Leave the nice watch at home. And go with the firm assumption that anyone who approaches you unsolicited, or "accidentally" obstructs you, on the street is trying to distract you long enough to rob you. Sad, but generally true.
How do you feel about the Royal Eagle chronos, Dino? I tried on a rose gold early-2000s model at WatchClub the other day and was surprised at how much it appealed, with the vaguely Franck Muller-ish numerals being the only real ding for me.