Best Watches under $1000 - Reviews
Knowing value of time
TIME IS MONEY! Every good business person is aware of this fact! Wise consumers leave nothing to chance to find and acquire the best watch that money can buy. The good news is: the best watches are under $1,000.00! If you agree with not leaving your next watch purchase to a ‘whim’ or ‘follow the crowd’ mindset; then you will also agree that the type of watch you choose needs to be one that solves your specific needs. A good mens watch for under $1000 should have function, accuracy, AND style that fits who you are!
You certainly do not want the reputation that was that of the white rabbit in the Alice In Wonderland children’s classic who sang “I'm late, I'm late for a very important date, no time to say hello, goodbye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!”
Time to take time into your own hands and show yourself to be an informed consumer and connoisseur of the finest in distinctive and cost-efficient time-pieces. With that understanding in mind, I present this article to help you clarify what it is you are looking for in a watch. All the mens watches shown here are awesome, of course, but keep a level head and your objectives clear and don’t get carried off by the ‘pretty face’ of the watch.
The quartz movement will make for smooth and accurate time-keeping for years to come. The chronograph feature will measure seconds and the tachymeter with this watch can help you determine rate of speed in hours. That is; if you push the stopwatch at a certain point when in a vehicle and push it again after a certain point; you can determine the rate of speed per hour you are traveling. The Bulova Quartz Gold Watch is the perfect watch to give to honor those who can go the distance to achieve stated goals. The price is most reasonable for priceless moments in time and is a great gift to give or to give to yourself to remind yourself of the golden time and wisdom shared and you now return.
8Hamilton Khaki X
10Invicta 20333SYB S1
14Raymond Weil Maestro
16TAG Heuer Formula 1
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Meeting expectationsYour watch selection should be one that distinguishes you as that hard-working professional that understands value. You have the right to expect a first-class watch to be under $1,000.00 while simultaneously showing that ‘distinct’ is not a budget-buster!
The leading watch brands for under $1000
On this site we put together the leading brands that fit in the best watch under $1,000.00 category. They are:
- Frederick Constant
- TAG Heuer Formula I
- Raymond Weil
Each type of watch has unique functions and material that distinguishes itself to those shopping for the top automatic watch in the under $1,000 category.
A closer look
The FREDERIQUE CONSTANT RUN-ABOUT watch for men is a chronograph watch. The chronograph watch has a stop-watch function. It has a 42 mm round stainless steel case shape and an anti-reflective sapphire dial window with a blue croco embossed leather band with white contrast stitching.
TAG HEUER FORMULA I watch has a synthetic sapphire crystal dial window with 41 mm stainless steel case and black face dial with luminous hands along with two sub-dials and a checkerboard case back. There is an alarm function and Swiss quartz movement and stainless steel linked bracelet band with fold-over clasp.
The HAMILTON KHAKI X Chronograph watch comes with calfskin band with contrast stitching and buckle closure. The main black dial comes with three sub-dials and day and date window at nine on dial face.
The BULOVA ANALOG DISPLAY QUARTZ GOLD WATCH provides the user with case diameter of 47.5 mm and silver dial with gold-tone hands and gold linked bracelet band.
The CITIZEN ECHO-DRIVE SKYHAWK A-T aviator-inspired watch design has a 48 mm titanium case with mineral dial window. Titanium band and a fold-over clasp with hidden double push-button closure. Four sub-dials on the black and orange accented dial face that includes a perpetual calendar and a 99-minute count-down timer.
The ORIS DIVER’S WATCH as the name implies, can be used for scuba-diving enthusiasts. With this watch, and of course proper scuba breathing apparatus, you can scuba dive to a depth of 990 feet for two hours at a time. It sports Swiss automatic movement and sapphire crystal on a blue face dial.
INVICTA S1 RALLY WATCH has flame fusion crystal on a 49 mm 18K gold ion-plated stainless steel case; and black and red polyurethane strap.
Finally, we have the RAYMOND WEIL MAESTRO rose gold-tone chronograph watch with a leather croco-grain finished strap and gold buckle closure with an anti-reflective sapphire dial window on a 41.5 mm stainless steel case. Swiss automatic movement.
Comparison and Decision Data
So, I have given you the brand names of the best watch brands under $1,000 and zoomed the sites in close to have a quick look at each of the eight individual watches that might be best for your need of the best men’s watches under $1.000. Now, it is up to you to make a decision.
Don’t worry, I won’t leave you. Let’s do an at a glance look at key features of these eight watch brands that matter, in terms of accuracy, to help you with the decision making process. Which are the best automatic watches under $1,000, and which are the top automatic watches under $1,000. Best watches are those that are best for you while the top watches are the watches with the most sought over features for your enjoyment and pleasure.
There are three different watch movements:
High-end precision engineered automatic watches began with the Swiss but the Japanese are catching up to automatic watch technology. Automatic watches do not need a battery but instead operate by the use of a wind-up mechanism of mechanical engineering, to make the rotor pivot back and forth at high speed. If winding isn’t the source of the rotor power, sometimes the kinetic energy of your wrist sets the rotor in motion. An automatic watch is an investment in luxury that the quartz battery powered watch cannot give.
The chronograph function feature of watches is an extra feature and it does have impact to the overall workings inside the watch movement. If you need to measure time in seconds, (how fast your secretary gets the morning coffee to your desk for example, or to time how fast your dog fetches the morning newspaper) it would be best to buy a quartz watch with the chronograph function as pre-quartz watches that were chronograph tended to have this chronograph feature interfere with the main time-keeping function.
Similarities of the brands
Should you decide luxury is important, you would want a Swiss or Japanese engineered automatic watch. These name brands are the Frederique Constant, Hamilton Khaki, Oris Divers Watch and Raymond Weil Maestro.
All the watches shown are water resistant though not all to same degree. The least water resistant is Frederique Constant, Bulova, and Raymond Weil, the most water resistant in depth is TAG Huerer. Oris Divers watch follows TAG Huerer in water resistant depth, and Invicta, Hamilton, Citizen fall in the middle. Frederique Constant, Hamilton Khaki X, Raymond Weil are Chronograph function watches and Bulova and Invicta are quartz movement watches. All watches will give reliable time.
Purchasing Rule of Thumb
The rule of thumb for purchasing a watch: it should fit your life. There is little chance you need a stop-watch function to measure how fast your secretary gets your morning coffee but such could come in handy if coaching your son’s little league team.
Let’s wax nostalgic for a moment. Remember when you got your very first watch? It was an acknowledgment given in recognition of your emerging status of independent adult. No longer a child needing to be told when to do something, a watch was a sign of respect given, that you could now keep track of your own time schedules.
The gift of a watch to yourself, spouse, or children goes beyond being just a fine piece of jewelry. There is the ticks of the heart that run in sync to the tick of the watch that you wear proudly each day that’s an important element to how you value the best watches under $1000. The price tag is only one element to consider in selecting a watch for yourself or for your loved one. You have to feel good about wearing it. “Which watch works” – let that be your mantra said when deciding what to buy.