The watchaholic's alternative dictionary

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Buckle - the purchase of a watch merely 5 minutes after posting about it in the "What watch are you dreaming about now" thread.

Clasp - the swift hand trick used when intercepting the postman/delivery driver and hurrying a parcel out of sight.
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Watch roll - the movement of significant other’s eyes when you tell them you’ve bought a new timepiece...


SOTC - Significant Other’s Timepiece Chagrin
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Pocket watch - sleight of hand in Hamilton and Inches...

Grab and go - more direct action in Hamilton and Inches
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Grey market - old people buying and selling watches
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Vintage watch - what your new CW will be by the time that Martu strap you ordered arrives from Chile
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Steel Wool - the tufts of painfully extracted hair which accumulate between the links of a poorly designed and usually cheap bracelet
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Binocular Verification The habit of staring endlessly at your new watch with one eye and your phone with the other, to ensure that the watch: a) hasn’t stopped; and b) hasn’t gained or lost any time since you last looked four seconds ago.
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Many of these have been very good...very god indeed. Well played all concerned. My final contribution.

Oyster Perpetual: The fear-inducing bowel movements you experience after consuming dodgy shellfish.


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Bracelet sizing tool - One who attempts to make adjustments to their new bracelet with neither an understanding of method or the correct implements to do so, often irretrievably damaging it in the process.
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Nieuwhorlogesovervragenzorg - A well-known Dutch term describing the list of questions asked by new watch owners concerning the manifold ways in which they can damage or destroy their new watch: over winding, turning the hands backwards, wearing the damn’ thing and so on...
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Cyclops - military manoeuvres on push bikes
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^^ Inspired! :lol: :clap:
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missF wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:38 am Cyclops - military manoeuvres on push bikes
Best yet! Simple but brilliant!

Triple Date Complication - you’ve gone for a drink with Rachel, when Jenny phones you to remind you that you are meeting her in half an hour, and Angie texts you to ask why you have stood her up.
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Wrist twitch -
Rapid movement of the wrist when you realise you are wearing a watch with an ETA/Sellita movement that will have likely stopped by the morning, unless you do something active.

Sofa diving -
Wearing your new watch in a low risk environment, to avoid the prospect of scratches.

Shower anxiety -
The state of mind when you realise you have forgotten to remove your dive watch before entering the shower.

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