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
put 'em all on NATO or Perlon straps
Last edited by pizza_nightmare; October 12th, 2017 at 12:01.
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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.
If you never believe in anything, you'll never be disappointed.
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.
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 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".
Never try to install spring bars in a hurry. -lvt
"Affordable" just means you end up spending the same amount of money, but end up with a greater number of watches. -MandoBear
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