They do the same thing!

I get a ton of comments when I wear that G Shock. The only people that notice the Seiko have been 1. One of my coworkers, who likes watches. He studies fashions and I can ask him, what's the deal with the kids? And get an explanation from a sorta insiders/younger person's point of view. I work at a hotel so I see a lot of outfits. He will also say, "wow that (watch/hat/shoes) is cool" not like that but in a way confirms my exquisite taste. 2. My mom :) 3. The propieter of a local watch shop, not a jeweler, a watch and clock store that is like something from a more grounded Tom Waits song. 

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Wristwatches will go the way of the pocket watch soon. A memento of an obsolete instrument. Usually only old people wear them unless its an Apple watch.

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Most people don't notice "normal" watches, they are such a normal part of life, like sneakers/runners, that they are not worth taking special note of. The G-Shock is massive, and has a bright accent, so it doesn't blend in like the Seiko does. 

When I get comments about my watches it's usually a bright coloured one, like this:

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When I wear my more muted watches nobody notices, unless they are also into watches. 

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As for the death of the wrist watch predicted by @OldSnafu, I disagree. There are lineups at Swatch stores around the globe, Rolex makes more watches than ever and can't keep up with demand, and Microbrands are still popping up like mushrooms. 

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OldSnafu

Wristwatches will go the way of the pocket watch soon. A memento of an obsolete instrument. Usually only old people wear them unless its an Apple watch.

Completely agree that watches are obsolete. But I also notice a lot of apple watch people end up jumping to traditional watches, even to try them out. Just a few weeks ago i met a 7 year old kid whose parents told me that they never take their watch off (a digital timex)  I've had a watch since I was a little kid, but I my taste tends to be into the outre. 

Once while watchless (rough couple of weeks that was!) I tried carrying a pocket watch I got as a piece of a costume. It was kinda cool. Then again I'd wear a top hat too, because I thought that was funny. I kept my watch in the little outside pocket of my leather jacket and just go about my day, top hat cocked at a rakish angle. The reactions I would get from people were priceless. Terribly impractical hat BTW.

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KristianG

Most people don't notice "normal" watches, they are such a normal part of life, like sneakers/runners, that they are not worth taking special note of. The G-Shock is massive, and has a bright accent, so it doesn't blend in like the Seiko does. 

When I get comments about my watches it's usually a bright coloured one, like this:

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When I wear my more muted watches nobody notices, unless they are also into watches. 

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As for the death of the wrist watch predicted by @OldSnafu, I disagree. There are lineups at Swatch stores around the globe, Rolex makes more watches than ever and can't keep up with demand, and Microbrands are still popping up like mushrooms. 

Both are really cool watches. Idk man, sometimes I see really good practical watches like that DaMasko and I won't say anything, I think, that is a serious person who doesn't have time for my nonsense. 

Those are like the Nikes of the watch industry. the latest swatch thing barely made it into the nonwatch world. And Rolex is The Watch for most people. Weirdly getting into watches has made me admire Rolex more, both from a technical/craft point of view and from a marketing/brand point of view.