AlbertaTime wrote:I think the only standard where folks here get snobby at all is the standard of "truth", which is to say that watches ought to be honestly labelled and described.
There's a couple of brands that either don't really meet that test, and folks here will say so.
In the time I've been at WL, I've seen examples of every kind of watch on earth posted. The only individual standard I'm aware of is: If you
like it, wear it. Stand up, don't be a lemming. Immerse and educate yourself in your hobby. If you want to hang out at WL, be secure enough to speak freely and get your shoes squeezed a little bit, it's the fun and unique character of the joint, however, don't confuse the same with snobbery. If it's approval you seek, call yo momma.
Until I started hanging out here, I looked down on despised Chinese watches; thanks to what I've learned here, I'm considering a couple for my collection and have come to appreciate China's history of watchmaking while maintaining my vehement disdain for their utter disregard for intellectual property.
The most important thing we bring to WL is ourselves and in doing so, there is much to be taken.