That means it’s both comfortable, durable and looks high quality. It’s an ideal Christmas gift for watch owners that like their straps to represent their time together, as the leather will naturally age with grace and pick up a subtle patina as its worn.

WatchGecko Handmade Artisan Leather Watch Case - Honey Brown

WatchGecko Handmade Artisan Leather Watch CaseWatchGecko Handmade Artisan Leather Watch Case

Finally, let’s round up our guide to Christmas gift ideas for a watch collector with our Handmade Artisan Leather Watch Case. Perfect for storing, protecting and travelling with a timepiece, this handcrafted leather pouch has been made by hand by an independent workshop in the town of Cheltenham. It is crafted from 100% pure vegetable-tanned leather sourced from the renowned Baladassi Carlo tannery in Tuscany and is embossed with the WatchGecko logo.

Still stuck for Ideas?

We also offer a WatchGecko gift card available in a choice of denominations from £10 to £500. This way, your special someone can choose their Christmas gift all for themselves and hand-pick their own festive treat from our vast collection of watch straps, accessories and watches.

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Charlotte Harris

About the Author: Charlotte Harris

Writing and watches are two of my biggest passions in life so being able to unite them on a daily basis is a wonderful thing. I hope through my writing that I can bring a fresh, feminine perspective on the watch space and encourage more men and women to get excited about all that’s happening.

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