Rolex Thefts. Thoughts anyone?

https://abc7.com/rowland-heights-rolex-robbery-jewelry-theft-nogales-avenue/12038255/

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Makes me think of the saddest movie I've ever watched:  Avengers Endgame.

The hero lost at the end of the movie!

Avengers: Endgame Theory – Why Thanos Won 14,000,604 Times and Lost That  One Time - Animated Times

There are two aspects of the hero's plan that I disagree with:

  1. Random 50%???  Why would you choose to blip 50% randomly??? 
  2. Why only 50%?  The right number's gotta be more like 70% or 80%, right?
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Its about time major brands started to offer NFTs with their watches, and that would help prevent resale of stolen property. Also Cali is out of control. 

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watchdawg

Its about time major brands started to offer NFTs with their watches, and that would help prevent resale of stolen property. Also Cali is out of control. 

NFTs are silly.  The average Joe doesn't understand what an NFT is, how to access one, or anything beyond "Ooh...Shiny!  I want it!"  Issuing NFTs wouldn't do anything.

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That’s terrible..

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Jt0909

That’s terrible..

I think it is why, I bought the Submariner 14060 and run it on NATO so much, unless you get close and see it? You don't realize it is a Rolex. I wear my Sub as my daily watch! LOL.

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That's a good lesson not to wear your wealth displayed in public very much. Probably a Daytona which is very recognizable. 60k in a fistfull that he should have just handed over and collected insurance on. Be as rich as you want but you still have to live among the thieves of the world and show caution. There are a lot of people that wear their fake copy and keep the real one safe.

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OldSnafu

That's a good lesson not to wear your wealth displayed in public very much. Probably a Daytona which is very recognizable. 60k in a fistfull that he should have just handed over and collected insurance on. Be as rich as you want but you still have to live among the thieves of the world and show caution. There are a lot of people that wear their fake copy and keep the real one safe.

Yeah I've heard that, guys will have the real deal in a safe, wear a fake. That sucks though. I'd just get a more non descript watch. 

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People get mugged and watches get stolen.

Only the Rolex thefts get any notice.

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It is sad that you can't wear what you want everywhere (like a $60k watch to the grocery).  

Part of the problem is how easy it is to sell stolen goods these days online and elsewhere (not just watches which is why we have so many professionally organized smash and grab robberies now).

As watch YouTuber Paul Thorpe keeps harping about, I wish Rolex would re-institute its stolen watch database to at least try to make the process of selling stolen watches harder or at least less lucrative (especially for one of the most valuable brands on the secondary market). https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/just-why-did-rolex-end-lost-stolen-register-service-general-thorpe/

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OldSnafu

That's a good lesson not to wear your wealth displayed in public very much. Probably a Daytona which is very recognizable. 60k in a fistfull that he should have just handed over and collected insurance on. Be as rich as you want but you still have to live among the thieves of the world and show caution. There are a lot of people that wear their fake copy and keep the real one safe.

I am sorry but that is not a good answer. There are other parts of the US/world where law and order still works and it is totally safe to shop and go about daily business without getting attacked by thugs. We either live in a free and open society or we live in a prison state. I refuse to live in a prison state, I grew up in one, and do not wish to return. 

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JBird7986

NFTs are silly.  The average Joe doesn't understand what an NFT is, how to access one, or anything beyond "Ooh...Shiny!  I want it!"  Issuing NFTs wouldn't do anything.

Yes that is a problem that is begging to be solved. Remember when online shopping, grub hub, uber etc was too complicated, today no one does it the 'old fashioned way'. Covid taught my 84 yr old father in law to use uber eats, and now.. that is the only way he eats :) 

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foghorn

People get mugged and watches get stolen.

Only the Rolex thefts get any notice.

No one of the F1 Drivers, I believe it was Lando Norris, had a Richard Mille stolen from him in Europe. $750k watch. 

https://www.bosshunting.com.au/sport/f1/mclaren-f1-lando-norris-richard-mille-watch-stolen-wembley/

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HotWatchChick69

Makes me think of the saddest movie I've ever watched:  Avengers Endgame.

The hero lost at the end of the movie!

Avengers: Endgame Theory – Why Thanos Won 14,000,604 Times and Lost That  One Time - Animated Times

There are two aspects of the hero's plan that I disagree with:

  1. Random 50%???  Why would you choose to blip 50% randomly??? 
  2. Why only 50%?  The right number's gotta be more like 70% or 80%, right?

I would have been on Team Thanos if he limited the snap to 50% of all sentient life, instead of all life.  Think of the puppies, people!

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s0ckpupp3t

I would have been on Team Thanos if he limited the snap to 50% of all sentient life, instead of all life.  Think of the puppies, people!

You bring up a really good point.  I'm 100% team Thanos if he had specified:

  1. Snap only affects humans and mosquitos
  2. 100% of mosquitos are immediately blipped
  3. 70% of humanity is blipped, but @HotWatchChick69 decides which 70% via a series of Zoom interviews
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This alway happens when a culture fails to hold people accountable. It will get worse before it gets better.

Animals like that need eternal dirt nap therapy.