How to blag a posh car… with a watch
Some look at the shoes. But any supercar dealer worth their walnut trim will be more interested in what’s on your wrist
Posted: 31 Oct 2013
Afterwards, we canvass opinions from a variety of showroom staff from around the country. They all ask to stay off the record, but there is a clear consensus. One: these days anyone could be rich, especially in central London. As long as you're not clearly deranged, you're worth taking seriously. Two: the fact I knew about the cars was key. It's rare that someone who knows nothing about a car will actually buy one.
And the watch? Was this just a complete waste of time? Not entirely. As one pointed out: "You had the knowledge, and you looked good. The watch is part of that package, but it's an important part." Interestingly, most were able to identify the price and age of our Navitimer immediately. Professionals who deal with supercars definitely know their timepieces: after showing it off, we were proudly shown, among others, a diamond-set TAG Heuer Aquaracer and Rolex Submariner.