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Old 17 August 2019, 09:57 AM   #1
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Another attempted watch theft in Majorca. Happy ending this time

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-49374179

Leave those valuable watches at home......
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Old 17 August 2019, 10:00 AM   #2
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I’ll be the exact opposite this week.
Taking three with me on vacation.
Two of them, my most valued.
Let’s stop this “leave your watches” mentality.
It’s ludicrous.
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Old 17 August 2019, 10:11 AM   #3
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Sure, if you like to live dangerously. Free world
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Old 17 August 2019, 10:20 AM   #4
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Sure, if you like to live dangerously. Free world

So, instead of insuring and enjoying what you bought, do you propose we buy it, leave it in a safe, and never wear it?

Donít know your age but at 60, youíll have a completely different perspective on what truly matters in life.
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Old 19 August 2019, 08:17 PM   #5
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Old 19 August 2019, 09:50 PM   #6
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So, instead of insuring and enjoying what you bought, do you propose we buy it, leave it in a safe, and never wear it?

Donít know your age but at 60, youíll have a completely different perspective on what truly matters in life.
Its not only the loss of the watch, its what they do to you to get it.
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Old 19 August 2019, 11:53 PM   #7
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Pepsi in Bull Fighting Arena in Mallorca in June.
Survived the ordeal.
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Old 20 August 2019, 01:01 AM   #8
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Old 20 August 2019, 01:45 AM   #9
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I take 3 with me on hols as well, normally my seadweller and 2 omegas, no point having them if your worried about wearing them.
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Old 7 September 2019, 09:00 AM   #10
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After being targeted for my watch in Barcelona, I don't bother wearing high end pieces abroad. Insured or not, it's just not worth it - the little scumbags know good watches these days - especially in the UK.
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Old 7 September 2019, 09:41 AM   #11
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-49374179

Leave those valuable watches at home......
except most US cities have higher crime rates so its probably safer for those watches not to be at "home" or for you to be there either
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Old 7 September 2019, 11:10 AM   #12
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All the stats are blended and non-contextual.

No matter the city/state/country, perpetrators visit target-rich zones, assess the risk-reward, and act upon those variables.

Keeping a watch at home is not any safer than taking it with you and being vigilant. Lightning can strike in either place.


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Old 7 September 2019, 06:30 PM   #13
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So, instead of insuring and enjoying what you bought, do you propose we buy it, leave it in a safe, and never wear it?

Donít know your age but at 60, youíll have a completely different perspective on what truly matters in life.
My feeling too.

Ok, if youíre scared to wear a nice watch out, sell it whatís the point in owning it.
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Old 7 September 2019, 08:40 PM   #14
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"I took the opportunity and front kicked him, he went flying and made a strange noise."

HAHA, made my day!
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wear your watches and ENJOY.
I NEVER leave at home, but I take great care where they are stored and where I venture into.
So far I have been safe
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Old 8 September 2019, 05:19 AM   #16
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"I took the opportunity and front kicked him, he went flying and made a strange noise."

HAHA, made my day!
I noticed that line as well.

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Old 8 September 2019, 03:03 PM   #17
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So, instead of insuring and enjoying what you bought, do you propose we buy it, leave it in a safe, and never wear it?



Donít know your age but at 60, youíll have a completely different perspective on what truly matters in life.


I got robbed of my 16613 at gunpoint in broad daylight a few years in the financial district of Bogota. It happens. I was targeted for the watch.


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Old 10 September 2019, 03:56 AM   #18
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Storing a watch is silly, I wear mine. If it gets stolen here is the series of events that follows:
1) call police
2) call Jewelers Mutual
3) call HQ Milton
4) enjoy new watch
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Old 10 September 2019, 04:25 AM   #19
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I got robbed of my 16613 at gunpoint in broad daylight a few years in the financial district of Bogota. It happens. I was targeted for the watch.


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Sorry to hear.
Having grown up in the NYC area, yeah, it happens.
That said, canít live your life worried if it will happen.
Use situational awareness and common sense.
Insure and wear it, or just donít buy it at all.
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Old 13 September 2019, 09:37 AM   #20
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Storing a watch is silly, I wear mine. If it gets stolen here is the series of events that follows:
1) call police
2) call Jewelers Mutual
3) call HQ Milton
4) enjoy new watch
Exactly!

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