I may need to specify one thing. In my early posts, I said Chinese movement, ETA, I meant by that a Chinese ETA movement, a cheap one. I am aware that some top tier companies use other companies movements (as you explain so well in your last post).
I meant that a watch under $1k will not use superb movements from JLC or others of that level.
I still maintain that some companies make expensive watches but the quality is not equal to the price. I may not have a lot of expensive watches like you (it is very cool for you) but I am a purist in the sense that I wish that all the brands had their own movements, proving that they are worth the price they ask...
I always dislike the fact that Rolex and Omega needed to associate themselves to athletes to boost their revenues... I find it sad in a sense...
A brand should be known for his uber quality... I hope that clarifies my point.
I know you are very knowledgeable in watches. I will ask you for info when the time comes!