I don't really care about what people think, i.e the real vs fake thing -- I sometimes tell people its a fake to shut them up
I just hate being asked by random people who have no idea who you are. It devalues the watch IMO.
I bought it after hitting some personal milestone and they're great for reminding me of my personal achievements.
Not sure how well they appreciate to be honest. I'm happy to wait it out and pass it on if needed. The watch maker where I get it serviced every now and then said Submariners hold their value pretty well...not sure on exact numbers though.