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Best Watches under $1000

by Karl Swanepoel 0

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Best Watches under $1000

Following the huge success of the previous articles in our ‘Best Watches under’ series, we decided to step it up a notch and go into what can be considered entry level luxury in our list of the best watches under $1000.

For most people $1000 is a lot of money to spend on a watch, however, you can get some amazing entry level luxury watches that, if properly maintained, can last you a lifetime, and can one day become heirloom to pass down to your children.

Be sure to check out the previous lists in this series:

So without further ado, let’s take a look at our top 5 picks for the best watches under $1000!

1. Glycine Combat Sub

The Glycine Combat Sub is a swiss made, automatic diver’s watch sporting the ETA 2824 movement.

For under $1000 it is one of the best watches you can get regarding value, as not only is it a high quality, swiss made watch, but it also has a rich history leading back to the Vietnam war.

Glycine Combat Sub on Amazon.com
Glycine Combat Sub on Amazon.co.uk

2. Tissot T-Touch Expert Titanium

While perhaps not for everyone, it is undeniable that the Tissot T-Touch is a highly functional watch from a great, reputable swiss watch maker.

At under $1000, it is superb value for money and a timepiece which will serve you well over a long period of time.

Tissot T-Touch Expert Titanium on Amazon.com
Tissot T-Touch Expert Titanium on Amazon.co.uk

3. Oris Aquis

The Oris Aquis is arguably the best watch that can be had for under $1000.

The build quality is outstanding for this price range, certainly a piece that will last a very long time if properly maintained.

Oris Aquis on Amazon.com
Oris Aquis on Amazon.co.uk

4. Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol

The Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol is one of the best value automatic swiss chronograph aviation watches.

It features a 20mm lug width making it compatible with a huge variety of watch straps!

Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol on Amazon.com
Hamilton Khaki X-Patrol on Amazon.co.uk

5. Longines Hydroconquest

The Longines Hydroconquest comes in either an Automatic or Quartz version.

It features a classic, yet bold design, and plenty of brand history and heritage!

Longines Hydroconquest on Amazon.com
Longines Hydroconquest on Amazon.co.uk

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Regardless of which one of these watches you pick up, you will get great value and quality for money for sure.

I have left Amazon links for each of them so you can know that you have good customer support and protection in case you wish to return one.

Wrapping up

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