Christmas watch etiquette

Time for a dose of weirdness from yours truly.

I bet there are a few of you out there that have bought yourselves a watch/es for Christmas, as I have, and I need to talk about what is acceptable practice.

So my Christmas watch is a beautiful custom green dial bronze flieger from Enoksen. 馃コ

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It is currently winging it's way towards me, but what happens when it gets here??

Do I immediately wrap it and under the tree it goes till Christmas morning?

Am I allowed to check it works and make sure there aren't any problems and THEN wrap it?

Do I ask someone else to check it and wrap it? (Not keen on that because I'm weird and I want to be the one who unboxes it!)

Anyone else bought their own present? What have you treated yourself to? How do you deal with similar ethical challenges? Are you just wearing it when it arrives??

You should wrap it and put it under the tree, but you can also give yourself permission to open the present from you to you early, which is what I always do with the Christmas presents I buy for myself. 馃ぃ

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You should wrap it and put it under the tree, but you can also give yourself permission to open the present from you to you early, which is what I always do with the Christmas presents I buy for myself. 馃ぃ

How early is permissible? 馃槀

Deeperblue

How early is permissible? 馃槀

As soon as you set it under the tree, you can take it and unwrap it, at least according to Matthew's Rules of Christmas Etiquette. 馃槈

It's a bronze watch. When you wind it and set it you'll leave marks. Those will become patina. I wouldn't like to open a half patinaed watch for Christmas!

To avoid this faux pas, I would wear it from the second it arrives. I don't have the strongest impulse control 馃し鈥嶁檪锔

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As soon as you set it under the tree, you can take it and unwrap it, at least according to Matthew's Rules of Christmas Etiquette. 馃槈

Your rules sound awesome! You need to tell me the others as I definitely feel they align with my own beliefs 馃榿

robwei

It's a bronze watch. When you wind it and set it you'll leave marks. Those will become patina. I wouldn't like to open a half patinaed watch for Christmas!

To avoid this faux pas, I would wear it from the second it arrives. I don't have the strongest impulse control 馃し鈥嶁檪锔

But then I still want something to open on Christmas day... 聽A meca-quartz Dan Henry that I don't need to set? 馃き

No rules. Open and use it immediately.聽

Deeperblue

But then I still want something to open on Christmas day... 聽A meca-quartz Dan Henry that I don't need to set? 馃き

Yeah it would be best to treat yourself to another watch for Christmas so you can wear your Christmas-Enoksen before聽

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You put it in your mouth for 10 mins (strap and all), dry it with a hessian cloth, bury it in a box in the garden for 72hrs, and do the sacred watch dance at 4am on the morning of exhumation before sending it back and saying it was damaged in the post by Evri.

Works every time鈥

Deeperblue

But then I still want something to open on Christmas day... 聽A meca-quartz Dan Henry that I don't need to set? 馃き

Christmas lights go up right after Halloween and remain up until Memorial Day, gifts may be given any time after Thanksgiving as long as the recipient is told, "This is for Christmas," nothing but Christmas cartoons, TV shows, and movies should be watched between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, Egg Nog is the only acceptable mixer for alcohol between Halloween and St. Patrick's Day, and A Christmas Carol is the absolute greatest Christmas story ever! I think those are all the relevant directives from Matthew's Rules of Christmas Etiquette. 馃槀

Oh man, I鈥檓 terrible at not opening my own gifts. I鈥檝e already had to stop myself from opening a package from IFL watches. (Watch Robot Stand with magnifying glass)聽

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I want to put one of my Grand Seiko鈥榮 into it so I can stare at the dial but I need to be patient! I also want to open my 8 slot Wolf Winder before Christmas but I should wait. It鈥檚 so hard not opening watch gifts because I want to use them immediately!聽

Good luck deciding, I'm not a good example, I'm wearing my "gift to myself" today...聽

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Rule 1) Don鈥檛 come to a place like this for honest, practical advice.聽

Rule 2) If you paid for it, just open it and use it. Put a bow on it under the tree Christmas Eve and act shocked that Santa left you a lil something perfectly set to the current time.聽

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gbelleh

No rules. Open and use it immediately.聽

I have definitely sort advice from the right people 馃憤

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Christmas lights go up right after Halloween and remain up until Memorial Day, gifts may be given any time after Thanksgiving as long as the recipient is told, "This is for Christmas," nothing but Christmas cartoons, TV shows, and movies should be watched between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, Egg Nog is the only acceptable mixer for alcohol between Halloween and St. Patrick's Day, and A Christmas Carol is the absolute greatest Christmas story ever! I think those are all the relevant directives from Matthew's Rules of Christmas Etiquette. 馃槀

Important question: According to the Church of Mathew, is Die Hard a Christmas film? 馃槀