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    Justifiable Watch Snobbery

    Of course the kind hearted amongst you fellow brethren would thus protest that watch snobbery is never justifiable. But wait and listen to my little tale.
    A coworker recently bought herself a lovely Casio. It wasn't anything crazy fancy but it was adorable.
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    When I spotted it, I exclaimed OH that's so cool! A gold FW91. She smiled modestly and told me about her watch. Thereupon another coworker jumped right in, waved his Junkers open-heart, and started proclaiming about how his GERMAN watch was mechanical and superior. Totally unsolicited opinions. The poor lady was shocked as she was quite pleased with her Casio.

    I laughed and said "don't worry, that's not really a real German watch." And I said to him "put that away and get a real German watch."
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    Re: Justifiable Watch Snobbery

    You handled that perfectly IMO. Too funny!
    a - b = sissy watch

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    b = pushers


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    Re: Justifiable Watch Snobbery

    Awesome, way to keep chivalry alive!

    As long as she likes it and gets joy from it nothing else matters.

    More people need to let others just be happy & the world would be a far better place.

    Tell her thumbs up from a Canadian guy that really doesn’t like gold, it’s a great looking piece.


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    Re: Justifiable Watch Snobbery

    Great comeback!
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    Re: Justifiable Watch Snobbery

    I appreciate that sentiment of not putting down her Casio... but I don't understand your comment. Aren't Junkers made in Germany?
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    Re: Justifiable Watch Snobbery

    That is a good story...she probably gets more njoyment out of her watch than he does his.

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    Re: Justifiable Watch Snobbery

    Quote Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
    I appreciate that sentiment of not putting down her Casio... but I don't understand your comment. Aren't Junkers made in Germany?
    Yes, but the movement is more than likely a Japanese Miyota movement.
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    Re: Justifiable Watch Snobbery

    Quote Originally Posted by Exiled View Post
    Yes, but the movement is more than likely a Japanese Miyota movement.
    and I was wearing a Nomos
    *point*
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    Re: Justifiable Watch Snobbery

    ha ha. I would oh laughed at the name to. It's Junk.

    Make sure you mention that Casio was making watches before Junkers. Junkers is a trademark under Point tec, a company that began in 1987. Casio has been making digital watches since 1974 and the F-91W was introduced in 1991.

    Might want to explain that 51% thing and that "Made in Germany" might not actually mean that it was made in Germany.

    Then do a Casio vs. Junkers accuracy test during the workday.
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    Re: Justifiable Watch Snobbery

    I remember as a kid, going into Neiman Marcus in the mid 1970's and seeing Texas Instruments digital watch, with red laminated numbers when you pressed the button selling for over $1000. I thought....who would buy this? I'd kill to have that piece now!

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