There are a alot more watch brands than there are makers of the actual mechanical "guts" of watches. In your budget, you are going to run into Miyota (Citizen), Orient, Seagull, and some other Chinese movements. The Japanese movements are generally considered to be very good. Less bells and whistles than the Swiss, but just as accurate and reliable (or more so).Also, I have been reading about movement on the forums. What exactly do the each movements mean and is one better than the other?