No, since enjoying watches I have always tried to gradually (IMO) improve my collection. I have Omegas' and think that they produce quality watches and movements, with my daily wearer being a SMP. I have however always fancied a Rolex Submariner (no date) and tried out a mate's (ceramic bezel) one. Sat nice, and knew right away the watch was to my taste. Personally there are several brands, AP and Hublot to name a couple that do nothing for me, so it is merely down to taste and picking a watch that I like. In the future will be inherited by my son.
To be honest my Omega Speedmaster Mk2 Rio attracts more attention than my Rolex, and re your question I have no real interest in what others think.
So a question for you, have you ever felt like buying a cheaper watch so that you can tell other people that their paying to much for their watches?
Did you know that Rolex just put their prices up so hopefully my watch has went up a little...…..