I did something the other day that I survived to tell about.
I can still feel my hair standing on end just thinking about it.
Unintentionally, I put not one, but two watches in great danger. How?
I found a leak (more like a fine spray) behind the toilet - the nut that regulates the pressure of the water going into the tank had cracked and was about to blow. Or so I assumed!
It probably would have held for another day or two, or even a week, but I panicked, and ran to get my tool box and set to work.
It was on a Sunday, and uh... I like to wear 2 watches when at home. But let's not go there.
Anyhoo, I realized only AFTER I had finished the job, just how close I came to bashing my watches. Lots of watch-unfriendly metal (wrenches, etc), water, and tight space - mine is particularly tight, it being so closely placed next to the sink.
In fact, while I was working, I did bang my watches! Not once but TWICE: once on one of the pipes, and once on the bowl. And yet, I did not stop to take my watches off. Why? I wonder. Some kinda death wish???..
What did I have on?: Debaufre Cesar on the left, and O&W Mirage III on the right.
Had I swung or slipped a wrench "just right", I coulda lost nearly $1,500 worth of fine tick tock in a swoop.
So... the 2-part question is:
1. What was - for whatever the reason, intentional or not - the most reckless, stupid, or just dangerous thing you've ever done TO your watch, while wearing one (or two) ?
2. And what was the most EXPENSIVE watch(es) you did it to?