I actually think that snobbery works both ways Bob....BobMunro wrote:Anyone who pays more than say £100 for a watch is considered by most to be a very strange animal! I say that knowing it applies to pretty much everyone who reads this post, and certainly to the person writing it!
There is, if we are brave enough to admit it, a certain snobbery when it comes to brands and that applies to watches as much as anything else. It seems somewhat perverse in saying this, although I believe it to be true in many cases, but CW may very well be perceived not as too affordable but too cheap - you can hear the whisper 'yes but there must be a catch, I would rather pay more because there is more perceived value and recognition in other brands.
We all know there isn't a catch and that CW offers quality way above its price point - but we the readers of this forum and buyers of CW watches are in a tiny minority of WIS.
The moral of this story - CW needs to increase prices so they are not perceived as cheap imitators of swiss horology!
I've seen guys get lambasted for buying a certain brand and get the " but you could have got a CW for a fraction of the price" quote.
I know what you mean mate, and this is going off on a tangent from the original post.
I know it's a cliche, but value is relative and if the buyer thinks he's got value for his money who is anyone to say otherwise
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