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    Which watch to wear to the dentist?

    While the zombie apocalypse is unlikely, and a conversation about what watch to wear for the zombie apocalypse is merely a discussion about what solar powered G-Shock you can tolerate most, a real and necessary question is: Which watch should you wear to the dentist?

    Let's say you wear a gold or diamond Rolex to the dentist. Or even a regular Submariner. Or some other noticeably expensive watch. That will telegraph to your dentist that you can afford any procedure, and you might see a bill with some extra zeros.

    At the other extreme, wearing a Timex might say to your dentist that he should bill you gently. But a Timex or other cheap watch could also declare, "I'm poor, so let's save a little money by cutting back on anesthesia."

    My solution: Wear a classy vintage watch. A Hamilton, Bulova, Zenith, or Omega made before 1970 is the best kind of watch to wear to the dentist. Wearing a handsome vintage watch --one that you possibly could have inherited-- will signal to your dentist that you can afford novocaine, but that if he tries to bill you too much, you might become a zombie when it comes time to pay that bill.

    (Disclosure: I wrote a longer article about what watch to wear to the dentist on my wristwatch blog.)
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    Re: Which watch to wear to the dentist?

    If I wore a Patek Phillippe Calatrava or A Timex Expedition that Pirate of a dentist would still try to empty my bank account.
    He overcharges for everything. For example I wore my Casio GW3000bb1 and he still charged mr $1,414.00 for root canals on
    2 teeth. Tha man has no shame. Like I'm gonna perform my own root canals? I'm what you Americans call an easy mark. He sez
    I need this er that. I pay him and keep on keepin on. My watch has lttle to do with his avarice!!!

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    Re: Which watch to wear to the dentist?


    Consider the Maranez "Undercover"... Fashionable, a reliable quartz movement AND has a "hidden compartment" behind the dial. A place for the "happy place" pill...you'll digest in the parking lot. To muster the courage...to pay someone to torture you.
    So much anxiety; a trip to the dentist.
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    Re: Which watch to wear to the dentist?

    Just to be on the safe side,something with a perpetual day, date, and year feature...

    Man with 90-MINUTE memory is 'stuck in 2005' after a trip to the dentist | Daily Mail Online
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    Re: Which watch to wear to the dentist?

    This is a funny thread, but it is also true. I don't wear my nicer pieces to the dentist because of the exact reason you have stated. I once wore a pair of shell cordovan boots to mine, and he commented "nice boots". These guys notice everything. I try to wear my Seiko to the dentist. It's a nice middle-ground.

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    Re: Which watch to wear to the dentist?

    'At the other extreme, wearing a Timex might say to your dentist that he should bill you gently. But a Timex or other cheap watch could also declare, "I'm poor, so let's save a little money by cutting back on anesthesia."'

    --I have a strange love of dental pain, it's really very exhilarating, but I have always had difficulty getting dentists to understand this. Maybe a sneak attack using a very cheap watch is the ticket.
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    Re: Which watch to wear to the dentist?

    I think it would be hard to bloat the bill given insurance and somewhat rigid billing software. More likely to try and up sell you.

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    Re: Which watch to wear to the dentist?

    As usual, Mr Jones has the perfect answer :-

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    Re: Which watch to wear to the dentist?

    This is easy. Don't go to the dentist and you won't have to decide.
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    Re: Which watch to wear to the dentist?

    Probably one of those honking big trench style watches that can be used as a weapon in case the Novocaine wears off during the procedure.

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