We are not our watches

I've seen it a few times on WC recently (though does happen everywhere and about anything) where someone will voice a watch related opinion, someone else will volunteer a counter opinion and then it will suddenly all kick off!

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Can we just agree on a few things:

You are not your watch. Other people may have a deep dislike for your watch, but that's ok! Because you are not your watch and them disliking it does not mean you are a bad person. It's just an opinion.

People may disagree completely with your watch opinions. But that's ok! They are not questioning your moral code, ethical principles or life values just by saying they like Rolex/IWC/Invicta when you don't. It's just an opinion.

I understand that part of the reason each of us chooses the watches we do is about what we want to present of ourselves to the outside world. So if someone doesn't like our choices it can feel like a blow to the ego.

But seriously.

It's just watches people.

If I got concerned every time I wore a watch the 'watch community' didn't like, I'd just spend my days crying in a cupboard... (my taste in watches can be very dubious at times)... but it's ok, because people not liking my watches doesn't mean I'm a terrible person (there are other reasons for that).

In addition... if we give or ask for an opinion, we need to be prepared for others to give a counter opinion that we may not like... But understand that friendly debate is what keeps a community interesting!

We are a smart, spirited, feisty bunch, not just a group of 'yes (wo)men', and lively conversation which avoids descending into name-calling is a fun part of being here.

I think what I'm basically saying is...

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I'm off to find mulled wine.

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I will toast to that.
Port wine for me.
Cheers mate 😉

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Da_Dutch_Collection

I will toast to that.
Port wine for me.
Cheers mate 😉

Port wine would do the job too.

I'm not picky at this point 😆

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Did I miss anything??? What did @Santa_triggered do this time??!  😂…

I agree! Folks get too serious…

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I agree with the OP, but at the same I wish everyone would realise that I'm always right 

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Da_Dutch_Collection

I will toast to that.
Port wine for me.
Cheers mate 😉

Port is bad. In fact wine is a hideous choice, and anyone that would pick wine over whiskey is a bad person!

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Ichibunz

Did I miss anything??? What did @Santa_triggered do this time??!  😂…

I agree! Folks get too serious…

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Let's just add it to our Book of WC Lore.

  1. You are not your watch.
  2. @JaeBust shall be top of WRUW.
  3. @Ichibunz shall spread happiness all days and buy all the pretty watches.
  4. @Santa_triggered shall preach of vintage Smith's and warn of the palette with pins.

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Ichibunz

Did I miss anything??? What did @Santa_triggered do this time??!  😂…

I agree! Folks get too serious…

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Asked why someone thought $9k was too much for an IWC Big Pilot. Apparently that makes me a privileged a hole who thinks he’s always right because he’s had everything handed to him. I mean, I’m more annoyed that I’ve been found out... I was soo careful to avoid detection, posting about £8 eBay finds and 90s Tags, but it’s true… I am the ghost of Hans Wilsdorf haunting an Amazon Fire stick. Sorry you all can’t get on the Rolex waiting lists, but I’ve gone and haunted the wrong piece of technology to have any influence on my progeny.

Seriously though, if you want to say something controversial please be prepared to debate, that’s part of the fun right? 

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Deeperblue

Let's just add it to our Book of WC Lore.

  1. You are not your watch.
  2. @JaeBust shall be top of WRUW.
  3. @Ichibunz shall spread happiness all days and buy all the pretty watches.
  4. @Santa_triggered shall preach of vintage Smith's and warn of the palette with pins.

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Exactly!! We all need hugs at times!! And of course a Dancing Watermelon!!

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watchalot

I agree with the OP, but at the same I wish everyone would realise that I'm always right 

Of course you are, honey.

(Just covering my bases in case my wife is on here making sure I’m not getting funny with the kids’ college money. She already caught me on Amazon spending $$ on fancy dark chocolate Hanukkah gelt for my son who has a dairy allergy. Surely a Rainbow Rolex is next!).

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Well spoken👍I raise my glass to that, cheers!🍻

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well said @Eris_Goddess_of_Discord i hope everyone agrees too 🍺

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Totally agree.  People take this silly hobby WAY too seriously.

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ds760476

Totally agree.  People take this silly hobby WAY too seriously.

They do, it’s disappointing when you can’t ask questions why people believe what they do without them telling you to eat a d***.  

I’m full, but thanks for the offer.

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People with strong opinions should not be surprised when other people have strong opinions 🤷

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cornfedksboy

Port is bad. In fact wine is a hideous choice, and anyone that would pick wine over whiskey is a bad person!

Too much whiskey and you start to have wrong opinions like this.

#teamport