Tapping the crystal on the face to see if it's "real"?

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    Tapping the crystal on the face to see if it's "real"?

    I'm sorry, but this image of a past memory just popped into my head, while reading a thread here and I thought it might make some of you laugh.
    I dropped into a friends house one day, many years ago when I was in my early twenties. I had only recently bought a new gold plated quartz Citizen, which back in those days wans't a bad watch. It wasn't overly expensive, but I bought it because it was very thin and had a nice face with roman numerals. Anyway, once at the friends house, one of his best friends wives, who we all knew was very, very wealthy, noticed mine on my wrist and asked if she could see it. When I gave it to her, the first thing she did was tap the crystal to see if it wasn't synthetic (I know I'm using the wrong word here, polycarbonate maybe?)
    I knew this wasn't the kind of brand she would wear, but I didn't expect to see this sort of action from her. Now wouldn't that just annoy the crap out of you? And you know what, I didn't say a thing. I just let her do it, just to satisfy her curiosity that yes, it was a real watch. Has anyone had this happen to them? I just had to share this story with all you folk. Sorry if it doesn't make you laugh though

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    Re: Tapping the crystal on the face to see if it's "real"?

    I don't see how that would tell you anything about the quality of a watch. Kinda like kicking the tires of a car won't determine how well it's built.

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    Re: Tapping the crystal on the face to see if it's "real"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    I don't see how that would tell you anything about the quality of a watch. Kinda like kicking the tires of a car won't determine how well it's built.

    Exactly. I couldn't have said it any better. It told me one thing though.
    She knew absolutely NOTHING ABOUT WATCHES!!!

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    Re: Tapping the crystal on the face to see if it's "real"?

    Too sad to make me laugh

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    Re: Tapping the crystal on the face to see if it's "real"?

    Quote Originally Posted by beshannon View Post
    Too sad to make me laugh
    Looking back though, I have to laugh. I should have said something then, but I also knew that she had a bad temper (I felt sorry for the husband) and I had, back then, a hot temper myself and we were all about to go out for dinner. So I didn't want to start the night out arguing.

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    Re: Tapping the crystal on the face to see if it's "real"?

    lol, the kicking the tires is a great analogy.
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    Re: Tapping the crystal on the face to see if it's "real"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    Kinda like kicking the tires of a car won't determine how well it's built.
    But it does!
    If you kick the tires and a wheel falls off the car can't be good .
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    Re: Tapping the crystal on the face to see if it's "real"?

    Gee, I like kicking tires

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    Re: Tapping the crystal on the face to see if it's "real"?

    I'm not saying that she was doing this, but if you tap the crystal, you can often tell if it's mineral or plastic.
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    Re: Tapping the crystal on the face to see if it's "real"?

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    There's just no way to say what I wanted to say in a family friendly way.
    Last edited by Caraptor; November 12th, 2009 at 16:51.
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