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Old 2 December 2022, 12:39 PM   #31
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Last time (and only time) that somebody noticed my ex-5712r, he and his two algerian robbers friends almost beat me to death to steal the watch. And that happened in switzerland on a sunny saturday afternoon at a major city train station.

No luck I guess, wrong time, wrong place
Wow, that is the exact opposite of the feel good, bonding with someone you don’t know, stories above. Sounds horrendous and would likely take away all my interest in owning and wearing a nice watch.
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Old 2 December 2022, 01:10 PM   #32
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The great part of owning a patek is that you can enjoy it knowing 99% of people won't look twice at it. I have gotten numerous comments on my "casioak" and not a single comment on my 5712....
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Old 2 December 2022, 03:04 PM   #33
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The great part of owning a patek is that you can enjoy it knowing 99% of people won't look twice at it. I have gotten numerous comments on my "casioak" and not a single comment on my 5712....
Someone once noticed my 5712 and replied “he man, nice AP”
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Old 2 December 2022, 05:59 PM   #34
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I have a BLNR that was my only watch that I used to wear every single day for almost 10 years. I wore it for exercising, sports, meetings, to sleep, sometimes in the shower lol... I loved that thing to death until some time last year when things went crazy. Started to get random people coming up to me asking where I bought it, how much I paid, was it real or fake, from the AD or grey, etc. etc. After a while I wasn't really comfortable wearing it so much anymore which is when I started to look at other brands and REALLY get into watches.

My Patek, Omega, and Zenith have so far been amazing, no one notices or cares and that's what I prefer.
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Old 2 December 2022, 08:36 PM   #35
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Reading the prior posts, I'll admit I'm a little mystified. I get comments on my Pateks (which are more dress than sport models, e.g. 5205, 5227) fairly often from friends and acquaintances. They never know what it is, but they suspect it's something, and typically say something like "that's a really nice watch, what is it?".
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Old 3 December 2022, 04:29 AM   #36
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A few weeks ago while washing my hands in a nice restaurant the bathroom attendant asked if I was wearing a Patek.


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Old 3 December 2022, 08:22 AM   #37
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These days, my Rolex watches get about 10x the amount of comments as my Pateks (aka, over the past few years, I probably got 10 comments on my Rolexes and 1 comment on my Patek).

Makes sense to me though.
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Old 3 December 2022, 09:57 PM   #38
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The only watch anyone has ever gone out of their way to comment on is my Hulk (it happened twice). Otherwise no one bats an eye.
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Old 5 December 2022, 02:19 PM   #39
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These days, my Rolex watches get about 10x the amount of comments as my Pateks (aka, over the past few years, I probably got 10 comments on my Rolexes and 1 comment on my Patek).

Makes sense to me though.
My PP have one but none when wear Rolex
Rolex is too common in HK, nth special
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Old 5 December 2022, 04:22 PM   #40
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Wearing my 5726-014 out with a t shirt and shorts in a surf shop on the islands and the owner of the store says “hey, you can buy a small house with that watch.”..

I was with some family who aren’t into watches and they heard him but we all laughed it off.


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Old 14 December 2022, 02:19 PM   #41
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My wife likes to borrow my Aquanaut 5167a when she goes out on work stuff or networking events in the city, and DOES get more compliments for it than I ever get.

That made me think that people actually do notice it more than I think, but choose not to mention it, whereas it may come more natural as an icebreaker to a lady... Not sure.

Otherwise, I'm for sure 'that crazy person' who starts to talk to people about watches. Almost always becomes the start of a memorable conversation... :)

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Old 17 December 2022, 05:32 PM   #42
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20 years wearing an aquanaut then a Nautilus (5726 on strap) traveling the world and got only one comment from a young enthusiast at a car dealership.
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Old 18 December 2022, 12:51 PM   #43
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Never, but I don't own a Nautilus or Aquanaut.

And Rolex, less than 10 times.
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Old 19 December 2022, 09:57 AM   #44
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My sports models definitely get noticed by the under 50 crowd.


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