I accept your reasoning without reservation. My point is this. This is a forum populated by people who like and collect, sometimes excessively, wrist watches. I, as you, collect watches to wear on my wrist. My choices may be different to yours for many and varied reasons, however, they are equally valid within the bounds of this forum if not within the accepted aims or horology. This does not devalue my choices as it does not elevate your own, I admire your knowledge and desire, to garner the quality end of our mutual interest, but just as I would not describe someone who would not touch anything below £5000 as a watch snob, then I would not be expected to be derided as someone who collects crap, however semi accurate that may be. We are all posting on this forum expressing interest and opinion and to that end I grant you that your opinion may well be valid. However, comments like those highlighted in my post, rankle with those of my own interest. I do have 3, 1960's manual wind watches that I admire from an horology perspective but do not wear, I do not like the size nor am I enamoured by the look. They were purchased for the interest. I own around 70 watches, many are quartz, some of better quality than others, some automatic the rest quartz, but all with an interest for me. I own 3 Timex watches which some years ago would have been laughed at but in my humble opinion, are interesting and attractive watches.
My intention in the reply was not to enter into a validity debate just a comment on phraseology sometimes appearing derisory and that there is room in the world and indeed this forum for watch enthusiasts of all types..