50 Watch Engraving Ideas For Every Gift Occasion & Life Event

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Wedding Watch Engraving Ideas

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.

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.

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

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 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.

military, soldier wearing wrist watch

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.

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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 under water 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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