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Old 05-20-2017, 02:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently picked up a Pelican 1120 case and cut it out for a traveling watch case.

Now, this is small enough to put in a carry on bag, but I was wondering if anyone has had experience using a loophole in TSA regulations to be able to securely place it in your checked baggage.

Replace one of the watch spaces with a small box of ammunition.

By regulation, the box has to be locked with a unique lock (no bypass key) and hand inspected. The bag will be VERY unlikely to be lost. (Could you imagine the trouble?)

I know this would work with a small firearm, I was wondering if it could work with just ammo? (USA travel only.)
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I would never check my watches through when traveling. I think it is too tempting for something to "disappear" from your checked baggage. I always carry them on the plane. I have a Croton travel case that holds 5 watches that I use for most trips. I also have a smaller travel case that holds 2 watches. So I can take 6 or 3 when you count the one on the wrist. That is enough for most vacations.

I have no experience traveling with ammunition.
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While I have about 10 watches, I usually only travel with the one I'm wearing on my wrist. Too many ways to lose a watch on a trip. So I pick one watch, usually my Seiko Pepsi on a steel bracelet, and it is my best all around watch. But then again, I am not a business man, so when I'm traveling, it's usually to attend a conference or be on vacation. I find my Seiko Pepsi is dressy enough to wear to a nice jacket required dinner on a cruise ship or to go on a snorkeling adventure on that same cruise.
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I travel quite a bit and take mostly one watch, two max
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Agree. I travel with one watch, but love the pelican case!
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I usually take my watches on straps and wrap them in a micro fiber cloth, then put them into an hard backed eye glass case and then into the carry on luggage.

Can usually get two watches into a eye glass case that way. Never take a trip with more then three watches, usually only two. That Pelican case would take up too much real estate for my travel needs.
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If your were carrying ammunition or a fire arm, you would have to claim that when you check in, otherwise if the bag is opened then according to TSA you would have a case with a non-authorized lock on it, which will most likely be cut off. Of course at that point if ammo was found it would entail an entirely different scenario.
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Now, this is small enough to put in a carry on bag, but I was wondering if anyone has had experience using a loophole in TSA regulations to be able to securely place it in your checked baggage.

Replace one of the watch spaces with a small box of ammunition.

By regulation, the box has to be locked with a unique lock (no bypass key) and hand inspected. The bag will be VERY unlikely to be lost. (Could you imagine the trouble?)

I know this would work with a small firearm, I was wondering if it could work with just ammo? (USA travel only.
I fly a lot and take a pistol with me almost all the time on domestic flights in my check in luggage. I store my pistol, unloaded in a Plano hard cased pistol case, lockable of course. It will easily take a pistol and two magazines, unloaded of course.

The ammo doesn't have to be in a locked case, just in the card board box the ammo came in is sufficient for TSA requirements. They don't want any loose ammo, or loaded magazines, even if not in the pistol case.

The ammo cannot be locked into the same case with the pistol, that is a no, NO!

At the airport you have to check in with the airline ticket agent and declare the firearm, you have to open up the case, show it is unloaded (although I have never had an agent ask me to jack open the slide to prove so) fill out a declaration card and sign it, put the card into the case and lock it up, put it back into your check in luggage, and then an agent will usually escort you to an TSA scanner, inform the agents, they scan the luggage, and you are on your way.

Just make sure you know the local weapons laws at your point of destination. I don't have to worry about that, because being a retired Police Officer, I can legally ( Federal law) carry concealed in all 50 states, just have to shoot a qualification course every year to show proficiency.

Back home in Arizona anyone who is over 21 years of age, a citizen, not a convicted felon or nut job can open carry or carry concealed without any permit at all.

Funny but, my previous life time in Chicago as a Homicide Detective, they had the most restrictive gun laws in the U.S. and the shootings and murders there are much more horrific then what it is in Arizona, perhaps allowing honest citizens to protect themselves is the difference.

The bad guys are reluctant to start shooting, when the good guys can shoot back!

As the Past President of the Chicago Police Detectives' Association, I can tell you the average rank and file Police officer is not in favor of strict gun control, they by and large support the 2nd Amendment.

The only officers, who you routinely see on TV calling for more gun control, are the higher ranking officers, who in reality are political hacks in uniform!
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That makes it a lot more clear now. my understanding was that the ammunition would be similarly secured stitch as a firearm. but apparently that's not so thanks for your input.
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I turned 30 earlier this month and my father has offered to get me a watch box, so I have been doing a bit of research. If anyone has any suggestions, that would be appreciated, currently looking at WOLF watch boxes on the my father's recommendation
https://www.wolf1834.com/category/watch-boxes/

If anyone can help that would be grand!
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I turned 30 earlier this month and my father has offered to get me a watch box, so I have been doing a bit of research. If anyone has any suggestions, that would be appreciated, currently looking at WOLF watch boxes on the my father's recommendation
https://www.wolf1834.com/category/watch-boxes/

If anyone can help that would be grand!
Wolf is a good choice, pick one!
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the best advice I was ever given was to wear one watch when traveling. NEVER take it off. Ok. maybe to take a shower, but that's it.
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About the only traveling I do anymore is a trip to Finland to visit
my son and his Finn family.
Usually wear one watch and like Chazzman, carry a spare in my
glasses case. Check one thru baggage? Not a chance!

Had a Bg music buddy put his Martin guitar thru baggage, Never
seen again! Airlines must be kin to USPS regard losing (?) items.

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Casebudi has a new three watch travel case ballistic nylon it's good compact protection

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I just picked up a cheap watch roll for my cruise. Less bulky, but the Pelican will be used for anything left at home (most of them.)
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Buy a Breitling, you get a free travel case.

I usually only travel with one watch as well.
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Yup - headed to the Netherlands tomorrow and travelling with two watches only. One on my wrist and the other in a single watch clamshell zippered case in my carryon. Would never check any watch that's more expensive than my Orient daily beater.
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WF:
And what happens if some way or another your watch goes AWOL.
I'm like the BSA when it comes to carrying watches on a trip.
BE PREPARED!! Wear on and carry one!!!

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I recently picked up a Pelican 1120 case and cut it out for a traveling watch case.



Now, this is small enough to put in a carry on bag, but I was wondering if anyone has had experience using a loophole in TSA regulations to be able to securely place it in your checked baggage.



Replace one of the watch spaces with a small box of ammunition.



By regulation, the box has to be locked with a unique lock (no bypass key) and hand inspected. The bag will be VERY unlikely to be lost. (Could you imagine the trouble?)



I know this would work with a small firearm, I was wondering if it could work with just ammo? (USA travel only.)


I really like the travel case. I am looking for a travel case like that I can take on an airplane. How small is that one?


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