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Johnny P
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You might be a WIS.... (Watch Idiot Savant)


...if you find yourself looking at your watch 6 or 7 times in a row and still don't know what time it is.


...if you read a poster on "Back pain" as "Blancpain"


...if you spend more time switching straps than wearing the watch.


...if you own more watches than hours in a day.


...if when you look in a mirror, you look at your watch before you look at your face.

 
...if you get to the end of your driveway, then go back in the house to change watches.


...if you inconspicuously pull your sleeve up to reveal your watch when meeting someone new.


...if even at K-Mart, you check out the watches.


...if you rationalize your latest watch purchase with astrology.

 
...if you spell relief R.O.L.E.X.


...if you use your chronograph for...

    - timing a raindrop running down your window.

    - timing the walk to the corner store.
    - timing how long it takes for your dog to "come" from across the park. Then trying to work that out in miles per hour.
    - timing a 15 minute nap.
    ...if your watch cost more than your car.


    ...if you look at your watch ten times before you see what time it is.


    ...if a beautiful woman walks into the room, and you look at her companion's watch.


    ...if people in the office are afraid to ask you the time, because it will take you ten minutes to finish telling them.


    ...if you spend longer winding your watches than brushing your teeth each morning.


    ...if you are reading this post and feeling guilty.

     
    ...if you check 3T forum  before your e-mail at work each morning.


    ...if a key purchase decision is how to hide it from your wife.


    ...if know the meaning of 7750, 5100, 8926, 3706, 2893, 5513, 992, etc.


    ...if you have a separate watch for each day of the week, and another one for evenings.

     
    ...if the only German you can pronounce correctly is "A. Langay unt Zohnay".


    ...if your wife gives you grief for strapping your automatics to the grandson's legs because you can't afford an automatic winder.


    ...if the jewelry rider on your homeowner's insurance costs more than the policy on the house.


    ...if you know what time advertising directors set watches to before photographing them for an add - and why.


    ...if you remember when a Heuer chronograph cost $79.95 from an add in the back of Road & Track (and still kick yourself for not buying one then).


    ...if you go in a watch store to browse and end up teaching the salespeople how to set and operate all the chronographs.


    ...if every watch and clock in your house is always within 5 seconds of WWV.


    ...if you know all the Swiss Cantons but not the capital of USA.


    ...if your pets have names like El Primero, Valjoux, and Lemania..

     
    ...if your children are named Patti & Phillipe.


    ...if you think the Magna Carta was signed at a quarter past twelve, and not 1215AD.


    ...if you believe that Charles I was beheaded at 4:49 in the afternoon.


    ...if you think that World War II ended at a quarter to eight in the evening.


    ...if you remove your JLC Master in a pub, puts it face down on a (new) beer mat, and shows off the Master Control seal on the back.

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    pacifichrono
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    Guilty as charged, Your Honor.

    Tony Duronio
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    Great post Johnny ...thankssnoopy1.gif

    Gregger
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    pacifichrono wrote: Guilty as charged, Your Honor.
    Ditto

    canadajo
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    THAT WAS       HILARIOUS   woohoo.gif AND I HAVE DONE A MAJORITY OF WHAT IS ON THE LIST .... SERIOUSLY !!!

    oagaspar
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    No doubt we are all in the same WIS boat!!! TY Johnny!happy1.gif

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    Thats to good! guilty on most countswatch2.gif

    TO Allen
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    ...if you turn out the lights in your bedroom and you use the multiple watches that are glowing in the dark as a night light.

    :D:D

    oagaspar
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    Brought this back up for some of our new members:D

    Skipdawg
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    Oddly I think I resemble most all of that if not all of that. LOL :dude:

    Cellular Amps
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    Sadly enough I noticed my Mom's Surgeon was wearing a Tag Automatic before I know his name.

    I even explained to him how to help keep in more accurate....

    Consistency is the key....

    James Haury
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    Mea culpa! Mea maxima Culpa. I laughed hard, but i am Guilty. ( Wal Mart hs better watches)

    Last edited on Mon Jun 11th, 2007 06:02 pm by James Haury

    Danny S
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    Johnny P wrote:

    ...if you are reading this post and feeling guilty.

    See there?  We're all a little different!

    I agree w/ Johny almost 100% .  .  .

    But I'm afraid this one confuses me.

    I don't get it?

    ?

    Zeb
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    rev_smile.gif LOL!!!  How about adding these:


    ...if you have microfiber cloths and magnifying glasses stashed in strategic places at home and in the office.

    ...if the boxes and packaging from all your watches take up more room than your clothing in your closet

    ...if you set your watch 5 times in 5 minutes to get the minute hand to line up exactly on the minute marks when the second hand reaches 12:00.

    srh_pres
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    Hah.. yes to all three... :shock:

    Zeb wrote:
    rev_smile.gif LOL!!!  How about adding these:


    ...if you have microfiber cloths and magnifying glasses stashed in strategic places at home and in the office.

    ...if the boxes and packaging from all your watches take up more room than your clothing in your closet

    ...if you set your watch 5 times in 5 minutes to get the minute hand to line up exactly on the minute marks when the second hand reaches 12:00.

    Skipdawg
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    LOL sounds familiar for some reason. LMAO subtlelaugh.gif

    May need rental storage for boxes. hehehehe :D

    Alessandro
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    Liked these very much. The following are all absolutely true. I've made appropriate modification to reflect my very own variations on the theme

     

    ...if even at Sears / The Bay, you check out the watches.


    ...if you use your chronograph for...


      - timing the pasta boiling time for perfect al dente (if not wearing a chrono, i set the bezel to the correct start time and monitor the elapsed boil time thusly. The moral is if you're the cook, you need a good watch; several in fact)

      - timing the ride (motorcycle, car, bicycle) walk to my favorite food store.
      - timing a 15 minute nap.
      ...if you look at your watch ten times before you see what time it is.


      ...if you are reading this post and feeling guilty.

       
      And No. 1...
      ...if a key purchase decision is how to hide it from your wife. (I have found the solution, I have them delivered to my office, more conveneient too, there's always someone there to sign for my packages)

      jdmac
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      Wore "2" to the doctors appointment today!!!!!!!!!  I Think a Phychiatric evaluation/recommendation is on the way HAHA!!!!!!!

       

      Yes, I have more Watches than............BRAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

       

       

      Last edited on Tue Jul 31st, 2007 02:26 am by jdmac

      srh_pres
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      Using that criteria,  there will be a lot of happy psychiatrists - plenty of potential patients here.  :shock:

      jdmac wrote:
      Wore "2" to the doctors appointment today!!!!!!!!!  I Think a Phychiatric evaluation/recommendation is on the way HAHA!!!!!!!

       

      Yes, I have more Watches than............BRAINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

       

       

      zippofan
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      Zeb wrote: rev_smile.gif LOL!!!  How about adding these:


      ...if you have microfiber cloths and magnifying glasses stashed in strategic places at home and in the office.

      ...if the boxes and packaging from all your watches take up more room than your clothing in your closet

      ...if you set your watch 5 times in 5 minutes to get the minute hand to line up exactly on the minute marks when the second hand reaches 12:00.
      <Gulp>  Uh-oh, guilty of those too, especially the last one... :shock:

      James Haury
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      You feel guilty wearing a quartz watch to walk a few blocks to the store because you could be winding one of your automatics.:?

      MikeR2
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        Good stuff.  

      peapaaw
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      hacktick
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      Bravo!

      kdeyoung11
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      This is great, how about one more...

       

      ...you no longer own or have any long sleeve shirts in your closet!

      aloy
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      LOL, love it ... and shockingly all too familiar!  mistake.gif   subtlelaugh.gif

       

      And how about this one -



      ... if your most coveted watch is a diver and you can't even tread water.  toon1.gif

      Last edited on Thu Sep 25th, 2008 08:39 am by aloy

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      Funny, funny and funny. :D :D

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      For a service on your vintage watch you anguish for weeks on end deciding which master watchmaker to send it to. You scour the internet far and wide, read every magazine article you can find, and seek advice from people in the know. For your new physican you grab the phone book and pick someone close to the house. :D 

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      A new one....

      ...if when you look at the WTB threads in the forums you can provide the watch for at 50% of the posts.....


      Last edited on Mon Jul 20th, 2009 04:45 pm by Nabco

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      Here's something else, Nic:

      .....if your family hates going to the mall with you because you just HAVE TO STOP at each watch store to sniff around for something new

      and

      .....if you strap on a watch to each of your trousers' belt loops on weekends at home because you prefer to spend the cash on a watch than on a winder 

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      apeogre
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      If you're going to driving home at night and put your watch up to the maplight to charge it, just so you can enjoy it on the drive home.

      hart_attack
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      'if you go to strip joint and starring on the ladies arms........' hihihihih subtlelaugh.gif

      timepieces4u
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      my girl friend always said im Watch Idiot

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      Bouncy.gif

      SO TRUE! It was as if THIS GUY Knows me when he wrote this!

      ndburley
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      Oh help me someone!!
      I have many my wife does not know about!!

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      Newton
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      GREAT STUFF  yourock.gif How about this:

      "You have over 200 pictures of watches saved on your personal computer, but can't seem to find any pictures of your kids."

      fyi.....my kid pics are on the family computer.

       

      briarbrian
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      .... you see a really hot Babe walking towards you and the only thing you are checking out is what she is wearing on her wrist!my love.gif

      DonkeyKong
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      awe crap... how'd ya know?

      murphy j
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      If you put a new strap on a watch, then ask your wife how it looks. Knowing damn well she doesn't care subtlelaugh.gif.

      You get a new watch and ask the wife what she thinks. Knowing you'll get the same answer as last time, and everytime before that subtlelaugh.gif.

      pifpaf
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      If you wast time to earn money, to spend it in watches, to tell you the time that you wast in your life to buy watches?

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      Money is worth spending on things you repeatedly and unnecessarily use your eyes on...
      I look at my watch much more often than I need to know the time.

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      Awesome stuff! :)

      But i knew that i am a WIS before reading this. How?

      I was in serious pain and needed to see a doctor. We ended up talking about watches, 30 min later the doctor had to stop me and start diagnose the problem. I cant remember his name but he did wear a Breitling Navitimer. oh my.gif


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