50 Watch Engraving Ideas For Every Gift Occasion & Life Event


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Finding a perfect gift for every situation can be tricky.

Between all those birthdays, Christmases, anniversaries, graduations, and other gift-giving occasions, it’s often hard to find a present to express the right sentiment.

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Wedding Watch Engraving Ideas

For instance, a watch is always a nice gift, but how can you be sure that it’s conveying the message you want?

One way to make sure your message gets across is to have it engraved.

Engraving a watch with a meaningful statement allows you to give a gift that communicates everything you want to say. That is, so long as you can find the right words.

We’ve compiled this huge list of quotes for every special occasion and relationship in your life. Starting from birth and through life, we’ve touched on every major milestone. We also have a section by profession to get great ideas for promotions and retirement gifts.

If you’re not a natural wordsmith, here are 50 of the perfect quotes for almost every occasion.

Engraving Quote Ideas For Significant Others

Boyfriend:

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.” – Elbert Hubbard

Time Flies By When I’m With You.

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Girlfriend:

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

wedding watchesHusband:

“I love you and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Wife:

“One half of me is yours, the other half yours. Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, And so all yours.” – William Shakespeare

Lover:

“True love is not a hide and seek game: in true love, both lovers seek each other.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

“We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe

Best Friend:

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” – Euripides

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” – Jean de La Fontaine

Watch Engraving Ideas For Family Members:

Parents:

“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” – Michael Jordan

Father:

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me.” – Wade Boggs

Mother:

“Men are what their mothers made them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Brother:

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.” – Proverbs 17:17

Sister:

“Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway.” – Barbara Alpert

Grandparents:

“The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.” – Sam Levenson

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Son:

“Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.” – Epictetus

Daughter:

“To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Euripides

Children:

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.” – Aldous Huxley

Grandchildren:

“Children’s children are a crown to the aged.” – Proverbs 17:6

Watch Engraving For Life Event Or Celebration

Birth:

“Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.” – Christopher Fry

Birthday:

“A birthdate is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.” – Amit Kalantri

Bar/Bat Mitzvah:

“Train up a child in the way that he should go and even when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs 22:6

Graduation:

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” – Alfred Mercier

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

See our top watch picks to give for graduation.

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Engagement:

“Happiness is only real when shared.” – Christopher McCandless

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Wedding Watch Engraving Ideas

Wedding:

“A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage. A short story is a photograph; a novel is a film.” – Lorrie Moore

Anniversary:

“You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

See our gift recommendations for the perfect gift watch for anniversary by year, from your 1st (paper) to 75th (diamonds) together.

Retirement:

“Retirement from Job does not mean retirement from life! It is the beginning not an end!” – Ravi Samuel

Awards:

“A quitter never wins-and-a winner never quits.” – Napoleon Hill

Recognition:

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

Watch Engraving Ideas By Profession

Military:

Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” – Mary Roach

Click to see these watches for military and click here to find out what watches the Navy SEALs really wear.

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Doctor:

“Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.” – Publilius Syrus

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Nurse:

“It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate.” – Quintilian

Click here to see our top watch picks for Nurses (including Male Nurses).

Lawyer:

“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.” – Aristotle

Click to find out what kind of watches lawyers really wear. 

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Teacher:

“A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health.” – Gilbert Highet

Police:

“Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.” – Mark Twain

Click to see our top G-Shock watches for law enforcement officers.

police related quote

Firefighter:

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” – Alexander Hamilton

Click to see the best watches to buy for firefighters.

firefighter battling blazing fire

Writer:

“All good writing is swimming underwater and holding your breath.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Musician:

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley

Miscellaneous Watch Engraving Ideas:

Love:

“Love is of all passions the strongest.” – Lao Tzu

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

Loss:

“Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.” – May Sarton

Gratitude:

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero  

Congratulations:

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” – Wayne Huizenga

Religious:

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Funny:

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.” – Anthony G. Oettinger

Time:

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Theresa

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

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