Watch Engraving Ideas

Quotes & Sayings to inspire your personalised watch – Watch Engraving Ideas

Apart from making your gift unique and special, an engraved message on a watch will also stand the test of time. Let’s not kid ourselves, if somebody asks us about who gave us a particular gift in 10 years’ time, we might struggle to come up with an answer. Unless, of course, it includes an engraved message that we can easily link back to someone or an occasion. A gift that can be truly personalised and remains practical for many years to come. Because of the variety of people and occasions on which we buy gifts for, we have grouped our watch engraving ideas into 5 different sections. We have also taken into consideration the limited space on a watch case back so most of the quotes will be rather short but very telling. Remember, quite often ‘less is more’.

Engraving Ideas for Life Events

Is the birthday of your beloved coming up and you have no idea what to write on an engraved watch? Or maybe, your beloved son has just passed his final exam and you are looking for watch engraving ideas for a son’s graduation? This list will hopefully inspire you with some ideas.

Anniversary Engraving Ideas

  1. “Grow old with me, the best is yet to come.”
  2. “Time flies when you’re in love.”
  3. “Everyday I love you more”
  4. “Every second I love you more”
  5. “Our love is timeless”
  6. “Until the end of time ♥”
  7. “Happy 5th Anniversary”
  8. “My love for you is still as strong as the day I married you”
  9. “Time with you is worth every second”.

Award or Achievement Engraving Ideas

  1. “Congratulations, you make us proud”
  2. “A well-deserved achievement”
  3. “Your efforts have all been worth it”
  4. “Well done for not giving up”
  5. “You inspire me and make me very proud”
  6. “You can achieve anything you set your mind to”

Birthday Engraving Ideas

  1. “Count your life by smiles, not tears. Count your age by friends, not years. Happy Birthday!”
  2. “A birthday is a reminder to celebrate your life”
  3. “Happy 21st Birthday”
  4. “Keep living your best life”

Engagement Engraving Ideas

  1. “Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.”
  2. “You are the butter to my bread”
  3. “I wish I found you sooner, so I could love you longer”
  4. “I will choose you everyday”
  5. “Thank you for choosing me”
  6. “I am so excited to be your Fiancé”

Graduation Engraving Ideas

  1. “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest”
  2. “Instruction ends at school, but education ends only with life.”
  3. “Congratulations on your graduation”
  4. “The world is your oyster, it’s up to you to find the pearls”
  5. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams”
  6. “Go out there and do amazing things”
  7. “This is the beginning of anything you want”
  8. “The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams”

Engraving Ideas for a Promotion

  1. “You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”
  2. “With hard work and dedication, you get results”
  3. “A promotion is not about a job well done, it’s about the potential of what is yet to come”
  4. “Congratulations on a well-deserved promotion”
  5. “Everyday, you amaze us with your strength and determination”

Engraving Ideas for Retirement

  1. “The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off”
  2. “Retirement is a chance to redesign your life into something new”
  3. “Now you have more time to go fishing”
  4. “Now you have more time to play golf”
  5. “Now you have more time to do the things you love”
  6. “Retired NOT Expired!”
  7. “RETIREMENT – The pay sucks but the hours are good”
  8. “Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth”.

What to Engrave on a Watch for a Family Member?

Do you want to show your father just how much he means to you? Or how much you appreciate the support of your partner? Apart from short engraving quotes for Dad and husbands, this list includes examples of popular quotes you can use on a gift for any family member, including watch engraving ideas for dad, short engraving quotes for fiancé, son etc.

Engraving Ideas for Father

  1. “Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.”
  2. “Dad, thank you for everything”.
  3. “Just so you know, your laughs are funnier than your jokes.”
  4. “Dad: The Man, The Myth, The Legend”.
  5. “When it comes to being the BEST DAD, you nailed it!”
  6. “Dad, I am so lucky to be your Son/Daughter”.
  7. “Dad, you are amazing. I love you”.
  8. “My Superhero. I Love You Dad”.
  9. “Dad, you inspire me to be the best person I can be”.
  10. “You protect me. You teach me. You inspire me. You are MY DAD”.

Engraving Ideas for Son

  1. “My dear Son, I will always carry you in my heart”.
  2. “Son, just remember that you only fail when you stop trying. Never give up”.
  3. “Son, make the most of every opportunity that comes your way”.
  4. “You are braver than you believe. Stronger than you seem and smarter than you think”.
  5. “Choose your own path. Make lots of memories. But just never forget that I love you”.

Husband Engraving Ideas

  1. “Your love shines in my heart just as the sun shines upon the earth.”
  2. “I licked it, so it’s mine!”
  3. “You are my dream come true”
  4. “I love you to the moon and back”
  5. “You make me tick”.
  6. “You are my missing piece”.
  7. “You are the best thing that ever happened to me”.
  8. “You are my rock”.
  9. “Partners in crime”.
  10. “Our time together is never quite enough.”
  11. “You are not my love… You are my life.”
  12. “I am happiest when I’m right next to you.”
  13. “You may hold my hand for a while, but you hold my heart forever.”
  14. “I need you like a heart needs a beat.”
  15. “Your love is all I need to feel complete.”
  16. “I love you like a fat kid loves cake.”
  17. “I just want to be yours.”
  18. “Thank you for reminding me what butterflies feel like.”
  19. “I love you more than coffee.”
  20. “I only want 3 things: See you. Hug you. Kiss you.”
  21. “I want you. I want us.”
  22. “I love you so much I could burst into flames.”
  23. “You and me. Forever”
  24. “The best thing about me is you.”
  25. “If I know what love is, it is because of you”
  26. “God is keeping me alive, but you are keeping me in love.”
  27. “I love you every step of the way.”
  28. “Let’s cuddle so I can steal your body heat.”
  29. “Kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute. Wanna workout?”
  30. “Sometimes I wonder how you put up with me.”
  31. “I am with you always…”
  32. “Falling for you more every day.”
  33. “Like Asthma, you take my breath away.”

Best Friend Engraving Ideas

  1. “My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”
  2. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

Other Watch Engraving Ideas

Still not sure what to get engraved on a watch? The final section of our list includes some funny engraving ideas, as well as meaningful and travel-related quotes for some inspiration.

Funny Engraving Ideas

  1. “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits”
  2. “Home is wherever my crazies are”.
  3. “In my circus and you are my leading monkey”.
  4. Time is precious. Waste it wisely”.
  5. “Sorry for all the mean, accurate things I’ve said to you”.
  6. “You couldn’t handle me, even if I came with instructions”.
  7. “Be happy. It drives people crazy”.
  8. “Admit it. Life would be boring without me”.

Gratitude / Friendship Engraving Ideas

  1. “Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul”.
  2. “Expressing gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow”.
  3. “Good times and crazy friends make the best memories:
  4. “Friendship is not a big thing. It’s a billion little things”.
  5. “Life is better when you’re laughing”.
  6. “True friends are never apart. Maybe in distance but never in heart”.
  7. “It takes a long time to grow an old friend”.
  8. “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart”.
  9. “Gratitude turns what we have into enough”.

Motivational Engraving Ideas

  1. “When nothing goes right. Go left!”
  2. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘til your good is better and your better is best.”
  3. “When someone says you can’t do it, do it twice and take pictures”.
  4. “No one is you. And that is YOUR superpower”
  5. “If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain”.
  6. “Work hard in silence. Let success be your noise”.
  7. “Cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles”.

Time Themed Engraving Ideas

  1. “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
  2. “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”
  3. “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters”.
  4. “It’s not about having time; it’s about making time”.
  5. “The only thing more precious than time itself is who we choose to spend it with”.
  6. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is -you’re the pilot!”.
  7. “Take care of the minutes. The hours will take care of themselves”.
  8. “Time is precious, make sure you spend it with the right people”.
  9. “It’s your time to shine”.

Travel Themed Engraving Ideas

  1. “The world is a book and those who don’t travel read only a page.”
  2. “Not all those who wander are lost.”
  3. “We travel not to escape life, but for life to escape us”.
  4. “Travel, before you run out of time”.
  5. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction”.
  6. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with just a single step”.
  7. “Travel: it leaves you speechless but turns you into a storyteller”.
  8. “Travel as much as you can, as far as you can and for as long as you can”.
  9. “Travel is an investment in yourself”.

For whatever reason, expressing our feelings to that special someone can be uncomfortable at times. Whether you’re a wife reading this and wondering what to engrave on a special watch for your husband or a caring girlfriend looking for that one smart idea to highlight the love for your new boyfriend, we’ve got you covered. As well as suggesting what to engrave on a watch for your husband, and including watch engraving ideas for your boyfriend, the list also covers short engraving quotes for friends, and more. You are only limited by your imagination (and the size of the back of the watch of course!)

Let’s not forget that’s its perfectly fine to keep your watch engraving simple:

  • “Happy Birthday”
  • “Congratulations”
  • “Happy 21st Birthday”
  • “Happy 18th Birthday”
  • “Happy 50th Birthday”….. and so on.
  • “Happy Anniversary”
  • “Happy 5th Anniversary”
  • “Merry Christmas”
  • “Happy Valentine’s Day”
  • “Happy Father’s Day”
  • “World’s Best Dad”
  • “Will you marry me?”
  • “I love you” ♥
  • “Thank you for being you”