Originally Posted by smurphny
A few years back, I was going up the mast and took off my almost new Casio waterproof watch and handed it to my brother. I didn't want anything on to snag stuff while up there trying to fish wires inside the mast. When the mission was accomplished, I asked him for the watch. "Where's my watch?" He just shrugged his shoulders. It is probably still keeping good time on the bottom somewhere at the dock in Mt. Sinai:-)
I have a Casio G-Shock, somewhere in Mobile Bay, probably still keeping excellent time.
One of the most inopportune losses I have ever had, was when I was pulling into a marina, talking to the harbormaster on my cell phone, as he was walking out to show me which slip to pull into, when I set it down on the icebox I always keep in the cockpit. A small wave hit me and I heeled about 3 degrees, and I watched it slide right off the top of the box, and into the water, and then tried to use hand signals to tell the dockmaster why I was no longer talking to him on the phone.