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    When taking some of your watches on vacation......

    Do you leave them "hid" in your room, in your luggage somewhere, or do you use the hotel safe?

    We're heading to Vegas in a couple weeks and I'm taking about $3000 in watches to wear. Not much to some of you, but to me it's a small fortune. What should I do?

    If there is a Vegas "expert" out there - we'll be staying at the Excalibur. Do they have "in room" safes or do I have to visit the hotel front desk everytime I want to switch watches?

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    Re: When taking some of your watches on vacation......

    I'd just give Excalibur a ring Terry and get the definitive word.
    Have fun in Vegas and hopefully win some watch money!
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    When taking some of your watches on vacation......

    I would strongly recommend that you do two things: insure the watches (especially the high-dollar ones), and use the hotel safe. This way, if something should happen (God forbid), it's them on the stick, not you.

    Of course, on the other hand, you could take only a couple, and keep them on your person. There are some really nice watch storage / carrying sleeves out there; why not go that route?
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    Re: When taking some of your watches on vacation......

    I'll be going to Vegas in about a month and a half and while I don't have much toward expensive watches, I'm just going to wear my Tissot the whole time. I'm so picky that if I didn't take my Seiko in its original box, it would end up scratched.

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    Re: When taking some of your watches on vacation......

    Leave your higher end watches home and have a designated, "vacation
    watch". A watch, that if you should lose, would cause more of a shrug,
    than anything else.

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    Re: When taking some of your watches on vacation......

    Hi -

    This is exactly what I do. As a matter of fact, it's why I got my first Poljot Aviator. Great beater, a Vostok Amphibia is a great alternative as well: I picked one up on eBay for €35, makes losing it not so painful.

    Of course, if you are trying to max your bet, putting a $3000 watch on top of the pile of chips is more believable than a Poljot...

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    Re: When taking some of your watches on vacation......

    What good is having a nicer watch/watches if you can't wear them on vacation?
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    Re: When taking some of your watches on vacation......

    I always use the hotel safe. Like Tragic said, what's the point of having a nice watch if you're not going to wear it on vacation? True, I could bring my G-Shock and be done with it, but it's usually when I'm finally relaxing and enjoying time with my family in an exotic locale (read: DisneyWorld -- the first place I've been since the baby showed up) that I can kick back and appreciate a nice timepiece. For instance, my PAM 112 is a great "vacation watch" in that it doesn't display the date or seconds -- it's laid back and relaxed for lounging by the pool, or strolling through EPCOT's World Showcase at night with the baby in the Bjorn... But for rides like Misson: Space and Everest Expedition, a Kobold SEAL is a perfect go-to watch owing to its rugged case design.

    Besides, I never wear the same watch for more than two days in row, so why start when I'm on vacation?

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    Re: When taking some of your watches on vacation......

    Thank you all. Anymore opinions are greatly appreciated.

    I agree with those that said why have a nice watch if I can't enjoy it on vacation? I look forward to wearing/enjoying my watches in a different (fun) setting. Besides, I might not get as many "down the nose looks" at the high end watch shops if I'm at least wearing my Omega. hahahahaha!

    Tragic - that's a good idea. I think I will call Excalibur and just see what they have available. Only thing is, like I said, I hate to have to make my way to the front desk if I take a whim and want to swap. What a headache.

    Thanks again.
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    Re: When taking some of your watches on vacation......

    When on vacation I just wear one that is water resistant enough to go swimming or snorkeling with it. I try to keep it simple.

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