I know that this is an old thread but I just came across it.  To add to your remark, I got into the whole fine watch scene years ago and spent a lot of time and money buying 5 thousand dollar watches.  No matter how much money I spent, nobody would ever care less what I was wearing.  nor did they even know I was wearing an expensive watch.  The only people who would know is someone else who was into fine watches.  And not just someone who wore a Rolex, that wasn't...