Last week I went to a corporate training. 2 states worth of high level banking sales reps. Management, high profile trainers, I thought I was going to be in Watch Nirvana. What I found was disappointing. Yes I brought a watch for every day, 3, and 2 more for each evening. Tissot Le Locle (White face on Black Alligator strap), Rolex Sub, Seiko Premier Auto, 1 for each day. Gshock 8900 (panda), and Seiko Monster 1 for each night. I am sure most of you understand. I know I would feel naked if I did not have a couple of watches to change to.
Their where a few other people that changed watches daily, however the only other self professed "watch guy" was more of a low end quartz guy. Kenneth Cole, Fossil, etc. Trying to talk in depth about watches, movements, history, and the like, It was obvious that he had no clue, and did not care. And that is cool, to each their own. (I did point him towards WUS in hopes of having him change his ways)
As for the rest, a Planet Ocean on one of the managers, a Date Just on another, the highest paid guy in the room was wearing a $3000.00 suit and a middle of the road Jean Marcel one day, and a......Michelle the next. I shuddered a little inside when I wrote that. The rest of the room was a random amount of Movado, Bulova, ESQ, and even some bare wrists. One of the trainers, when I jokingly asked what that monstrous hunk of metal on his wrist was, lifted his sleeve and said "Er Invicta?? I don't know about watches, my wife bought it for me" I gave him a pass and told him it was interesting.
It just reminded me that WIS are few and far between in the wild. So glad to have this group to know that my obsession, well not normal, is shared.