Does your watch get comments from complete strangers?

  1. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Oct 14, 2020

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    Which of your watches gets the most unsolicited comments from strangers?

    For me, it's by far the Monaco. Most have said either "nice watch" or "what kind of watch is that?" Someone even wondered if it was a smart watch. I guess having a big square on your wrist just attracts attention. Also, my Monaco has drawn many comments from many women. All my other watches have only gotten comments from primarily men. Gotta love the Monaco!

    Second place goes to my Rolex Submariner. But I've noticed that those who comment on it are usually wearing Rolex.

    Third place, my Breitling Navitimer.

    Last place, Omega. Ironically, while it's my second favorite watch in my collection, my Omega Speedmaster has never gotten a single comment from anyone.
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    EDIT: Oh cool, you guys are using pics, great idea! I've added some too.
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    1. Monaco. Let me add that all of my Monacos have gotten comments, but my Gulf has gotten the most.
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    2. Rolex Sub
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    3. Breitling Navi
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  2. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Oct 14, 2020

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    For me number one is my 1000 two tone bling watch

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    Second would be the Skyracer actually

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    The rest... never I think!
     
  3. mfriend

    mfriend Oct 14, 2020

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    for me it is my Connected Gen3 Golf Edition followed by my Monaco and then the Mohammad Ali.....
     
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  4. imagwai

    imagwai Oct 14, 2020

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    Generally speaking, none of my watches solicit comments from strangers! Once I got a "nice watch" comment on my Rolex Explorer from a friend of a friend. My Carrera JH80th attracted a lot of attention from an old friend. Oh, and my sister once complimented me on my Tissot PRC200 chrono. :) Apart from those occasions (and they were all from acquantances/family/friends), I can't think of a single time the watch I'm wearing has ever been brought up.
     
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  5. Seven Bacon

    Seven Bacon Oct 14, 2020

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    No one in my circle of people care much about watches. I prefer that, because they would shit a brick if I told them how much I spent on my really good ones.
     
  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Oct 14, 2020

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    Me neither!
     
  7. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Oct 14, 2020

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    The most common places where complete strangers have commented on my watch were on an airplane, or at the airport, or in a restaurant (usually by the waiter or waitress).

    It happens a lot in watch stores too, but I guess that doesn't count. :rolleyes:
     
  8. THJunkie

    THJunkie Oct 14, 2020

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    Toss up between this one or the white one.
     
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  9. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 14, 2020

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    Only once....













    wearing a Heuer Calculator :eek:

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  10. thingziliketoo

    thingziliketoo Oct 14, 2020

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    For me it was when wearing slightly different shaped watches, one a Hamilton Everest and the other the Timex Q. My two cheapest but odd shaped get the most "nice watch" comments. Go figure...
     
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  11. dtf

    dtf Oct 15, 2020

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    The only time I've had a comment on my watch from a stranger was a colleague asking about my ws2113 (the old looking gmt in my avatar), he was asking how old it is and what it is. We then got caught up in a long watch discussion
     
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  12. kappa_md

    kappa_md Oct 15, 2020

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    Yes :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    More often with the Monaco, occasionaly with the Carrera ;);)
     
  13. RockBurner

    RockBurner Oct 15, 2020

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    Not that I can recall.

    My brothers and my father often talk about watches, but I've never had any comments from strangers. I'm obviously wearing the wrong watches......
     
  14. abrod520

    abrod520 Oct 15, 2020

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    My old 9220T Camaro got a couple comments, which is pretty much it!
     
  15. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Oct 15, 2020

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    I can really imagine that the white one is quite the conversation piece :thumbsup:
     
  16. Pitfitter446

    Pitfitter446 Oct 15, 2020

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    These three have brought comments,
    Oh, strange shape.
    What’s the spare hand for?
    Funky dial, usually when it’s in lume mode. image.jpg
     
  17. kip595

    kip595 Oct 15, 2020

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    For some reason of all the uncommon watches I've owned and worn, it's my old Seiko 7006 that gets the most comments 'in the wild' - I think it's the orange accented dial that really makes it stand out to be people, and now I have it on a black leather with orange stitching rally strap to compliment it - I call it my October watch now, but people seem to notice it, for whatever reason.

    Older pic (diff strap):
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  18. Marcos Alvarenga

    Marcos Alvarenga Oct 16, 2020

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    The only that earned a comment was my S/EL. It was said that I should use a bigger watch, because it looked like women’s.:(::screwloose::
     
  19. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Oct 16, 2020

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    Oh man, whoever said that was uncool.
     
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  20. imagwai

    imagwai Oct 17, 2020

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    The nerve of some people.
     
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