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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

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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

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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

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    ^100 What he said...
     
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  15. Evitzee

    Evitzee Jul 15, 2019

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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

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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
     
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  17. MRC

    MRC Jul 15, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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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