You Know You’re A Watch Guy Or Gal If . . . – Reprise | Quill & Pad

You Know You’re A Watch Guy Or Gal If . . . – Reprise | Quill & Pad

We horophiles are pretty unique people. And we have some pretty unique traits and habits.

In the theme of Jeff Foxworthy and his “you might be a redneck if” routine, I’d like to poke a little fun at our WIS brothers and sisters as well as ourselves.

You know you’re a watch guy if . . .

. . . you meet someone for the first time and you know what watch they’re wearing before you even get their name!

You know you’re a watch guy if . . .

. . . you’re in a crowded environment and you keep elbowing your buddy to point out what watches everyone else is wearing!

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 You know you’re a watch guy if . . .

. . . you’re seven feet from Boris Becker at the SIHH and have no idea who he is or why people are crowding around him and just then Kurt Klaus strolls by and you rush over ask him to sign your latest copy of iW! (Yes, this actually happened to me back in 2004. He thought I was nuts!)

You know you’re a watch guy if . . .

. . . after asking your colleagues which deli they want to head to for lunch they reply, “You know, the one close to the A. Lange & Söhne boutique so we can eat quickly then go drool over some watches afterward!”

You know you’re a watch guy if . . .

. . . you choose which outfit you’re going to wear based on the watch you’ve chosen for the day!

You know you’re a watch guy if . . .

. . . when you hear the word pallet you don’t think of art.

. . . when you hear the word crown you don’t think of royal headwear.

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. . . when you hear the word balance you don’t think of a seesaw.

. . . when you hear the word rotor you don’t think of car brakes.

You know you re a watch guy if . . .

. . . you only buy belts and shoes that match the straps of your watches!

You know you’re a watch guy if . . .

. . . you refer to watches by their actual reference numbers!

You know you’re a watch guy if . . .

. . . your watch collection is worth three times more than your car!

You know you’re a watch guy if . . .

. . . you know the definition and pronunciation of WIS!

You know you’re a watch guy if . . .

. . . you know that GTG doesn’t stand for “good to go!”

You know you’re a watch guy if . . . at a restaurant you photograph everyone’s watches but not the food

While doing a little poking around in the Internet, I found a few other “You know you’re a watch guy if . . . ” posts. Here are some of the best that I found:

You know you’re a watch guy if . . .

. . . you’re someone who believes the Roman numeral 4 is written “IIII” (posted by Jaeger on TimeZone).

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. . . you take off your watch before sex (posted by Randy Cole on TimeZone).

. . . you think that Ferraris are made by Girard-Perregaux and wonder why Porsches are made by so many different companies (posted by Randy Cole on TimeZone).

. . . you know how to set every watch ever made but have no idea how to make your VCR display anything aside from 12:00 (posted by Randy Cole on TimeZone).

. . . you have a special UV flashlight to charge your lume (posted by drickster on Watchuseek).

. . . when you come home from vacation, you notice that you have more pictures of your watches than you do of your wife and kids on your camera (posted by Jebs on Watchuseek).

Let me know if you can think of any more in the comments!

* This article was first published on May 28, 2016 at You Know You’re A Watch Guy Or Gal If . . .

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