First this post was meant to be to an answer to Joseph below,

but when I started writing it, I realised it was of more common interest!

Both Joseph and I are doctors, and in our profession, and in that work you are physically very close to your "customer",

of course they sit on the other side of the table, but unlike true businessmen,

we also touches our "customers", on all places you can imagine First this post was meant to be to an answer to Joseph below,

I often work wearing a white coat, but it also happens that I wear a suit the whole day.
As I really handle the patients, and even when I'm listening to their hearts with a stethoscope, 
in my left hand, the patient sitting, I'm standing,
and litterary holding my watch 20cm in front of the patient's eyes,
I never get any comment of what a curious / big / old/ gold watch that I'm wearing !

I'm on the other hand always look what watch they are wearing (!),
and I have never seen any exclusive watch, no a gold watch, except some ladies perhaps First this post was meant to be to an answer to Joseph below,


Three days ago I had a very wealthy patient, and he had a Rolex submariner, so I asked him about it.
He shocked me by answering, "no, that's fake" !
I just can't get it, he wouldn't buy a fake Range Rover,
or a fake Harris Tweed jacket as he wore,

but a fake watch is obvious OK First this post was meant to be to an answer to Joseph below,

So this make me wonder about your exsperiences,
please tell me First this post was meant to be to an answer to Joseph below,

Doc

I have a lot of people wearing fakes in the office where I work! Not
03/08/2008 - 17:07

100% sure they are fakes but a lot of them have those weird tourbillon wanna be watches you find on ebay in strange case shapes

I've never seen a fake on anyone I know! However it really seems that
03/08/2008 - 17:32

people are opening up to watches. For years the only nice watches I saw on wrists were Reversos and Rolex and I see more and more VC, Breguet, IWC, Panerai...

Doc, I share your pain!
03/08/2008 - 18:36

Being one of those that also looks at people's wrists, I'm constantly amazed at the cheap watches being worn by people with otherwise great tastes.

My other passion is fine automobiles and at clubs or shops, talking with owners of fantastically expensive vehicles, they are as likely to wear a Seiko or plated Wittnauer.  Only once did I meet a Patek owner, who also owns a Mercedes dealership.

Perhaps this explains the phenomenon to gaudy, oversized, bling watches like Jacob...they provide a more visible indication of status like their big shiny Bentley.

Yes it's like readin Winston S. Churchill's memoirs,
03/08/2008 - 19:38

and listen to hard rock music.

In other words, lack of taste

Thanks for noticing the same as me

Doc

Re: First this post was meant to be to an answer to Joseph below,
03/08/2008 - 21:41

LoL, your patient was honest Doc ;)

For my part, I do not have these problems, I am student, most of my friends don't care about their watches, they just wear dreadful quarz watch or fashion watch

Fortunatly, I have other friends (more more more older than me) who accept to share their passion of horoloy with me , so from time to time, I can see and test very beautiful watches ... and dream LoL!

As you said Doc, fake is obvious!

I rather prefer to thesaurize and don't have any watch than wear a fake or a quartz watch ^^ ...

This is a very interesting post Doc,
03/09/2008 - 11:59

about the way people wear or consider watches.

In my job, I am in business relation with a lot of people coming from different origins, and I must say that only a few wear "exclusive" watches, or similar to VC, or from other manufactures. I try as much as possible to glimpse what is on wrists, which is not obvious every time!

A lot wear quartz or electonic watches, others with bling bling watches (but without big names).

And when I can meet THE people, I try to go on discussing watches to share experiences.

Maybe it's still a confidential approach for many people... It's also a king of education, I think...

Patrice