Watts was never made, but as Petro says above, he did function as one. There are many instances where non-made guys (I hesistate to just use the term associate) wield as much, if not more, power than made guys. A great example is when John Gotti was named acting capo of the Bergin crew before he was ever even made a soldier.It all comes down to your earning power and who you're connected to.