What are the best watches for under $1.000? What are the brands you should consider checking out before making your final decision when buying a watch with a budget of $1.000?
I will show you the top 10 watches you can get for under $1.000,-
Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 (T137.407.11.041.00)
By far the number one watch you can get for under $1.000 is the Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 in steel with a blue dial. This looks gorgeous on your wrist and has a skeleton back which gives it an, even more, luxurious look. Considering that the PRX Powermatic costs $650,- it for sure doesn’t look like that.
The PRX Powermatic comes in a stainless steel case. Inside the case, we find a Swiss automatic movement with an 80-hour power reserve. The case is 39mm and is water-resistant up to 100m (10bar).
If you don’t like the colour blue you can get the PRX Powermatix with a black, white or, green dial.
Seiko Presage (SPB167J1)
The Seiko Presage with the blue dial is another good pick if you have $1.000 to spend. The watch will set you back $990,-.
For that money, you’re getting an automatic movement which fits inside a 39mm stainless steel case. Seiko used sapphire glass for this watch thus you don’t have to worry about scratching your Seiko Presage. The watch is water-resistant up to 100m (10bar). The watch has a good sporty look and is a go-to as a daily.
Longines Conquest (L3.7126.96.36.199)
When looking at watches for $1.000 it’s quite hard to find automatic movements. Since those are more expensive than quartz movements. But the Longines Conquest is a quartz watch you can get for just $800,-.
The Longines Conquest is quite big measuring 41mm in a stainless steel case with a glorious sunray blue dial. Or a black or white one if you don’t fancy blue. There is also a 43mm version of the watch for $850,-
Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic (FC-303NS5B6)
This one is more of a slick watch, with its thin case and minimalistic dial. The Frederique Constant Classics Index is the watch you can wear with any suit all day. Costing just under your budget it will set you back $850,-.
The watch is made out of polished stainless steel and features an automatic movement inside a 40mm case. With the sapphire glass, there is no need to worry about scratches. It’s also water-resistant up to 50m (5bar). This model comes on a brown leather strap which matches so well with the white dial.
Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Automatic (H70205830)
We all know the name Hamilton from the Formula 1 driver. But Hamilton is also a great watchmaker with an amazing piece for under $1.000,-
The Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Auto sells for just $895,- and for that money, you get a 38mm titanium case and inside of it an automatic movement with an 80-hour power reserve. The watch is 100m (10bar) water-resistant and comes on a brown leather strap. To top it all the case is sealed with sapphire glass.
The Hamilton Khaki Field is a steal for that money.
Orient Mechanical Sports Watch (AA02005D)
The Orient Mechanical Sports Watch is one of the best watches under $1.000,-.
The amount you are getting for $200,- is just insane. The watch is made out of stainless steel. It features a 41mm case that’s water-resistant up to 200m (20bar)! Inside the case, you find an automatic movement which also features a day and date function. With the blue dial, this is one cracker of a watch for under $1.000,-
Doxa Sub 200 Divingstar (799.10.361.10)
One great diving watch for under $1.000,- is the Doxa Sub 200 Divingstar.
This piece comes with a 42mm stainless steel case. Inside we find a Swiss automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve. The watch is water-resistant up to 200m (20bar), hence the name Sub 200.
The Doxa Sub 200 looks amazing with its yellow dial on the steel strap. But you can get the watch in 6 other colours, orange, black, white, blue, turquoise and, white. The Doxa Sub 200 will cost you $990,-.
Certina DS Action Diver (C032.607.11.051.00)
When working with a $1.000,- budget the Certina DS Action Diver is a great pick. This is another dive watch which means it’s a good value for the money.
The Certina DS Action Diver is made out of stainless steel and features a 43mm case. Inside that case, we find an automatic movement with an 80-hour power reserve and, a date function.
Raymond Weil Tango 300 (8280-ST2-20001)
Raymond Weil has made its name in the watch industry. And that is proven with this watch which you can get for under $1.000,-.
The Raymond Weil Tango 300 costs $990,- but for that money, you’re getting a lot. The Tango 300 is made out of stainless steel and comes with a 42mm case that’s waterproof up to 300m (30bar). The watch features a GMT and date function. To top that all up Raymond Weil used sapphire glass so you don’t need to worry about scratching your watch.
Mavado Heritage Series Quartz (3650057)
The watch that you can wear every day and not even spend $1.000,- on? Say hello to the Movado Heritage Series.
This watch costs you $695,- and comes in a 39mm stainless steel case with a navy sunray dial with luminescent hands and hour markers. Topped off with a nice brown leather strap. The Movado Heritage Series is an amazing looking watch.
To finish it all when you buy the watch at Movado they offer you a 3 or 5-year protection plan. Which covers the breaking of your bracelet, refurbishment on the bracelet and repairs at no cost. The 3-year plan costs $60,99 and the 5-year plan is $101,99. So even with a protection plan, you can get this watch for under $1.000,-.