Watch Engraving Ideas

Watch Engraving Ideas for Special Occasions and Love Ones

A simple yet enduring way to commemorate the passing of time is to have something engraved on a keepsake. The idea of having your name or a special message etched onto an item that you hold near to your heart is particularly poignant when someone close to you dies. Some ideas to keep in mind when choosing your keepsakes are to be practical as well as emotional. You want something that will last for years but also something that will give you comfort when wearing it.

This is why engraving a watch with a relevant message to the occasion will be a unique gift. This will be something for them to remember, and hold on to for years to come.

To come up with the right message to personalize your gift takes time. That’s why I have made your life easier by making a list of 130 plus quotes. I have categorized them into 5 different sections to make them easier for you to navigate.

We all have different reasons why we give gifts. Some people like to show their love and affection for someone special by giving them something meaningful. For others, giving is simply an opportunity to make that person feel special and appreciated. Whatever the reason may be, engraving a watch should be on top of your list.

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Why Should You Engrave a Gift?

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The same can be said about engraved gifts. The process of creating them is not only time-consuming but can also be costly. However, when it comes to personalized engraved gifts, they can be much more meaningful and personal. This is because the person receiving the gift will be able to cherish the memory of this unique gift for a lifetime.

Watch Engraving Ideas (130 + Ideas to Engrave on a Watch)

Engraved Watch Ideas

Watch Engraving Ideas for Life Events


“Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more.”

“Time with you is worth every second”.

“Time flies when you’re in love.”


“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”

“Your efforts have all been worth it”


“Babies are the buds of imagination that are ready to bloom with lights of love and affection.”

“A baby’s cry is precisely as serious as it sounds.”

“When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.”


“Forget the past; look forward to the future, for the best things are yet to come.”

“We turn not older with years, but newer every day”

“Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. Happy birthday!”


“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.”

“I wish I found you sooner, so I could love you longer”

“The secret of a happy marriage remains… a secret.”


“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”

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

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”


“A successful career will no longer be about promotion. It will be about mastery.”

“Every obstacle is a hidden step on the path to promotion.”

“Promotions will come and go, but your hard work will always shine and show.”


“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.”

“To me, retirement means doing what you have fun doing.”

“What do you call a person who is happy on a Monday? Retired.”


“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”

“…true love is never blind, but rather brings an added light.”

“If I get married, I want to be very married.”

Watch Engraving Ideas by Profession


“Creating relationships is the heart of acting. It is basic. It is essential.”

“Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.”

“You’re not going there to get a job. You’re going there to present what you do.”


“People who love to eat are always the best people.”

“A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.”

“Never eat more than you can lift.”


“A dentist at work in his vocation always looks down in the mouth.”

“The tongue is ever turning to the aching tooth.”

“A smile remains the most inexpensive gift…”


“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.”

“As to diseases, make a habit of two things – to help, or at least, to do no harm.”

“To array a man’s will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.”


“When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that firefighters usually use water.”

“Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.”

“All men are created equal, then a few become firemen.”


“Ratings don’t last. Good journalism does.”

“If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature.”

“The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.”


“To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.”

“Who dares, wins. Who sweats, wins. Who plans, wins.”

“No man is a man until he has been a soldier.”


“Save one life, you’re a hero. Save 100 lives, you’re a nurse.”

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”

“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.”


“I’m a lawyer; I win arguments for a living.”

“Finding a good barber is like finding a good lawyer – you gotta go to the same guy.”

“A good lawyer is a bad Christian.”


“The police must obey the law while enforcing the law.”

“There are bad people in all walks of life, including police.”

“We live in an era where pizzas show up faster than the police.”


“Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done”

“What you learn from a life in science is the vastness of our ignorance.”

“Every brilliant experiment, like every great work of art, starts with an act of imagination.”


“Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher.”

‘When one teaches, two learn.’

‘You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.’


“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

What to Engrave on a Watch for a Family Member


“We are born of love; love is our mother.”

“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.”

“Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb.”

“The value of a loving father has no price.”


“A dad is the anchor upon which his children stand.”

“A dad is the hero his son hopes to be.”


“A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.”

“What the daughter does, the mother did.”

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


“Heaven on Earth is looking at my little boy.”

“You are my son, my moon, and my stars.”

“A son is always on your mind and forever in your heart.”


“Sisters make the best friends in the world.”

“Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.”

“Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.”


“A brother will always stand by you”

“My brother is my only best friend. No one can replace him.”

“Brothers are what best friends can never be.”


“A garden of love grows in a Grandmother’s heart.”

“Grandmothers always have time to talk and make you feel special.”

“If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.”


“Great fathers get promoted to grandfathers.”

“Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.”

“Grandfathers are just antique little boys.”


“Elephants and grandchildren never forget.”

“Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.”

“Never have children, only grandchildren.”

Watch Engraving Ideas for a Significant Other


“My husband is where my love story begins”

“Every day with my husband is another day in paradise”

“Always be you. I love you and the kind of person you are”


“You light up my day and spark up my soul”

“You brighten up my day just like how the sun lights up the earth”

“My success means nothing without you in my life.”


“Hold my hand, hold my heart, and hold me forever. I love you”

“From the first day I saw you, you had me. I was yours.”

“Not to brag, but I think we’re really cute together!”


“Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.”

“I want you today, tomorrow, next week, and for the rest of my life”

“A morning without you is a dwindled dawn.”

Best Friend

“Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend.”

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”

More Watch Engraving Ideas

Criminal minds

“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.”

“The first condition of immortality is death.”

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.”


“I haven’t spoken to my wife in years. I didn’t want to interrupt her.”

“Admit it. Life would be boring without me”.

“I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own.”


“Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart”.

“Always have an attitude of gratitude.”

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough”.


“I need you like a heart needs a beat.”

“It’s always better when we’re together.”

“My soul and your soul are forever tangled.”


“Never spend your money before you have earned it.”

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”

“Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.”


“No one is you. And that is YOUR superpower”

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”

“Cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles”.


“Prayer is the inner bath of love into which the soul plunges itself.”

“What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.”

“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.”


“There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.” 

“There is a time for departure, even when there’s no certain place to go.”

“Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.”


“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”

“Time is precious, make sure you spend it with the right people”.


“The world is a book and those who don’t travel read only a page.”

“One a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.”

“We travel not to escape life, but for life to escape us”.

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