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Roger the Dodger

Has Anyone Ever Commented On Your Watch?

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Following on from a similar thread, has anyone ever had a complete stranger come up to them and make a comment about the watch you are wearing? This must be a very rare occurence if it ever happens at all....In all the years I've been a WIS, no one has ever commented on the watch I'm wearing, whether it be a Rolex, Omega, Seiko etc...not even work colleagues. Has anyone ever had a random enquiry/admiration for a watch they might be wearing? The only time I could see anyone plucking up the courage to comment would be if they were a WIS too.

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yep....twice.....

first time was in orlando when a copper asked me about my watch in a 7/11

2nd time was a director a few weeks ago who came to visit my store from head office......

both times was wearing my jsar

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A few times in the army when the guys chatted about kit but only once as a civvy and funnily enough it was in hospital by my consultant who asked me about it and we had a bit of a WIS chat. .... At the time I was wearing a '69 Speedy and he had an IWC Flieger on .. I think the nurses thought we were talking a foreign language.... He did a great job on my op though... :D

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I quite often get comments about mine. Normally because it will be some huge, flash diver on my skinny arm. It stands out a tad.

I once was asked by someone over a game of pool in the pub... "is that a real TAG?". I wasn't even wearing a TAG. It was an Ingersoll.

Usually it's me making the comments. I once spied a guy at the bar in a pub who was wearing a bog standard Vostok. I complimented him about his unusual watch and he himself didn't have a clue about what he was wearing. He was then subjected to a brief explanation about his own watch from a stranger. He had the thousand yard stare while he was trying to listen to me.

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I remember was when I was wearing my Chronostop and a colleague was convinced my watch had stopped until I explained the seconds hand only started when you pushed the button.

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I remember was when I was wearing my Chronostop and a colleague was convinced my watch had stopped until I explained the seconds hand only started when you pushed the button.

:lol: Nice one, Rog.

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Never had anyone take any notice, in all honesty I think people are too wrapped up in their own lives to take any notice, could that be why they are getting bigger?.

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Never had anyone take any notice, in all honesty I think people are too wrapped up in their own lives to take any notice, could that be why they are getting bigger?.

Good point.....

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I remember was when I was wearing my Chronostop and a colleague was convinced my watch had stopped until I explained the seconds hand only started when you pushed the button.

I once bought an Armani chronograph on ebay that was described as needing a new battery. When it arrived it soon became apparent that the seller had mistaken the unactivated chronograph flyback hand for a stopped second hand. :)

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My mum commented on my Nomos Tangente Datum, she liked it. A friend/colleague commented on a Hamilton I was wearing (but have since flipped), he liked it too.

That's it.

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few times over the years , heres a small selection :)

omega seamaster - 'thats not real is it mate? '

my old tag 1500 - 'thats not real is it mate ' , when told it was my beater and explaining what a beater was he looked horrified

vintage chronograph - after explaining it did not need a battery as it was a vintage mechanical i got a perplexed look and 'why would you buy something that old? '

dunhill auto chronograph RPM -looks nice mate but not as good as mine ( i was then shown a fake rolex that was so bad the gold was peeling off the bracelet links)

i often get shown 'family heirlooms' and have to remind myself to be gentle when they say its worth a few bob and would i like to buy it for 'x' amount that is usually about 300% more than its worth.

Edited by pugster

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Another thought has just occured to me....out of 10 people working at my place , only 3 (me included) wear a watch...they rely on their phones for the time...........what's the world coming to? :taz:

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I have a couple of times... although my favourite one was when I was in a department store and another customer took a good look at my Breitling and said... "Those fakes are getting better and better these days!" - I was so gobsmacked! But I guess its easy for a 40odd year old to say that to a 24 year old! :)

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But I guess its easy for a 40odd year old to say that to a 24 year old! :)

Amen to that, i get that on occasion if I wear Omegas, the worst was when someone said 'I presume its fake', would have decked him if i'd had the chance

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It's funny when people wildy underestimate a watch's value.

Was showing my Reverso to someone at work yesterday and the conversation went as follows:

Them:"how much?"

Me: "what do you reckon?

Them: "£200"

Me: "yep"

I like having watches that are less common.

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I bought my 22 year old son Tom one of Roys 1950s NOS watches which he loves. When he showed it to his friends he said a couple of them seemed to genuinly not know that mechanical watches existed!

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It's funny when people wildy underestimate a watch's value.

Was showing my Reverso to someone at work yesterday and the conversation went as follows:

Them:"how much?"

Me: "what do you reckon?

Them: "£200"

Me: "yep"

I like having watches that are less common.

prolly for the best , or you stand a chance of getting mugged on the way home :)

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As posted before, a work mate is amazed I will spend x amount on a watch but will think nothing of spending 6-8 k on a bloody push bike.

If you need to spend that amount.....buy a car, that's what I say.

Another work mate often comments and takes a peak to what I have on, I had 6 recently and apart from 2 they've all been sold, he is a watch freak also...he owns quite a nice gold Vertex which he doesn't want to sell and a handful of other mechanicals.

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Only really friends, family and colleagues that know I'm into watches. Or people I've met through here.

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