Thought this could be fun: What does your wife/girlfriend (or husband/boyfriend for some) think of your passion for watches? It's great to share with each other, but what about in the 'real world'? Is it a team effort, sharing in geekdom, giving each other reviews and tips, and skipping cuddling to take lume shots? Or is it 'to each his own', where there's an indifference in the air, and your collection goes unnoticed? Or do you flat out walk alone to the beat of ticking seconds hands, escaping laughter, ridicule and argument over "just a watch"?
I'll go. My wife owns 3 beautiful pieces, one of which I bought for her. I usually see her wear each one maybe twice a year. For her, it is simply something that tells the time, and even then, "There's clocks everywhere I look, what would I need to wear one for." I've lectured and demonstrated at length lessons of craftsmanship, design, asthetics, micro-precision, blah blah blah (that's what she hears), all to no avail. The rolled eyes continue. AND YET, just this past Valentine's Day, a quad winder found itself on my dresser, a gift from the lady herself.
So for me, it's a tolerance with occaisonal moments of appreciation largely masked by outward dismissal!
How 'bout you???