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11July
2019
Big Wrists, Small Wrists

The watch cushions that come with the BlumSafe’s winders fit a wide range of wrist sizes. To put your watch in the winder, you typically just close your watch around the narrower part of the watch cushion, as shown in the photo to the upper left below (compressing the foam cush..

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31May
2019
Protecting Your Watch Safe: My Experience With Security Cameras

In this post, I’d like to talk about a security camera for your watch collection.   I got into designing the BlumSafe because I like to tinker and perfect. As a scan of some other of my blog posts will show, once the safe was designed I didn’t stop thinking about w..

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14May
2019
Protecting your BlumSafe: A Cellular Backup to Your SmartThings Connection

We have previously discussed using a Samsung SmartThings multisensor to keep you updated of various conditions that could imperil your watches. By using this method, you can be alerted on your smartphone to someone trying to open your safe door, shock detection, temperature ris..

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1May
2019
How SHOULD Automatic Watch Lovers Feel about Quartz Movements Today?

Automatic watches have an intricately-driven mechanical heart, while quartz movements are cheap, soulless silicon brains that should be viewed with derision by “real” watch lovers. This is how most automatic and manual winding mechanical watch aficionados view quartz watch..

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21August
2018
Atomic Clocks and Keeping your Watches Super-Precise

So I just read a Business Week article about a gorgeous $263,800 Buben & Zorweg watch safe that includes an in-house built worldtimer clock with a flying tourbillon, ostensibly either for show or to help you set your watches. For the rest of us, here is an infinitely less ex..

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5July
2018
BlumSafe Mounting Ideas – Not Just For Walls

When I developed the BlumSafe, I must admit that I just built it for myself, my own needs and installation considerations. I was thinking about a wall-mounted situation -- didn’t have any wall units or custom cabinetry in my house. The BlumSafe had to be deeper than a typica..

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19April
2018
My Watch Story : Rob Blum and his Zenith Chronomaster Grande Date

The original article was published on Toolwatch.io. You can read it here. Hello watch friends, it’s been a while and we’re happy to be back on the blog with a new interview in our “My Watch Story” series. Last time we had Paul Altieri and we are now happy to welcome Ro..

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8February
2018
Beware of “Fireproof” Safes to Protect your Watches

Some of you have asked why we did not make the BlumSafe “fireproof”, as some of the much more expensive jewelry safes profess to be, and as many cheaper safes available in your local big box store advertise. Why not? Because, in reality, most fireproof safes will not adequate..

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12April
2017
Concealing Your Safe Behind a Canvas

Learn how to quickly and inexpensively hide your wall safe behind a canvas of a photo or painting. You’ve viewed the scene in old movies – the dapper, wealthy man, perhaps dressed in a silk robe, sporting a pencil-thin mustache and aristocratic accent, moving an old pain..

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10March
2017
Inexpensive Remote Electronic Monitoring of the BlumSafe

A quick and inexpensive way to remotely monitor your wall safe from your smartphone, anywhere in the world, using Samsung SmartThings. We have previously written about what makes a safe "safe". Concealment, difficulty of removal, and speed of penetration are all consideration..

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