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  1. 89-0

    89-0 Jul 12, 2019

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    I sometimes get the hankering for a midday watch change while at the office. Anybody here keep watches at work for that purpose? I'm thinking of getting a three-watch box for some workday backups.
     
  2. KeithS

    KeithS Jul 12, 2019

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    I personally would not leave an expensive watch in my desk overnight. A guy I used to work with (and who had a pretty impressive watch collection) kept a cheap Seiko in his desk and would switch his nice watch for the Seiko upon arriving to and leaving from the office. That seems a little more reasonable I guess.
     
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  3. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jul 12, 2019

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    Be very careful, others have had a stiff lesson in storing watches at the office.
     
  4. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Jul 12, 2019

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    I heard of many stories of Stuff stolen at the office. If you want to make someone profit more of his criminal activities, go for it!:thumbsup:
     
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  5. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jul 12, 2019

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    Never trust a work colleague you haven’t had a beer with ;)
     
  6. elmar2001

    elmar2001 Jul 12, 2019

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    It is not necessary so I wear it from morning to evening. But my colleagues are not stealing. That would be no problem.
     
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  7. CJpickup57

    CJpickup57 Jul 12, 2019

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    At my workplace, never. I even have a lockable office door and lockable desk. But there are power tools everywhere.
     
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  8. Pvt-Public

    Pvt-Public Jul 12, 2019

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    Sure why not, nothing valuable,and all awaiting repair. 20190712_094712[1].jpg
     
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  9. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Jul 12, 2019

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    I have a few around in my office. They are not out in sight, so you would have to be looking to find them. It's a small office, and no one else here gives a dang about watches, so I am not concerned. .
     
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  10. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Jul 12, 2019

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    I choose my watch for the day based on my activity (at the desk, on a job-site, meetings all day). I have a work college who keeps a mil-Benrus on NATO in his desk drawer for when he has to go out on job sites then changes it back to his other watch when back in the office- but the drawer has a lock on it, so does our office, not to mention big guys with guns at the doors.
     
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  11. MRC

    MRC Jul 12, 2019

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    I have had a top-end TI calculator stolen when they cost many $100. Thief didn't take the plug-in program modules or the manuals so missed out on a lot of value. Books have gone and fluffy toys (I was in software development, we'd take an "emotional support" toy to meetings :D ). I would never take expensive tools to race-tracks either, just hope that preparation with them would eliminate the need to use the cheapies that were in the truck.
     
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  12. Woops

    Woops Jul 15, 2019 9:32am

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    The only reason I keep watches in my office is to hide new incomings from my wife :whistling:
     
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  13. krh7

    krh7 Jul 15, 2019 1:07pm

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    be sure to have them scheduled on your home/renter's insurance. that way they are covered for theft anywhere you keep them.
     
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  14. 1965Speedie

    1965Speedie Jul 15, 2019 1:14pm

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    ^100 What he said...
     
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  15. Evitzee

    Evitzee Jul 15, 2019 1:35pm

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    It really depends on the safety of your office. Some I've worked in I would have absolutely zero issues locking them in my filing cabinet, in other places I wouldn't. Just depends on the individual situation.
     
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  16. nonuffinkbloke

    nonuffinkbloke Jul 15, 2019 1:47pm

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    No!:eek:

    1) thieving cleaning contractors
    2) thieving maintenance contractors
    3) thieving night security staff
    4) thieving office burglars
    5) thieving office colleagues
    6) other types of thieving thieves
     
  17. MRC

    MRC Jul 15, 2019 2:34pm

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    Thieves who reach in through an open window and steal a laptop from a desk. Used to be common when decent laptops were £many_thousands and the people to whom I had to issue them were "don't care, they'll give me another" types. Their "only temporary" replacements were the cheapest, nastiest, most horrible keyboard things I could find from the junk room but finance says "Cannot throw out, not fully depreciated and still on the books" I could find.

    I wish
    :mad: :mad: :mad: Those jokers would have an employment contract that specified a BMW to drive and a high-end laptop. Even when through their carelessness both had been stolen. Arggghhhh!
     
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  18. mr_smith

    mr_smith Jul 15, 2019 2:39pm

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    Whoa, sounds like a pretty serious place!
     
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  19. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Jul 15, 2019 3:04pm

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    I would never leave a new watch at my office...but I do keep a few very old ones in my desk drawer just in case. These are the ones you have to wind every so often, I can't imagine anyone would want these.
     
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  20. KeithS

    KeithS Jul 15, 2019 4:58pm

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    As long as you don't throw your 1016 in there... that would definitely be going a bridge too far!
     
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