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When on holiday, how many watches do you bring with you?

  • Just one "apocolypse" watch

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  • 2-5 to cover most situations

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  • >5 because no way I could choose!

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as for taking too many and risk being mugged or damaging one, one could argue that stuff can happen going about your regular day all year round...
i was wondering the same thing. how many muggings, thefts or losses have they had or what cities/parts of the city are they frequenting to come that conclusion. do they travel with a camera or laptop? both easily worth more than most Gs.
 

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depends on destination, duration and activity. if its local and mostly city/shopping/social based then the models will be based more on styling and coordination. overseas trips with a variety of stuff on the cards, recently its been a protrek (which has always been a holiday staple), gwg muddie and a ranger.
for my next trip (japan as soon as the borders open and the prices come down!) im thinking the gbdh and a frog to accompany the protrek. any more and its just eating into my luggage space for bringing more home 馃槈
 

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Garmin for the hiking we inevitably do, then something quasi dressy, but still 鈥渞ugged鈥 - SMP for example鈥.
 

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Interesting thread! I have a question: what are your thoughts on flying with watches in your checked luggage?
My thoughts on that is that it's crazy to do that, and I definitely wouldn't do that.
 
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Interesting thread! I have a question: what are your thoughts on flying with watches in your checked luggage?
well when youre bringing back 5-15+ watches you dont have a choice, esp. when youre carry on is already full of camera gear 馃槄 tho ive also checked $1000's worth of camera gear 馃し鈥嶁檪锔
also i found the immigration guys that do the checked luggage to be far more casual and friendly than the ones at the xray machines
 

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Great idea for a thread. I always put some though into this... which is probalby sad because right now I have only 4 watches :D

This year for my solo vacation, a motorcycle trip through Austria, then the Italian Dolomites to the lake Garda, I took no Gs (gasp). A Garmin Instinct Solar Tactical for route tracking. Strapping this bad boy to the handlebars, I had GPS speedometer, GPS altimeter, compass, thermometer, barometer, the works. The solar-assisted battery life is so great that 10-12-hours' GPS-tracked rides took less than half off it. Plus it saves the route, so I can access or share it anytime online. On the photos if you look closely you can make out the moss-green watch.
I also took a Seiko Samurai Great White Shark SE, because that is my dedicated vacation watch with some fond memories and no lakeside chill is complete without a dive watch.

Later, on the domestic family vacation, I brought the Seiko and my Omega Planet Ocean.

For last year's motorcycle trip (Austrian Alps) I took the GW-5000, because it fits nicely under gloves and the only ABC watch I had at that time was on combi bracelet.

For 2018 and 2019 tours (Slovakia, Transylvania) I took a PRW-6600 exclusively, on handlebar duty. It was great, although in retrospect not as useful as the Garmin Instinct.
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When I travel, I bring one watch with me. I don't like having to worry about traveling with lots of watches.

I usually bring a watch that is world time capable if traveling overseas. If camping or in a rugged area, I wear a G-Shock or a Protrek (Protreks can take a beating)

Now if I go to a Sherlock Holmes meeting type vacation, I will also take a pocket watch (a late 1800's or early 1900's Longines)
 
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