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

  1. johnireland Sep 12, 2022

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    Well I've said all I need to say on the matter. It's up to everyone to view the world through their own eyes and make their own decisions.
     
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  2. johnireland Sep 12, 2022

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    The very act of robbing you is an act of violence. They aren't asking your permission to take your stuff.
     
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  3. watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Sep 12, 2022

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    Worked for me. So far.... Here is Dash, my Company Director of Security. Mean Guard Poodle. Tax deductible, of course..... SAVE_20200611_102601.jpg
     
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  4. watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Sep 12, 2022

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    Here on his Day off..... SAVE_20200324_170619.jpg
     
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  5. pdxleaf ... Sep 12, 2022

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    Or in @Walrus case, his cats could do the trick. That Maharishi (or is it Rocky) kindof scares me. (Not that I'm thinking of a new life of crime.)
     
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  6. pdxleaf ... Sep 12, 2022

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    More of a "guilt" dog. Still highly effective.

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  7. Walrus Sep 12, 2022

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  8. johnireland Sep 12, 2022

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    Pookie (the dog) and Gaga (the cat) are the best home defense we could ask for. waiting for pop.jpg
     
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  9. gbesq Sep 13, 2022

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    Dogs can be very effective deterrants. Here's a photo of my then three year old daughter with Arthur, our Old English Sheepdog. He was a gentle giant, but he was extremely protective of her in a quiet way and always placed himself between her and strangers. Even though he had a sweet disposition, we often noticed that his size combined with a very deep "woof" was enough to prompt strangers to ask us nervously "Is he friendly?" When his winter coat grew in, he appeared even larger and his eyes disappeared under all that hair. Not being able to see his eyes and having no tail removed the tradiitonal points of reference that most people look to in trying to determine whether a dog is friend or foe.
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  10. johnireland Sep 13, 2022

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    I think most of us would do anything to protect our animals. They are truly unique friends.
     
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  11. Danwales Sep 13, 2022

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    A few nights a week I have cause to be travelling on the London transport system between 11pm and 1am. I am often slightly self conscious if I am wearing anything even slightly expensive looking. Alpinist on a jubilee or my Smiths Pr25 Explorer homage. Recently bought a casio that I often wear in London.
     
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  12. inchpincher Has your missing inches Sep 13, 2022

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    It’s actually against the Omega Forum rules to have a social life.
     
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  13. time flies Sep 13, 2022

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    Be forewarned...
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    have fun if you can
    kfw
     
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  14. M'Bob Sep 13, 2022

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    There’s been a lot of good info offered here in terms of avoiding becoming a victim of a watch theft:

    Know your surroundings; assess the risk of the country and city you’re in; don’t project fear and self-consciousness; animals can be a great deterrent.

    I would add two thoughts - time of year; and other indicators of wealth.

    During the Summer, many turn to short-sleeved shirts, and it’s then impossible to hide a high-value watch under a cuff or coat. If it’s hot, and you’re in a sketchy city, throw something obviously cheaper on your wrist. Is this bowing to the criminal element? No, just being realistic.

    Criminals can be very adept at making potential target assessments in a very short period of time - how loud you are, the clothes you’re wearing, the restaurant you choose, and of course, the car you drive up in. If you make an external show of all the trappings of success, this certainly increases your risk of being a mark.

    Or, just stay home. Going out is so over-rated…
     
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  15. Omegafanman Sep 13, 2022

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    Some stats from the UK to cheers us all up……
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  16. Olhenry56 Sep 13, 2022

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    Was that for one year only? 4% (1/25) of adults reporting being victims of personal crime in one year seems high at first, but maybe not. I suppose I've been a victim of theft about once every 25 years in my life here in the US.
    Edit: I forgot a few broken car windows and a stolen bike, so my rate is probably more like 10-15% of years bring personal crime.
     
  17. Omegafanman Sep 13, 2022

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    Yes that is 12 months from March 18- March 19. They have been increasing the amount of reporting which grows the numbers. Also young males and to a lesser degree young females do push the total up a lot.
     
  18. Walrus Sep 13, 2022

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    I typically do not have to worry about being robbed etc due to my entourage and security detail but sometimes I play “plebeian” in my head. I was looking at the cheaper nato I have on today and I wonder if putting a “my pretty pony” nato or either odd or cartoon based NATOs would confuse robbers? image.jpg
     
  19. Omegafanman Sep 13, 2022

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    You are wearing the kings colours so you can stand proud and protected…. And if all else fails remember death in one eye and dishonour in the other… come back with your watch or laid dead upon it (the last bit should be your shield, but works with an ultra deep or some such ;0)
     
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  20. ebrohman Sep 13, 2022

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    If someone is ready and willing to mug me for my watch I'm pulling out my blade, even for the $800 Seamaster. It's the hill I will die on. The attitude of "Live to fight another day" just doesn't resonate here. Just laying down to get raped for your possessions is an unappealing way to live. What happens when you give up the Sub and they say, "And now your daughter..."