I will remember that. But If I am in Africa, and I hear hoof beats, and i think "Zebra", is that so off tangent?
On the other issue, Rolex has a record of catering to niche markets. There were special models for the Canadian Market, 369 Subs for the British market, bombe lug cased watches for the French market, no lume models for the Japanese and Korean market,etc.This is one reason for Rolex's success and dominance as a Global company; it understood the needs of the different markets.
On yet another point, going with the obvious is easy. But progress is not made that way. The World was flat until someone came along and said maybe it is not flat. Today, Einstein's vaunted General Theory is being questioned, as new discoveries are being made at the CERN labs.
Julian, "We do not know what we do not know". I am a great fan of this saying by Donald Rumsfeld.
Thanks for that great piece of advice you gave me. Best..