What do you wear to a watch fair/meetup.

Barring unforeseen circumstances, likely heading to Windup and the meet-up Friday. The big question, what do you wear? My initial logic:

  • Leave Rolex, Omega, Tudor, etc at home. Everyone has seen them, many seemingly have them, so less likely to inspire discussion.
  • The micro. Do you wear something from one of the brands there? Or try to find another micro that may not be represented?
  • The vintage. I cannot help this category. My oldest watch is from 03.
  • The quirky. The GS others likely have not seen in person? Perhaps the odd limited edition.

At this point, I am leaning Monta, GS, or GO. If you are going, or were to attend which piece of yours would you wear?

Side note, which brand of those attending would you want to see?

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I think this would look nice on you...

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I really wish I lived close enough to attend meetups like this.

I agree that unless you have something fairly unique and interesting from the major brands, it's probably best to choose something that is going to be much less commonplace. My collection is pretty mainstream, but I did recently win the @HotWatchChick69 charity auction for the Phantasos Triclops, so I'd probably wear that.

The brands I'd be most interesting in seeing would be Studio Underd0g and anAordain. I ordered a Desert Sky from Studio Underd0g during the latest order window, but won't be receiving it until March or April 2023, and have never seen one in person yet. I'd also love a chance to see the anOrdain dials in person. 

Have fun at the show.

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tempus

I really wish I lived close enough to attend meetups like this.

I agree that unless you have something fairly unique and interesting from the major brands, it's probably best to choose something that is going to be much less commonplace. My collection is pretty mainstream, but I did recently win the @HotWatchChick69 charity auction for the Phantasos Triclops, so I'd probably wear that.

The brands I'd be most interesting in seeing would be Studio Underd0g and anAordain. I ordered a Desert Sky from Studio Underd0g during the latest order window, but won't be receiving it until March or April 2023, and have never seen one in person yet. I'd also love a chance to see the anOrdain dials in person. 

Have fun at the show.

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Nice pick!  I am looking forward to seeing an SU in person. 

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If you are looking for attention put on a MVMT watch. Definitely a discussion starter at such events 🤣

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Thought about it but unfortunately I cannot come to the meet up!! would be so much fun to meet you bunch of nerds!! but which watch I thought I would wear my citizen since hardly no one talks about it and as much as I love Seiko my citizen mechanical watch doesn’t get too much ❤️…

I’ll prbly wear these two…

left…and right 😉

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I would always go quirky/something that would interest even a jaded old watch nerd.

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I’d probably wear my birth year (1977) Seiko Bullhead (pictured), as like you say, it’s a bit different and a good conversation starter. Of the brands there, I’d love to try on the new orange and grey anniversary from Autodromo, and some funky coloured Farers. I own watches from both brands, but wouldn’t want to show favouritism! have you decided what to wear?

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Ichibunz

Thought about it but unfortunately I cannot come to the meet up!! would be so much fun to meet you bunch of nerds!! but which watch I thought I would wear my citizen since hardly no one talks about it and as much as I love Seiko my citizen mechanical watch doesn’t get too much ❤️…

I’ll prbly wear these two…

left…and right 😉

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Good choices but so bummed you won’t be there!! 

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HotWatchChick69

I think this would look nice on you...

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Too...lacey. Try this instead. 

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Bring your entourage, put some music, it'll be perfect. 😛 

https://youtu.be/DJztXj2GPfk

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RichJones

I’d probably wear my birth year (1977) Seiko Bullhead (pictured), as like you say, it’s a bit different and a good conversation starter. Of the brands there, I’d love to try on the new orange and grey anniversary from Autodromo, and some funky coloured Farers. I own watches from both brands, but wouldn’t want to show favouritism! have you decided what to wear?

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I want this watch!! It’s my birth year too!!!

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BigIona

Good choices but so bummed you won’t be there!! 

I was originally going but sadly my son has been Ill…darn kids ..

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I have another idea. You don't wear a watch at all and if anyone asks you tell that it is the only-in-the-world invisible watch. You can also boast its phenomenal antireflective coating but mention that the legibility could be better. 

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I wore my Oris Big Crown Pointer Date to Windup Chicago because they were a sponsor of the show. I wanted to show my appreciation and let them know how much I love the watch. I left my Omega at home. I felt the same way you did. 

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witcher.watcher

I have another idea. You don't wear a watch at all and if anyone asks you tell that it is the only-in-the-world invisible watch. You can also boast its phenomenal antireflective coating but mention that the legibility could be better. 

This idea has merit because I guarantee you walk out of the show with a new watch. I did.

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GoingTopShelf

This idea has merit because I guarantee you walk out of the show with a new watch. I did.

Sounds like a trap 🪤. Isn't it? 🤣