academe - jlc looks great. can we see the other side perhaps?
i kinda wanna bid on the jlc in the ebay link.
We differ here somewhat, stitchy. I don't have a lot of closet or shelf space in NYC, and some of the new Patek boxes are CRAZY large. Like this:
I have a simple storage box for my manuals and a 6-piece Wolf Winder for my perpetuals and self-winders (and the wife's). Lies flat against the wall and/or slips into the shelf I use for my other knick knacks.
I throw my tie bars, cuff links, rings, etc (what the - who am I, Mr T? Just need necklaces) in a vintage men's accessories container in leather. Beat up, looks great. Got it along with a lot of 50 assorted vintage tie bars and cuff links from eBay for, like, $40.
Obviously you and I see eye to eye about this.
Also, this iPhone takes decent pics:
Also, those aren't my bare thighs and the edge of my boxer briefs reflected in the mirror polished bezel edge. Just saying.
stitchy - the presentation box is quite beautiful, you're right. And since I keep mine closed and tucked away, it has that nice lovely smell of leather and lacquered wood every time I open it. MmMmMmM.... I think the fact that there is one on offer from eBay at $800 is a bit ridiculous, but with $5,000 Patek cuff links I guess anything is possible.