This thread is not for those who state brand image and how others see it should not matter. There is a place for every point of view in this hobby so we should all enjoy it together. This thread is for those who like to show off a little.
So with that out of the way... At what point and which brand do you feel if you had the money to purchase (with in your current limit or if you saved up for) a particular watch, would be your limit based on where you feel the prestige of the brand is not equal to the cost of the watch?
If the question is confusing, just let me know. A example would be maybe there is a particular brand where one of the watches you would want from it cost about 10k and another brand you might not mind to own (if it was free) where that particular watch is like 20k but would be less noticed, admired, or feel less prestigious than its cost, let alone the watch that would have cost you 10k. Now this can be different for everybody depending on the circles you are around. If you hang around watch people, I am sure that limit goes higher because you know you watch would be known.
Edit: I am adding an example because my thread has gotten confusing.
So for example, my grail was/is my Datejust. But when I thought to myself would I save for a higher priced watch maybe in the $15k range and if it would be worth it for me based on how I would perceive the value of the watch along with how I thought others would perceive it, I could not think of a watch that fit that area. I tried doing a search under some of the brands I would not mind to own like JLC or AL&S but for me the particular watch I would want from such a brand would be a gold complete calendar or better. But that type of watch goes into a price range I would not feel justifies the perceived value for me in particular. And some other complete calendars are on brands I consider less prestigious than my Datejust and would just give me that sense of moving to my limit.
So what is a watch you really like from a certain brand that you would love to own but to buy it just does not seem worth it because you know it would not be considered as valuable to the circles you hang around or perceived as valuable for what you paid in your mind?