Why Watch Guys Are Often Car Guys, Too

Why Watch Guys Are Often Car Guys, Too

Postby koimaster » March 2nd 2018, 9:36pm

Why are so many watch geeks also car enthusiasts?

A: As you point out, the Venn diagram of mechanical watch collectors and car lovers reveals a sizable overlap. Tap a watch geek on the shoulder and, chances are, he also obsesses over his whip—or his dream whip. Paul Newman two-timed on his race car with his Rolex Daytona, smitten with both (the Daytona was named for a Florida racetrack). These days, men with more than a little cash to burn—and even those without—might find themselves scrolling nerdy car and watch sites long after everyone else has sensibly gone to bed.

These overlapping passions stoke many collaborations between car and watch companies, such as Hublot’s official Ferrari collection. But what’s behind the intersection of the enthusiasms? I tracked down two collectors of cars and watches to see what makes them tick/vroom.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-watch- ... 1519927049
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Re: Why Watch Guys Are Often Car Guys, Too

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Re: Why Watch Guys Are Often Car Guys, Too

Postby smellody » March 2nd 2018, 10:13pm

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Re: Why Watch Guys Are Often Car Guys, Too

Postby foghorn » March 2nd 2018, 11:54pm

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Re: Why Watch Guys Are Often Car Guys, Too

Postby gerdson » March 3rd 2018, 3:49am

This is a bit silly. 99% of the "watch guys" are male. So how likely is it to find someone also into cars in that group?
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Re: Why Watch Guys Are Often Car Guys, Too

Postby TemerityB » March 3rd 2018, 12:09pm

I'm a huge watch guy, and I really do love to drive like crazy, but I'm an oddball - I really don't give a rat's ass what I drive. I bought a new car just this week, and I picked the base model because it was less expensive and I really don't care; I let my wife pick the color. I like a few good safety features more than the sportiness factor or style. Just give me something that runs.
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Re: Why Watch Guys Are Often Car Guys, Too

Postby Thunder1 » March 3rd 2018, 12:12pm

gerdson wrote:This is a bit silly. 99% of the "watch guys" are male. So how likely is it to find someone also into cars in that group?

Good point..
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Re: Why Watch Guys Are Often Car Guys, Too

Postby bobbee » March 3rd 2018, 12:29pm

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Re: Why Watch Guys Are Often Car Guys, Too

Postby artman » March 3rd 2018, 4:55pm

I'm a watch, car, travel, museum, train, movie, music, wife, kid, tech and comic book guy. Not necessarily in that order.
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Re: Why Watch Guys Are Often Car Guys, Too

Postby Hawk » March 3rd 2018, 6:39pm

TemerityB wrote:I'm a huge watch guy, and I really do love to drive like crazy, but I'm an oddball - I really don't give a rat's ass what I drive. I bought a new car just this week, and I picked the base model because it was less expensive and I really don't care; I let my wife pick the color. I like a few good safety features more than the sportiness factor or style. Just give me something that runs.


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