It's long been a staple of watch collecting advice and lore don't keep your watches in your sock drawer or consumer-grade safe, keep them in a safe deposit box. Well, that old adage is looking a little stretched on the basis of a recent article in The New York Times, which recounts the harrowing tale of a watch collector who rocked up to his bank one day to discover his collection of watches gone. And it wasn't the result of a daring heist, instead the much more banal human error. Even worse, he had precious little legal recourse or protection.*An excellent look at one of the most romanticised, and least profitable aspects of banking …* Well worth a read.*

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