I got a couple of Tag Heuers because I have never really liked Rolex's. I also like Tissot, Oris, Raymond Weil, and a few others. I like getting a little more rugged a watch then the Rolex. With my tag's I can go diving, spear fishing, just about anything that I wanted and not have to take it off...in fact one actually has an adjustment for the width of a wet suit.
Just get the watch you are looking for...looks, casual, formal, active, etc. It is all subjective.
As far as Rolex's go though, 7K will not get you a very nice one.
It is like saying I got 35k to buy a mercedes....you have limited your options a lot with that brand at that price.
Nonesense I'll sell him a top of the line Trollex for only 4k!