For watch enthusiasts who have spent years carefully building out their collection, protecting those treasured timepieces deserves just as much consideration as the initial purchase. Whether for travel or at-home storage, your watches deserve a handcrafted storage solution that reflects the quality and design of the pieces themselves.
That’s where Bosphorus Leather comes in. The Turkey-based manufacturer designs and manufactures a wide variety of handcrafted artisan watch storage and display pieces. Their full lineup includes everything from cases to trunks, rolls and winders, as well as bespoke creations – all made of the highest-quality genuine leathers and highly customizable.
Leather Works: A Family Tradition
Much like a love for watches, a passion for craftsmanship is something often passed down from generation to generation – and for the past eight years, Adam Arslan has led Bosphorus Leather after taking over his father and uncle’s leather workshop in their hometown of Yesilyurt, Turkey.
Following a passion that began at 6 years of age, Arslan has spent his life devoted to the art of handcrafted and hand dyed leather, bringing that expertise and proud family tradition to every piece Bosphorus Leather crafts.
Handcrafted Watch Storage
Bosphorus Leather has a storage or display piece designed to fit almost any watch collector need. Each piece is designed, dyed, and produced from start to finish by hand with styles ranging from unique colors and flashy designs, to simple and elegant classic leather finishes.
The most diverse offerings can be found in Bosphorus Leather’s watch rolls, with nearly 75 options across three lines, making them a great solution for owners with a smaller collection. The Aras watch roll is designed to hold three watches, with a removable one-piece cushion that tucks nicely into a leather roll with a strap and buckle. Offered in nine color options each for $199 USD, the Aras is a solid choice for those looking for a simple, elegant roll. Or, if you’re interested in a more unique shape, check out the Hexagon line, which offers just that: hexagonal rolls.
For bolder, more stylish owners, check out the Galata line, Bosphorus’ best-selling watch roll: available in configurations for one, three or four watches, these make a great travel solution. Inside the roll, soft yet extremely sturdy snaps fasten the individual cushions together, which easily separate for quick and easy access to your favorite watches whether you’re on the road or at home.
If you’d rather lay your watches flat, the company offers zipper watch cases as well as an accompanying watch and strap holder that can carry three watches and five straps. For those looking for a sturdier solution, the watch collector case is an elegant, briefcase-style hardshell with a handle and locks. Built to be shock-proof and prevent scratching, it’s offered with a capacity of 8, 10, 15 or 21 watches. Pricing starts at $699 for the Saffiano Camel and goes up to $4699 for one made of alligator leather.
Bosphorus’ cases are highly customizable as well: choose the type of leather you want, the color, if you’d like a handle or not, as well as the choice to add pockets that can hold your extra straps and spring bars — or anything else you might need to carry with your watches. Plus, for added functionality and convenience, the trays are removable, so you can take them out of the case and place them right in your home safe.
Watch Trunks & Winders
Watch collectors, take note: if you’re in the market for a trunk for your personal collection (or your watch business), Bosphorus Leather watch trunks are crafted to store up to thirty watches on multiple trays. They also offer trunks with watch winders – these don’t come cheap, but if you’re ready to invest, theirs are more stunning than most. Bespoke winders are available as well, and can be fully customized to your specifications to include all the features you require.
Looking for watch storage that’s even more bespoke? Bosphorus Leather also offers custom orders on almost any genuine-leather crafted watch solution you could imagine — including custom-made trays specially built to fit your drawers or your home safe.
So before you toss your watch back on your dresser or roll it into a sock in your suitcase, have a look at the Bosphorus Leather lineup. As an added bonus, the company is currently offering an exclusive discount for Watchuseek readers: use the discount code wuseek to save 10% off your next purchase.