Reading the recent "PMs" thread I was wondering about accepted etiquette in ADs. I visit watch-stands often, take a keen interest in the stock, sometimes make little notes on my phone, acknowledge the staff, say thank you and try to finalise my next purchase. I never ask to handle a watch unless I am seriously considering it, but don't feel obligated to buy it from 2 mins of wearing. I NEVER try on a watch out of my budget and when I do try one, I put my bag or jacket on the counter to protect it from scratching against the case-glass etc. I don't go to the AP showroom to try on the latest complication with $50 in my pocket, don't spend time nattering to the IWC man with no intention of buying one and have often refused to wear a piece I know I can't afford even when proferred by the salesperson, usually telling them it's too expensive but very nice and "one day I will be able to afford it". (I couldn't resist looking at a JLC Rev when one salesman offered, but I did tell him I wouldn't be buying it and he said this was ok. We both kind of looked at the piece with lust for a bit then put it back behind the glass with a sigh )The way I see it, if I am actually in the market for a new piece and I can actually afford what I'm looking at and I don't handle anything I'm not genuinely considering, I feel it's ok to take a while over my final decision.
Does everyone else behave similarly?