Why is it that people wipe their thumb across a watchface?
Like Tree7Likes

Thread: Why is it that people wipe their thumb across a watchface?

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28
  1. #1
    Member portauto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    1,941

    Why is it that people wipe their thumb across a watchface?

    My wife and I were talking, and we have both noticed that more often than not when someone asks to see one of my watches they hold it in their hand and swipe their thumb across the crystal a couple of times. First off, why people would do this is beyond me, and second it leaves an awful thumb print on the crystal.. has anyone else experienced this strange behavior?

    Kindest Regards,
    Portauto
    Rotation: IWC Portuguese 5001-09 7-Day; Glashütte Original PanoReserve; Rolex Oyster 6480 (1955); TAG Heuer 2000 Professional
    Sold: Seiko MarineMaster SBDX001; Omega Seamaster Professional; Steinhart Nav.B-Uhr II B-Type; Wilson Pilot with Sea-Gull ST36
    Older: Tissot Visodate Heritage 1957; Sea-Gull 819.315; Citizen Promaster Navitach JQ8020-52L; Casio DBC-61 Databank Digital (first watch)
    Daily Wear: Apple Watch Series 4 Hermes 40mm
    My Wife's: Cartier Tank Solo W5200005; Apple Watch Series 4 GPS 40mm

  2. #2
    Member coastcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    617

    Re: Why is it that people wipe their thumb across a watchface?

    They think it's an iPhone and are hoping to get in a couple rounds of Angry Birds?



    slide to unlock...
    J_Hack likes this.

  3. #3
    Member portauto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Vancouver, Canada
    Posts
    1,941

    Re: Why is it that people wipe their thumb across a watchface?

    Quote Originally Posted by coastcat View Post
    They think it's an iPhone and are hoping to get in a couple rounds of Angry Birds?



    slide to unlock...
    I think you may be on the right track..
    Name:  80___Angry-Birds-Watch-5084-3-Black-G-mid-54378.jpg
Views: 1214
Size:  22.9 KB

    Kindest Regards,
    Portauto
    Rotation: IWC Portuguese 5001-09 7-Day; Glashütte Original PanoReserve; Rolex Oyster 6480 (1955); TAG Heuer 2000 Professional
    Sold: Seiko MarineMaster SBDX001; Omega Seamaster Professional; Steinhart Nav.B-Uhr II B-Type; Wilson Pilot with Sea-Gull ST36
    Older: Tissot Visodate Heritage 1957; Sea-Gull 819.315; Citizen Promaster Navitach JQ8020-52L; Casio DBC-61 Databank Digital (first watch)
    Daily Wear: Apple Watch Series 4 Hermes 40mm
    My Wife's: Cartier Tank Solo W5200005; Apple Watch Series 4 GPS 40mm

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    San Jose, California-USA
    Posts
    36,976

    Re: Why is it that people wipe their thumb across a watchface?

    Alll too much! I almost at times wanted to smash their thumbs with a Super Avenger.

  6. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Middle of Hurricane Alley
    Posts
    21,244

    Re: Why is it that people wipe their thumb across a watchface?

    Is it the same people that lick the fingers before they turn a page in a publication?

    Somehow, a picture of a Farmer with a straw in the mouth pops up in my mind....

  7. #6
    Member Perseus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    13,490

    Re: Why is it that people wipe their thumb across a watchface?

    That would drive me crazy!

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    San Jose, California-USA
    Posts
    36,976

    Re: Why is it that people wipe their thumb across a watchface?

    And they do it in a circular motion, round and round and round and round..............................KILL!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Perseus View Post
    That would drive me crazy!
    keila likes this.

  9. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Middle of Hurricane Alley
    Posts
    21,244

    Re: Why is it that people wipe their thumb across a watchface?








    The chap above has obviously a Pocket Watch!

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    561

    Re: Why is it that people wipe their thumb across a watchface?

    I've done that. But that usually because there are more offensive marks on my crystal than a thumbprint. I carry a microfiber cloth with me, but it's not always convenient to whip it out. So i use my thumb first, then when i get the chance, i'll use the cloth.

  11. #10
    Moderator Public Forum Eric L.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    9,327

    Re: Why is it that people wipe their thumb across a watchface?

    Because there is nothing else to wipe it with? Besides, the watch doesn't care if the crystal is smudgy. Now I understand why someone would find it annoying on their own watch, but really, taking exception to what other people do their own property? It doesn't harm the watch at all.
    Lots of dive watches.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •