You might be an addict if....
In the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy here is: "You might be a watch addict if..." Enjoy!
If you get excited at a flea market because you find a beat up Timex from the 1960's, you might have a watch addiction. If your watches oil is changed more often than your car's.... If you know the difference between an Electric watch and a Quartz watch... If you shop more often for a watch to wear once or twice a year than clothes to wear everyday...If you strain your eyes to see what type of watch a celebrity is wearing, you might be an addict.
If you mail more ticking packages than the una-bomber, you might have a problem.
If you would rather wear a 90 year old watch that could stop at any minute (and sometimes does) rather than a modern timepiece...If your idea of a good time is meeting perfect strangers from craigslist in a dark ally with plastic baggies full of old watches and pockets full of cash, you might have a problem.
If you can name more than 5 Swiss watchmakers, you might have a problem. I got up to about 45 makers in a couple minutes...alphabetically.
If you have more watches that "could run" than watches that do run...
And finally, if you count by the shoebox full, instead of watches, you definitely have a problem!
I don't know about you, but I think I might have a problem.
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