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    Oh no! My watch is worth $500,000!

    You're on your way to go hiking or to a destination that's dangerous or in the middle of monsoon season. As you're waiting for your connecting flight --you finally have internet again-- you're reading some watch websites.

    What?! Wait! That can't be! But it is. That watch you've taken on this rough and tumble trip because you didn't care if it was ruined or stolen, is one of two of its kind in the world and is worth $500,000. The pictures and reference numbers match up exactly.

    What do you do? Do you cancel your trip and fly home to safety with your watch? Do you soldier on and let fate decide whether your watch survives?
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    I wake up and swear to never eat anchovy pizza just before I go to bed again!!

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    Re: Oh no! My watch is worth $500,000!

    A couple days ago, I was visiting a customer's factory, and was required to take off my watch due to safety rules for their factory floor. So I took it off & put it in my pocket.

    My everyday, GADA watch has a rubber strap with clasp, so it 's incredibly bulky in the pocket. It was terribly uncomfortable, and I couldn't stand it.


    If my watch was truly worth that much money, I'd keep it on my wrist where it belongs, and just carry on. No one else would have any idea what it's worth anyway.

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    Re: Oh no! My watch is worth $500,000!

    I'd click back out to the public forum and look for a more interesting thread--just like this...

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    Re: Oh no! My watch is worth $500,000!

    If the watch site was not run by a Nigerian prince, book the next flight home!

    Or check into the nearest 5-star hotel and chill. Because you don't want to get hit with that $200 flight change fee...
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    Re: Oh no! My watch is worth $500,000!

    I'd go home. That much money is life changing for most people. Not worth risking it.

    Now if I was on a more usual vacation - i.e. not going someplace dangerous or going into monsoons - I would have to think about it. I don't know that I'd be more likely to lose/damage the watch on a more laid back vacation, than I would travelling home. Well, maybe a little, but maybe not enough to matter.
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    Re: Oh no! My watch is worth $500,000!

    Take it for a dip in the pool to check out the water resistance... or I guess the river in this scenario...
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    Re: Oh no! My watch is worth $500,000!

    I'd wait for the other one to get sold and then see how much the hype drives up the price for mine.

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    Re: Oh no! My watch is worth $500,000!

    If my Watch does not survive my trip, I fret to imagine what might have happened to me.
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    Re: Oh no! My watch is worth $500,000!

    Quote Originally Posted by dantan View Post
    If my Watch does not survive my trip, I fret to imagine what might have happened to me.
    Well depending on the watch, and what you mean by survive... it could be as simple as you fell in the pool, and flooded the watch. You'd be fine, but the watch might take a big hit in value.
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