When you find out you work with a watch geek

So a few weeks ago I found out that someone I work with is also into watches when he showed me some photos of his latest acquisition, an Omega Swatch. Turns out he is also after the Blancpaine version. Well, yesterday he turns up with this little 3 watch case and says it's mine. I am very grateful and now more of my watches have a home that is not on top of my already full watch case.

How often do you find watch friends in person? This is only the second person I've met in real life that I can truly say is into watches.

Not nearly often enough.

A guy in the office is also into watches. We have a daily wrist check.

Found one by accident when I saw a Stowa on his wrist. Told me all I needed to know right there.

My wife and I were just looking for lunch when we wandered into a Japanese fresh fish market that advertised premium nigiri sushi and the best sashimi for take away. Turns out the chef is the nephew of a guy that I played high school football with, the only professional cook from a family of serious foodies and academics who used to frequent my old family restaurant near the UofT downtown campus. Fella was wearing a vintage Seiko, collects watches along with his aged father. We have become acquainted, friendly will pick up our occasional meetings for food and talking watches when he returns from working in London England in a few years. I always joke that the most interesting guys are watch collectors.

I have never met anyone who was into watches. Ever. Nada. Even when I wear a sign around my neck telling people that I am.

Haven鈥檛 had a long time to lookout for watch nerds in the real world. But I did entertain a salesman that came to my door wearing a Seiko Kinetic of some sort that I had to ask about, turns out he wasn鈥檛 a nerd about it鈥攊t was his only watch inherited from his dad.

However, I鈥檓 a little lucky living in the Bay Area where there seems to be a good number of watch nerds willing to meetup, and I鈥檝e gone to four events now, making more and more watch-nerd-friends each time.

If it鈥檚 a possibility, maybe start a meetup?

I know a dozen or so watch fans. I work with a few and I have a few in my family also.

I was in the restaurant industry for a while and a customer soon became a regular. He would come in once a week and we would do routine checks on what watch was on the wrist each time.

TheSharperTheBetter

Haven鈥檛 had a long time to lookout for watch nerds in the real world. But I did entertain a salesman that came to my door wearing a Seiko Kinetic of some sort that I had to ask about, turns out he wasn鈥檛 a nerd about it鈥攊t was his only watch inherited from his dad.

However, I鈥檓 a little lucky living in the Bay Area where there seems to be a good number of watch nerds willing to meetup, and I鈥檝e gone to four events now, making more and more watch-nerd-friends each time.

If it鈥檚 a possibility, maybe start a meetup?

Good suggestion. I've been thinking about it but just never looked into actually planning a meetup.

ImNevix

I know a dozen or so watch fans. I work with a few and I have a few in my family also.

No watch fans in my family. The one cousin that I thought might be one, admitted to me one year after I had given him a watch as a Christmas present, that he did not really use watches. 馃ズ

IvanRomero

No watch fans in my family. The one cousin that I thought might be one, admitted to me one year after I had given him a watch as a Christmas present, that he did not really use watches. 馃ズ

That is a shame.

IvanRomero

Good suggestion. I've been thinking about it but just never looked into actually planning a meetup.

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