Have an interview today, suit and tie kinda deal. Drove to the airport, got out of the car, put on my jacket and gave my left arm a little shake to settle my sleeves.
Heard a smack, and looked down to see my Maurice LaCroix Aurea lying in two pieces on the pavement. Leather strap came unattached at the springbar and now I have a watch and a case back sitting in my car. Now that I look closely the leather was well worn and the glue appears to have given. Manufacturer strap. Watch was a gift from my dad when he downsized collection, I don't have occasion to wear it often, and I clearly didn't examine the strap well enough before I put it on this morning.
Now I'm sitting in the airport about to board and Ive actually been considering (half-seriously) asking how much the guy sitting next to me wants for his Explorer 1 lookalike.
Anyone else have a story of losing your watch at a really inopportune time? I feel naked :(