The Danger of Wearing the Wrong Watch

Wearing a Richard Mille can get you shot:  https://nypost.com/2022/03/19/nyc-tourist-shot-over-six-figure-watch-is-crypto-expert/?utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter 

This happened to a crypto currency lifestyle guru.

I too am a lifestyle guru.

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Maybe the gunman just really hates Richard Mille watches?

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HotWatchChick69

Maybe the gunman just really hates Richard Mille watches?

Can you blame him?

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"This happened to a crypto currency lifestyle guru."

'Nuff said.

I hope he recovers quickly.

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Reminds me of this thing that happened in LA. Drive a Lambo. Lambo is crypto labeled (apparently). Park partially on the sidewalk. In the red zone. Isn’t that pretty much asking for it?

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Imagine the restroom at a highway rest station.

Now imagine the marketplace where someone would have an audience for selling an attempted murder Richard Mille.

Which terrifies you more?

Exactly. You can hold your breath long enough to get in and out of the restroom without lasting trauma.

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To be a bit serious;

I made this point last year in a Canadian watch forum, if you walk around wearing stuff that is worth more than the average person in Canada, America, wherever you live, makes in a year, you are painting a target on yourself. 

Is it fair? No. Is it reality? Yes. 

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Well, I think there are a number of aspects at play:

a) This was a very public persona. The chance of that happening is probably far less for an average guy.

b) The girlfriend jumped on the gunman's back? Now that's fierce.

c) This effect is unfortunately not limited to watches. If you present yourself a certain way, people will assume you have money, and they are generally not watch experts. If you arrive with an expensive car, they will assume your watch is worth something.

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hbein2022

Well, I think there are a number of aspects at play:

a) This was a very public persona. The chance of that happening is probably far less for an average guy.

b) The girlfriend jumped on the gunman's back? Now that's fierce.

c) This effect is unfortunately not limited to watches. If you present yourself a certain way, people will assume you have money, and they are generally not watch experts. If you arrive with an expensive car, they will assume your watch is worth something.

That's the point really, as you state it. Richard Mille bashing is one thing, but there are many, many more such gunpoint stories about Rolexes (especially gold ones) than any other brand. It is just that RM, Patek, Hublot, etc. make for more dramatic clickbait copy ☺️