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    Define Nerd, Haute, and Poser in Regards to Watches?

    What exactly defines a "Watch Nerd"?
    What defines one as being "Haute-in Horology"?
    What defines .."Poser"?

    Finally, what defines ....you?
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    Re: Define Nerd, Haute, and Poser in Regards to Watches?

    Must be of the good people to play.
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    Re: Define Nerd, Haute, and Poser in Regards to Watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by frozenotter View Post
    Must be of the good people to play.
    Guess I'm out?

    I don't memorize every spec of the movements on my watches. And I love my Rolex. I'm probably a poseur.

    I don't know what "Haute-in Horology" means so I'm probably not a nerd.
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    Re: Define Nerd, Haute, and Poser in Regards to Watches?

    Quote Originally Posted by frozenotter View Post
    What exactly defines a "Watch Nerd"?
    What defines one as being "Haute-in Horology"?
    What defines .."Poser"?

    Finally, what defines ....you?
    Watch nerd: same as any other kind of nerd: someone who's passionate about a pastime that most normal people would think is weird or eclectic.
    Haute Horology: paying significantly more money for provenance and hand-finishing...and being happy that you did.
    Poseur: Doesn't really apply to watches. Oh sure, there are people who buy watches to be seen with a status symbol who have otherwise no interest in watches (or worse, will spend good money buying a fake for the same purpose), but those aren't watch people.

    Me: An idiot aspiring to be merely a moron some day.

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    Re: Define Nerd, Haute, and Poser in Regards to Watches?

    Poseur...wears the Rolex homage
    Haute-in Horology - typically wearing a Seiko
    Watch Nerd - huge collection, usually GShock watches *LOL*

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    Re: Define Nerd, Haute, and Poser in Regards to Watches?

    What exactly defines a "Watch Nerd"? Omega Speedmaster
    What defines one as being "Haute-in Horology"? Patek
    What defines .."Poser"? Submariner Homage

    Finally, what defines ....you? Zenith El Primero 1969 :D
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    Re: Define Nerd, Haute, and Poser in Regards to Watches?

    "Nerd" is from the mind of Dr. Seuss, the name for an imaginary animal in "If I Ran the Zoo". I still make mental analogies from the pages of that book; it was a childhood favorite. What the term has to do with watches or collectors is beyond me.
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    Re: Define Nerd, Haute, and Poser in Regards to Watches?

    Honestly?

    If a person makes a thread just to ask these questions you may fulfill at least 2 of the categories.

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    Re: Define Nerd, Haute, and Poser in Regards to Watches?

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand another troll thread from the otter pop. 10 in 10 days?
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    I am watch addict. My friend called me watchpromiscuit 🙂 but there are watches, what what i buy again and then sold and buy again. Crazy, i hope o grow up soon 😂
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