Loved this line:
"Like sharks, who must continue to swim and hunt or they’ll die, these self-proclaimed watch nerds are also always on the lookout for their next grail."
The author says he's a member of some watch forums. Wonder which ones and what his screen name is? There's a small handful of members who have been published by magazines for writing about watches and collecting, but I don't think any of them have fessed up in public yet.