HOW CAN I PROTECT MY WATCH AGAINST DAY-TO-DAY HAZARDS? OBVIOUSLY, SOME DEGREE OF WEAR AND TEAR IS INEVITABLE, BUT IT STILL STINGS EVERY TIME I ACCIDENTALLY BANG IT ON A DOOR OR DROP IT THE WRONG WAY ON A METAL GYM LOCKER.
First, consider if you’re wearing the right watch for the day ahead. If you work in an office, chances are your watch is a bit safer than working on a construction site. If you hit the gym daily, pack a small pouch or case that can protect your watch in your locker or duffle bag. Some people do laps in the gym pool wearing a $40,000 Patek Philippe — since the water won’t technically hurt it as much as getting it stolen would. Then again, some billionaires wear