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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 1720post #25786 of 4831210/19/13 at 7:18ampost #25787 of 4831210/19/13 at 7:19ampost #25788 of 4831210/19/13 at 11:35amJB - it sounds like you didn't do anything to rub his nose in or anything like that to make him feel bad. I say your coworker has security issues and really isn't a fellow watch fan if he can't carry on a conversation about watches without getting his panties in a bunch every time an expensive brand gets brought uppost #25789 of 4831210/19/13 at 11:45ampost #25790 of 4831210/19/13 at 12:20pmpost #25791 of 4831210/19/13 at 12:35pm
Hayward for the win! Great comparison...hadn't thought of that show in years.Quote:
Very nice way to celebrate a birthday! Thanks for sharing a photo with us.Quote:Originally Posted by jbarwick
Recently at work a coworker asked me about my Hamilton as it caught his eye while we were at lunch. My TWAT ears raised as we started discussing watches. He has a Tissot, Citizen Eco-drive, and some other watches but expressed interest in acquiring a Hamilton once he finds one he likes. I mentioned I looked at them at a mall in Ohio then decided to purchase online after the jewelry store would not budge on MSRP. I told him buying a Hamilton at MSRP is not worth it when most places offer a discount on MSRP.
Anyway he mentioned the jewelry store in town where my fiancee bought my GMT and I said I have done business with them in terms of wedding bands and a watch but they do not carry Hamilton's. I listed the brands they carried and he asked what watch my fiancee purchased. I mentioned the watch and it sort of turned him off of talking about watches with me. It brought along some sort of stigma not being able to talk about all watches in general no matter the price. After that the conversation died and moved onto another topic.
The reason this bothered me is that most people at my office tend to own luxury cars, lake houses, boats, or collect something of value and are not afraid to talk about them. I know this guy in general collects guitars which add up to quite a bit of money but when someone mentions a $9K watch it makes them look at you differently.
I'd assume other TWATers have come across this. It bothered me a little but I just brushed it off. What do other TWATers do?I agree with RNGuy, this guy is a bit insecure. It sounds like when you guys were talking about watches in the same price range everything was great. However, when he found out you have a more expensive watch he felt like you were either besting him, or that you no longer had anything in common. That's rather sad.I have some nice watches, but I've met people that have watches that are much finer and more expensive than mine and I've never seen that as divisive issue. Rather I looked at it as an opportunity to learn more about a watch that I don't have and may not have seen up close. I don't think those people with the finer or more expensive watches considered me a peon for not having one. We had a great discussion, I learned a lot, and I had an opportunity to see a great watch up close and in person. I think people that truly love watches for watches, can appreciate discussing them with anyone, no matter whether its with a person that has watches that cost more or less than their own watches. Maybe your co-worker is someone that feels he has to "Keep up with the Jones" and that he couldn't either maintain the conversation or compete ( if he found it necessary to compete with you ) as he doesn't have a watch in the price category.As for cars and watches, they can be a sore spot for very competitive people at work. Why, because they are things people at work can see everyday. Most people don't see their co-workers summer homes, boats, or airplanes. Years ago someone made a snippy comment to my Dad about doing well because he had a Porsche. My father was quick to say, "So what. X has a summer home on the water, I don't. Y has an airplane, I don't. And you have a boat, I don't. So don't pretend that you don't all have your toys and getaways etc. People just make different choices, and mine is more visible because its outside in the parking lot, but its hardly the most expensive in the grand scheme of things."Enjoy your watches. If your co-worker can't deal with it, that's his issue not yours.post #25792 of 4831210/19/13 at 12:52pmpost #25793 of 4831210/19/13 at 2:01pmpost #25794 of 4831210/19/13 at 2:03pmQuote:Originally Posted by rnguy001
JB - it sounds like you didn't do anything to rub his nose in or anything like that to make him feel bad. I say your coworker has security issues and really isn't a fellow watch fan if he can't carry on a conversation about watches without getting his panties in a bunch every time an expensive brand gets brought up
You're ok, jbarwick. But I get your question: it's one of those things you kind of tippy toe around as the conversation develops to "gauge the WIS tolerance" of the other party.post #25795 of 4831210/19/13 at 2:17pmpost #25796 of 4831210/19/13 at 2:25pmpost #25797 of 4831210/19/13 at 6:26pmpost #25798 of 4831210/19/13 at 6:29pmQuote:
Thanks much. Noticed a few things after I viewed this picture on my computer:
1. Farhad, welcome to the thread/SF forums and thanks for posting! I was remiss at not welcoming you earlier - sorry.
2. I'm still pretty taken aback at how large the images from a camera phone is rendered by Tapatalk. Whoa!
3. And since the image is so large, I just noticed that my date marker is off by one day: should be October 19 and not 18. Everything else is set correctly. WTF. Time to take out that pusher and find that manual heh heh. Darn perpetual calendar, how unreliable is this?!post #25799 of 4831210/19/13 at 6:31pmpost #25800 of 4831210/19/13 at 6:39pm
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