If that's the new budget you have broadened your world! I think there are some great quality brands that fly under the radar pretty well, I picked up this Frederique Constant used last year for a pittance compared to MSRP in 2008 and the quality is easily as nice as my Omega. It will never steal the show next to a JLC or PP but it is a true beauty IMHO!
What model FC watch is that? Very nice!!