I would tend to agree with previous advice that it is best to not approach the high-end of the range when receiving a gift such as a watch. I was, still am, in a similar situation in which my in-laws and lady friend were purchasing gifts for me. I tended to stay in the middle of the park because I did not want to seem greedy. I avoided the bottom end so as to not "insult" them. I have some dream watches that I would like to purchase one day but I want to purchase them on my own. Something to work towards.
As for watches, I personally really like Oris watches. They seem to be good value. My knowledge of watches pales in comparison to many on this Forum so take my advice with a grain of salt.
Nice one. That made me laugh. My lady friend is my wife to be My in-laws and her were both getting me stuff before the wedding. She was getting me a watch and they were buying things like suits, shoes and dress shirts.