I've worn a watch for about 25 years but only 'got into them' this year. I used to just wear a $100 quartz watch for 5 year increments and throw them out (or actually in the back of the drawer) or maybe replace the battery once. I never looked at anyone else's watch. But now that I am into watches I find airports are a great place to see lots of people wearing watches. I usually see them from 3+ feet away. The issue is I can vaguely identify only 1% - 2% of all watches I see and then I'm not sure if it is the real thing or an homage or I'm just wrong. The best place to get a good view is sitting next to someone at a meeting in the conference room, but if you work with the same people, that game gets old quick.
I know most people on these forums are watch rock stars but am I the only one that can view 100 watches in the wild and honestly/truthfully identify maybe one?