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    Bad time to lose your watch

    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 :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by TGE View Post
    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 :(
    I am just nerdy enough to pack a spare watch, so that's one headache I haven't experienced. However, as problems go, that one sounds like something you can cope with. Sorry about the watch though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Will_f View Post
    I am just nerdy enough to pack a spare watch, so that's one headache I haven't experienced. However, as problems go, that one sounds like something you can cope with. Sorry about the watch though.


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    Man, wish I had done just that - brought a spare.

    And yes, it's not insurmountable haha, guess I'm already pretty excited about the interview so even things like this are magnified. I would like to be wearing a watch, but I'm sure most people won't even notice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will_f View Post
    I am just nerdy enough to pack a spare watch, so that's one headache I haven't experienced. However, as problems go, that one sounds like something you can cope with. Sorry about the watch though.


    Will
    +1 I always carry an extra watch (usually my bone stock 6900) on trips. I do it just to avoid what you're feeling now. Sorry bro.

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    Re: Bad time to lose your watch

    Sorry to hear that, hopefully the watch is ok. However, try to stay focused on the interview and understand that the interviewer won't notice a missing watch. Yes, I had an Omega Seamaster drop on the pavement from the window of a moving car. It survived with a separated strap and broken crystal.
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    Re: Bad time to lose your watch

    Sorry to hear that! I always travel with at least two watches. I generally never even put them on until I'm through airport security. Even with just one watch what happened to you given my home airport ,it would have fallen on carpet in the seats by the gate. So all I would need is a new strap.
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    Another 2 watch guy here, but I just wish to point out that many airports have a gift shop or jeweler located somewhere in them.
    Good luck on the interview!
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    Re: Bad time to lose your watch

    It's hard to imagine your concern, as it's irrelevant to the purpose of your trip. Regarding the job, best wishes to you. The watch: put priorities in their place.
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    Re: Bad time to lose your watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Robotaz View Post
    It's hard to imagine your concern, as it's irrelevant to the purpose of your trip. Regarding the job, best wishes to you. The watch: put priorities in their place.
    I don't think this thread has anything to do with the OP's priorities being misaligned. He wears watches regularly; now his is gone and he feels naked. To me this is completely understandable. All he wants is a story of when ours went MIA at an undesirable moment (which to me is any moment your watch goes MIA).

    Now if TGE were to say "my watch is gone and I'm catching another flight so that I can replace it before the interview", then I would agree with you.

    As for my story; I was visiting relatives abroad and staying at an aunt’s house. Right before we go out to a big family dinner (30+ people), the Swiss Army watch I had planned on wearing, disappears. Now, I'm staying visibly calm but my younger sister knows me well enough to know that I'm really flipping out inside and not happy at all. The house goes a buzz that one of the maids might have stolen it, which is a conclusion that I don't like to jump to. Right before my family drags one of the maids into the bedroom to begin their inquisition, my uncle walks in and tells us that he saw my watch on the guest-room night stand and put it in his safe.

    Alls well that ends well…
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    Re: Bad time to lose your watch

    Quote Originally Posted by TGE View Post
    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 :(
    Sorry to hear that but dont stress about the watch and mess up your interview.

    I am sure the interviewer wont care that you are wearing a expensive watch.

    If you really need to wear one get a cheap one at the airport.

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