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    Traveling with a rep

    Do you travel with your rep? Especially in flights?
    I'm planing to book a flight to italy but i've heard they have really strict rep-laws.
    Would you recommend it or should i leave the rep home?

    #2
    Last time in Firenze Italy my friend and I stopped in at a small but nice stocked shop. My friend has a Gen Rolex 1675 that he got from his father and the clasp was a bit wonky. He thought the owner could help him adjust it which the owner gladly did. He then warned my friend don't wear that around in public! Seems that nice watches like his are an easy target for the thieves. Thieves may not know the difference between a Rep and a Gen unless of course they are RWI member then they can spot a Rep a mile away!

    When traveling I usually take some kind of diver with good lume like one of my Deep Blues.
    Last edited by psssniper; 15-08-19, 21:27.

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      #3
      I worry about the same thing
      If I am traveling I am also probably swimming in the ocean which isn’t great for reps.
      that’s why my seiko is my travel watch, waterproof, nice enough, doesn’t draw unwanted attention.
      reps are for home.

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        #4
        Originally posted by APjumbo View Post
        I worry about the same thing
        If I am traveling I am also probably swimming in the ocean which isn’t great for reps.
        that’s why my seiko is my travel watch, waterproof, nice enough, doesn’t draw unwanted attention.
        reps are for home.
        Reps are for home........... what a complete waste of time purchasing them in the first place.

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          #5
          By home I don’t mean around the house
          I mean around town and your home country and work. Not traveling to Mexico and taking in the ocean.
          just my opinion.

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            #6
            I disagree, i see reps as a sort of insurance, instead of bringing your 15k Watch while you travel, you bring a 700 euro rep, so if you scratch it you just shake it off, and if someone steals it from you, you will be angry 93% less than if your gen was stolen ahahaha


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              #7
              Originally posted by mari115 View Post
              I disagree, i see reps as a sort of insurance, instead of bringing your 15k Watch while you travel, you bring a 700 euro rep, so if you scratch it you just shake it off, and if someone steals it from you, you will be angry 93% less than if your gen was stolen ahahaha


              Inviato dal mio iPhone utilizzando RWI
              I am in the same school of thought!


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                #8
                But if you’re beaten, stabbed, shot for your rep your health is just as badly affected as gen. If it’s a place for muggings then don’t wear it. If those things are rare where you travel then wear it.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mari115 View Post
                  I disagree, i see reps as a sort of insurance, instead of bringing your 15k Watch while you travel, you bring a 700 euro rep, so if you scratch it you just shake it off, and if someone steals it from you, you will be angry 93% less than if your gen was stolen ahahaha


                  Inviato dal mio iPhone utilizzando RWI
                  I agree but depending where I go... with no disrespect to anyone but if I travel to a 3rd world country where the chances of getting mugged are high then I take an lesser known rep, but if I am going to a 1st tier city nobody gives a f if you are rocking a Royal Oak on your wrist
                  Last edited by PlastikMan; 16-08-19, 09:31.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by PlastikMan View Post

                    I agree but depending where I go... with no disrespect to anyone but if I travel to a 3rd world country where the chances of getting mugged are high then I take an lesser known rep, but if I am going to a 1st tier city nobody gives a f if you are rocking a Royal Oak on your wrist
                    For me the risk being mugged exist potentially anywhere, personally I avoid to wear a gen or rep when I have a doubt. In fact it's just a common sense.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by psssniper View Post
                      He then warned my friend don't wear that around in public!
                      Well, not true but he might know better
                      A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure !

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                        #12
                        In the first place i‘m not worried about getting robbed. I worry about customs or the local law. Does anyone have experience in Italy?

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                          #13
                          As long as you dont take 15 watches with you nobody is going to stop you at the security check to verify that your watch is genuine or not.

                          1) nobody got time for it

                          2) nobody cares

                          3) there are smarter ways of money laundry hehe

                          Never in my life anyone at the airport had a look at my watch. Not taken off and not on the wrist.
                          If you dont have box and papers inside your hand luggage nobody assumes that you want to sell something of a higher value outside your homecountry.

                          (They couldnt care less about 1 rep brought into their country this way when there are plenty of thousands coming in on many other ways)

                          I would say dont worry and enjoy your trip to italy - you will love it! And IMO you dont have to worry about getting robbed either as it is safe compared to other named countries or cities.

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                            #14
                            When I travel I wear only worldtimers, solar, GPS. Either my Seiko Astron or Citizen. Why? For one they never out of sync by more than 1s as long as I keep them by the window. And then for travel, as soon as I take a seat, I select the timezone of the next stop. But of course, in my carry on luggage can be any number of reps, from 1 to 8, limited by the carry case. Never had a problem traveling to/from USA, India, Germany, East Southern Asia, ANZ, Dubai.

                            Of course, this does not answer your question on traveling to Italy. I have never been to Italy, and if I were to go, I would watch all Godfather movies again and practice the Italian accent. That is my favourite European English accent.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Corex View Post
                              have experience in Italy?
                              Jail time. Since forgery does great damage to the economy here, local police are trained to spot fake watches and products even when you wear them.

                              Unless you come here with a franken come without a watch.
                              A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure !

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