Makes me think of the saddest movie I've ever watched: Avengers Endgame.
The hero lost at the end of the movie!
There are two aspects of the hero's plan that I disagree with:
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.
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.
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.
People get mugged and watches get stolen.
Only the Rolex thefts get any notice.
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/
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.
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 :)
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/
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:
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.