There are many categories of people who partake in the experience of watches. I like to give some of them labels like watch enthusiasts, watch collectors, watch fanboys (or girls), watch connoisseurs, watch geeks, and watch-aholics.
Each category shares aspects with the others, but they all have their own distinct variety of enthusiasm in which people focus on different avenues for their passions.
For instance, a watch connoisseur (some might use the term “watch snob”) grades watches based on provenance and technical achievement, usually resulting in a different ranking order than the other groups or even other connoisseurs.
A watch fanboy (or girl) usually has a brand or even more specifically a model that they absolutely adore and choose to wear only that. Many of these also happen to be some of the most passionate debaters concerning which year of a particular model was indeed the best or most representative of what that watch was about.