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    Watches in the wild :my daily experiences

    Hi
    I was thinking of creating this thread for some times now because of where I work gives me opportunity to observe some amazing watches on a daily basis.
    I'm a manager in a downtown DC restaurant and almost every day I see Rolex,Omega, Panerai, Cartier....
    It's really cool and I try to engage those people if there's an opportunity. (mostly people are really friendly and I gave several very nice stories)
    Some of the more rare pieces I saw recently was Hublot, Graham and R. Mille but today I saw a middle age guy casually dressed with
    Patek Philipe on his hand!
    I didn't talk to him even tho he was alone and it wouldn't be hard to start a conversation as I work there.
    It was a 3940 model if I'm correct (I'm not an expert by any means).
    I decided to try report on my observations every day, or every time I see a cool timepiece.
    Let's see where it gets us!





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    Re: Watches in the wild :my daily experiences

    I like it!! The watch and idea...Good hunting.

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    I'm jealous! The watches I see around here are more or less limited to Nixons, Fossils, Skagens and the occasional Citizen and Seiko. When I'm lucky, I'll occasionally see an SMP or a Sub.

    With respect to that watch - I wonder how many there are in DC - when I was there last year, I stopped into a small jewelry store in Georgetown which had one just like that for sale. Curious as to what the odds might be of them being the same watch....
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    Since I got infected with watchlust, I really haven't spotted that many cool watches in the wild. Part of it is because I haven't mastered the art of spotting and identifying the cool watches without creeping people out.

    One exception though that I started a thread about back in April - in a couple of visits to a surgeon, he was wearing a Speedy Pro and a Seamaster Pro.
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    I always look at wrists to see what is being worn. Very easy to tell a WIS most of the time, and yes it is also very easy to start conversations with them, as they love to talk about their "toy".
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    Re: Watches in the wild :my daily experiences

    I'm also in DC, Roberto! So far have never seen a PP in person. Have seen a few AP Royal Oaks, though, more Rolexes than you can shake a stick at, even a Vacheron on the wrist of a banker I was working with on a potential deal. I definitely enjoy DC as a "wrist-watching" town.
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    Re: Watches in the wild :my daily experiences

    Quote Originally Posted by tiger roach View Post
    Since I got infected with watchlust, I really haven't spotted that many cool watches in the wild.
    Hah! Within an hour of posting that, I had a confirmed Datejust sighting on the bus home.

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    Hi
    So today was so, so day, nothing particularly unusual.
    Few Tags, several Movados (not really my cup of tea), G shocks....
    I was wearing my Oris Prodiver Chronograph and in come the guy with
    Oris TT1!
    I'm a big Oris fan so here's the shot!

    Today is still not over and who knows....!



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    Re: Watches in the wild :my daily experiences

    cool idea for a thread, I hardly ever see anything worth mentioning out in the real world. Minneapolis is definitely not an interesting watch-wearing town. I've never seen anyone wearing a Patek either, though there is a jeweler in town who sells them
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    Yeah I've seen some interesting watches around here. A while ago I went to some home renovation show and saw a guy wearing a vintage Rolex Milgauss, one of those super rare models from the 50s with a rotating bezel that every vintage Rolex collector drools about. Airports seem to be watch hotspots, I flew to Puerto Rico a week ago, I saw a bunch of PAMs, a few pilots amazingly wearing Breitlings, and way too many Rolex's to count. On the way back I sat next to a man wearing a Nighthawk, made for some pretty interesting conversation as I was wearing mine as well at the time. You can usually tell the watch guys from someone just wearing a watch.
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