What's in your travel carry-on?

I'm in Guangzhou for 1.5 weeks right now and this is what one WIS carries:

Guangzhou is very hot and humid right now, and a tyhoon is expected to hit tonight/tomorrow...so I figured 3 of these would be appropriate.

What's in your travel carry-on?



I like taking a repeater with me when I travel alone because I don't hear "I'm trying to sleep, stop playing with your watch!"

What's in your travel carry-on?



One never knows what one will see while traveling.  Therefore is a loupe to look at things very close/small, and binocularst o see things far away.

What's in your travel carry-on? 


So to paraphrase a credit card commercial in the US:  "So, what's in your travel bag?"

The bare minimum...
07/09/2015 - 16:06

for backcountry travel cool

The bare minimum...

  • knife & whetstone
  • flint
  • whistle
  • lighter
  • fire-starter sticks
  • water purifier drops
  • flares, bear bangers & launcher
  • all but knife packs into 0.5 liter drinking bottle (that floats)
I should have said "What's in your Bug Out Bag?" :-) (nt)
07/09/2015 - 16:08
Re: I should have said "What's in your Bug Out Bag?" :-) (nt)
07/09/2015 - 17:25

All part of living in THE GREAT WHITE NORTH...LOL


LOL, to be serious
07/13/2015 - 17:11

I'm very fond of the Orbita Watch Roll cases.  They can carry or store wrist and pocket watches in complete security.

Orbita Watch Roll
07/14/2015 - 02:41

Hi Dean,  I use the 2-watch VC case for my 2-largest watches, the OS Chronograph and Omega Ploprof.

I like the Orbita watch roll design and quality, but how do you use it for pocket watches?  I currently use the leather VC wallet when I want to carry more than one pocket watch.

BR, Dan

Another instructive post, Dean
07/13/2015 - 14:55

Rest assured, I AM taking notes. 




I like your travel carry-on, Dan
07/13/2015 - 14:53

I have those same VC travel cases (the really nice two-watch one and the single service case (which is very useful).  What do you carry in teh latter...the Loupe and/or the pocket watch?

I also have the VC binoculars, which again I find quite useful.

Well, we share this silly VC madness.





Thanks Robert
07/13/2015 - 16:00

The later VC case is one they use to return watches from a Service.  I use it for the pocket watch and chain.  The cahin is in a small pouch, and so is the pocet watch...so there is no way for them to possibly scratch each other.

BR, Dan

How do you find the binoculars?
07/13/2015 - 17:08

I was very impressed with Swarovski compact binoculars borrowed recently; very stable image for their size and stunning clarity.

I find them OK, stable and clear, definitely for casual use
07/14/2015 - 02:47

Ball games, concert performances, day-hikes, etc.  I would say they are clear, but not stunningly clear.

I would still prefer larger binoculars for outdoor adventures that will last more than 2-days.

Respo was the first person that I know of that has these binoculars, I believe he posted about a Phillies game?  Then I eventually found one for sale.

You have a good memory, Dan.
07/14/2015 - 03:54


Like the new look of your Overseas, BTW ;-))
07/13/2015 - 17:12


;-) I'm a little early, it's my thing for 2016. (nt)
07/14/2015 - 02:49
Seems like nothing has changed for Dan...
07/13/2015 - 21:02

Dan, I'm impressed with all the measures you take - obviously you haven't stopped 'playing with your watch'. At least when you're away Daisy can get a decent night's sleepwink...

There's nothing like being prepared and you've clearly demonstrated that!

Have a success trip and a safe journey.

Best wishes


Thanks Tony, if I stopped playing with watches, I would stop this hobby altogether!
07/14/2015 - 02:51

Would it be a hobby if I don't enjoy playing?  smiley