Traveling - how do you select which watch to take if any.

I know this sounds like a first world problem however I want to take some of my watches with me when I travel, however I'm concerned about their safety 馃槀 .

I tend to over think this and wondered what the WC consider when selecting their watch for travel.

I am also keen to understand what travel pouches or pods you recommend. I am very happy with my watchpod but haven't experimented with anything else.

I put some of my thoughts/ concerns below

  1. Theft - Is there a safe to store my watch if it's not on my wrist. Is the area I'm staying known for theft.

  2. Damage - What activities will I be doing that may or may not damage my watch. What Airports will I be traveling through - some make me take my watch off. Will my watch get magnetised , I appreciate this is rarely the case with newer watches but not all my watches are.

  3. Use - how will I use my watches and why will I need them. Ok maybe this last point is the least relevant 馃槀

I need to stress that I also am concerned about the safety of my family and I would have made a similar post in Family Crunch (if that was a thing)

I use a roll from WatchGecko that carries two watches + a few straps and tools, so I travel with two in there and one on my wrist. Normally have the daily on my wrist like every other day, and if I'm going somewhere less safe - a cheaper mechanical in one slot and a cheaper quartz in the other so I have some choice

I prefer a stiff 3 watch roll type. 3 watches and one on the wrist is the minimum for a night away from home.

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Easy for me. I just take the cheapest watch, wear it on the wrist and off i go.

If they have a watch store close by I pretend I forgot my watch 馃槀.

It鈥檚 hard enough to pick a watch daily. For vacation it鈥檚 like鈥

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Your watch shouldn鈥檛 add stress or burden your soul. Be humble and modest and don鈥檛 bring anything flashy or draw attention to yourself. Know the situation you鈥檙e going into.

gmfgaskell

I use a roll from WatchGecko that carries two watches + a few straps and tools, so I travel with two in there and one on my wrist. Normally have the daily on my wrist like every other day, and if I'm going somewhere less safe - a cheaper mechanical in one slot and a cheaper quartz in the other so I have some choice

Definitely a level above me - you take additional straps and tools 馃挭

CliveBarker1967

I prefer a stiff 3 watch roll type. 3 watches and one on the wrist is the minimum for a night away from home.

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Haha 馃憫. 4 watches for a night away 馃

JJMM1983

If they have a watch store close by I pretend I forgot my watch 馃槀.

Smart ... justification for a new watch 馃

SpecKTator

Your watch shouldn鈥檛 add stress or burden your soul. Be humble and modest and don鈥檛 bring anything flashy or draw attention to yourself. Know the situation you鈥檙e going into.

To my defense travel is stress. I am not a stressful person yet travel is not for me. I actually believe my watches help relieve a bit of stress

Grab one watch, any watch. Do this to decide.

You鈥檙e welcome!

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Maketimework

Definitely a level above me - you take additional straps and tools 馃挭

Yeah, I take them - not saying they get used!

gmfgaskell

Yeah, I take them - not saying they get used!

But they are there if needed 馃憤

DH_NYC

Grab one watch, any watch. Do this to decide.

You鈥檙e welcome!

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My 6 year old son has just explained to me in toooo much detail that Eeny, meeny, miny, Moe is not a fair way to choose anything 馃し馃徏鈥嶁檪锔

A question I was just sitting here at 5:30am pondering!! Im offto spend three days with the PCA for a couple of days of 'spirited' driving in the cascade mountains...What to wear? What to bring? MMM, I'm thinking a SPEEDY and ??? okay got it!! Have a terrific weekend everyone..

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Maketimework

To my defense travel is stress. I am not a stressful person yet travel is not for me. I actually believe my watches help relieve a bit of stress

Maybe narrow it down to 2 watches, a dressier one and a Diver GMT for everything else. Bring straps (quick release, if possible) and then you have options.

It鈥檚 always my two watch roll. A Casio Duro or dive watch for the water related activities and a dress watch for the more dinners/ outings. On my wrist would likely be a GMT or a every day watch like the Tissot Gentleman. Which watch I choose depends on the itinerary of my travel.

SpecKTator

Maybe narrow it down to 2 watches, a dressier one and a Diver GMT for everything else. Bring straps (quick release, if possible) and then you have options.

Reverso Tribute Duoface 馃 dual function, dress .. and quick strap change. 馃榿

Having just returned from a 3 weeks holiday in Colombia, it was my trusty one and only gshock. When in doubt, mimic the locals. Have a great trip! 馃鉂わ笍

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AlohaBrah21

Having just returned from a 3 weeks holiday in Colombia, it was my trusty one and only gshock. When in doubt, mimic the locals. Have a great trip! 馃鉂わ笍

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That鈥檚 some good advise right there.

SpecKTator

Your watch shouldn鈥檛 add stress or burden your soul. Be humble and modest and don鈥檛 bring anything flashy or draw attention to yourself. Know the situation you鈥檙e going into.

Tourists can be easy targets. You don't want to go to some places wearing you Day Date or OP. Save the good stuff for dinner in the hotel restaurant.

AlohaBrah21

Having just returned from a 3 weeks holiday in Colombia, it was my trusty one and only gshock. When in doubt, mimic the locals. Have a great trip! 馃鉂わ笍

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Yellow in a country full of "snow"

RFIMike

I take several watches with me when I travel and I make use of sunglasses bags and a nice leather pouch to carry them all safely.

I found this inexpensive 'watchpod' thing and it works amazingly well.

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Under the radar and versatile. Also acknowledging that you really only 鈥渘eed鈥 one watch (maybe two at most) on a trip. I鈥檇 stress out too much if I brought any more. For me? Prob a Nomos Club would fit the bill as an all arounder. If I was going to a super safe country like Japan? Anything goes ha.

I put on my Timex weekender and just go. No worries that someone is going to hold me up for my watch and with the "indiglo" dial, if I wake up in the middle of the night in a hotel room, I can easily see what time it is so that I can effectively stress out over not being able to sleep.