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Engraved Explorer Compass by Dalvey
Engraved Explorer Compass by Dalvey
Engraved Explorer Compass by Dalvey
Engraved Explorer Compass by DalveyEngraved Explorer Compass by Dalvey
Engraved Explorer Compass by Dalvey
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Never lose your way again with this precision engineered pocket compass by Dalvey of Scotland, maker of fine men's gifts since 1879. It is has a case made of solid stainless steel, polished to a high shine. Inside, the compass has a white dial and red pointer. The underside of the front cover features a grooved pattern and a silver star. A hanging fob (the small loop at the end of the stem) allows you to attach this working compass to any pocket watch or jewelry chain. Add a free, customized inscription to the back, perfect for a unique, personalized gift. This engraved compass comes packaged in a Dalvey gift box, ready to be presented to your favorite explorer.


  • Precision engineered pocket compass
  • Polished stainless steel case
  • Military standard, liquid filled compass capsule
  • White dial
  • Steel fob design hanging loop
  • Map inset into the lid
  • Free engraving
  • Packaged in a Dalvey gift box
  • Diameter: 2.4"


  • Free engraving on the back of the compass
  • Check the box above to enter, preview and edit your engraving
  • Engraving is done using one of our state of the art diamond tip engraving machines. Your text is precision etched into the metal case for a permanent marking.


  • Free first class mail shipping within the USA.
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4 Questions & 4 Answers
from Augusta Georgia asked:
June 24, 2021
Where can I find the Enter code to place an order?
1 Answer
I'm sorry, this item is discontinued.
Submitted by: Pete Ekizian on June 25, 2021

from Knoxville, TN asked:
July 31, 2017
Does this come in the "Dalvey 1897" box?
1 Answer
Yes, it does come in the Dalvey 1897 gift box.
Submitted by: Customer Service on August 1, 2017

from Tx asked:
November 27, 2016
Is this a real compass ? Or just for looks.
1 Answer
It is a real working compass.
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 28, 2016

from Ohio asked:
November 6, 2016
I would like to have coordinates engraved,but I do not see how I can put in a degree symbol. Any thoughts?
1 Answer
We can engrave degree symbols. On PCs - hold down the Alt key and on the numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard, type 0176, or Alt+ 248 When you release the Alt Key, a ° should be there. On Macs - option shift 8.
Submitted by: Customer Service on November 6, 2016

out of 5.0
58 Reviews
Ratings Snapshot
5 Star
81% (47)
4 Star
7% (4)
3 Star
2% (1)
2 Star
7% (4)
1 Star
3% (2)
of Reviewers
Great gift
By Bob
from Memphis, TN
on July 6, 2019
Verified Buyer
Our grandson left for college and we bought this compass for him as a going away gift. He was so thrilled with it!
This is the second we have ordered and most pleased
By Ralph
from Salinas, CA
on June 20, 2019
Verified Buyer
Your rep that took our order was so patient, helpful and it made all the difference!! This is the second we have ordered and most pleased. We will be ordering more as two more grandsons will be graduating from Jr high and High school.
Thanks from both my husband and I.
I rate this purchase 5 *****
By Ginger
from Fayetteville, NC
on June 18, 2019
Verified Buyer
I rate this purchase 5 *****, it was the perfect retirement gift for my son in the Coast Guardian!
By Bonnie
from Pittsburgh Pa
on May 15, 2019
Verified Buyer
It came quickly and exactly what I asked for. It is the perfect keepsake for my grandsons high school graduation.
Fine exterior; Cheap interior
By Karen
from Memphis, TN
on April 30, 2019
Verified Buyer
The compass holder is very attractive and the personal engraving was done quickly (incorrectly the first time, but was remedied quickly). Unfortunately, the compass itself is SO CHEAP looking and sounding (you hear it shaking around). Literally looks like something you would pick up at the dollar store. I am so embarrassed by the lack of quality, I am not giving it for a graduation gift as intended. The compass is worth about $5.00. I would happily have paid more for a quality product.
  • The outside is very attractive.
  • The actual compass is such cheap quality it does not match the outside.
By M B.
on September 16, 2018
Verified Buyer
Beautiful piece!
By Xiomara
from United States
on August 7, 2018
Verified Buyer
Absolutely shows quality and craftsmanship, it was the perfect gift for my love!
By Jess
from Redlands, ca
on April 18, 2018
Verified Buyer
Got it for my boyfriend and the engraving and everything came out perfect
By James
from Bowling Green, Ohio
on March 19, 2018
Verified Buyer
I thought although the stainless looked nice on the outside the compass itself was cheap and plastic inside. Did not feel it was worth the money. Also I had an inscription that was suppose to be on the back and the only engraving was on the front. Was told it was possible to engrave both sides.
By Joanne c.
from Salinas california
on January 27, 2018
The ordering with Pete was exceptional. The gift box is very nice....the compass made us sayâ€WOW†and the engraving is perfectly done. Your guarantee and compass instructions are so appreciated. You definitely will have us as customers again and again.
  • All of the above
Timeless gift, professional staff
from New York , NY
on January 22, 2018
Verified Buyer
I was so happy to find this gift and order for a special occasion. I even had to call in last minute to change the order. The staff was extremely professional and wonderful. They fulfilled every request and were very helpful. I am happy, I chose them and would always go back to them for any other gifts or occasions.
Many thanks!
By Dyann
from Rochester, NY
on January 6, 2018
Verified Buyer
Not the quality I expected for the money. Disappointed with engraving... monogram style engraving of initials was requested but that was not how it was engraved.
Also, the remaining portion of the engraving is too small to be read.
Website should provide preview and photos of both front and back.
On a positive note, production and delivery was faster than expected.
Great fast delivery
By Velma J.
from East Jordan, MI
on November 24, 2017
Verified Buyer
Pleased with the product quality and engraving we had done.
Beautiful Compass
By Chrissy
from Austin, Texas
on November 22, 2017
Verified Buyer
The compass I received was beautiful, it was a gift for my husband. I am not giving the quality of the item 3 stars, but the engraving. It was almost impossible to read and did not come out at all like I expected it to look like.
  • Compass was nice quality
  • I would not get it engraved
Fantastic service
By Julia
from Portland, Oregon
on November 19, 2017
Verified Buyer
I ordered four compasses for my elderly parents to give to their grandchildren for Christmas. I asked in the "comments" section if I could have initials on the front and a saying on the back, and they accommodated that request beautifully. My parents are thrilled and can't wait to give these special momentos to their grand children. They'll be treasured for years to come.
Perfect Gift
By Avy
from New Hampshire
on November 5, 2017
Verified Buyer
Very nice gift, engraving is perfect. 100% satisfied.
Beautiful compass
By Lisa
from Newport, NC
on October 25, 2017
Verified Buyer
My husband loves it. It was a nice gift for our 25th wedding anniversary.
Perfect gift for my Navy Recruit
By Brenda
from Fayetteville, GA
on October 8, 2017
Verified Buyer
I love the compass that I bought for my Godson as he enters into his Navy career. Great design and engraved message made it a gift to remember.
By Diana
from Miami, FL
on September 18, 2017
Verified Buyer
It was a beautiful piece and turned out to be such a wonderful farewell gift for our colleague. The engraving was gorgeous and such a personal touch.
Excellent quality beautiful engraving !
By Beckie
from Ocean grove NJ
on July 5, 2017
Verified Buyer
Arrived as promised on time great quAlity for my sons graduation! The packaging made it look even nicer !
Well done
  • Great communication after order was placed
Nice compass
By Brooke
from Chester, NJ
on July 1, 2017
Verified Buyer
I ordered this for my son's high school graduation and its a very nice sturdy compass. I didnt engrave the front but did the back and it looks nicer. I wish I had put something on the front , maybe his initials or the saying I put on the back"for all the places you'll go" goes nicely with Dr Seuss book I had all his relatives write in with college/ life advices.
  • Good quality
  • Looks sharp and feels sturdy
  • Arrived quickly
  • I should've engraved the front too but not their fault. I was rushing.
  • Really nothing
By Dean D.
from Colorado
on January 28, 2017
Verified Buyer
I bought it as a gift for my son and the engraving was beautiful. He love's it. Service was fast. The people were great. I would recommend you to my friend's. Thank's Dean
By Lorri
from New York
on January 16, 2017
Verified Buyer
I was disappointed by the quality of this item for the price I was expected it to be be better
  • Engraved
  • Poor quality now I am stuck with it
By Dan
from NC
on December 29, 2016
Verified Buyer
I ordered this as a special gift for my son's military graduation. The ordering process and shipping was seamless and quick, and engraving was beautiful. However, the compass was not the quality I had hoped for. It must have been more plastic than stainless steel as another reviewer mentioned, due to being much lighter weight than expected. The feature that really cheapened the look though was the black decoration on the inner lid which was nothing more than a sticker with visible air bubbles under it! Unacceptable and regrettably disappointing.
  • Shiny and functional.
  • Poor quality, not worth the price.
Beautiful Piece
By Marty
from Sacramento, CA
on December 26, 2016
Verified Buyer
Purchased this compass for my husband for Christmas. He is a retired Naval Flight Officer, so precision is very important to him. We enjoy hiking immensely, so this compass will be part of our "go-gear."

I was very pleased with the ease of ordering, communication after sale, delivery time and the quality of the engraving requested. Will absolutely come back to Executive Gifts again.
By Julie
from Thornton, CO
on December 26, 2016
Verified Buyer
This was an anniversary present for my husband, and it is beautiful. I highly recommend it.

Nice gift
By Laurie
from Connecticut
on December 23, 2016
Verified Buyer
The compass is just as described. It is a nice gift for our son who recently graduated from college. We are however, disappointed in the engraving. It looks like the engraver skipped so one of the monogrammed letters is not as clear as it should be. We feel the company should have checked and corrected this before sending the compass out.
  • Nice product. Fast shipping
  • Engraving could be better
By Maryam
from San Diego
on December 22, 2016
Verified Buyer
Arrived in a timely manner, nice box and packing. The engraving looks great. Will order again
  • None
Great gift
By Tim
from Cashmere, Washington
on December 20, 2016
Verified Buyer
Ordered this for my sons boot camp graduation. It was on time and the engraving was beautiful. Nice quality, easy ordering and all around great experience.
Quick arrival
By E
from USA
on December 12, 2016
Verified Buyer
Quality item that arrived on time with engraving done beautifully (and correctly!).
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