What's your watch?

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I basically shift between my Luminox (left to me by a friend who was KIA).
Luminox USAF Stealth F-117 op broek.jpeg And a more elegant wooden watch for when I wear a suit.
Woodwatch wooden watch wrist.jpeg And my blind watch from when I worked security and couldn't look at my watch.
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The nice part about each of these watches is that they are also conversation pieces.

Show your watch(es).
 

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I enjoy watches. I like the idea of a gadget you wear on your wrist that can keep time. I prefer analog but also like digital watches. Here's one from my collection that gets a lot of wrist time. Casio analog. Leather band. Open crown guard. 3 subdials. 24 hr, Day & Date
 

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For me watches are a hobby. Most people just use their cell phones to tell time. It's about as accurate as you can get. Even your cell phone's timekeeping can be slightly off (by a second or less). If you find an online atomic clock and compare you'll see how much your phone is off. Very tiny amount.
 

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I wear either a Kylo Ren watch that is red and black or a Dora The Explorer watch that is pink and white, yes they cost me $2 each and yes they are far better conversation pieces than anything you own

I do own a fancy watch with matching sunglasses but I couldn't tell you what the brand is, was a gift
 

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I wear either a Kylo Ren watch that is red and black or a Dora The Explorer watch that is pink and white, yes they cost me $2 each and yes they are far better conversation pieces than anything you own

I do own a fancy watch with matching sunglasses but I couldn't tell you what the brand is, was a gift
This is a potentially underrated strategy if true.
 
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I enjoy watches. I like the idea of a gadget you wear on your wrist that can keep time. I prefer analog but also like digital watches. Here's one from my collection that gets a lot of wrist time. Casio analog. Leather band. Open crown guard. 3 subdials. 24 hr, Day & Date
Looks good. Many Casio watches tend to look a bit cheap, but this one looks elegant and sturdy. Kudos.
 
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I wear either a Kylo Ren watch that is red and black or a Dora The Explorer watch that is pink and white, yes they cost me $2 each and yes they are far better conversation pieces than anything you own
A conversation piece is only as conversational as you are. If you wear a children's watch and you can spin a good story. You remember 'Loom', those tiny rubber bands that children made bracelets from in primary school? My daughter made me one and I wore it and women would ask me who made it for me. Very easy to turn into a conversation piece.

I do own a fancy watch with matching sunglasses but I couldn't tell you what the brand is, was a gift
I collect vintage sunglasses and it's cool to have a couple of distinctive sunglasses. A vintage Ray-ban or Persol can turn into a conversation piece and as a collector it's also easy to ask women about their interesting sunglasses.
 
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This is a potentially underrated strategy if true.
It's actually a form of 'peacocking', which is a strategy to wear a 'conversation piece' that women can use to talk with you about so they don't have to talk straight about wanting your trouser snake.
 

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I have a Seiko, but I also have my late Father's Rolex. The pain in the ass thing though, is that I need to get it resized, and only authorized dealers can do that, and it can cost a fortune.... so will just keep it in it's box.
 

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It's actually a form of 'peacocking', which is a strategy to wear a 'conversation piece' that women can use to talk with you about so they don't have to talk straight about wanting your trouser snake.
You get a lot of in-passing interactions, 90% of the time they ask if I have kids, opens the door for some slight sexual innuendo
 
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Just copped a nice G-Shock. Stepping up my watch game a wee bit…
G-Shocks are cool, I know a couple of guys in the special forces who swear by them.
 
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Once I'm done w/ my degree I'll be able to afford a rolex. I'm not rocking anything the average man would wear.
If you can afford a Rolex, I wouldn't buy a Rolex.
 

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I do like a 'Flieger' and have a few.
Favourite is my Baumuster-B (Stowa brand)
You do need quite a thick wrist to be able to carry off a 47mm Flieger though...
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That one was slightly over a grand... It's my daily wear most of the time - Unless circumstances demand a dress watch, or maybe something more rugged or less valuable.

If money was no object - I'd have the IWC model of the same watch.
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