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    I’m in the San Francisco Bay Area and estimate only about 50% of people are even wearing something on their wrist. And when they are, it’s usually an Apple watch or fitness tracker.


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    I work in the UK for a German carmaker. I see a few nice watches on a daily basis; Omega AT, Rolex Sub, Breitling Heritage, Omega Seamaster. I have discovered a fellow WIS in my department - he usually rocks a Vostok Amphibia.

    In terms of comments on my watches I've only had a few:

    Lorus Pilot-style watch - "That's a nice watch, it looks like an expensive brand" - I think he meant IWC
    Nomos Orion - "Nice watch, very thin, must be very expensive"
    Omega AT - "That's a very pretty Seamaster!"
    Seiko Cocktail Time - "Wow, that's lovely!"
    Seiko GS Quartz - Never any comments, just stares

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    put 'em all on NATO or Perlon straps
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    This thread makes me wonder if there are microbrand hotspots on the map anywhere. Are there places with unusual concentrations of WIS? It's not where I am, that's for sure. All fitness trackers and cheapos here.
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    Sitting at my desk at work right now and the guy next to me is wearing a tag Heuer Carrera and the guy opposite me is wearing a Breitling. I have a Speedmaster on. I work in an engineering design office for a local authority.
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    Another big surprise and disappointment about high-end watches is how many owners will not discuss them or comment at all when I pay them a compliment on their watch. I'm very low key and tasteful when paying a compliment about another man's expensive watch, and more often than not, he won't engage any conversation. Why would you own nice watches if you don't like to talk about them?

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    Re: Some Thoughts on Expensive Watches

    Quote Originally Posted by Cracky Wainwright View Post
    Another big surprise and disappointment about high-end watches is how many owners will not discuss them or comment at all when I pay them a compliment on their watch. I'm very low key and tasteful when paying a compliment about another man's expensive watch, and more often than not, he won't engage any conversation. Why would you own nice watches if you don't like to talk about them?
    I've found that many do not know what they have on their wrist beyond a "nice watch". Engaging in conversation with one that knows which model of watch they have on when they don't will get their mouths clamped up in a hurry.

    I was at a wedding and complimented someone I had not met before, yet was at our table, on his Submariner. He promptly corrected me saying "No, this is a Rolex".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry S View Post
    I work on Capitol Hill, but not in politics, and I don't see expensive watches that often. DC is conservative style wise, and many people don't go for flashy.
    First I was corrected by the DC law guy and now by the DC politics guy. That wasn't much of a guarantee out of me, was it? :)


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    Re: Some Thoughts on Expensive Watches

    Quote Originally Posted by wschofield3 View Post
    I've found that many do not know what they have on their wrist beyond a "nice watch". Engaging in conversation with one that knows which model of watch they have on when they don't will get their mouths clamped up in a hurry.

    I was at a wedding and complimented someone I had not met before, yet was at our table, on his Submariner. He promptly corrected me saying "No, this is a Rolex".
    Probably just went to the local jewelry store and picked something out they were kind of familiar with...Rolex, Breitling, TAG, Omega...names they have heard of and know they are considered "fancy". Probably couldn't tell you what the glass is made of, if the links are solid or rolled, case diameter, movement, or anything else other than it was expensive. Most likely paid full MSRP price and know nothing about it.
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