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Yes watt ratings don't tell the whole story. There are many other factors involved. But they do give you a general range of power for the amp.

Some manufacturers rate RMS, some peak, some conservative RMS.
Older Marshalls are an example of conservative RMS. My 84(?) 50 wt JCM800 1-12 will blow the doors off my 96(?) 60 wt JTM60 2-12.

And remember, twice the wattage doesn't equal twice the volume.
Here's some numbers I pulled off the net (assuming they are correct):
Watts Decibels
10..... 10
50..... 16.9897
100.... 20
200.... 23.0103
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