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

  1. Wryfox Sep 13, 2022

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    Thankfully I don't look like the kind of guy who has any money. I look more like the guy who would ask for money.
     
  2. mydeafcat Sep 13, 2022

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    It’s been a blazingly hot summer here. Perhaps my Speedmaster and Tudor GMT sit at the kids’ table while Subs, Daytonas and SDs occupy the gilded seats, yet I had no fear of wearing them both in shortsleeves, tank tops and dress shirts. Besides, should the unthinkable happen, I could always swing the oft-maligned slab sided GMT at the head of the perp. That’ll learn’em.
     
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  3. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Sep 13, 2022

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    Don't have a daughter, so they are out of luck! ;)
     
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  4. JwRosenthal Sep 13, 2022

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    Yeah, we’re on page 6 of this shit, time to snorkel.

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  5. Rochete Sep 13, 2022

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    "Intentionally condescended to" could do just as well.
     
  6. kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Sep 13, 2022

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  7. 8100_RPM Sep 13, 2022

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    How many times have we heard about people posting their vacation pics and having their homes burglarized while they are gone? Wait until you are back home before you post on Instagram. Also don’t tag your location like PnB Rock’s gf did. ::facepalm2::
     
  8. gbesq Sep 13, 2022

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    I just tell would be muggers that I work for the government. That disgusts them enough that they just move on - probably assuming that my Omega is fake. Even thieves have standards you know.
     
  9. Dan S Sep 13, 2022

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    That's a classic.
     
  10. sonicosa Sep 13, 2022

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    I know they are plentiful, but I honestly enjoy reading these types of threads initially. It’s interesting hearing how other collectors react to the potential dangers that exist in our hobby, and I can usually empathize with the disappointment people experience when they don’t feel secure wearing some of their favorite watches in public.

    The conversation often takes a predictable turn, and there are a bunch of tiresome posts, so I skip ahead a few pages until I see a snorkel or cat.

    In the context of safety, I’m comforted by the fact that bubbles burst and thieves will be on to the next hot commodity by the time my son is out of diapers. Of course there’s always the risk of falling victim to random crime as many have stated, but statistically, considering the number of people that inhabit cities every day, there’s probably a similar likelihood that you’ll get bitten by a shark while swimming in the ocean compared to being mugged for your Rolex. And I love swimming in the ocean.
     
  11. Walrus Sep 13, 2022

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    Someone earlier mentioned the guys who wear fakes being in danger. I was on Reddit earlier looking at the carnage in the market today read what the “smart” people are saying and in my feed a young guy from London had got held up by gun for his fake Rolex. Apparently he tried telling the thief it was a fake the thief did not care “or believe” and the guy lost his 250 dollar Daytona. Oh well damn imagine some poor Joe getting shot for a fake, what a way to go.
     
  12. pdxleaf ... Sep 13, 2022

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    Oh, shit. You probably need to see thus thread: https://omegaforums.net/threads/not-all-things-in-australia-want-to-kill-you.52439/page-41
     
  13. MTROIS Sep 13, 2022

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    Well, sadly (or tragically I should say!), it happened in the Netherlands
     
  14. jtjohnson6537 Sep 13, 2022

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    Been hearing about this a lot lately. If they come for my Omega, I'm goin' down swinging!!
     
  15. jtjohnson6537 Sep 13, 2022

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    I think that's one of the reasons I was drawn to the Speedmaster: it's very unassuming, yet very classy and functional. I can spot another Speedy from a block away.
     
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  16. Davidt Sep 14, 2022

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    Wait even sharks are after Rolexes now!?
     
  17. Shabbaz Sep 14, 2022

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    Luckily we can always wear a speedy... In the car going to court! And no, I'm not going to defend a watch thief!
     
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  18. Pvt-Public Sep 14, 2022

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  19. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 14, 2022

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    Given the country I’m going to say it’s a bicycle theft. Probably many bicycle thefts. Some bloke with a peloton in his garage of all different sizes.
     
  20. savka Sep 14, 2022

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    This sort of comment isn’t cool. Can we agree to not advocate for, condone, or normalize violence here?