Article: My Seven Stolen Watches and the Worst Night of My Life

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : July 27th, 2021-23:16

Thanks for sharing, Viken -- a very instructive (and scary!) story. Glad the guy is still alive and decided to report this to alert other people.

 By: FabR : July 28th, 2021-06:12
PS: I'm taking the liberty of moving it to HoMe so more members can see it, and it also gets picked up on the Front page. Cheers.

Thank you for moving it. I was wondering why it didn't show-up on the Front Page

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : July 28th, 2021-13:20

Pleasuređź‘ŤNews Central threads never show on the Front page. Cheers.

 By: FabR : July 28th, 2021-13:37

News Central is for Watch Manufacture PR

 By: cazalea : August 14th, 2021-00:31
Not general news items.

A terrible story. Yes, we should never forget to be prudent.

 By: amanico : July 28th, 2021-06:43

Paris is on the list

 By: Weems@8 : September 5th, 2021-19:18
Never wear a luxury watch in Paris.

So the GTG, i wil wear a Diesel.

Thanks for this report

 By: brauner : July 28th, 2021-07:13

Sorry to hear about your experience…

 By: pfang56 : July 28th, 2021-08:27
And thank you for your advice. Thankful to hear that you were ok.


Excellent post Viken ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 28th, 2021-08:58
We all need to carefully consider our personal security.
This is particularly relevant when considering a GTG of any kind.  

Very sorry to read such post, being drugged and robbed is a terrible experience... :( Thanks for taking time to share and for the tips that one should never forget ! Hope they catch them !

 By: montres1 : July 28th, 2021-10:28

And add Dallas to the non travel list ! Poor guy, thinking he was gonna get some , but she cleaned him out........ Good thing his insurence did cover this brutal theft.

 By: Ron_W : July 28th, 2021-11:11

Terrible story and hope all is well .

 By: Watchonthewrist : July 28th, 2021-11:35
I know how it feel to get a watch stolen and its no fun tbh .

When something seems to good to be true….

 By: myles721 : July 28th, 2021-11:53
It usually is.

Awful story and I feel very sorry for you.

 By: jlux : July 28th, 2021-12:04
Definitely,these days, I think twice before wearing an expensive watch for any out of the house activities.
All of your advices certainly make a lot of sense to me.


WoW what a terrible story! Not only is it bad for the owner, but this also makes me even more nervous to buy from chrono24 (which I never did but always contemplate for reference I can’t get at the AD)!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : July 28th, 2021-16:52

Just to clarify, this happened to you?

 By: oyster case : July 29th, 2021-03:59

Not me, I only posted the link to the article on Watch Collecting Lifestyle.

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : July 29th, 2021-11:17

Brutal to read.

 By: MichaelC : August 7th, 2021-14:40
And not the first such story over the years.  You have to be vigilant at all times.  I am also a believer in a bank boxes for storage.  I never travel with more than whatever I wear, and even at home I never have more than 1 nice watch.  A bolted down safe is great, but if an intruder holds a gun to a loved ones head, it is going to be opened very quick.  

Terrible story!

 By: radone : August 10th, 2021-14:48
And a lot to learn from it. Thank you for posting it!

Yes… a terrible story. Thanks for sharing the tale (link) with us…

 By: nacelle : September 5th, 2021-17:20

Sorry to hear this. Glad you are ok.

 By: NautNut : September 5th, 2021-17:45
I will keep my eyes open for any of these.

Thankfully, it wasn't me. I'm too old to hang out with single women. I just posted the link to the article.

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : September 5th, 2021-17:56

Stay safe

 By: Weems@8 : September 5th, 2021-19:34
Keep your eyes open.

Never buy watches without box and paper.