It's my 100th post timewatchers!
I have learnt so much about watches through this forum. In fact, I consulted this forum in making all of my main purchases (so far!). I must have read dozens on threads on the Constellation and quartz movements before I got mine. The same research went into my Breguet acquisition, threads on chronographs, the Breguet brand etc. Did these threads influence my purchases? To a certain extent yes.
So my query to you guys to mark my 100th post is this: -
Has your enthusiasm for watches rubbed off on the people around you?
E.g. Is your significant other now into watches because of you? Are your friends/colleagues watch purchases dependent on your opinion?
On my part, my wife never wore a watch and now she has 3 and is already talking about getting more. One of my co-workers who wore only quartz watches is now researching watches with an aim to acquire a mechanical watch - he approached me a few weeks back asking what I thought about Longines... last week he approached me for my opinion on JLC. One of my best friends who is a one-watch man claimed that he'll have to wait till his fashion brand watch breaks down before he can get another, as he would need to justify such an acquisition to his mrs, then the watch suddenly 'broke' under mysterious circumstances the other week and now he wants to get an Omega, Breitling or Rolex diving watch. And all of this because of my enthusiasm and because the watch bug truly is contagious. Not that I push/bully people into watches, it's just that I sometimes talk about it and then they get curious and ask about watch brands in general and before long they're on google doing their own research and then asking for my opinion on specific watches.
Do you find that you have affected people around you in the same way?