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What do you wear when travelling on vacation?

  1. mikekchc

    mikekchc Jan 11, 2019

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    I live in Vancouver and am planning a trip to Europe. Last trip, I wore my Seiko SKX007, but my collection has grown quite a bit since. Am worried about wearing too nice of a watch (don't want to attract too much attention) or lose it (though I have insurance), but would like to be able to wear a nice watch.

    Does anyone have a go to travel watch?
     
  2. qboa

    qboa Jan 11, 2019

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    find a GMT, not Rolex
     
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  3. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 11, 2019

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    Nice, not flashy, GMT, was not pricey when I got it.
     
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  4. Reddy_Kilowatt

    Reddy_Kilowatt Jan 11, 2019

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    Diamond studded YG Yacht-Master. What else?
     
  5. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 11, 2019

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    With the emerald and Ruby hour markers with gold bezel ? :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  6. ama98

    ama98 Jan 12, 2019

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    Certainly not my luxury watch. I dont want to get mugged.
     
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  7. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jan 12, 2019

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    Recent work trip to Japan

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  8. flqt-9000

    flqt-9000 Jan 12, 2019

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    The perfect watch for vacations: 5B598DCD-2841-4BD2-9342-31A5738A91F4.jpeg
     
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  9. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 Jan 12, 2019

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    Where in Europe? I mean it’s not like you will get robbed 5 minutes after setting your foot on the European continent if you are wearing something other that a Casio (if that is your concern?). Depends on how you act and where you are going. If you stand in the centre of most cities usually visited by tourists counting your Euros€ in the middle of the street, while looking at a city map and yelling to anyone walked past if they know where you can get your Patek serviced while in town, then I am pretty sure that some low life eventually will come along and try to trick you

    Last time I travelled in Europe I just wore my Submariner. I have worn my GMT-Master too.
     
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  10. nurseford25

    nurseford25 Jan 12, 2019

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    My planet ocean on every vacation since 2012. Europe, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Mexico, and all over the US. When I went to Hawaii last month I saw 4 planet oceans on the airplane. Seems like I’m not the only one who finds it to be a good travel watch. The jumping hour hand is a travelers dream.
     
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  11. albertob

    albertob Jan 12, 2019

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    Just a swatch. You cannot go wrong!
     
  12. albertob

    albertob Jan 12, 2019

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    Beautiful!
     
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  13. Tiny Iota

    Tiny Iota Could potentially be the Official OF Stalker ™ Jan 12, 2019

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    If you’re visiting the City of London, to blend in I’d say a Rolex Submariner.
     
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  14. bubba48

    bubba48 Jan 12, 2019

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    Sea

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    Mountains

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    Foreign trips

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  15. hugo2703

    hugo2703 Jan 12, 2019

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    9F9B1E75-D560-4FF1-A167-45F4297ABDE7.jpeg Seiko Alien reissue
    But actually I want a Seiko turtle!
     
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  16. queriver

    queriver Jan 12, 2019

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    I find a Black Bay Black is a good compromise: both casual and semi-elegant, robust, can get wet, not too showy and I don't need to worry about wearing a vintage. GMT is not an issue, I use my phone.

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  17. borre

    borre Jan 12, 2019

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    This one
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    Or my TAG Aquaracer.
     
  18. Paedipod

    Paedipod Jan 12, 2019

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    nice lume, not expensive and a touch of home...... IMG_3021.JPG



    or something more "traditional"
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  19. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Jan 12, 2019

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    I find any combination of these three pretty much covers all my travel needs without stressing about value/risk at all :cool:
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  20. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jan 12, 2019

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    These are typically my vacation watches. Generally I take two: one for daily wear and one if I’m concerned about security. Criteria ... must be water resistant and multiple time zones is a nice to have although as veteran traveler, the time zone issue is rarely an issue. 9FFF6931-1199-444F-B213-325ABED1099D.jpeg AD10F202-BC3C-4B2B-9D10-3BF0150B051D.jpeg 55AC77AA-5E67-4F29-A501-2F1ECE7E343E.jpeg
    Rough duty or iffy settings: (the Rolex has seen its share of rough duty though...)

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    And only if I’m staying 100% in a civilized place

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