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Cryptshirehathaway

Tyme Watcher
Joined
Dec 11, 2020
Messages
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It's wonderful to meet someone who puts the crypt in "Cryptshire." (Soooo, using my somewhat stodgy-but-occasionally-useful understanding of Old English -- or "Auld Angleash," for those of you whose queen wears lead-based makeup -- you're Hathaway, of Crypt Shire {or Crypt Castle}; or, it's possible that you might be the Shire's Reeve, but since "Reeve" doesn't appear in your title, you are almost certainly THE Castle's Head Dude...but I digress.)

ANYWAY, welcome to WIT, the internet's finest-yet-really-laid-back watch forum!! As you noted, some of the dialog here hits the funny bone from time to time, but it's all in good fun. Many of us here have experienced some not-so-hot times at "other" sites, where there are always deep-flowing and long-lasting agendas that are easy to trip over and get you in trouble. WIT does not operate in that manner; each of us respects each other, and, of equal importance, IMHO, each of us respects each others' watch selections. In other words, there are no "in" or "out" brands here; if one of us doesn't care for a watch that you may love, the vast majority of the time, that person will stick to grandma's old maxim to "say something nice or say nothing at all." Or they'll just tell you why they don't care for that item based on experience, as opposed to their simply hating this or that brand. Again, it all just comes down to mutual respect.

Likewise, there are no cliques or 'sub-groups' here; just as it is with a given watch brand, there are no "in" or "out" members at WIT. Trust me; I've been in some of these goofball sites, and it's amazing what they'll pull on their members. (It's like North Korea sometimes!) I even have my very own stalker who owns one of those "other sites." And that's 'nough said about the snotnose brigade...they're all full of :poop:, anyway.

Bottom line: we are ALL very glad you've chosen to be here with us! Pull up a deck chair or chaise lounger. Grab a towel & an umbrella drink. And stretch out at poolside to enjoy all those lovely timepieces on the various and sundry wrists about town! Or just dive in and start typing! And, again, welcome home to Watchintyme! :wink:
Thank you for a thorough welcome! I have been under the weather for almost 2 weeks and am just getting back to my normal self and decided to check in. The amount of welcome notifications was pretty impressive. You all come out to support! It’s a pleasure making you all’s acquaintance. Going through each welcome at the moment and dropping “likes”. Oh yeah, the Crypt is in reference to cryptocurrency. It’s been a thing of interest for some time now.
 

misterjingles

Tyme Twister
Joined
Sep 3, 2015
Messages
7,701
Thank you for a thorough welcome! I have been under the weather for almost 2 weeks and am just getting back to my normal self and decided to check in. The amount of welcome notifications was pretty impressive. You all come out to support! It’s a pleasure making you all’s acquaintance. Going through each welcome at the moment and dropping “likes”. Oh yeah, the Crypt is in reference to cryptocurrency. It’s been a thing of interest for some time now.
Here's hoping you're now firmly on the mend, as they say. It's very pleasing to hear that you've enjoyed your greetings here at WIT. We genuinely mean every word of every greeting, be it a couple of words and an emoji, or a treatise, which comes very close to describing my scratchings, I guess. At any rate, please DO keep on having a look around the premises, and, should it suit your fancy, reply as desired. You will find that my description of this site is pretty much spot on! So again, wilkomen, bienvenu welcome to Watchintyme!!
 

Cryptshirehathaway

Tyme Watcher
Joined
Dec 11, 2020
Messages
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Here's hoping you're now firmly on the mend, as they say. It's very pleasing to hear that you've enjoyed your greetings here at WIT. We genuinely mean every word of every greeting, be it a couple of words and an emoji, or a treatise, which comes very close to describing my scratchings, I guess. At any rate, please DO keep on having a look around the premises, and, should it suit your fancy, reply as desired. You will find that my description of this site is pretty much spot on! So again, wilkomen, bienvenu welcome to Watchintyme!!
Thank you! I will be checking in regularly.
 

mcemt

Tyme Machine
Founding Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2014
Messages
1,115
Welcome to the Forum. Glad to have you aboard!
:up:
 

2manywatches

Tyme Machine
Joined
Jul 23, 2019
Messages
1,775
A pox upon me for my late greetings! WELCOME!!!!

Yes, this is one of the few (only?!) forums that doesn't tend to go foaming at the mouth about the big I brand, or, about any brand, for that matter. High end stuff is presented with grace and zero snobbery and all brands are welcomed. Wonderful people here.

Invicta is where I started, and then a lot of watch snobbery at another place got me thinking I should hate my watches, LOL, so I wandered about in the brand desert, at first finding some great stuff, then eventually overspending on other stuff that was "respected" by others but not loved by me. I almost quit the hobby entirely.

I eventually left there, tired of the bashing, and told myself an Invicta purchase would no doubt reinvigorate my lost watch love and, chasing a deal on one, I found this oasis.

I did get reinvigorated, in no small part due to the honest and genuine enthusiasm for watches here, which rekindled my passion -- to the tune of adding about a hundred watches since joining, YIKES!!!

But, my collection is far better off for it, and I now confidently buy what I love, so that I love what I buy.

Enjoy this place. It's a rare treasure.
 

Cryptshirehathaway

Tyme Watcher
Joined
Dec 11, 2020
Messages
34
A pox upon me for my late greetings! WELCOME!!!!

Yes, this is one of the few (only?!) forums that doesn't tend to go foaming at the mouth about the big I brand, or, about any brand, for that matter. High end stuff is presented with grace and zero snobbery and all brands are welcomed. Wonderful people here.

Invicta is where I started, and then a lot of watch snobbery at another place got me thinking I should hate my watches, LOL, so I wandered about in the brand desert, at first finding some great stuff, then eventually overspending on other stuff that was "respected" by others but not loved by me. I almost quit the hobby entirely.

I eventually left there, tired of the bashing, and told myself an Invicta purchase would no doubt reinvigorate my lost watch love and, chasing a deal on one, I found this oasis.

I did get reinvigorated, in no small part due to the honest and genuine enthusiasm for watches here, which rekindled my passion -- to the tune of adding about a hundred watches since joining, YIKES!!!

But, my collection is far better off for it, and I now confidently buy what I love, so that I love what I buy.

Enjoy this place. It's a rare treasure.
Thank you 2manywatches! That was an inspiring story and quite relatable on my part. I have never belonged to a watch forum, but looked in on many discussions and found myself questioning my purchases and wondering where the true value lies. I learned the same as you. It’s all about one’s own perspective. This is why I feel Invicta is such a dynamic brand, because they “push the envelope” on style, size, features, colors, and palates. They don’t leave anyone out. Thus, I pride myself on my choices and wear all of my watches confidently. I look forward to funding a collection as vast as yours! This space definitely fees like home. Thank you again for the warm welcome and sharing your story! 🥂
 

2manywatches

Tyme Machine
Joined
Jul 23, 2019
Messages
1,775
Thank you 2manywatches! That was an inspiring story and quite relatable on my part. I have never belonged to a watch forum, but looked in on many discussions and found myself questioning my purchases and wondering where the true value lies. I learned the same as you. It’s all about one’s own perspective. This is why I feel Invicta is such a dynamic brand, because they “push the envelope” on style, size, features, colors, and palates. They don’t leave anyone out. Thus, I pride myself on my choices and wear all of my watches confidently. I look forward to funding a collection as vast as yours! This space definitely fees like home. Thank you again for the warm welcome and sharing your story! 🥂
Thanks, Cryptshire! (great handle, by the way!)

Yup, for me, I knew nothing when I started, and it was unfortunate that my first dive into a forum resulted in so much misinformation and, frankly, a rather ugly and negative view of watch collecting, just based on pointless rudeness to new members, and valuing people in relation to a watch brand, as judged by a rather unsavory group of people, evidencing the least credibility to judge another person by their wrist wear. As I say, it kind of drummed the watch love out of me.

You echo my sentiment exactly! Where is the true value found. That eventually got me into the world of watch specs, and learning all I could about why people think a certain watch build is superior to another, and in what ways it really is, or is not, plus how much is brand brag versus the real life experience of what is on your wrist, how the watch performs, and, of course, how much you love it, and why.

So, yes, I branched out to become a fan of many brands, and tried to become savvy to what is valued and why and have even embraced some absolutely overpriced brand buys, simply because of the heritage they bring to my little family of watches. That amuses me, because Invicta gets hammered for the MSRP/overpriced hate, yet, I gladly will overpay for a watch that doesn't do more than my Invicta, but has a different brand on it, which brings its own story that I value beyond the specs.

Learning brand stories pulled me back into important brands and watches that I've added over the years, as I've become a fan of the whole history of watches, in general. I find it fascinating that we didn't even used to worry about exact time, not that long ago, in the scheme of things, so the interaction of time keeping, in human history, is a compelling story, as are the many incredible brand histories, some which started as a fluke, some born from failure, some born from love, etc.

But, no matter where I've wandered, Invicta still has sway, as a kind of alma mater brand, haha, without which I'd never have even gotten into watches, from a collecting perspective. Models continue to catch my eye, and I add them with joy now, rather than some odd sense of being shamed by a high table of self-appointed watch gods.

It's turned out to not only be a fun hobby, but has carried me through tough times and, not to sound too sappy, but it has been a positive touch stone of sorts, through more than a few struggles.

I'm so glad you found this spot, as it certainly is a great place to be and good folks such as you just add to the community.

And, yup, I'm glad to have returned to picking up some good 'ole Victers. They remind me why I fell in love with the hobby of watches in the first place, and, as you say, so well, let us wear what we love, with confidence!

:applaud: :up: :applaud:
 

Cryptshirehathaway

Tyme Watcher
Joined
Dec 11, 2020
Messages
34
Thanks, Cryptshire! (great handle, by the way!)

Yup, for me, I knew nothing when I started, and it was unfortunate that my first dive into a forum resulted in so much misinformation and, frankly, a rather ugly and negative view of watch collecting, just based on pointless rudeness to new members, and valuing people in relation to a watch brand, as judged by a rather unsavory group of people, evidencing the least credibility to judge another person by their wrist wear. As I say, it kind of drummed the watch love out of me.

You echo my sentiment exactly! Where is the true value found. That eventually got me into the world of watch specs, and learning all I could about why people think a certain watch build is superior to another, and in what ways it really is, or is not, plus how much is brand brag versus the real life experience of what is on your wrist, how the watch performs, and, of course, how much you love it, and why.

So, yes, I branched out to become a fan of many brands, and tried to become savvy to what is valued and why and have even embraced some absolutely overpriced brand buys, simply because of the heritage they bring to my little family of watches. That amuses me, because Invicta gets hammered for the MSRP/overpriced hate, yet, I gladly will overpay for a watch that doesn't do more than my Invicta, but has a different brand on it, which brings its own story that I value beyond the specs.

Learning brand stories pulled me back into important brands and watches that I've added over the years, as I've become a fan of the whole history of watches, in general. I find it fascinating that we didn't even used to worry about exact time, not that long ago, in the scheme of things, so the interaction of time keeping, in human history, is a compelling story, as are the many incredible brand histories, some which started as a fluke, some born from failure, some born from love, etc.

But, no matter where I've wandered, Invicta still has sway, as a kind of alma mater brand, haha, without which I'd never have even gotten into watches, from a collecting perspective. Models continue to catch my eye, and I add them with joy now, rather than some odd sense of being shamed by a high table of self-appointed watch gods.

It's turned out to not only be a fun hobby, but has carried me through tough times and, not to sound too sappy, but it has been a positive touch stone of sorts, through more than a few struggles.

I'm so glad you found this spot, as it certainly is a great place to be and good folks such as you just add to the community.

And, yup, I'm glad to have returned to picking up some good 'ole Victers. They remind me why I fell in love with the hobby of watches in the first place, and, as you say, so well, let us wear what we love, with confidence!

:applaud: :up: :applaud:
That was an excellent lesson and self history. It’s good to be in the company of those who garner so much from watch collecting. I often wonder when and why watches became such an interest for me, but I haven’t been successful in pinpointing the moment or the reason. I think one of the reasons is the desire to recreate one’s self over and over and with time, one can actually recreate themselves endlessly. For every watch that excites my senses and becomes the focus of the day, comes a sense of “another me” that I haven’t yet seen or shared with the world. Maybe that is the hidden drive behind watch collecting and watch enthusiasm. Maybe it’s simply a desire for renewed time and a renewed self....
Thanks for the thumbs up on the handle. 😎
 

2manywatches

Tyme Machine
Joined
Jul 23, 2019
Messages
1,775
That was an excellent lesson and self history. It’s good to be in the company of those who garner so much from watch collecting. I often wonder when and why watches became such an interest for me, but I haven’t been successful in pinpointing the moment or the reason. I think one of the reasons is the desire to recreate one’s self over and over and with time, one can actually recreate themselves endlessly. For every watch that excites my senses and becomes the focus of the day, comes a sense of “another me” that I haven’t yet seen or shared with the world. Maybe that is the hidden drive behind watch collecting and watch enthusiasm. Maybe it’s simply a desire for renewed time and a renewed self....
Thanks for the thumbs up on the handle. 😎
Wow, great thoughts there! Quite epic, and I value hearing that aspect of it, as it is not an angle I had appreciated, that sense of how the watch sets the day and the mood and one's view and projection of self.

Funny that, because, "which watch today" is certainly a start point for me, on most days, and, indeed, each piece has its own flavor. But I've never heard it put like that, as you said it. Very compelling, and I'd agree that element is a great motivation that contributes to this passion, and it's likely much of why I wound up with so many, lol.

I remember at another forum, that owning a lot of watches was actually frowned upon -- quite bizarre in a watch enthusiast community, IMHO -- but it's not like a bowl of Cheerios where each "O" is the same, at least not for me. It's not a bunch of watches, a bunch of divers, a bunch of automatics, whatever. Each one has always been its own statement, and so many of them are tied to memories and chapters of my life, and each one has been part of the continuing journey.

What a world, if more people knew the power to recreate ourselves and our reality! I admire your thinking.

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this. A great chat!
 

Cryptshirehathaway

Tyme Watcher
Joined
Dec 11, 2020
Messages
34
Wow, great thoughts there! Quite epic, and I value hearing that aspect of it, as it is not an angle I had appreciated, that sense of how the watch sets the day and the mood and one's view and projection of self.

Funny that, because, "which watch today" is certainly a start point for me, on most days, and, indeed, each piece has its own flavor. But I've never heard it put like that, as you said it. Very compelling, and I'd agree that element is a great motivation that contributes to this passion, and it's likely much of why I wound up with so many, lol.

I remember at another forum, that owning a lot of watches was actually frowned upon -- quite bizarre in a watch enthusiast community, IMHO -- but it's not like a bowl of Cheerios where each "O" is the same, at least not for me. It's not a bunch of watches, a bunch of divers, a bunch of automatics, whatever. Each one has always been its own statement, and so many of them are tied to memories and chapters of my life, and each one has been part of the continuing journey.

What a world, if more people knew the power to recreate ourselves and our reality! I admire your thinking.

Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this. A great chat!
Thank you! Your words are appreciated. I look forward to more in depth watch discussions that transform into life metaphors to closer examine our journeys. It’s been a pleasure engaging in this dialogue. May the fruits of life be plenty!
 
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