I used to be heavily into watch forums 10-20 years ago. Same discussions there regarding what you get for your money. People would knock Rolex (easy brand to pick on) because of their seeming lack of innovation (among other things), such as using the same design bracelet for eons that was made from stamped steel, where other makers (Omega for instance) was making their bracelets from milled steel. The gist is this, people buy what pleases them. Some folks swore by Rolex and paid the going rate, while others thought Rolex was overpriced. Thing is, you can usually get your money back later on if you decide to sell the Rolex, maybe not so much for other brands. Same thought process for Colt. Buy what pleases you. Just my humble opinion. Thanks hearsedriver for this thread. Interesting discussion.