the case or outer covering for the works of a watch.

1590–1600; watch + case2 Unabridged
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watchcase (ˈwɒtʃˌkeɪs)
a protective case for a watch, generally of metal such as gold, silver, brass, or gunmetal

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Proof of his admiration is the idea that he has had her photograph in his watchcase.
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