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With increased local armed robberies, I’m no longer wearing Rolexes

  1. gbesq Mar 18, 2023

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    I'm not blaming Pastorbottle for the comment and I understand that it was in jest. That being said, blaming the victim is one of the oldest defense ploys still in use today and unfortunately some jurors take it seriously.
     
  2. Pastorbottle Mar 18, 2023

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    I dunno which is the most heinous crime robbing some poor bastard or wearing that ghastly monstrosity! ::stirthepot:::D(hint)
     
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  3. ghce Mar 18, 2023

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    I want one, far more flashy than my Daytona but I suspect you would be far more likely to be mugged for this than a Rolex by lame arsed criminal millennials.

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  4. MRC Mar 18, 2023

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    Hmmm. Boat anchors have changed in design since I last threw one overboard. I imagine this this one holds well in deep mud?
     
  5. Pastorbottle Mar 19, 2023

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    The problem with using this as an anchor is that you generally need to retrieve them…….. would you really want to drag this thing back on board, having successfully grown it into the deep where it belongs?
    And throwing it into the water will scare off any poor bloody fish that sees it! Thereby ruining the day’s fishing.
     
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  6. Arunski Oct 11, 2023

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  7. BlackTalon This Space for Rent Oct 11, 2023

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    If I was going to steal watches Zurich would probably be my prime destination...
     
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  8. Canuck Oct 11, 2023

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  9. pdxleaf ... Oct 11, 2023

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  10. Canuck Oct 11, 2023

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    The article doesn’t go into detail as to the MO used by the thief. But 400 kgs of gold bars is about 1/2 ton. The thief didn’t simply stuff the booty into a brief case and b _ _ _ _ _ r off! A similar event happened in Toronto in the early 1950s. Someone stole about 2 1/2 million (current value in Canadian $) dollars worth of bullion. The gold was never recovered, and the thief never caught!
     
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  11. Arunski Oct 11, 2023

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    Was NOT the world’s largest maple syrup theft done in Canada ? :eek:
     
  12. Canuck Oct 11, 2023

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  13. i20rider Oct 15, 2023

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    My watch isn't worth your life. ‍ I'm a kind, compassionate, empathetic, and understanding individual. However the moment I'm threatened and you try and take something fom me or my family. Well at that point I value your life less than the lint in my pocket and you will catch a fatal dose of lead poisoning.
     
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  14. Watch my Whisky Oct 15, 2023

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    Okay, hardo
     
  15. i20rider Oct 15, 2023

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    Hardo? That's a new one.
     
  16. repoman Oct 15, 2023

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    I wear the watch I want to wear, and I wear my Glock 19.
     
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  17. Canuck Oct 15, 2023

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    A local business man (pharmacy) was robbed by an armed guy, some years ago. That cost him all his narcotics, and the contents of his two tills. Several months later, same guy walks in to rob him again. The pharmacist surrendered all his narcotics and cash. Then followed the guy out of his store, and shot him. He died almost immediately. The pharmacist narrowly escaped a charge of manslaughter, but it cost him a p _ _ s pot. Such are the do gooder, weak kneed laws in Canada!

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  18. 64Wing Oct 15, 2023

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    Be proficient in self defense. It's a discipline
     
  19. Arunski Oct 16, 2023

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    But to be honest, even being the best shot in the world, when two scooters drive up either side of your car and wield guns & machete and ask you politely to hand over your watch or lose the hand…….

    Hence we were asked to keep windows closed and lock the doors when driving in Jakarta or other unsavory places. having a gun just makes you a target and you can’t use it in other countries anyway! Eg no carry laws in Switzerland.
    What’s wierd is that it is profitable to steal watches and sell them easily
     
  20. gbesq Oct 16, 2023

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    While I loathe the idea of handing over one of my watches to a mugger, I'll gladly do so if I find myself in that situation. I value my life and my family far more than any watch in my collection. False bravado sounds great on an internet post, but I suspect that it will get you injured or killed in the real world.
     
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