Close calls!

I've come dangerously close to losing two Rolex watches in my life. Both instances about gave me a heart attack! 馃ぃ

The first time, I was wearing my fairly new 1655 Explorer II and being a fool - jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. I jumped, pulled the cord on the old T-10 chute, and reached up to grab the toggles. That was when I realized the clasp had popped open...and the watch was hanging loose on my forearm! I completely forgot I was thousands of feet in the air, let go of the toggles, and refastened it on my wrist. Whew!

Years later I was getting ready to take a Zodiac boat out from the shore to go scuba diving. There were four of us getting into our wetsuits and I had removed my Submariner and put it over the little nub for the oar. Once the wetsuits were on, we pushed the boat out through the breakers. Up and down, up and down, then jumped in. I reached for the oar...and the watch was still just sitting there on the nub! I grabbed it, deployed the dive extension, and slapped it on my wrist over the wetsuit. Again...whew!

Two close calls and two LUCKY recoveries. 馃槑

Anybody else got some close-call stories?

Sounds like you鈥檙e living like James Bond.

Sound like you were wasting a lot of time between those two incidents. If you haven鈥檛 almost lost 4 Rolexes, are you even living?

At least you are using the watches in a way connected to their design intent.

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