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    How you can spot someone with watch taste?

    Hi Guys,

    What are you considerations for watches that identify fellow enthusiasts. When you see someone wear this watch you immediately assume they have "Watch taste" and are a fellow enthusiast

    My short list is as follows:
    - Vintage Rolex Submariner on Nato Strap
    - Jeager Reverso
    - Omega Speedmaster

    Im sure you have lots more.......if so I would like to hear about them.
    a watch has metaphoric powers. It can function, for example, as a kind of [Self]-centric G.P.S. device. You put it on, and it gives you a lock on your own coordinates — not just time but space and self.

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    The Collection So Far...

    Zenith Elite Port Royal 39mm- Currently on GF
    Vintage Rolex Oyster Date 34mm
    Orient CFM00004W 43mm
    Bulova Day/Date quartz 34 mm
    Lum-tec M42 Automatic (Phantom)

    Grails.
    IWC Big Pilot
    Breitling Transocean B01
    Zenith striking 10th
    Omega Seamaster GMT/Speedmaster
    Glashutte Original
    Rolex GMT Master IIc
    Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso Grand GMT
    and so many more....

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    Re: How you can spot someone with watch taste?

    anybody wearing a ulysse nardin ROCKS in my book.
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    Re: How you can spot someone with watch taste?

    IMO you can't tell if someone actually has any real kind of particular taste in watches just because they are wearing certain well-known, highly-advertised brands and models

    If anything you may get an idea if someone is wearing in obscure , lesser-known brand , that is not well-advertised but more known to enthusiasts.

    And some people, collectors, enthusiasts tend to have very WIDE tastes , or just different tastes.......like there is a WUS member that apparently owns 2 watches, a G-shock and a Patek Philippe, and another that has an orange monster + countless other vintage + modern grails

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    Re: How you can spot someone with watch taste?

    99% definite one wears lesser known micro brands:
    Damasko, Stowa, Dornbluth, Korsbek, Steinhart.

    Or, probably if one wears a bit obscure brands:
    Glycine, (maybe) Tutima, Fortis, Union Glashutte, Nomos, Sinn, etc.

    That would be my criteria to spot a WIS.

    That said, anyone who wears their watch with pride are good enough for me even if they don't know much about watches.
    Chronic flipper...


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    Re: How you can spot someone with watch taste?

    If I see a guy wearing this watch I think he has a great taste :P

    Ball - Casio (G-shock) - HMT - Longines - Parnis - Seagull - Steinhart - Tissot - Victorinox - Yema

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    Re: How you can spot someone with watch taste?

    You can't equate watch taste with price because there are some very tasteful watches to be had below $1000 and some truly awful watches over $10,000. I look for classic style but thats just my opinion.
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    Re: How you can spot someone with watch taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    If I see a guy wearing this watch I think he has a great taste :P

    Hey where did you get a pic of my watch from, jk. I think if you see someone with a Maratac Zulu on they may have some WIS complications.
    NFW AutoPilot, Steinhart Nav B-Uhr II 44 mm Automatic., Seiko "BFS" SNKF09. Seiko "Spork" SRP043K. Seiko SRP639KI & lots of G-Shocks.

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    Re: How you can spot someone with watch taste?

    If they're wearing an Amphibian.
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    Too many watches, only two wrists and never enough time...

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    Re: How you can spot someone with watch taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sodiac View Post
    If they're wearing an Amphibian.
    LOL.... my daughter wears mine now (daily wearer too).....I guess that would be confusing
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    Re: How you can spot someone with watch taste?

    When I went to buy a car last week I talked to the sales manager who had rolex sub two tone, he seemed pretty excited when we were talking about watches but when he saw my Ploprof he didn't know what the heck it was (kind of response I expect from any normal people) so I assumed he definitely was not a WIS.



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