I can handle it dude. Plenty of my mates are wankers. It’s no big deal. I’m probably one myself.I like you Galaga. I also liked the first version of this post better when you said that you were going to wait until you're retired to purchase your first Rolex. I was going to tell you not to wait, to go buy one right now, and then tell you the super-secret reason why, but you had to call me an Australian derogative again and ruin it.
For someone who preaches watch integrity and not caring about what others think you really spend a lot of time caring about what other people think. If I walk around thinking I'm Mr. Successful when I have a Daytona on my wrist, why do you care? What, the stray thoughts in my head affect you somehow? It's not the Men Of Rolex and their behavior that should concern you, it's Rolex themselves and their marketing strategies. They are the #1 luxury brand in the world for a reason- they spend billions of dollars over decades perpetuating the stereotype you seem to detest.
If you don't like the pressure, if you don't like the stigma, stick with your Seiko's and Omega and be happy. There is no shame in that. It takes strength to be a Rolex owner, you're going to get snide comments and unwanted attention. People are going to look at your watch and think you are a certain type of person. Trust me, if you can't handle someone benign like me telling you how it is in a discussion forum, you're not going to be able to handle the unwashed masses on the streets and in the grocery stores and in the shopping malls and in the subways you're going to encounter every day. Man up. There is no safe space when you wear a status symbol on your wrist.