I'm a loyal customer at my AD.
Bought several watches since more than 10 years. A lot of Panerai and others too.
I have a PERFECT relationship with him and I want to keep it
I'm sorry but the arrogance of some brands is getting on my nerves. 10 years ago they were happy if you bought their watches.
today they give you the feeling you should be happy IF you can buy a certain watch, more .... they'll tell you where you MUST buy it.
Sorry but I don't like that
I've been buying / collecting since 20 years and this bothers me a lot.
I almost wish their golden years would end and we can go back into a normal situation, a situation where you don't need to feel honored IF you get that specific watch.
Do you remember the times when the EOD ROO from AP was easy to get with a 15% discount ?
Back then the watches went to enhusiasts .... today they mostly go to speculators
. Speculators who order everything they can the day after SIHH. Once delivered they are sold with a big premium.