Jacket addiction: A very serious health issue

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Fanch, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    I recently saw this ad on the Timezone Forum for a wonder drug, Wisatrin, presumably approved by the FDA to combat watch addiction. Since watch and jacket addictions are likely located on the same area of the brain, I thought perhaps Wisatrin might also be effective for jacket addiction as well. Comments anyone? I would be particularly interested in hearing from PAWINEGUY since, as I recall, he is married to someone very knowledgeable about pharmaceuticals.

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  2. Peacoat

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    Why would we want to take this drug? It might cure the addiction and that would be worse than the addiction itself! Be careful what you wish for.
     
  3. RJR

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    I have been interested in watches over the years.People with an "addiction" are referred to as WISs(watch idiot savant).I suspect this may be roughly analogous to our TAR & WAR.
     
  4. Fanch

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    I also saw this diagram on Tz detailing the anatomy of purchases from various watch manufacturers and wonder how this might relate to jacket manufacturers?

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  5. Sloan1874

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    Yes, I can sympathise with this completely. I've deliberately stayed away from watches, because I think it could be injurious in a way that a jacket habit can't even start to be. I have long harboured the desire for a Panerai, but the prices, ay yi yi.
    I wasn't aware there was much interest in lighters - but then I don't smoke, so that would explain it. Anyway, back to mulling my ANJ-4 fixation...
     
  6. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

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    The ANJ4! Just buy it :) It is probably about a 1/10 of the price of the Panerai, Omega or Rolex you crave!
     
  7. pawineguy

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    So I had my wife take a look, although her current focus is endocrinology... she posits that the watches or leather are stimulating the nucleus accumbens, triggering the release of dopamine, much like other addictions, whether they be sexual, food based, etc... she recommends treating with more conventional therapies such as Wellbutrin, as Wisatrin was rushed to market under the "orphan drug" program. (there were currently no effective treatments to Watch Addiction) Follow up studies suggest serious side effects including, but not limited to "hobby transference", in which the user simply finds another shiny trinket to obsess over, or "divorce", where the cured addict fills their new time void by spending more time with their spouse, who had forgotten why they tolerated the hobby in the first place.
     
  8. ButteMT61

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    I went through a 12-step watch program. It's bad. Worse than jackets, and more expensive, believe it or not.
    Had to step away. Glad I did, but I do get an itch now and then...
     
  9. ButteMT61

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    See, now you've gone and ruined all the fun :rofl:
     
  10. ingineer

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    Very funny, i enjoyed the laugh
    i only have my thrift store leathers but have given up the timepiece addiction, well almost
    Too much money, even making them, and sight is not as good
    A gratuitous post, no one has ever noticed any of my watches
    but always a compliment on a vintage sports jacket
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  11. Sloan1874

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    Found this post on a watch collecting site. I can safely say that, unless my financial situation changes massively, I will never post a similar one:
    "This one will be the second Rolex purchase in 2 weeks." :D
     
  12. Fanch

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    Thanks Chris; I had no doubt you would provide serious, erudite input to this discussion but couldn't have done it without secondary input from your better half. Craig, I strongly advise that you seriously consider a Paneraii Radiomir 1940 automatic in the 42mm size, as the 45mm and especially the 47mm versions would be too big for your physique. I was all set by buy a 42mm 1940 to wrap around my skinny 6.75" wrist but was able to resist the impulse after a combination of Wisatrin and intense psychotherapy (but barely). Also consider that it is much easier to hide another watch addition than another jacket from your significant other or better half. :D
     
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  14. Stand By

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    I hardly even dare to ask this question for risk of what may entail as a result … but … does the TFL have a watch section ??? It must - somewhere.
    There. I said it. Someone now show me … Bring it on. I can just look … right?
     
  15. Fanch

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    Lol'd. At the Lost World (because it's true) and the Johnson bits especially.
     
  17. Stand By

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    Found a watch thread on Page 2, thanks Fanch. And … Ohhhhh!!! :)

    So in an example of a 1942 Elgin Type A-11 wrist watch on eBay, what is meant be a "Hack set feature"?
    And I can see this as being very addictive. Approach With Caution should be attached to the title of this thread! Love it. Something new and fine to appreciate.
     
  18. ButteMT61

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    Stay away from WUS. Seriously. Your marriages and mortgages depend on that.
     
  19. ingineer

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  20. ingineer

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    If this was real you could almost trade it in for a house
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