"We have to respect people; we don't want to be snobs about our watches" says the younger Thierry Stern. Thierry is the vice president of Patek Philippe and will someday rule in his father, Philippe's place. Philippe, in the same interview, mentions that "people [in America] really had no culture of fine timepieces." At the same time he also mentions that America represents 25% of Patek's market, the biggest single slice. This discrepancy in statements is odd, as though Patek has a sense of disdain for it's largest market here in the US.
UTS watches are not for everyone's taste, in the sense they don't get everyone immediately excited, but that is not their purpose. Like the stoic feeling of many things German, these are instruments meant to last, perform, and you keep you informed. If they look good during such activity, they aren't going to smile about it. It is up to the owner to endow such timepieces with their own sense of appreciation through years of trusted wearing.
My favorite examples of German Watch makers of Glashutte, Sinn, Limes, and Temption. Each of these makers produces beautiful timepieces which are as much tools as they are works of art. Glashutte is the most prestigious of the above four being the only house-manufacture. This means they produce and develop their own movements as opposed to buying movements kits. However, house-manufactures are uncommon, and the watches they produce demand very high prices. Movements purchased from such as ETA are often higher quality that a house-movement.
See NauticFish and Enzo Mechana watches on eBay here.