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My watches usually go unnoticed which is fine with me- I have them for my pleasure, not some one else's. On the few occasions where someone made a watch comment, it always was from someone who knew watches, with one exception. Someone once made an approving comment on my IWC, but it happened to have been a Stowa Airman. Oh, and the person who made the comment? A watch salesman at a nationally known watch store
 

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I started this thread on this topic a few weeks ago after getting my first Omega compliment:
https://www.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=288013

I have not had any since that time, but chatted a bit on watches with a few other WIS types in the office.

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Eric
 

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Only from people that work for me or want to sell me something so who knows hoe sincere they are. I do have a true WIS that works for me so I know he loves the PO, he commented first minute I walked in the office.

I guess I would add that I got the Omega not for attention but personal enjoyment, I also looked at several Rolex watches but was not looking forward to the attention one would bring.

"Oh man we are paying you too much" or "Is that real?" or "Hmmm...must be nice to be rich" (I certainly am not rich by the way).

I hate that kind of stuff.
 

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Occasionally the big orange bezel of the PO gets a mention or two.

Most people recognize the cyclops on a Sub though, I think it's iconic.
 

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A co-worker of mine (also young like myself) noticed my 2254.50 during a meeting and afterwards stopped me in the hall way and complimented me on it. Low and behold, he had a 42mm PO!

Unbeknownst to him I had already noticed the big arrow hands and AR coating of his PO during the meeting and made sure he could see my SMP 300 :)...I'm not the type that was going to stop him in the hallway and inquire about his watch so I was surprised he stopped me.
 

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I get very few comments on the Rollie but it's a pretty new model and isn't really flashy. When I had Omegas I got very few comments as well. Actually I got the most comments on the large Invictas I used to own.
 

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i saw people starring at my Omega co-axial SMP Bond (blue)

(you could say i was starring at her otherwise i won't notice her starring at my watch ... LOL :-d)
 

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Nope.

THe type of people I work with don't care about watches, or the clothes they wear. Seriously. I work with nerds. I too am a nerd, but you don't have to dress like one.
 

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My blue SMP chrono was the single watch that I have ever owned that has generated the most compliments and comments 5X as many as my PO, Rolex and Oris combined.
 

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At work, where 0.3% of the personnel carry some fine watches, often if any close co-worker ever notice the speedy,
the first question I hear is "How much do you pay for this watch ?"

I'll never pretend it's a fake but I always lie about the price reducing it by $1000 because I assume the reply
often will be an unpleasant "Are you crazy or what ?, I'd travel to Hawaii for less than that!"
I can think of a few colorful (read: nasty) replies to questions/comments such as those, but the last time I posted on that subject, it raised more than a few eyebrows, so I shall remain quiet this time 'round b-)
 

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THe type of people I work with don't care about watches, or the clothes they wear. Seriously. I work with nerds. I too am a nerd, but you don't have to dress like one.
-Sounds like my workplace; I can hardly remember last time I saw anyone dressed in something other than T-shirts and jeans.

Got a few of my colleagues sold on the mechanical watch thing, though - after bringing an old pocket watch into work and opening it for everyone to see all of the moving parts inside, there was general agreement that having something like that on your wrist was a pretty cool idea.

As for compliments, my favourite comes from a customer - I was sitting in an offshore vessel's mess room once, having a rather quick lunch before heading out on deck again.

All of a sudden I hear this booming voice behind me - 'Thank God, finally someone not wearing a ***** Submariner!!!'. (Offshore people tend to wear one of the two 'exes - Rolex or Timex...)

The client had noticed my PO and, apparently, was quite happy with it. :)
 

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I have had my PO chrono for about a month now and it still has that new watch shine to it. Despite this I find that it wont overtly catch peoples attention unless they are focussed on it.

I have had three positive experiences recently over coffee and dinner. In each case, the time came up in conversation and I shifted my shirt sleave to check the time, and each time the attention of the young lady followed my hand to the watch and remaind transfixed on it.
 

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The three Omegas that have consistently garnered comments at work are the SMP1000, the aventurine dial Connie MQ and my SMP GMT.





No pics of my GMT, sorry ;-)
 

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never get any comments on my omega.

A couple of days ago when I was at a watch shop browsing and tried an oris diver, took my sub off the wrist and put it on they tray - this saleswoman said: nice looking watch you have there, is that an omega? I said thanks but it is a rolex.

Funny thing is that this is also an omega AD.
Kind of reminds me of the banter (rolex/omega remark) between Bond and Vesper on the train to Montenegro in Casino Royale.
 

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Received a compliment from an unexpected source last night at dinner. It was "date night" for the missus and me so when I got home from hospice rounds, I changed clothes and watches (Speedy Pro to electric blue).

While sharing dessert and having coffee, the wife says "That is my favorite of all your watches. The dial always reminds me of the waters in Winding Bay on Eleuthera."



She had made the Winding Bay comment before but never mentioned the EB as being her favorite. In any event it opened up some reminiscing about all the great times we have had on Eleuthera over the years.

Fr. John†
 

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It was my first or second day in my workplace, when the young secretary of the company told me "thats a nice looking watch". I was wearing Speedmaster Professional with black leather strap. It was weird, never thought getting any compliments on that, I allways thought it just looks dull black tool on womens eyes.
 

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Yup, I've been congratulated twice for wearing a Speedmaster, once by a middle-aged businessman, the second time by a beautiful young lady.

b-)
 

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no comps on Omega for me. My Speedy is just a bit boring for most people since it doesn't have tripple dipped chrome case, and Zirconia bezel. That's why Ilike Omega. There's simply no pretending with these watches, well maybe I've pretended to have walked on the moon, but that's different.
 
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