Was at work-related training this week, surrounded by a bunch of engineers from all over the state. Something small and gold catches my eye on the wrist of the gentleman to my right. I look closer and read "Bulova 23 Jewels Selfwinding". It looked to be in very good condition and was on a period-correct expansion band. I was surprised to say the least.
First break, I simply say to him, "Nice watch. Do you collect them?" His response, "Thanks. I only have this one. I like it because it doesn't need a battery."
We proceed to have a short conversation in which I find out he's not that into watches and the one he's wearing isn't an heirloom or sentimental piece. He asks if I collect and I tell him how I'm working on a little collection of electrically-powered oddities. He politely nods.
I was really surprised that someone with such a nice vintage piece wasn't a WIS. Looks can be deceiving and all that.