Who’s annoyed by the luxury watch bros!?

Really? I have become disillusioned with this forum. I know it’s a place for all types of watches and collectors, but every top post is starting to seem like just a bunch of well-to-do folks are making posts asking about “which Omega should I buy,” or “Rolex ad called, should I buy the GMT Master?” It’s a bit exhaustive. There needs to be a distinct section of the forum for folks who can’t afford a $1,000+ watch. Poor people like collecting watches too. It seems like the folks with the most expensive watches get the most engagement and I think it deters normal people from posting.

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I disagree. WatchCrunch is full of people with varied tastes in styles and brands. I check the forum every day, and I can say with total confidence that it is not overrun with high-end-first hobbyists. I respect where you’re coming from, but interest/appreciation for watches is for anyone- just as you said! Don’t let the presence of expensive watches taint your enjoyment.

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You obviously have not seen my many posts of mostly bottom tier goodness.

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I came to watch crunch because there is a variety of watch collectors and enthusiast. High end watch content is popular as it is what most watch enthusiast aspire to obtain. Don’t devalue yourself by saying you are “poor” it’s a bad frame of mind. Set goals and if they are important enough to you, do everything in your power to achieve them. Just my humble opinion

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This forum is VERY algorithm driven. Follow those that talk about what you want to talk about. Unfollow subjects that you're not interested in. Use the 'Following' feed instead of 'Top' or 'Latest'.

You're not going to change thousands of Crunchers habits, tastes, & behaviors.

If you leave the forum, other forums will eventually fall to the fate you dislike; if they haven't already.

Rolex, Omega, etc. kind of dominate the discussions because they've earned it over long decades of excellence & marketing prowess.

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That's funny-I find that, although it has a lot of newbies who are unfamiliar with forums and watches in general, that it is a welcoming place with room for everyone. It's not about you,it's about us, warts and all.

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Maybe it's just that the luxury watch owners have enough leisure to spend a lot of time on WC...

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Vs. coming in hot and isolating those that may enjoy what you perceive as more expensive watches, perhaps switch feeds to latest? The most engaging posts are at the top with a wide variety of "fan boys." The beauty of WC is there is equal passion for $10K watches and $100 watches. There are an equal amount of folks with similar insecurities that may be sick of homages/knock offs. Put that aside and just enjoy the watches, regardless of price point and let people enjoy things.

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Most of my collection is Casio and Seiko and I'm very verbose...

Probably too much so in fact 😂

Just don't read/engage with the Rolex stuff. Problem solved - easy peasy lemon squeezy! 😎

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I'm newer to this forum, but I have actually found it so far to be very diverse. Crunchers that are into micro brands, vintage, quirky, high-end luxury and even homages to those same high end pieces (as is in your profile name). I love seeing and reading about all of them even though I don't fall into all those categories for my personal tastes or collection. If it truly bothers you, like @UnholiestJedi stated, block posts you don't want and follow only ones of particular interest to you if that'll make you enjoy it more.

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I came to watch crunch because there is a variety of watch collectors and enthusiast. High end watch content is popular as it is what most watch enthusiast aspire to obtain. Don’t devalue yourself by saying you are “poor” it’s a bad frame of mind. Set goals and if they are important enough to you, do everything in your power to achieve them. Just my humble opinion

Absolutely fantastic response. Excellent points, all very true!