An engraved watch is a thoughtful and long-lasting gift. If someone in your life is graduating from high school or college, purchasing a watch as a gift and throwing a customized message on the case back is a gift that will be remembered (and kept!) forever.

And if you're here for some inspiration, we've got you covered. Keep reading to find watch engraving ideas specific to recent graduates.

16 Ideas for Graduation Gift Watch Engravings

1. "You're still here? It's over. Go home. Go."
-"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

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2. "Finally." Funny graduation engraving idea
3. "Be so good they can't ignore you."
-Steve Martin
Steve Martin graduation quote
4. "Smartass." Funny graduation engraving idea
5. "The key to success is under the alarm clock."
-Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin graduation quote
6. "Congrats, nerd." Silly graduate watch engraving idea
7. "The road to success is always under construction."
-Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin graduation quote
8. "Grad-ical." "Grad-ical" graduation watch engraving
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9. "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
-Neale Donald Walsch
Neale Donald Walsch graduation quote
10. "Big brain energy." Silly graduation engraving idea
11. "Through discipline comes freedom."
Aristotle graduation quote
12. "You did it! Now get a job." Witty engraving quote for graduation watch
13. "It always seems impossible until it's done."
-Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela graduation quote
14. "You're outta here!" Baseball saying for graduation engravings
15. "Don't act like you're not impressed."
Anchorman quote for graduation engraving
16. "Time to grind." "Time to grind" watch engraving idea

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