Where should you store a Rolex watch?

Sep 27, 2022

There’s simply no denying that storing and caring correctly for your Rolex watch – or any luxury watch for that matter – is essential. After all, Rolex watches are extremely precious and, in most cases, expensive items so you’ll be wanting to store them correctly, not only to keep their excellent condition but also to ensure they continue to perform just as well as the day you bought them but for years to come.

So where should you store your Rolex watch when you’re not wearing it? Whether it’s storing your Rolex watch overnight, or on a longer-term basis, follow these top tips from the experts at Stonewall Vaults.

How often are you wearing your Rolex watch?

Before you decide where you should store your Rolex watch, have a think about how often you wear it.

If you wear your Rolex watch regularly, including on a daily basis, then storing it in its original box, or a watch roll and keeping it at home will suffice. 

However, if you’re planning on only bringing your Rolex out for special occasions, or it’s been bought as an investment, a gift, or perhaps you’re going on holiday, then we would thoroughly recommend considering renting state-of-the-art storage at Stonewall Vaults. Brand-new Rolex watches range between £3,000 and £45,000, depending on their design. With that in mind, can you really afford to store them at home, when you’re not there, or if it’s not worn that often?

StoneWall Vaults provide you with complete peace of mind, 24/7, thanks to our top-level on-site safety deposit boxes. Perfect for storing your Rolex watch, our safety deposit boxes can be rented long or short-term, depending on your individual needs. 

Correctly storing your Rolex watch

Whether you’ve chosen to store your Rolex watch at home or in one of our safety deposit boxes, here are a number of things you should consider.

No sunlight

It’s fundamental that your watch is not exposed to direct sunlight or heat wherever it is stored. While sunlight can cause the dial to fade, constant exposure to heat can also lead to your watch physically breaking, which could result in complicated – and not forgetting potentially expensive – repairs.

No humidity 

Remember, humidity and dust are your enemies when it comes to finding a storage solution for your Rolex watch. This means, you must make sure that you keep them in dry, temperature-controlled environments at all times, as any moisture that sneaks its way into your watch can destroy dials, cause rust, or in the worst case, even form mould – especially if the strap is leather.

What’s more, if your watch is left out for too long, then tiny dust particles can settle in its mechanics and potentially cause long-term damage. 

Consider a watch winder

If you don’t wear your Rolex very often, then you should consider putting it on a watch winder. With a battery life of up to 12 months, a watch winder is to keep your watch automatically running when it’s not being worn, which means you won’t have to manually reset your watch every time you go to wear it. A top tip from us, if you are keeping your watch on a winder, then put it in a case to protect it from dust.

Keep your Rolex safe at Stonewall Vaults

If you’re not wearing your Rolex frequently, then you simply can’t afford to store it at home anymore. Gone are the days when you could hide your Rolex under the bed, tuck it away in your sock drawer or stick it on top of the wardrobe. After all, these are the first places modern-day burglars will look these days.

Instead, you should be storing your Rolex watch in one of our safety deposit boxes at Stonewall Vaults. Not only do Stonewall Vaults guarantee round-the-clock security of the highest standard but our safety deposit boxes are not exposed to sunlight, are not humid and are not too hot – all essential factors when storing your Rolex. 

Keeping your Rolex at Stonewall Vaults will not only provide you with peace of mind, knowing that it’s safe 24/7 but will also ensure your watch is kept in mint condition. Get in touch with our team to find out more.

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