Interesting perspective. I guess I agree. I hadn't really thought about it quite like that, but I have always had a "icky" feeling about having no options and being shaken down to buy a Sinn. I still haven't owned one.Great looking watch. Sinns are good. As an enterprising American, I just can't bring myself to support a monopolistic distributor like WatchBuys though. Just about as un-American as they can possibly come.