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The Les Noble Canvas Watch Roll

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Today, we are introducing you to the Les Noble canvas watch roll. But first let me introduce myself. My name is Maarten Nijhuis and I’m a 20 year old watch enthusiast born and raised in the Netherlands. Somewhere around a year ago, I was looking for a watch roll, one that would fit all my needs. Unfortunately for me, I could not find one that did. This is where I decided to design and actually make my own watch roll. After a while, some fellow enthusiasts asked me where I got my watch roll and I told them that I designed and made it myself. They loved it and asked me to make some watch rolls for them too. In the next couple of months, more demand came and I opened an online store. So it’s safe to say I’m fortunate that I did not find a watch roll that would have fit my needs. Otherwise, I would not have met all these kind people who I can now call friends. And I certainly would not have been walking the journey I am walking now.

The Les Noble Canvas Watch Roll Luxury Items

So about the watch roll… When making the watch roll I had a couple demands. The watch roll had to be as waterproof as possible, last for ages, and the material had to age beautifully – all while properly protecting my watches and straps.

The Les Noble Canvas Watch Roll Luxury Items

I selected only waxed canvas as the material for my first watch roll. Even though it made the watch roll look good, it didn’t protect my watches as much I’d wanted it to. The folded edges were too tough and hard for my vintage watches since the crystals are much more vulnerable. So I redesigned it and I used microfiber suede for the inside of the pockets. Not only does this protect the crystal of the watch but when you take it out you have a nice clean crystal! This was, what I thought, the final design. After having it available online for 6 months, I learned the hard way that waxed canvas and suede aren’t the best combination. So it was time to do a redesign, again… I now chose to use microfiber suede for the inside, so the wax could not leave stains on my suede watch straps. After making a couple of samples in different colors I came up with the combination I am offering you now.

The Les Noble Canvas Watch Roll Luxury Items

This watch roll has space for up to 4 watches, and I made sure even your 43mm Navitimer or your 44mm Panerai Luminor Marina will fit just as comfortably as your 36mm watches in the 7.5cm wide pockets. The watch roll can be rolled up and secured with a thick leather strap which will hold the roll together while giving it a nice rugged look. The watch roll has a width of 30cm and a height of 25cm, the pockets are 7.5cm wide and 10cm high. Finally, the watch roll is made of green 12oz waxed canvas with a complete blue/grey microfiber suede inside.

The Les Noble Canvas Watch Roll Luxury Items

So here it is, the final design of my watch roll. It’s made of waxed canvas with a complete microfiber suede inside to protect your crystals from scratching. It comfortably stores up to 4 watches. And most important of all, it isn’t overpriced! You can see the watch roll here and get €5 off with discount code “ABTW” making the watch roll only

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  • Berndt Norten

    Looks like something David Carradine or Bill Bixby or Sly Stallone might have used. Or, something to look for at an army surplus store. Clunk.

    • Tempvs Mortvvs

      More like “plat,” “puk” or “thud” since it’s not made out of metal 🙂

      • Berndt Norten

        I stand corrected!

    • Moonraker

      To clarify, I’m sure David Carradine would have used this for its intended, watch-rolling purpose and for nothing else.

      • Berndt Norten

        You never know! He was a sort of MacGyver In his extracurricular activities

        • Moonraker

          “When you’re trapped in a dungeon, an old shoelace and some electrical tape can make a hell of a gimp mask and chain on the fly. It won’t help you escape from the dungeon but you can make the most of your time in there.”

  • Moonraker

    Good luck to you, Mr. Nijhuis.

  • Seems like a nice piece of kit for maybe transporting pocketknives, or a housing a straight razor collection, but never did I think that rolling up four of my watches in a piece of fabric was a practical solution for either storage or travel. I’m sure there’s a market, though, as these things seem to pop up everywhere watch accessories are mentioned, so good luck with your venture.


    looks nice but I would burnish the sides of the strap that holds the whole thing together. at least worth giving a shot.

  • Mikita

    “€5 off with discount code ABTW making the watch roll only €74!”


  • Mikita

    For those of us with bigger collections –
    Les Nobles Carpet Watch Roll:
    €24, but only today!

  • SuperStrapper

    Looks to be a well made product. All the best to you in your venture.

  • Moonraker

    Archie could eat a dozen of these watch rolls before realizing they weren’t spring rolls. Shovel it in, big boi!

  • Marius
  • Simon_Hell

    Looks like something a homeless man would store his rarely used cutlery in.

  • DanW94

    I like it. Good luck with your product. It’s got a cool doughboy WWI vibe to it.

  • Moonraker
    • Berndt Norten

      Les Nessman?

      • Moonraker

        Buck Futtman
        Carl B. Fucherer

  • Berndt Norten

    I think I have a collection of wrenches and sprockets housed in something like this. Logically my fine timepieces belong in something similar

  • Yan Fin

    Nicely made pouch for 6 watches is $14.99 on eBay. No ABTW discount though.

  • Mark1884

    No harsh words.
    Just Pass.

  • Ranchracer

    Wow, from the nasty, and quite childish comments, I can only conclude that most of you have forgotten the Cardinal Rule. Nothing nice to say? Then simply keep your cake hole shut! Or at the very least, offer up some constructive criticism, rather than resorting to defamatory comments that I’d expect from a 10-year-old. It’s hard enough to take a chance on something and then put it out there for everyone to critique, but you should NOT have to put up with this kind of nonsense, especially on a board where I’d expect a bit more maturity. Would love to see how BOLD all you keyboard cowboys are out from behind your monitors (looking at you Mr. Simon_Hell). Ridiculous.

    Mr. Nijhuis, your product isn’t really my thing as I prefer to travel with my watches in a hard-sided protective case, but best of luck with your endeavors.

    • Mark1884

      Relax Francis.

      • Ranchracer

        And the educated comments continue.

        • Word Merchant

          We’ve had a lot worse here – both products and comments.

        • Mark1884

          Cardinal rule applies here: “Keep your cake hole shut!”

  • Best of luck to you. But be careful with that springbar tool – those things are pointy on one end and have hardened steel that eats everything in sight. Don’t mind the naysayers – most of them never made anything themselves by hand I’m guessing. Good for you on being an entrepreneur. Keep at it and see what you can come up with next.

  • Word Merchant

    It would be nice to have something a bit like this but for bracelet watches. It’d need a flattened lozenge insert for each compartment to wrap the bracelet around so the strap didn’t scratch the watch back in transit, and each lozenge would need to be fixable to the roll somehow so it didn’t get lost. Finally, each lozenge would need to be thin enough to keep the roll’s profile as slim as possible when populated, but thick enough so the watch would get sufficient protection and the lozenge wouldn’t fall apart. So no cheap foam – I’d want something leather or canvas covered. Over to you, Les.

  • Omegaboy

    Just dandy! Ah cun sling this baby up on muh horse and cun have muh watches with me when ah go prospectin up in thuh hills.

  • Nice design. I wish you the best of luck.

  • Moonraker

    The question is: If you could only have 4 watches (one for each partition in this roll), which would they be?

  • My wife bought me one of these, she did a lot of research to find the right one, and it’s excellent. Plenty of room for my biggest watches, wraps up securely, and it looks great. I see plenty of similar rolls out there for twice the money, too (I’m looking at you, Hodinkee). One thing I do wish it had, though, is a narrow pocket on one end for tools, separate from the watch pockets. I’m always nervous about sliding a springbar tool in next to that fourth watch.

    I’m very happy with it. Two thumbs up.

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