Have you had any positive or negative experiences when approaching people that might be watch nerds, but you don't know for sure?
I just started a new job in the financial sector. Many of the guys in the office are wearing (what I consider to be) heavy hitter pieces; Daytonas, Subs, Omegas, Pateks. I've started conversing with a couple of these guys in downtime about their watches, but most of them aren't into it at all and I ended up feeling like a dork haha.
It's fine, I mean it's always a positive to show interest in other people and it's taken in good spirits.
In my previous job, a senior exec and I were talking after a meeting. I was wearing a Tudor BB58 that he spotted and we had a great conversation about new pieces and brands we were excited about. It was so cool to me that this little hobby could bypass all the corporate hierarchy in a split second, and we were just two guys talking watches.