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Old 30 January 2019, 08:38 AM   #211
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Hoping justice is served, but if the employee did not mean harm, think about what this could mean for his career/family.
If the employee did not mean harm, he or she should have turned it in to lost and found. If he or she thought the watch was worthless, why hold on to it instead of throwing it in the trash?
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Old 30 January 2019, 10:43 AM   #212
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I started this thread looking for help and the immediate advice I received from this community was largely helpful to me. It's also been an important learning experience as all of my watches are now insured. As is often the case on these forums, people enter the conversation with opinions and judgements, many uninformed and without having even read the thread for full context.

As far as where things are with this case - I didn't elect to file or pursue charges. The police made a determination that criminal charges were warranted based on the investigation they conducted which included reviewing security camera video and speaking with the individual who recovered and was in possession of my watch. It was and isn't a situation where I asked them to take any action against the individual - when the police and DA determined a crime has been committed, they chose pursue charges accordingly. When it comes to recovery and restitution, I'm following the guidance that's been provided to me by authorities in an effort to be made as close to whole as possible for my loss. Should a judge determine restitution is not warranted, I'll readily accept that outcome. I don't wish for this person to go to jail and it likely won't even come to that. I have no expectation of recovering any monies and it has no bearing on the charges that have been filed.

It sounds like some of you think I deserve to have lost the watch for how carelessly I handled it and that there should be no consequences for the individual who "found" it (and made a conscious decision to keep it for themselves, instead of honoring their legal obligation to return it.) Shame on me for attempting to exhaust every avenue at my disposal to recover my property and pity on the individual who knowingly found and kept something of significant value that did not belong to them...because finders keepers.

People can go back and forth all day about "finder's keepers" but there are laws, which I've posted here, that very clearly stipulate how lost and found property is legally supposed to be handled. The individual in possession of my watch was also an airport employee, which comes with a whole other set of legal obligations and expectations with respect to how lost property is treated once recovered by an employee. Even if they weren't, it wouldn't change the nature of the "crime" as stipulated by law.

For those who are tired of the thread, don't click on it anymore and you won't have to be "bothered." I'm just providing updates to the many members that have expressed an interest in hearing them.


Well said. For one Im still keen to keep getting updates. So please do continue with them.
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Old 30 January 2019, 11:31 AM   #213
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Please continue with the updates. Glad things are getting resolved in your favour.


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Old 30 January 2019, 01:56 PM   #214
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Wow, what an amazing story. Please keep us updated on the outcome.
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Old 30 January 2019, 02:06 PM   #215
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What is a good way to travel with multiple watches?

I travel with 3-4 watches AP/Rolex/Rolex/Breitling and obviously can't wear all 4. I guess a small lock on my carry on?
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Old 30 January 2019, 02:10 PM   #216
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What is a good way to travel with multiple watches?



I travel with 3-4 watches AP/Rolex/Rolex/Breitling and obviously can't wear all 4. I guess a small lock on my carry on?


Carry insurance and place your watch roll inside your carry on. If they are stolen then file a claim with your insurance company to be made whole. There is no magic formula, unfortunately.


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Old 31 January 2019, 06:40 AM   #217
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What is a good way to travel with multiple watches?

I travel with 3-4 watches AP/Rolex/Rolex/Breitling and obviously can't wear all 4. I guess a small lock on my carry on?
The best way is to not travel with multiple watches. I always want to take a few watches with me when I travel, but I never do. I pick one and it stays on my wrist the duration of the trip.
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Old 13 April 2019, 09:45 AM   #218
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I agree. It was your mistake in the first place for dropping the watch and trying to "blame" the person who took it seems a bit much.

Be happy that you found the watch, learn from this mistake and move on. congrats anyway and wear it in good health
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Old 14 April 2019, 05:48 PM   #219
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Old 14 April 2019, 05:57 PM   #220
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Old 14 April 2019, 08:05 PM   #221
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I hope you get your watch back.


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Any updates to this amazing story?
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