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    WIS Syndrome

    The Psychologist in me had a random thought today to try to name an affliction. My goal isn't to add this to the newest DSM but to take a good humored look at our hobby. Another way to read it might be "You might be a WIS if..." All in all, I'm just looking to have a little fun and see what the masses come up with. (I hope this is in the right forum, if not feel free to move at will)

    The Dictionary defines Syndrome as:
    syn·drome

    [sin-drohm, -druh m] Show IPA

    noun1.Pathology, Psychiatry. a group of symptoms that together arecharacteristic of a specific disorder, disease, or the like.

    2.a group of related or coincident things, events, actions, etc.

    3.the pattern of symptoms that characterize or indicate aparticular social condition.

    4.a predictable, characteristic pattern of behavior, action, etc.,that tends to occur under certain circumstances: the retirementsyndrome of endless golf and bridge games; the feast-or-faminesyndrome of big business.




    I'm thinking focusing on the bold will yield the most interesting results. Off the top of my head I'll start with:

    1. You have enough watches at present to reasonably last the rest of your life.
    2. You have trouble deciding which watch to wear on any given day.
    3. By sheer numbers you could wear a different watch every day for a week and not repeat.
    4. (As in my case) You have a part time job dedicated almost exclusively to collecting watches.
    5. You drive a Geo metro while rocking your Rolex/Etc.
    6. You notice an attractive woman/man in an ad only after trying to figure out what they are wearing.
    7. You spend more than 6 hours a day on WUS

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    Re: WIS Syndrome

    My usual - you can't pass up a watch display, even at Walmart and it's the first place you head for at Costco.

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    Re: WIS Syndrome

    You know when you are WIS when watches become more important than football or _____________. (fill in name of other sport here)
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    Re: WIS Syndrome

    You might be a WIS if, while staring at the Aqua Terra on your wrist, your mom yells at you for not cleaning your room.
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    Re: WIS Syndrome

    When my wife walks into the room, I have to quickly check my wrist to make sure I'm wearing a watch she knows about. If it's one that she doesn't recognize, there are too many questions to answer. If I am wearing an unfamiliar watch, I pray I'm wearing a long sleeve shirt.

    Also, she knows by now that the only reason I'll go shopping with her is to check out the stores that carry watches.
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    Re: WIS Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    My usual - you can't pass up a watch display, even at Walmart and it's the first place you head for at Costco.
    Has this subject happened before?

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    Re: WIS Syndrome

    Yep!
    Quote Originally Posted by s.erickson87 View Post
    Has this subject happened before?

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    Re: WIS Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchbreath View Post
    Yep!
    Darn. I even did a search. Oh well I guess.

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    Re: WIS Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by s.erickson87 View Post
    1. You have enough watches at present to reasonably last the rest of your life.
    2. You have trouble deciding which watch to wear on any given day.
    3. By sheer numbers you could wear a different watch every day for a week and not repeat.
    4. (As in my case) You have a part time job dedicated almost exclusively to collecting watches.
    5. You drive a Geo metro while rocking your Rolex/Etc.
    6. You notice an attractive woman/man in an ad only after trying to figure out what they are wearing.
    7. You spend more than 6 hours a day on WUS
    1. Since I can service my mechanicals, one would have done it for the rest of my life.
    2. No.
    3. Three and a half months.
    4. Well, fixing them, which allows me to collect them....
    5. No Rolex...or Metro
    6. Ok, you got me.
    7. Damn!
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    Re: WIS Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by mpalmer View Post
    You know when you are WIS when watches become more important than football or _____________. (fill in name of other sport here)
    When your constantly disappointed by your losing franchise, watches are the friend that typically doesn't let you down.

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