Well, bother might be a strong idea but you get the idea. I had a Tag Aquaracer, and arguably the part I liked most about it was the strap! I knew nothing about watches and had a friend tell me that his Invicta Pro Diver was $800 .
I love the Aquaracer and Tag Formula 1 but need to get something more in the 3-500 range. From my research, Citizen and Tissot seem like decent bets. When a purist sees a lower brand watch what part of it do you dislike the most? The fact that it is poorly/cheaply made, that the person is trying to portray something it is not? Can you tell more about quality of watch from the strap or watch face?