Steinhart is an up and coming brand with serious global ambitions in my opinion. They were bogged down with all sorts of legal complications in the late nineties before the "Debaufre" split? They are boasting the best of both German/Swiss engineering and excellence for an affordable price.
I agree with those above who believe that Rolex, Omega and Tag Heuer are safe bets with regards to limited depreciation over time. They have been so successful with their international marketing campaigns over the years. Ask someone in the east to rattle off 5 watch brands they covet. You will most likely receive the following reply: "Rolex, Tag, Omega, Panerai and Patek Philip.