I stopped at a Seiko AD earlier tonight. Just a spur of the moment kinda thing after dinner.
The sexist pig that I *might* be, I was a bit surprised by how knowledgeable the lady(!) behind the counter was about the different movements.
She not only kindly showed me some of the more recent releases - including the "Cocktail" !! - she also gave me a copy of the new catalog!
Anyhoo, she would put on her thin cotton gloves before every time she reached inside the cabinet to fetch a watch for me, so I felt a little self-conscious about handling them with my greasy fingers, especially the Anantas and the GS.
So I politely declined to handle them.
I know: customer is king. But I just couldn't do it, especially as I was NOT gonna buy a watch from her tonight.
I am thinking of taking a pair of gloves with me next time, so I can handle them, then walk away with a clear conscience.
Anybody else have this... this... "squeamishness"?
PS: I am so going back to buy the Cocktail! Uh...real soon.