|DeWitt Academia Mathematical|
Photo from DeWitt
I like riding subways, walking in malls, strolling along river banks, and visiting zoos, partly because it's good to be outside, but also because going outside means I get to watch spot.
It's not easy to spot watches. Many watch wearers are moving targets. They're walking or fiddling with their hands. Many watch wearers hide their watches under coats in the winter or have the watch’s face pointing down while they hold their phones. Many watch wearers are looking around, which makes your staring at their watch a bit too, hmm...awkward. Many watch wearers are in places where you can't easily get close enough to tell if that logo is a Breitling or Longines, or if indeed that watch is real or a replica.
|A Panerai in the wild. Watch spotting is fun!|
Only somebody who owns a real watch does the protective wristwatch walk.
I was lucky that the crowded train, with people pressed together, prevented his arm from swaying much, making it possible for me to take some photos. I was lucky, too, that I got on the train early and had a seat, which gave me a horizontal line of sight view of his watch. Often, I'm standing on a train while the watch I'm trying to identify is on somebody who's seated, and that's harder to photograph.
|Keep your eyes open when you're out and about.|
Do some watch spotting. It's fun. It brightens your day. Watch spotting is a museum coming to you and all around you. But more than that, watch spotting lets you enjoy watches other than the one you happen to have put on today.