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    Ever date a girl who's more of a hardcore WIS than you?

    So you think you know about watches. At least enough to hold your ground, and not be a chump if the conversation ever got around to watches.
    Supposing you're on a date with a girl (super everything: blond, leggy, smart, charming, elegant, etc), and you're thinking: OMG, how the heck did I end up with HER???

    The conversation naturally turned to watches, as you two stroll by a watch store after dinner. She sez she likes watches! In fact, she adores them! You are like, SCH~~WINNG!!!!!

    So, trying hard not to choke with excitement on your own saliva, you spout off *casually* a few lines about how you like AP over Rolexes; Ulysses Nardin is not too shabby; Patek is overrated; how you prefer some of the more obscure micro brands. And you drop their names of course. She listens to you babble on as if she is really impressed. And she is, by Jove!

    But then, she starts to mop the floor with you about WHY she likes some of the brands she likes, and how the different movements are made, how they work, how she had lunch with Martin Braun the other day, and so on. Assuming that you are also a VERY knowledgeable WIS, she asks for your "highly regarded" opinion about watches you've only heard of, never seen in person, and not sure how to pronounce the name. And they ALL cost more than your annual salary.

    What do you do? Do you feel intimidated? More in love? Ask her out again? Or admit that she's outta your league, and bow out?
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    Re: Ever date a girl who's more of a hardcore WIS than you?

    I dated a girl once that was hardcore....but it wasn't watches
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    Re: Ever date a girl who's more of a hardcore WIS than you?

    I'm tellin Ray. And GinGin.
    That wasn't very "family".
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    Re: Ever date a girl who's more of a hardcore WIS than you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chronopolis View Post
    I'm tellin Ray. And GinGin.
    That wasn't very "family".
    your mind is in the gutter she was a hardcore race fan

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    Re: Ever date a girl who's more of a hardcore WIS than you?

    Quote Originally Posted by AAWATCHES View Post
    your mind is in the gutter she was a hardcore race fan
    Yeah, I meant me. I preemptively saw my own mind in the gutter.
    So I'm gonna tell Ray and GinGin to moderate me. :D
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    Re: Ever date a girl who's more of a hardcore WIS than you?

    No. That would be horrible. Torture. Move on.

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    Re: Ever date a girl who's more of a hardcore WIS than you?

    Seriously though to answer your question, It is an advantage in a relationship to have mutual likes and dislikes and nothing says the male in the species has to be the more learned one. My stepdaughter is a gemoligist and thus in the jewelry business, which also puts her in the watch business. She is very in tune to watches and every time we see each other we do one of those "I will show you mine and you show me yours" things.
    It also ocassionally gets me good deals...LOL.

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    Re: Ever date a girl who's more of a hardcore WIS than you?

    First, let me agree that the male of the species does NOT have to be the more learned one.
    But, this watch thing is massively dominated by males in terms of design, production and obsession, if not sales and consumption per capita.

    I mean, the WUS membership is certainly an indication of that.
    I can imagine myself just shrugging it off while, being impressed, if a woman I was interested in knew more about how brain surgery is done, or how handbags are made, or how diamonds are cut.
    But watches? Don't we males consider this "our" territory?
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    Re: Ever date a girl who's more of a hardcore WIS than you?

    If I was dating I would look forward to discussions about watches and a lot of other things while treating one another with respect. In your example the guy was coming off initially as trying to intimidate with superior knowlege. And she retorted. Not a good start.

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