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    How do you recognise one of us?

    Inspired by this thread...

    http://www.intlwatchleague.com/showthread.php?t=2284

    We all watch hunt in the wild, but how do you recognise one of "us" in the wild,

    My theory is a tasteful or expensive watch is no sign of someone who really appreciates a time piece

    As an example my brother owns a navitimer but has me real understanding of what it is.

    My theory therefore is that if I encounter someone wearing, say, a vostok then he/she must be a watch nut due to the fact that your not picking up a vostok in Argos or down H Samuels.

    This of course goes for various brands,

    Any thoughts?

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    I think you've summed it up pretty perfectly, if someone wears something out of the ordinary then it's a promising sign.
    If I see someone more regularly, however, and they wear more than one watch I will generally make a comment to see if I can draw them onto the subject...
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    One guy I work with occasionally (who has a couple of Panerai) told me that another of our sometime colleagues was into watches. Next time I saw him, he was wearing a Komandiskie.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    One guy I work with occasionally (who has a couple of Panerai) told me that another of our sometime colleagues was into watches. Next time I saw him, he was wearing a Komandiskie.....
    if you don't know about the secret handshake, you are NOT one of us Sir, no matter how shiny your gold medal is ...

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    I can tell by where their eyes go first, when in close contact.
    Last edited by Nokie; Feb 2, 2015 at 08:47 PM.
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    If I saw anything you can't get on the high street I would be sure. A Vostok, yes, but also a Seiko 007, or even a Parnis would show they had gone to some effort to get something different
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    A 007? Interesting never thought of that

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    I think another sure sign is the guy who is taking a photo of his wrist despite being sat opposite a beautiful lady in a restaurant



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    I was in a medical care team meeting last week with a bunch of the head physicians at the children's hospital. The Neuro got paged to leave and on his way out I stopped him ask what he was wearing. I'd seen him wear some decent pieces before, but couldn't identify the 6:00 subdial from across this huge table the whole meeting and it was driving me nuts.

    Suppose I should ask for the transcript so I can catch up on the meeting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinw View Post
    A 007? Interesting never thought of that
    You can only get a 007 if you know your stuff, 'normal' dealers don't sell them - in fact any affordable auto watch is often a good tell. Of course those who can afford Rolexes etc. will have autos but 'normal people' only tend to deviate from Quartz if they are enthusiasts.
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