Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. This certainly proved to be the case with the invention of the BlumSafe; a new affordable and highly adaptable watch and jewelry wall safe that has already won praise from watch collectors.
The BlumSafe was developed as a result of the unfortunate ‘disappearance’ of a cherished watch from founder Rob Blum’s rosewood dresser-top watch winder. The watch, he believes, was purloined not by burglars, but most likely by someone he had invited into his home – a housekeeper.
While display winders are a great way to wind, view and quickly have access to automatic watches, risk comes with the convenience. It could be from those breaking into your home, but even more easily from those employed to work within it.
Statistics show more than one in ten homes in the US is the victim of property theft annually, and crucially, over 80% of those thefts are performed by people who were invited to, or employed in, the home.
To literally add injury to insult, Rob also hurt his back while bending down to get a watch from his floor safe. A new solution was needed, but after shopping for a watch safe, he realized he would need to pay anywhere between $5,000 to $50,000 or even more for a watch winder safe; money that would be better spent purchasing his next Omega, IWC, Sinn, Zenith, Seiko or vintage Vulcain.
Undeterred, Rob Blum developed his BlumSafe, a solution that is secure, accessible, modular and affordable. The BlumSafe costs between $1,549 to $1,999 for a 3-12 winder configuration.
Continue reading this article on WatchUSeek.