Are the problems in the watch industry by design?

Many watch collectors and fanatics feel discouraged about different aspects of the contemporary watch culture and community. There’s the enthusiast who prefers forums over Instagram, the fanatic with nostalgia for the “glory days”, the collector who loathes the secondary market bubble and bundle buying from authorized dealers. There’s always something, and oftentimes, it’s not limited to a single thing. There’s a lot of overlap – these sentiments bleed into one another for many collectors.

I’ve long thought about why we find ourselves in such a predicament. Why aren’t brands listening or responding? Is there a root cause to all of this? More here.

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