In his New York Times bestseller The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pick-up Artists, Neil Strauss discusses the concept of peacocking. Peacocking is a method by which a person uses his or her clothing or accessories to stand out and grab people’s attention. Some ways in which one can do so is with a funky colored shirt, a unique piercing or a sweet watch.
Not too long ago, one of my best buddies, who is a big watch guy and has owned several really nice timepieces, started wearing a rectangular three-timezone Jacob & Co. watch with all sorts of bright colors on the dial. It definitely caught my eye, and I am sure it grabbed the attention of many others as well. I started laughing once I saw it and asked him what was with the funky new watch. His response was, “I’m peacocking, Chaunce (Chaunce being a nickname he and I use for one another, originating from an entirely different story).”
Apparently the peacocking did not stop there, as he is now wearing a Graham Chronofighter R.A.C, a hot piece that is powered by a column-wheel chronograph movement. As you can see, the chronograph is activated by a trigger on the left-hand side of the watch. It is a very unique watch and certainly stands out; he gets comments on it all the time.
What my friend has shown me firsthand is that watches can really be conversational items. There are, without a doubt, many conversational pieces within Breitling’s extensive line. For instance, it is tough to miss a diamond Super Avenger when a guy is rocking it on his wrist. I also think it is awesome when a woman is wearing a larger, sportier watch with a unique dial color, such as a Chrono Cockpit with a turquoise dial.
The ability to peacock with a watch is one of the many reasons why the watch world is so great. Which Breitling, or any watch for that matter, would you consider your favorite standout, conversational or peacocking piece?