"The big thing is once I'm spending that kind of money, I'm going with something well known."
That's how I feel.
One thing that bugs me with the watch I did order is that although it came in under $200 and checked all the boxes, sapphire, etc., it had a bracelet and three straps, plus an elaborate mini suitcase box. For a watch at this level I want the money put into the watch itself, for instance custom bracelet end links. I can buy my own straps, and the %#$@%@ box is just a storage or disposal problem.