Hi all. I'm new to this forum and just got an Orient Blue Mako that I like a lot.
I have a question for you veterans: Without getting into the question of subjective dollar value, what i'm curious to know is Which mid price watch (e.g. under $650-700 retail discounted price) do you believe to be so well built, designed, and finished that even an expert would easily think it fully comparable to a multi thousand dollar high end watch if no logo were displayed?
I'm not denying that top brands have cachet, reputation, collectability etc. But if this mid priced watch were unknown and suddenly turned out to have been made by a top, top brand, everyone would just nod their heads and go, "Yes, I thought it was one of theirs" because there was nothing about the physical watch itself that gave away its plebeian origins.