It seems to be a common trend lately to ask what the best automatic watch is for under a certain price (most commonly between the $800-$1,000 range). People often want the movement to be Swiss-made as well (i.e.: ETA based). I have pondered the answer to this question myself from time-to-time as well.
Everyone always responds with their own personal favorite watch within the price range, which is obviously a very subjective answer. I have interest in compiling a complete list of all the brands that make automatic watches with Swiss-made movements for under $1,000. This would allow anyone who is interested in the answer to that question to find their own favorite "best" watch from an objective point-of-view.
Here is the list of watch brands that I can think of off of the top of my head right now. I will update the list as you guys state more brands. I am basing the price off of new (non-used) gray market prices as well, since I think everyone can agree that a watch under $1,000 is still fine to get from a trustworthy vendor like Amazon - at least in my opinion.
Let's keep designer/fashion brands out of it too...
17. Raymond Weil
18. Christopher Ward