I think we’ve picked some real winners in the best men’s watches under $1000 category. We have watches from known brands like Hamilton and Tissot and maybe some not well-known brands like Rando and MKII. In this category, watches will have some improved specifications like double domed sapphire crystals, better movements, luxury brands, and high-end styling.
Some of the watches on this list are dress watches that you’ll only wear on special occasions. But others are everyday wear watches that are built to take a bit of a beating. The first one up is such a watch, the MKII Hawkinge Type 48 Men’s Aviator Watch.
MKII Hawkinge Type 48 Men’s Aviator Watch
If you’re looking for a watch that blows away it’s price point, then look no further than any offering from MKII. MKII is located in my neck of the woods, off of the mainline in beautiful Wayne, Pa. Started by Bill Yao in 2001, it’s grown to be one of the most respected watch brands in the country. Their latest release is the MKII Hawkinge Type 48 Men’s Aviator Watch ($595). It was inspired by British pilot watches and is designed to take the abuse an everyday watch goes through. It features a beautifully utilitarian dial, enclosed in a 38mm 316L stainless steel case. The entire kit is capped off with a double domed sapphire crystal and has a water resistance of 100 meters. The traditional movement is a Japanese manual. Options include date or no date, and either a tan leather or NATO strap. I’m planning on making this watch my next purchase.
Hamilton Intra-Matic Men’s Watch
The amazing Hamilton Intra-Matic Men’s Watch ($504) watch is perfect for today’s modern man and its impressive build and smart design brilliantly showcases a great array of features and impressive specs. Featuring a solid stainless steel case, beautiful bold black leather strap, and a fixed stainless steel bezel. This watch will go great with both casual and professional wear. The stunning silver dial comes complete with matching silver-tone hour and minute hands and hour markers. Plus it also clearly displays the date under the 6 o’clock position and is water resistant up to 50 meters. Perfect for watch lovers and sure to make a great gift.
Oris BC4 Retrograde Day Automatic Men’s Watch
This Swiss Made watch from Oris is sure to please any man and it’s available for less than $1000. The Oris BC4 Retrograde Day Automatic Men’s Watch ($895) is a beautiful representation of the luxury and style that awaits you with an Oris piece and it comes with an array of features and impressive specs. This stunning black and white bold design is just the start of this watches impressive features. With a 42mm case, a stainless steel build, automatic movement, a 38-hour power reserve, sapphire crystal, luminous hands, a 22-meter black leather band and a water resistance capability of up to 100 meters this watch is ideal for any man and would make a great gift for any occasion.
Frederique Constant Classics GMT Automatic Men’s Watch
With its classic simple and elegant style, Frederique Constant Classics GMT Automatic Men’s Watch ($813) is a beautiful watch. Featuring a sapphire crystal, automatic movement, and a stainless steel case this stunning Swiss made watch would look great adorning the wrist of any man. But that’s just the beginning of this watches impressive features it also includes: a fixed stainless steel bezel, a silver dial complete with silver-toned hands, Roman numeral and index hour markers that can be interchanged and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The 42 mm watch case means you can easily tell the time and date at just a glance and makes it ideal for both professional and casual wear.
Tissot Luxury Automatic Black Dial Men’s Watch
Smart, sleek and luxurious the Tissot Luxury Automatic Black Dial Men’s Watch ($519) would make a great gift for any occasion and is ideal for today’s modern always on the go man. A smartphone might tell the time but it will never look as good as a great watch. Its wide array of fantastic features and specs includes a 41mm stainless steel case, a classic black alligator leather strap, a fixed stainless steel bezel and a beautiful black dial with silver-tone hands and hour markers. It also includes a date display function, automatic movement a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and an 80-hour power reserve.
Rado Coupole Classic Silver Dial Automatic Men’s Watch
For less than $1000 you can enjoy this regal and stylish Rado Coupole Classic Silver Dial Automatic Men’s Watch ($845) from this always reliable watch brand! This stunning Swiss made watch features an elegant shape and design and with a 38 mm watch face and automatic movement this simpler yet still eye-catching watch will be sure to please any man. It would make a great gift for any occasion and features an array of fantastic features including a solid stainless steel case, a thick black leather strap, a fixed bezel and a sleek silver dial with matching silver-tone hands and hour markers.