I posted this question about Rolex watches.
Manny, I beg to differ. The General Answer to my question was not “because people want one”. That General Answer goes to a different question which I did not ask, to wit “Why do retailers sell Rolex watches?”, or possibly “Why does the Rolex Company manufacture so many Rolex watches?” I didn’t ask those questions. I asked what the advantage of owning a Rolex was. I was hoping for some enlightenment as to the care and craftsmanship that goes into creating these watches, the selection of materials that go into them…in short general information. What’s more, as I pointed out, the time is long past when only expensive=accurate wrt watches. This being the case I felt it was a topic worthy of elaboration. There are very few articles of commerce about which the same claim could be made. Certainly not cars or houses, for example, where “expensive” usually does mean “better” and vice versa.
You could’ve moved my thread if you didn’t think it belonged in GQ but I don’t think it should have been closed.