Cooking with your watch on?

Anyone else feel oosty about this?  I mean, splashing/sizzling oil, droplets of stuff, or tiny, flying pieces of fresh herbs or onions that hide in bracelets...Ick, right?  I even put my most hardy and inexpensive pieces back in the box before I start. 

 Or am I just way too fastidious and protective of my little buddies? 

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I'm with you always remove my watch but they sit on a table I'm not that OCD 🧑‍🍳

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I cook very little, but I always wear a watch. 

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I have no watch that's irreplaceable (all sub $500). Some with the same model, others with a different brand. 

I cook with mine. It's not a big deal if a little oil or whatever splashes on the watch. Easily cleaned up.

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Oldmanwatches

I'm with you always remove my watch but they sit on a table I'm not that OCD 🧑‍🍳

Oh, good!  Well, "watch box" was a bit literal.  They usually sit in a basket on the table until the mess is done. 

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UnholiestJedi

I have no watch that's irreplaceable (all sub $500). Some with the same model, others with a different brand. 

I cook with mine. It's not a big deal if a little oil or whatever splashes on the watch. Easily cleaned up.

Good perspective.  I do have a couple of vintage ones that feel irreplaceable, so they will keep being protected.  But maybe I'll give it a go with some others. 

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I don't worry too much about it. But I don't cook anything too crazy or messy.

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gbelleh

I don't worry too much about it. But I don't cook anything too crazy or messy.

Hahah-- I can't seem to make anything without frying up some hot olive oil 😕

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Fracas

Good perspective.  I do have a couple of vintage ones that feel irreplaceable, so they will keep being protected.  But maybe I'll give it a go with some others. 

The whole protect your watch vs. use your watch thing boils down to this for me; "Don't baby them, but don't be dumb with them."

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UnholiestJedi

The whole protect your watch vs. use your watch thing boils down to this for me; "Don't baby them, but don't be dumb with them."

That's the right balance, but I do tend to lean dumb.

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Fracas

That's the right balance, but I do tend to lean dumb.

I've done some dumb stuff with mine.

Sledgehammering out a wall wearing an analog quartz. 

Worn a watch into the pool with the crown open.

Forgot to take off a watch (different watch) before swimming when I didn't know it's WR rating (I tend to forget details like this after purchase).

Worn one too loose and broke a springbar from the back & forth shock of clapping too hard for too long.

It's a live & learn thing; as most of life is. 

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I only put my watch away if it involves sizzling oil

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I do cook with my watch on and I love doing so.  I do take it off when working with flour; that stuff get all over everything!

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I have a watch stand 🙈........I harp on about water resistance being a factor and then I take it off before I shower! We are an odd lot 🤓

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I wear a Casio and use the countdown timer for baking.

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Gray1972

I have a watch stand 🙈........I harp on about water resistance being a factor and then I take it off before I shower! We are an odd lot 🤓

I use my water resistant Casio with a vibration alarm to make sure I don't daydream in the shower too long :) 

(no reading glasses in the shower, sadly)

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I sometimes switch watches before cooking, so I have a timing bezel. If I'm doing anything really messy I take my watch off, but I put it right back on after washing my arm/hands. 

I wear most of my straps on MN or NATO straps, so when they get dirty I just give them a scrub with a vegetable brush, and some dish soap.