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Old 20 July 2008, 08:04 AM   #1
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Definitions of a Watch Idiot Savant

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A Watch Idiot Savant is someone who can be so distracted by his watch, that he fails to note the time.

sends his watch to the Bahamas to "unwind"

A WIS is someone who bases his vacation destination on the water resistance rating of his watch.

...politely asks his wife and daughter to be quiet and turns off all noisy appliances so he can listen to the rotor on his new Rolex spinning

...ten minutes after meeting someone for the first time, can tell you what kind of watch the person was wearing, but can't remember their name. ;-)

A WIS is one who can tell you the start up date of most Swiss watch companies but cannot remember his anniversary or his kids birthdays.

Can tell you the name, address and phone number of all the high-end watch stores in his home town, but cannot remember the same info re. a relatives residence.

Remembers to wind all his watches, but forgets to take out the garbage on garbage pick-up day.

Can recall every watch purchase and what he was doing at that time but cannot remember the dinner party he and his significant other are invited to that weekend.

Has a watch collection that equals the cost of a new 911 but drives a GEO Metro;

* Convinces his wife to put off having that next kid so he can get a Patek 5035

someone who remembers what watch their proctologist was wearing..!!

Wakes up in the emergency room and asks the nurse if his watch was scratched.

Owns more watches than the guy selling fake Rolexes on 42nd Street.

* Owns $15K worth of watches and wakes up to a $15 Sony digital alarm clock.

first thinks of movements, not modems, when hearing the number 28,800.

* self trained to sleep in 5 positions with wearing his/her COSC certified chronometer in bed.

* opens the back of a new Patek on the first day of acquisition and hand winds the rotor to tighten up the main spring.

* takes the 2000 meter water proof Seadweller off from the wrist and puts it into the deepest pocket before walking into a storm without any rain gear.

* waits every 60 minute in front of a radio controlled clock all weekend in order to adjust all his/her 14 mechanical watches to the accuracy within -2/+2 seconds per 24 hours.

* spends $500 plus on polish equipment and materials and works 20 hours in order to refinish a $200 worth SS bracelet.

* memorizes all serial numbers of the Rolex watches made in the past 60 years but keeps forgetting the wedding anniversary.
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Old 20 July 2008, 01:34 PM   #2
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Old 20 July 2008, 02:19 PM   #3
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Old 20 July 2008, 05:23 PM   #4
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"...ten minutes after meeting someone for the first time, can tell you what kind of watch the person was wearing, but can't remember their name. ;-)"

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Found some really good ones

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A Watch Idiot Savant is someone who can be so distracted by his watch, that he fails to note the time.

sends his watch to the Bahamas to "unwind"

A WIS is someone who bases his vacation destination on the water resistance rating of his watch.

...politely asks his wife and daughter to be quiet and turns off all noisy appliances so he can listen to the rotor on his new Rolex spinning

...ten minutes after meeting someone for the first time, can tell you what kind of watch the person was wearing, but can't remember their name. ;-)

A WIS is one who can tell you the start up date of most Swiss watch companies but cannot remember his anniversary or his kids birthdays.

Can tell you the name, address and phone number of all the high-end watch stores in his home town, but cannot remember the same info re. a relatives residence.

Remembers to wind all his watches, but forgets to take out the garbage on garbage pick-up day.

Can recall every watch purchase and what he was doing at that time but cannot remember the dinner party he and his significant other are invited to that weekend.

Has a watch collection that equals the cost of a new 911 but drives a GEO Metro;

* Convinces his wife to put off having that next kid so he can get a Patek 5035

someone who remembers what watch their proctologist was wearing..!!

Wakes up in the emergency room and asks the nurse if his watch was scratched.

Owns more watches than the guy selling fake Rolexes on 42nd Street.

* Owns $15K worth of watches and wakes up to a $15 Sony digital alarm clock.

first thinks of movements, not modems, when hearing the number 28,800.

* self trained to sleep in 5 positions with wearing his/her COSC certified chronometer in bed.

* opens the back of a new Patek on the first day of acquisition and hand winds the rotor to tighten up the main spring.

* takes the 2000 meter water proof Seadweller off from the wrist and puts it into the deepest pocket before walking into a storm without any rain gear.

* waits every 60 minute in front of a radio controlled clock all weekend in order to adjust all his/her 14 mechanical watches to the accuracy within -2/+2 seconds per 24 hours.

* spends $500 plus on polish equipment and materials and works 20 hours in order to refinish a $200 worth SS bracelet.

* memorizes all serial numbers of the Rolex watches made in the past 60 years but keeps forgetting the wedding anniversary.
I think I'm a WIS in training !!
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Old 27 July 2011, 08:56 AM   #14
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Old 27 July 2011, 11:26 AM   #15
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Old 27 July 2011, 11:30 AM   #16
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Old 27 July 2011, 10:15 PM   #17
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Old 27 July 2011, 10:46 PM   #18
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Old 27 July 2011, 11:38 PM   #19
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Old 28 July 2011, 02:10 AM   #20
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Am I a WIS if I pause TV shows and movies to study what watch a character is wearing? (My spouse forgets the "W" and "S" portion and refers to me as an idiot when I do so.) Worse yet, I can identify most of them.
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