I went to the office on Saturday morning to do some work. I was wearing my Nike Air Classic shoes, a pair of Nike shorts, a classic Yonex badminton shirt and a pair of Adidas sunglasses hanging on my neck. On my wrist of course is the Seiko MarineMaster (been wearing it since Friday).
While in the lift, I saw this charming lady who works in the bank. Her office is on the same floor as mine. As our offices are located on a relatively high floor, we soon became the last two person left in the lift. There was complete silence and i could feel a mild sense of uneasiness. From her body language, I knew she felt the same way. I think it’s some kind of chemistry between us or maybe it was my hairy legs.
Just then, I noticed she was actually wearing a IWC big pilot watch on her tiny wrist. I took a closer look and confirmed that this lady was wearing a men’s watch that measures 46mm in diameter and is worth a couple of thousand dollars.
Here’s a picture of the watch I found on the Internet:
Ok, I swear I wasn’t trying to get to know her but as a watch lover or watch idiot savant (WIS as they call it), I could not help but commented that her watch was big. I’m sure any watch lover would do the same when left alone with someone wearing a unique watch. Here’s how the conversation went:
Me: That’s a big watch you are wearing.
She: yeah… (smile)
Me: Is it a IWC?
She: Yes…. what about you?
Me: Seiko MarineMaster.
She doesn’t know the MarineMaster but can’t blame her. Can’t expect a lady to know about high end Seiko’s that are not even sold in Singapore.
She: Is it an automatic?
Me: Yes it is.
Ok, at least she differentiates between automatics and other movement types. Semi-WIS!
She: Is it a diving watch?
At this point the lift opened and we walked out in the same direction. Her office is just one door away from mine.
She: So do you dive?
LOL..is that a direct or indirect question? ‘Dive’ has a lot of meanings these days.
She: Do you swim?
And by now, I have reached my office door and started flumbling with the keys.
She: By the way, I’m Claire.
And very confidently, she stuck out her hand out to initiate a handshake.
Me shook her hand and said: I’m Thomas, nice to meet you.
She smiled and walked off to her door.
I wonder why do some woman like to wear men’s watch and what their character is like.
I think they probably have strong and confident character.