What makes a healthy hobby become an addition and how we turn it into the exhilarating quest for the next watch are completely different matters.
I once read in a comment section from one of these youtube channels that we should not hurry to the next purchase as looking for a watch is a lot funner than "day 10 after purchase". This statement is so true it should be an eye opener for us watch buying thrill seekers. I've already addressed the topic of how "non-expensive" microbrands are feeding the addiction by allowing us to keep buying great featured watches on a lower budget, while actually pushing the watch we really desire further down the road. It is a classic mistake well documented by whoever has made it.
If buying watches is a healthy hobby, of well-balanced purchase decisions that have not turned into a financially threatening addiction, that has to do with the fun of acquiring knowledge, the motivation of getting the funds, the research of understanding timepieces, the justification for the need to have it in the collection, if all the signs of healthy hobby check out, what is the problem?
I suppose it has to do with the time we dedicate to it, deviating from other interests, consuming thousands of hours of non-enriching content about levers and balance wheels, lug to lug distance and lume shots. The thrill of the hunt has a tendency of inciting us to go too far and fall into the loophole of addiction.
I recently bumped into Jeffrey McHanon channel who has allowed me to reflect on these choices and consider a simple concept that he mentions a lot, namely "wrist presence satisfaction". The point is: if you have a watch with 10/10 wrist presence satisfaction why would you put so much energy into getting another.
Wear the one(s) you have, rotate and be fulfilled with that satisfaction.