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The “nacho watch(es)”...do you loan people your watch(es)?

  1. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Jun 12, 2019

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    Do you loan people your watch(es)?

    1. Who?
    2. What?
    3. When?
    4. Where?
    5. Why?
    6. How long?

    I’ll start...

    1. Who? Loaned to Mad Dog Junior - our son.
    2. What? My modern Speedy Gonzales Moonwatch - in this scenario, the “nacho watch”.
    3. When? High school graduation ceremony - May of 2019.
    4. Where? Cincinnati, Ohio - United States of America.
    5. Why? I’m a dumbass.
    6. How long? Too long - approximately 3 hours.

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  2. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Jun 12, 2019

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    Absoloodle not. But who knows, might be a good way to get a feel for a watch before taking the plunge...#watchswingerz
     
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  3. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Jun 12, 2019

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  4. michael22

    michael22 Jun 12, 2019

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    That's his safe word. Minders will be hunting down Mad dog as we read this!
     
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  5. staristheanswer

    staristheanswer Jun 12, 2019

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    Lol I like reason number five!
     
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  6. Nathan1967

    Nathan1967 Jun 12, 2019

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    I wouldn’t/couldn’t be loaner or loanee - way too stressful for me.

    What if I? What if they? What if? Just..... What if!

    I admire your chill though @Mad Dog and congrats to MDJ!.
     
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  7. JimInOz

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

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    Nice subject mate, but lending stuff to kids is more dangerous than lending lawn mowers to neighbours/mates.
    Because kids have an expectations of "what's yours is mine" developed from an early age, it can be hard to get your own stuff back.
    It's easier to get your lawn mower (or your wife) back from the recalcitrant kick boxer next door because they don't look at you with the "But Daddy (or Dad), I neeeeeeed it!" and you go "OK, well just until Friday", which they understand to mean any Friday they want to give it back.

    So my advice is: Keep your possessions close, and your watches even closer!


    BTW, Is Ms H wearing the watch she did at watch school?

    PS: edit - Tell Junior MD that the stogie in his gob should be his last.
    I know there's millions of cigar smokers who would disagree, and many many of them never have a problem, but I've seen the result of cigar smoking and it isn't nice.
     
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  8. Tet

    Tet I prefer Dilmah do try it Jun 12, 2019

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    Nope, but to be honest nobody I know would want to borrow any of mine anyway.
     
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  9. Professor

    Professor Jun 12, 2019

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    I'd never loan out any mechanical watch or even let any one other than a watch maker or trusted friend handle a vintage mechanical without supervision, and no touching of the crown except by a pro.
    I'd sooner give a mechanical watch to a relative than loan one.

    I'd loan out a common quartz watch without a second thought. They aren't bullet proof but aren't as subject to damage by the ham handed.
     
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  10. MCC

    MCC Jun 12, 2019

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    It's a no from me !

    "Neither a borrower nor lender be;
    For loan oft loses both itself and friend"

    Shakespeare Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3.
     
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  11. Matty01

    Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Jun 12, 2019

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    Im more likely to give a watch away (cheapy I cant be bothered selling) than lend a watch
     
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  12. Dan S

    Dan S Jun 12, 2019

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    I've offered this many times with friends at get-togethers, but nobody has taken me up on it. The conversation is usually along the lines of the friend admiring a watch and saying that he has considered buying one but hasn't had the chance to see it in person. So I offer to let him borrow it for a couple of weeks to see if he likes wearing it. And then they say no thanks. ::confused2::
     
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  13. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 12, 2019

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    Let a mate at work borrow this for a few weeks

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    He was working at the G20 years ago and didn’t have a good watch.

    Walking out of the office to catch his plane I asked where the watch was. “Check in Bag” was his response......:eek:

    He wore it on the plane.

    Now he owns a few nice watches like below and is a member here @Patg
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    Not as if I don’t have a heap of other watches to wear at any one time.

    Firm believer of the FIYFI scheme before any said interaction
    (Fuck it you fix it]
     
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  14. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 12, 2019

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    Can I borrow a watch mate.:whistling:
     
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  15. JimInOz

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

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    Well I don't know if Andy would want any of my old rubbish for a loan, but if I were to lend anything to anyone, it'd be him.

    (Based on his FIYFI warranty).

    ;)
     
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  16. Patg

    Patg Jun 12, 2019

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    Man was that Monaco sweet to wear. Felt real good on my wrist too @STANDY
     
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  17. KeithS

    KeithS Jun 12, 2019

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    Was it on a bracelet? I could see it being more of pain than it’s worth if a bracelet had to be resized twice...
     
  18. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix Jun 12, 2019

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    Like they say "the first hit is always free."
     
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  19. Andy K

    Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Jun 12, 2019

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    @Lou P and I lend each other watches from time to time. Here's his Solar Impulse on my wrist:
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  20. Toishome

    Toishome Jun 12, 2019

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    Hell NO to all 6 questions.
    Your number 5 cracks me up :D:D:D
     
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