To answer the OP - the problem is that buying anything other than a fairly well constructed $100 Japanese quartz is unnecessary.
Want better? Add onto that quartz EcoDrive/Solar and multiband 5/6 and now mechanicals look even more stupid. But they are beautiful and money is relative in most cases.
People are spending money that could literally be used to save human lives on watches that aren't as good as the above mentioned. That's just a fact, not my opinion and I'm not taking a shot at anyone with expensive watches.