i do not understand this strange affiliation with removing a watch when in key west. a watch is an inanimate object that you either allow to rule you or you do not. if you have to take it off to free yourself from it, then you have a problem. symbolically i guess it has some resonance, but logically if is ridiculous. does your cell phone have a clock on it? dumping it too? do bars have clocks in them? want them covered with a black cloth? got a time your parasail leaves - checking your internal sundial on that one? i love my watch and would never go anywhere without it. it does not hamper me - it tells me when closing hour may be approaching and how fast i need to order my last drink. i just don't get it. a key west mythical enchantment.