Intro: Ugly But Functional Wrist Watch Organizer
I was given this desk oranizer designed for charging cell phones and iPods (the holes near the bottom are for charging cords) and I ended up using it to store my watches. The problem was that all the metal watches bunched up at the bottom and fell on top of each other. The challenge was adapting it to hang them up so they can be easily removed and put back.
Some ordinary spring clips and large paper clips were combined to make the horizontal hooks shown here. The hooks are open at one end to slide the watch bands on and off.
Total cost was zero since I had all the clips already. The fun part was working out how to bend the paper clips so they fit securely inside the spring clips and stayed in the right position. It's ugly but it works great, and only took about 15 minutes total.