Watch collectors also have many nicknames and abbreviations for their watches. usually, those nicknames come from some famous person or events. For example, the Omega Speedmaster was called the lunar watch because in was brought to the moon by astronaut. Omega get the same nickname by sponsoring the movie whose hero was Pierce Brosnan. Now Omega even released Bond limited edition. Beside, Omega has other nicknames in other series of watches. for instance, Omega constellation was known for its old-pattern pan shape, thus getting the nickname “Pie Pan” .
Many watches have their nickname after some prestigious had it. Paul Newman once had a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona and his unique eyesight finally made him choose a black-background and white dial, so this type was called Paul Newman type by maniacs.
Patrizzi’ success also reveals another facts of Rolex-watch collection. Italians severely influenced the collection of watches, particularly Rolex, because about 30 years ago, Italian the also the maniac collectors, so the Rolex Eef.8171 has an Italian nickname-Padellone, a word which means pot just because its shape is big and round with a 38 mm of diameters. What’s more, Ovettone, an egg in Italian, means the bubble back of the watch and Freccione, a big arrow in Italian, stands for Rolex Reference 1665.
Sometimes, occasions that several watches share the same nickname will occur, that may be because we have a limited number of celebrities, just like the Reference 1665 which was named Steve McQueen. Then one of TAG Heuer also have the same nickname.
SEIKO, for another example, has a lot of nicknames, such as Monster, Sumo, warrior and Tuna. Although those nicknames do not come from official, they are closely connected to the. SEIKO rolled out the limited edition of Monster in Thailand. Just like saying goes, “getting a nickname means public accept and love you.”