Why are you trying to fix, that which is not broken.
Unless there is some compelling software reason this thread should become a forum, let it be.
I don't think we should cater to the lowest common denominator by having a FAQ, because not only will it stifle the thread somewhat, there is no universally correct answer when it comes to watches.
By stifle I mean that instead of people posting answers which often leads to interesting side-conversations, dicks will just say HEY YOU READ THE FAQ... and I don't think that is good.
This however, is good, plenty good. Don't break it.
The FAQ will be helpful for a lot of people. I don't want to fix what is not broken, but I am trying to make things more welcoming to new users, many for whom Styleforum mega threads are extremely intimidating. The number one complaint I get from new users, and I get a ton of new user feedback, both in the form of PMs and emails. is that these megathreads are really intimidating, and that they'd like to take part in the discussion, but don't know where it start.
A forum and a thread only survives and thrives if there is new blood. Having a FAQ allows new users to acquaint themselves with the subject and with the culture of a place before jumping into an ongoing conversation, without adversely affecting the user experience for our core members (you guys). A new subforum would be great for new users, but might disrupt the chemistry the group. For me, a good FAQ addresses the disconnect between the experience of new users and that of core members without disrupting the experience of long term members who have been engaged in the community and this particular discussion for years (and for Greg and some others, a decade).
This, and I was sick of having to explain to people at google why we should not be dinged, either by adsense or by their search engines. "Appreciation" is just so much easier to deal with.