The watchaholic's alternative dictionary

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center seconds - when the nice dinner lady at the social club gives you extra spuds


small seconds - when the nice dinner lady at the social club is off and her replacement only gives you a few extra carrots
watching you fail in your quest for a “one watch” has been great entertainment
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Lug width/lug to lug - the extent to which you have sticky out ears
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strapline wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:19 pm Jumping Hour: That time of the night when you've been fortunate enough to luck in with your other half.
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explorer ii - there's Bear Grylls, and Ranulph Feinnes is also an explorer
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Batman - if you paid more than retail then someone has been Robin you.
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:lol:
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Screw-down crown- one of the theft-proof exhibits in the jewellery hall of the Tower of London.
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richtel wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:47 pm Screw-down crown- one of the theft-proof exhibits in the jewellery hall of the Tower of London.
Crown-guards - Beefeaters
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Water Resistance- approximately two ohms per centimetre
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Beer Goggles - phenomenon that occurs when that 48 mm diameter watch looks just right on your wrist.
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quartz crisis - what happens when two crystals turn up to a party wearing the same dress
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :thumbup:
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missF wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:49 pm thermomodadenial - a curious state of being seemingly oblivious to ambient temperature combined with sartorial inelegance that results from rolling your sleeves up to show off the watch you just bought
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Snowflake dial - what happens when a sensitive young person phones a friend
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Panda - the dark circles around your eyes after scouring forums, ebay, dealers until 3am in search of your next horological trophy.

Reverse Panda - the pale circles around your eyes from wearing your sunglasses all the time to hide the Panda (see above)

Wrist shot - the dubious image found in dark corners of the Internet.....(of that real life pic of the 45mm diver on a slim wrist that proves its a viable proposition)

Doorstop - act of rushing to the door at breakneck speed whilst proclaiming loudly as casually as possible whilst running, "its OK ill get it" to prevent other half taking delivery of the rectangle box from the postman/courier

Watch box - historic reference to television before the advent of flat screens.

Leftchinitchiosis - condition brought on by the need to continuously scratch your chin with your left hand to casually display your latest timepiece to your friends in the pub.
Associated conditions include,

Sartorial imbalance syndrome - symptom one sleeve pulled up higher than the other, cause as above

Wristwitch - symptom, frequent involuntary flexing of wrist to reposition the new acquisition, especially prevalent with dive watches on loose bracelets.
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