Proof of Concept:
I'm always trying to figure out what to do with all the damn watches I tend to accumulate--and especially how to store and organize them without spending more money on the method, than the cost of another watch.
Awhile back I hit on the idea of using slices of a kid's swim noodle to fill a small three watch travel pouch. Today I tested that method with a kitchen utensil drawer insert.
It worked like this: the plastic utensil tray I used is two-sided, with a divider running in between (it's the kind you'd use for longer mixing spoons and spatulas.) I measured the inside dimension of each side and then sliced up eight pieces of foam to be just slightly wider than the inside dimension (in my case, about 4 1/8" wide--just right for two watches). Cutting the slices over-size is what keeps each slice of foam and the watches firmly in place.
The diameter of the noodle I used was about 2 1/4" which turns out to be slightly smaller than most of my sized bracelets. When the bracelets are fastened down, they compress the foam and hold the watch in place nice and tight. After that I just popped them two by two into the slots, and et viola, Bob's your Uncle, instant watch storage/organizer on the cheap ;- )
So far I've completed one tray and I'm working on another.
The method is workable and should be very adaptable (drawers, utensil trays and peoples wrists come in all sizes so the first thing you need to do is find a swim noodle that works for your watches). If you're lucky, you can steal one your kids aren't using and when your wife asks what happened to that tray in the knife drawer, you can just play dumb.
Good luck and don't forget to show us what you came up with!
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