So, this is just an observation, but...
(Please note, that i'm only using Omega AND Rolex as a comparison to describe the situation because it is a very good example).
Been reading alot of Omega vs Rolex and various other comparison articles on the Net, and it has come to my attention that there is a huge proportion of individuals choosing Rolex or another brand over Omega BECAUSE (not entirely the reason, only partially) apparently Omega is more mass produced thus less exclusive. With more and more individuals asking for opinions like, Sub or PO, Pam or Sub, Chrono or no Chrono?
Now it has come to my attention, and i will use Rolex as an example AGAIN, but on the public streets, for every Omega i see, i've already seen 10 - 20 Rolex's, and occasionally Breitlings, Pams etc
So it begs multiple questions in my head, where is all this information about Omega being mass produced and less exclusive coming from?
But more importantly, would you pick/buy a watch or be influenced by a brands status, not necessarily Omega, and if so, why? Do you actually like it?
I've learned since the first day of collecting, 'wear what you like', but have we gotten into a stage where we wear what others like, to impress people we don't like, and to waste money we don't have?
Please don't flame me , but i know that it's inevitable.