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    I'm preventing desk swirls the cheap way... don't laugh. :)

    I'm wearing my most expensive watch I own to work today becuase I received it a couple of days ago and I'm too excited about it to leave it at home. (Citizen Signature).

    I don't want any scuffs/scratches on the bracelet clasp, so I applied a couple of layers of scotch tape over the clasap area. Clear enough that no one seemed to notice. At the end of the day, I peeled the tape off and headed home. No swirlies, or scuff marks. My other watch picked up scuffs after the first day at the office, so I tried this as an experiment. Works really well and leaves no residue on the bracelet.

    Anyone else do something like this?

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    Re: I'm preventing desk swirls the cheap way... don't laugh. :)

    Mate, you need to get yourself a life.
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    Re: I'm preventing desk swirls the cheap way... don't laugh. :)

    My desk is completely covered with papers for work, really keeps the desk diving marks to a minimum.... guess its good for work too.

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    Re: I'm preventing desk swirls the cheap way... don't laugh. :)

    Change your job, look for a job that doesn't need a desk :))
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    Re: I'm preventing desk swirls the cheap way... don't laugh. :)

    No, I bubble wrap my table to have that protective feel for my watch.
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    Re: I'm preventing desk swirls the cheap way... don't laugh. :)

    My God, you are a funny guy.....

    Scotch taping your bracelet.....

    I have a better idea. Now when the cold Winter is coming, maybe you can wear a sock over your left hand. Scotch tape it ( or even better, use 3M Duct Tape) to you fore arm. Of course, you need to cut a correctly sized hole in it, so the crystal and dial shows.

    Spiffing idea, right??

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    Re: I'm preventing desk swirls the cheap way... don't laugh. :)

    Best way to prevent them is to not wear it :/ I don't abuse my watches but at the same time I don't worry about keeping it in mint shape for the next owner

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    Re: I'm preventing desk swirls the cheap way... don't laugh. :)

    That reminds me of an advice I got a couple of times from salespeople, to put clear nail polish on certain things to protect them. I've never done it, but some people swear by it. If you're really that concerned, maybe you can try it on your watch instead of tape. It will be less obvious in case someone visits you at your desk.
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    Re: I'm preventing desk swirls the cheap way... don't laugh. :)

    Heard the nail polish thing in sneakers forum,usually it is used to prevent the painted midsole from getting chipped or cracked because of our body weight..
    As for preventing desk diving mark,take off your watch when you're working on your desk,wear it back after office or during lunch..

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    Re: I'm preventing desk swirls the cheap way... don't laugh. :)

    I've found great success by simply not removing my watches from the plastic containers they originally shipped from the factory in. I just carry them around in my pocket like this:



    The only inconvenient thing is getting the watch to start on the exact second, as timed to the time.gov website (you really just get the one shot per month). I find I need to start the swirling wrist motion (never shake a mechanical watch) a few seconds before, so the second hand starts up and syncs exactly with the official time. It's tricky, but I've nailed it now, and get it right almost every time.

    Someday I'll get one of those nice thick rubber bands so I can attach them to my wrist. Sounds a bit OTT, I know, but hey, they really stay in pristine condition this way.


    (Above photo was borrowed from esteemed member jmrolls. Thanks.)



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