Is there a name for my condition??

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    Question Is there a name for my condition??

    New member and first time poster,

    I inherited my Fathers 1974 Heuer Camaro and took it to get fixed, I saw the valjoux mechanism and fell in love. Since then all of my waking time (and sometimes sleeping) is spent thinking about, reasearching and buying watches!!

    Is this level of pre-occupation normal and if not does it have a name,

    I would feel better if I new I had a recognised condition,

    Cheers Al
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    Re: Is there a name for my condition??

    Normal for WIS like us. No matter to worry about

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    Re: Is there a name for my condition??

    Wis??
    IW Marine diver GMT: Gone but not forgotten:(
    Seiko 5 Sports: Now modded by Yobokies
    Poljot Sturmanskie Chronograph : Gone but not forgotten:(
    Seiko v657-8060
    Seiko Sports 150 7t34-6a00
    1974 heuer Camaro: My dads old watch :)
    Seiko SKX009
    MWC sub PVD: On a gasgas bones
    Suunto Observer PVD
    Deep Blue Sun Diver
    Casio ABC
    Sterile Submariner Homage

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    Re: Is there a name for my condition??

    Your finances will never be the same.

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    Re: Is there a name for my condition??

    I know!!

    I used to watch films for the adventure/action, now I am clocking the watches and researching them afterwards!!

    Normal??
    IW Marine diver GMT: Gone but not forgotten:(
    Seiko 5 Sports: Now modded by Yobokies
    Poljot Sturmanskie Chronograph : Gone but not forgotten:(
    Seiko v657-8060
    Seiko Sports 150 7t34-6a00
    1974 heuer Camaro: My dads old watch :)
    Seiko SKX009
    MWC sub PVD: On a gasgas bones
    Suunto Observer PVD
    Deep Blue Sun Diver
    Casio ABC
    Sterile Submariner Homage

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    Re: Is there a name for my condition??

    Yep, I can't help doing wrist shots, it's somewhat of a sad condition.
    It really bugs my wife.
    Quote Originally Posted by sting ray View Post
    I know!!

    I used to watch films for the adventure/action, now I am clocking the watches and researching them afterwards!!

    Normal??

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    Re: Is there a name for my condition??

    Quote Originally Posted by sting ray View Post
    Wis??
    Watch Idiot Savant - someone who knows waaaay too much about watches, spends all their time and free cash on watches, etc.

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    Re: Is there a name for my condition??

    You're in the right place Ray.
    Welcome aboard!
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    Re: Is there a name for my condition??

    Internet forums breed obsession in a particular topic. The best example I've ever seen is this perfume/cologne forum called Basenotes.com. I first went there to get some info on what is a good cologne to pick up.

    Some people on there are just absolutely nuts. The own several hundred bottles, including companies like Creed in England who sell theirs for like $300 each. These people say they take three showers a day so they can wear three different fragrances. I even saw threads of people talking about how they spray their infant children with perfume so they will develop an interest in it too.

    I'd like to do a sociology project on this kind of thing at university if I could go back. I really think that internet forums take a person's interest in something and then the ever-moving, almost living nature of the forum pushes it to absolute excess. You want to check every 5 minutes, you can spend hours reading through posts etc. etc.

    If you go to any forum which has a specialized focus on a certain item or concept, there's a considerable demographic on there which is utterly devoted. It's always interesting to see the extremes - I mean I've seen someone's picture on here of their Rolex collection and it was litteraly like a pile of 60 of them!

    It's just an obsession like anything else. It's best to keep a broad range of interests and not let any one thing dominate your thoughts too much, makes you kind of one-sided.

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