Greetings, i am new to this forum, as well as the hobby and minor obsession with mechanical watches and the history they represent. My question to you all is - how do you find that perfect high end watch with so many options out there, and what is appropriate spending price for an average middle class person? I am only 24 years old-active duty enlisted military, and i won't wear the high end watch on an everyday basis (got suunto core for that, which is also lovely). I am just infatuated with starting a swiss collection. I have recently acquired my first entry level swiss timepiece made by Steinhart, i bought the rolex 5517 homage, ocean vintage military (first version) and have fallen in love with it instantly. using it with different nato bands is just endless and its very beautiful and especially affordable coming in at only 500 bucks. I want my next watch to be something in the high end (probably used). How much is too far for an average middle class guy like myself? I really have been obsessing over the Rolex Explorer 1 36mm lately, along with the typical 11660 SS sub or two tone. Tag heuer's monaco steve mcqueen calibre 12 has caught my eye as well, the heisenburg watch. I like omegas too, would really prefer to stay toward rolex though which is.. the holy grail IMHO. Figured i would turn to the forums seeing as i don't know many people who could sit down and talk about watches with me for hours upon end. This hobby has become such an obsession its frightening.