If we take a poll,many watch collectors would say they are into watches NOT because it's a chance for them to show others how well-to-do they are or how sophisticated their tastes can be. Most collectors love watches for what they are..an intricate product that carries an aesthetic value while keeping us informed of the time with just a quick glance.
Maybe it's also because there are just so many watches out of reach to collectors due to rarity or price. In fact,i reckon this could really be THE reason why we are into watches. Ok..maybe it's just me. If all watches were to cost only $1 n models won't run out of stock/production,i doubt i'll still be as passionate about watches. I know this will never happen but imagine being able to get an IWC or a Tag or an Omega for just $1..maybe i'll buy plenty at the start but when i start seeing little kids at the playground with their Patek Philippe n Rolex watches,i don't even want to display my watches proudly at home anymore,not to mention telling people i'm into watches.
So i guess the skeleton is outta the closet..i'm not a true watch lover!! Ok..u may throw the eggs now..just try not to hit my eye 'cos i still like reading.