I've read about them but I've never actually encountered a "watch snob". Honestly, I thought they are so outside my orbit that I never would. I'm a working class guy and the few times watch talk has come up at work it's been "normal". The one and only time a watch conversation ever came up with someone outside my economic orbit (with one of the nicest guys in the business, BTW) was regarding a $300.00 watch that he was genuinely enamoured of; he had turned another crew member on to it and thought I might like it as well. This is a guy who makes $20,000,000+ a year.
So I met this guy at work who, when discussing the cheap but fun watches people like to wear to work, felt the need to go to the effort of breaking out the smartphone mid-conversation to pull up the manufacturer's website (obviously tuning out the rest of what I was talking about in order to concentrate on how he was going to reply) and show me a picture of the watch he owns that he "would never wear to work". That would be an $8000.00 watch that starts with the letter "B". Seriously? He clearly missed the "fun watches people like to wear to work" part of the conversation. On purpose, apparently because...
Unfortunately, it didn't stop there.
He went on to make an impression by bringing up the subject of his custom ordered Jeep, his custom made patio furniture, and his former entrepreneurial prowess at his father's plumbing company.