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...


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Article: "8 signs you’re becoming a watch snob"

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 17th, 2020-13:25
Could be a fun article worthy of a discussion? 😉 timeandtidewatches.com

I’m completely guilty of the watch snob sign

 
 By: Brandon Skinner : October 17th, 2020-13:49
...calling Apple and smart watches “Wrist Computers”. As a watch lover, I can’t understand how anyone like us who are crazy about the hobby, would want something buzzing on their wrist all day (that wasn’t made by JLC and the other great alarm makers). I ... 

I'm with you on this one...😉 [nt]

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 17th, 2020-13:52

I agree

 
 By: Tiggermelad : October 18th, 2020-01:38
I have a desktop computer which incidentally tells the time, but no-one ever called it a clock.

If you really hate your phone, I say you ought to try the Apple Watch

 
 By: PoyFR : October 18th, 2020-04:50
I own one, it is to me the best purchase I made following owning an iPhone. Being so dependent to tunes, searching my phone everywhere, fetching for it, searching all my pockets when not running for it just to answer a moment unwanted call or message. Wit... 

How so? [nt]

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 17th, 2020-13:52

I think a lot of what they say is what someone who isn't a WIS would say...

 
 By: mdg : October 17th, 2020-15:08
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 hug... 

Interesting! [nt]

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 17th, 2020-13:57

Four times a snob? 😂 [nt]

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 17th, 2020-15:15

I see a big thing wrong with this article...

 
 By: patrick_y : October 17th, 2020-14:42
" Rolex boasts that it takes a year to actually make one of their watches, which may seem like a false narrative based on the fact they produce a million watches per year." is stated in the article. That's just wrong. A Rolex Account Executive told me tha... 

But humorous articles get clicks and advertising revenue! People like to send exaggerated and obnoxious articles that are memorable and funny to friends!

 
 By: patrick_y : October 21st, 2020-09:48
From a business perspective, these articles that have relatively little value are often written periodically. A technical article would probably not be read nor circulated very much, yet takes more expertise to write.

Very sad but true [nt]

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 21st, 2020-09:55

And we used to have so many technical articles on WatchProSite. I miss those. So very informative!

 
 By: patrick_y : October 21st, 2020-09:59
I often dig up old posts with great macro photographs just to re-educate myself!

Very sad indeed. [nt]

 
 By: Reuven Malter : October 21st, 2020-13:22

A discussion?

 
 By: Weems@8 : October 17th, 2020-16:01
I can put myself as an individual guy. Do my things my way. Keen on Swiss made, this have nothing to do i would reject German or Japanese watches. The Swiss have the infrastructure to run a healthy watch industry. Even Ming let produce his watches in Swit... 

A watch snob goes against the mainstream:

 
 By: dte2 : October 17th, 2020-19:17
Hates the date window, wishes everything was ~38mm instead of >40mm, and compares everything to GS/JLC/ALS.

Back when I was even poorer . . .

 
 By: Dr No : October 17th, 2020-20:41
. . . than I am today, I was a watch snob.

I'm not a snob about anything really

 
 By: Uncle Chico : October 18th, 2020-01:47
I just feel fortunate to learn how to appreciate what interests me whether it be watches, music, art, or anything else that I'm fortunate enough to discover. Don't look down, look up.

Watch lovers nine signs was more fun

 
 By: Rapwatch : October 18th, 2020-05:29
Remember this: velociphilewatch.blogspot.com

It’s an issue of marketing

 
 By: jmpTT : October 18th, 2020-08:40
I’ve been a watch snob, sure. It’s natural to hold some of these beliefs at some point, since these viewpoints will originate from the industry’s own marketing. Through marketing, you’ll discover the brands and the heritage and the prestige well before yo... 

WPS’ers are the least snobby of the forums that have participants...

 
 By: Jim14 : October 18th, 2020-18:57
That is why I am here. The commitment to no discussions around prices is the beginning of what makes this place great. I am like everyone here and have had biases like the ones mentioned in the article, but I strive to be more egalitarian and this forum e... 

That was an enjoyable read. I would have added one further point

 
 By: Age_of_Surfaces : October 18th, 2020-21:21
Some high-end Swiss brands are largely responsible for cultivating snobbery by themselves being aloof, remote and inaccessible. By this I'm not referring to the price of their products or the way they are distributed, but by their emphasis on heritage and...