OP should simply quit it. The "being looked down upon by “watch snobs” part makes me think he's got far more serious issues to deal with right now than watches.
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Try to remember what drew you to become interested in watches in the first place and focus on that. Sure, there are jerks and snobs on every enthusiast forum (as this thread abundantly makes clear). The key is to focus on why you collect watches and not worry about why others do it or what they think of you.
If the negativity still outshines the spark that brings you here, then it probably is time to go.
Good luck whichever path you choose.
Stowa 1938 | Speedy Pro 311 | Omega SMPc | 66 Omega SM | 65 Omega Cosmic | 54 Omega SM | 72 Speedy Mark II | 69 Tissot T.12 | 70 Tissot Super T.12 | 70 Seiko 6139 | 71 Seiko Yachtman | 77 Seiko Pogue | 70s Seiko Bullhead | 69 Bulova SK | Ventus Mori | Helm Khuraburi
I can't get enough of my Solar Tuna. The next watch I buy better be as good as this Seiko
I'm almost tempted to never get anything but Solar Quartz watches ever again.
“If we could be satisfied with anything, we should have been satisfied long ago.”
Every time I hear someone refer to this as a "hobby" (or worse, "The hobby") I reach for my gun. (Metaphorically speaking; I don't own a gun.) Its not a hobby to just buy watches. Its an interest, perhaps, but they are mostly just jewelry. People who like to buy fashionable or interesting clothes and read fashion blogs don't refer to it as a hobby, they refer to it as "shopping." Buying watches is shopping, too.
Anyway, if OP is still following all this, I don't think owners of expensive watches look down on owners of inexpensive ones (like me) any more than owners of expensive cars look down on me when they see me in my VW Golf. Which is to say, some do, some don't, but its nothing to do with being interested in watches, its just true that some rich people are snobs. So, don't worry about it. Thats my take, anyway.
Definition of ad ininitum… At least I didn't say "ennui," which is exactly what these posts give me, as they seem to crop up more frequently this year than they did last year...
"I think I may make bold to say, that there is neither any other Mechanical or Mathematical thing in the World that is more beautiful or curious in texture than this my watch or Timekeeper for the Longitude..." ~John Harrison F.R.S., 1759
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