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June 26, 2015

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 Dave

In reference to your "not having a backup watch while on vacation". Your cell phone/ipad/android is an excellent backup watch. It's also a dim flashlight if the electricity goes out.

Angelo

Jeff: Honestly, for vacation, I need more than a "back-up." Think about it: You invest thousands of dollars in a watch collection and go on vacation----and only have one or two watches to wear? Ridiculous. I went to Florida recently for my niece's wedding. I left Washington, DC Thursday night and returned Saturday night. I brought three watches with me and had planned which watch for the outbound trip, which one for the wedding and the one I'd wear upon my return. For a longer vacation---a week or more----I'd need at least four watches. I'd have the one I'm wearing and a travel watch case that holds three others. Android makes a nice little zippered case and I think Invicta makes a travel case that's smaller than their dive cases---or there are no-name choices on E-Bay. Gotta travel with watches. On metals: Luckily, I can wear almost any material/any metal. That opens up a lot more choices and diversity. But for the record, having several very similar watches is just fine. You find something you like----and when you're really into the hobby, you as the owner/wearer can get a lot of enjoyment seeing the differences among similar watches----knowing the movements inside are different, there are variations in case design, dial treatment, etc. So what if others think you're wearing the same watch? I have watches that to a mortal, look the same, but I see big differences.

herculodge

I hear you. I could see bringing 3. That would be my max for a one-week trip. I don't want to risk loss. I'd wear my Kinetic as my default and bring two autos in a good travel case, which I currently don't own.

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