Awesome Quotes to Have Engraved on a Watch

Recently, we had a post on the best phrases to have engraved on a personalized pocket knife. This week, we’re taking a look at some of the best things to engrave on personalized watches instead. Some hilariously witty, and others heart-wrenchingly poignant, these engravings will give you one-of-a-kind watches you’ll love wearing.

The world can’t end today, because it’s already tomorrow in Australia

Sometimes, it’s helpful to consider the finite nature of human life. Other times, optimism is what gets you through the hard times. If you find yourself struggling, at times, with keeping things in perspective, this quote can help you find the strength to push through and keep moving forward.

After all this time? Always.

For diehard Harry Potter fans, this quote can bring a tear to the eye every time. If you’re looking for a romantic gift for a Potter-head, this personalization is a sure-fire winner. It encompasses the eternal nature of love—the way it continues on, even after death.

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.

So often, we’re told not to waste our time. We cram our days with “productive” activities, determined not to waste a minute of it, and feel guilty any time we decide to binge-watch This is Us. Why? If time is finite, why do we spend so much of it doing things we’re “supposed” to do while neglecting the things that actually make us happy? Engraving your watch with this saying will remind you to take a step back and enjoy your life instead of just living it.

Time is an illusion.

Watches are funny things. They measure time in the steady tick-tock of seconds and minutes. But anyone who has bothered to live will know that Einstein got it right when he said that time is relative. A 3-second car crash can last a lifetime, with your mind living through every millisecond as if it were an entire day. And 30 minutes can last no time at all when you’ve got a deadline to meet. This quote will remind you not to take the minutes on your watch too seriously. Because, after all, time is a human construct, and it doesn’t always make sense.

Lost time is never found again.

Ask any parent of an older kid, and they’ll tell you that the baby years flew by and they wish that they could get that time back again. Unfortunately, that’s not possible—nor is it possible to reclaim any time that you lost out on. This quote is a solemn reminder to pay attention to the time you have and to use it to its fullest extent. Because if you miss out, you don’t get that time back.

To every thing there is a season.

There are hard times in life. From dealing with your toddler’s terrible twos to the death of a loved one, there are times that you feel you’ll never dig your way out of. But this quote reminds us that every stage of life is a season, and that, like the cold of winter, it will pass and a newer, hopefully warmer, season is just around the corner.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. What’s why they call it the present.

Kung Fu Panda got a lot of things right, and this is one of them. We spend so much of our time looking towards a future that we may not ever arrive at, or bemoaning a history that we can’t change, instead of living in and enjoying the life we’re currently leading. If you’re the type of person who tends to live in either the past or the future, this quote is a great reminder to take things one day at a time and to live in the here and now.

Personalized wrist watches can tell so many stories. They can give you inspiration to get through your day, or offer a warm reminder of the people you love. They can also make you laugh with their punny wit. And if you give them as a gift, they can remind the people you love to take things one day at a time and to focus on being happy—messages that are relevant for everyone.