I think a lot of what they say is what someone who isn't a WIS would say...
Oct 17, 2020,15:08 PM
You dismiss quartz as “not luxury” TRUE Although the luxury part could be the design, diamonds, etc.
You turn your nose up at ‘workhorse’ movements MOSTLY TRUE...but tool watches get broad exception.
Getting hung up on “Swiss Made" NOT TRUE There is a huge love of Japanese, English, French, German, etc. watches.
You only like watches based on their resale value NOT TRUE Sure, there are collectors that are all about the ROI, but I think most people here love watches for what they are.
Rolex is not a horology-driven brand ??? Not even sure what the point is here. Rolex makes really good watches.
You call digital and smart watches 'wrist computers' NOT TRUE I've never heard anyone say that. 'Watch' is a generic term for something that tell time (among other things) that is worn on the wrist. I don't call my cell phone a pocket computer.
You impose your taste and preferences on other collectors NOT TRUE First, their is a huge difference between being a WIS and being a collector. I don't have the money to collect what I like. My friend (who does have the money) will consult with me on his purchases and I give him my opinion. But in the end I tell him to buy what he loves...it's his money.
Women can't be true enthusiasts FALSE This is duh no-brainer. One of my best friends of 25 years is a huge enthusiast and has one of the most beautiful Blancpains I've ever seen. One of the reasons she's my friend : )
I think I am as enthusiastic a watch lover as anyone, but I don't think my opinions make me a snob in any way...