Best Everyday Watch Under $1000

For many people, a watch is an important part of self-expression and one’s wardrobe. Watch aficionados will tell you they feel incomplete without a watch every day and everywhere. They may not be avid watch collectors, but they want a watch that looks good with a t-shirt and jeans and date night or office attire. Sure they would all love a luxury watch for dressy occasions or even as a go-to everyday watch. But luxury watches like Rolex, Patek Phillipe, and Cartier cost tens or even hundreds of thousands, price tags more like automobiles or even moderately upscale homes.

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Fortunately, you don’t have to spend your life savings or take out a second mortgage to wear a watch that doesn’t look cheap or chintzy. Watchcrafters like Modavo, Tissot, Victorinox, or Tag Heuer offer timepieces with a luxury feel and look for a few hundred dollars. Purview our collection of the best everyday watches under $1000 to find the style and features you want in an everyday watch.

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Tissot unisex-adult Viso Date Stainless Steel Specialities Grey T0194301104100
Tissot Viso Swiss Automatic Watch
  • Swiss automatic movement
  • analog dial
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Movado Women's Bold Evolution Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel Strap, Gold, 15 (Model: 3600653)
Best Women's Watch
Movado Women's Bold Evolution
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • minimalist design
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Raymond Weil Men's 'Maestro' Swiss Automatic Stainless Steel and Leather Casual Watch, Color:Black (Model: 2237-STC-20001)
Raymond Weil Maestro Casual Watch 2237-STC-20001
  • analog dial
  • Swiss automatic movement
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TAG Heuer Aquaracer Blue Dial 43mm Men's Watch WAY101C.BA0746
Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAY101C.BAO746 Men's Watch
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • luminescent analog dial
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Victorinox Automatic Watch (Model: 241837)
Best Watch for Men
Victorinox I.N.O.X.
  • Swiss automatic movement
  • analog display
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Junghans Max Bill Max Bill Hand-Winding Watch 027/3700.00
Best Unisex Watch
Junghans Max Bill (Ref 027/3700.00)
  • unisex design
  • Swiss mechanical movement
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Men's Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Watch H69439931
Men's Hamilton Khaki Field (H69439931)
  • hand-wind mechanical movement
  • analog display
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Movado Bold Quartz Movement Silver Dial Men's Watch 3600465
Movado Bold (3600465)
  • minimalist style
  • analog dial
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Tissot mens Couturier Chrono Quartz Stainless Steel Dress Watch Black T0356171605100
Tissot Couturier Dress Watch (T0356171605100)
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • analog dial
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Daniel Wellington Classic Durham Rose Gold Watch, 40mm, Leather, for Men and Women
Daniel Wellington Durham Watch
  • analog dial
  • minimalist design
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Tissot Viso Swiss Automatic Watch

Tissot unisex-adult Viso Date Stainless Steel Specialities Grey T0194301104100

It’s easy to visualize the Tissot Viso Unisex Watch with a jean jacket or navy blazer. With world-famous Swiss automatic movement, the classic blue analog dial features shiny silvertone hands and baton indices. Tiny marks and a seconds hand count the minutes. The day and display are displayed at 3 o’clock, and all is protected by a domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

The 40 mm 316L stainless steel case has a see-through case to delight the wearer with the fascinating automatic movement. It’s topped by a stationary stainless steel bezel. The mesh-style stainless steel bracelet has a safety closure. The Viso is water-resistant to 30 meters (100 ft) and safe for showering and short periods of surface swimming but not diving.

The high-caliber Tissot has been around since 1853 and has sold to over 160 countries. The brand has been honored as Official Timekeeper for the NBA, FIBA, the Tour de France, and more.

Specifications

  • Swiss automatic movement
  • analog dial
  • day/date
  • stainless steel case & band
  • see-through back
  • stainless steel bezel
  • water-resistance: 30 meters
  • case size: 40mm
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Best Women's Watch

Movado Women's Bold Evolution

Movado Women's Bold Evolution Quartz Watch with Stainless Steel Strap, Gold, 15 (Model: 3600653)

The Movado Bold Evolution Watch for women features a modern, bare minimalist look that bespeaks style and elegance. Powered by reliable Swiss quartz movement, the goldtone analog dial, goldtone hands, and no indices except for a tiny circle embossed at 12 o’clock for a bold, creative look. The company logo is displayed below 6 o’clock. The dial cover is a hard K1 mineral crystal and is highly scratch resistant.

The 34 mm case is fashioned of soft goldtone ion-plated stainless steel and is topped with a matching stationary bezel. With a water-resistance of 30 meters (100 ft), it’s complemented with a goldtone mesh-style bracelet with a sliding clasp.

Founded in Switzerland in 1851, Movado is dedicated to fine watch crafting with innovation and modern design.

Specifications

  • Swiss quartz movement
  • minimalist design
  • analog dial
  • K1 mineral crystal
  • stainless steel case & band
  • stationary bezel
  • water resistance: 30 meters
  • case size: 34 mm
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Raymond Weil Maestro Casual Watch 2237-STC-20001

Raymond Weil Men's 'Maestro' Swiss Automatic Stainless Steel and Leather Casual Watch, Color:Black (Model: 2237-STC-20001)

The black textured dial and croc-embossed leather band on the Raymond Weil Maestro Casual Watch has a casual look that’s perfect for everyday wear. Its Swiss automatic movement will keep you on time for all your meetings and events, and the analog dial features silvertone baton indices. Double indices at 12 o’clock add visual interest and tiny minute markers and a sweeping seconds hand ticks off the minutes. The dial is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal for easy reading in the sunlight.

The 39-mm stainless steel case has a stationary stainless steel bezel. It’s water-resistant to 30 meters (165 ft) and safe from splashes and showering.

The Raymond Weil Company was founded in 1976 in Geneva Switzerland. They strive to promote the highly-coveted Swiss-made label.

 

Specifications

  • analog dial
  • Swiss automatic movement
  • stainless steel case
  • croc-embossed leather band
  • stationary bezel
  • sapphire crystal
  • water resistance: 30 meters
  • case size: 39 mm
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Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAY101C.BAO746 Men's Watch

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Blue Dial 43mm Men's Watch WAY101C.BA0746

The active and thrill-seeking James Bond type will appreciate the Tag Heuer Aquaracer Watch for men’s striking resemblance to the Rolex Omega Seamaster. The deep-sea blue analog dial is powered by battery-operated Swiss quartz movement and features luminescent hands, baton hour indices, and tiny minute markers. The second hand is tipped in red, and the brand logo is at the 12 o’clock position. The date is displayed at 3 o’clock, and the dial lens is sapphire crystal.

The Aquaracer has a blue aluminum unidirectional rotating bezel marked with bold white numerals. The silvertone case has 43 mm and has a screw-down crown. It’s matched with a silvertone bracelet-style band with a deployment clasp. It’s water-resistant to 300 meters (1000 ft) and suitable for diving.

Tag Heuer is a luxury brand founded by Edouard Heuer of St-Imier, Switzerland in 1860. Today, headquarters is in La Chaux-de Fonds in French-speaking Switzerland.

 

Specifications

  • Swiss quartz movement
  • luminescent analog dial
  • date display
  • sapphire crystal
  • aluminum rotating bezel
  • stainless steel case & bracelet
  • water-resistance: 300 meters
  • case size: 43 mm
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Best Watch for Men

Victorinox I.N.O.X.

Victorinox Automatic Watch (Model: 241837)

If a Swiss Army Knife is a part of your everyday gear, match it to your timepiece with the Victorinox I.N.O.X. Mechanical Watch for men. The black analog dial has an intricate guilloche pattern like the Swiss Army Knife’s handle and features luminescent hands and indices. The seconds hand is tipped in Swiss Army red, and the brand logo is at 12 o’clock. The date can be read with a quick glance between 4 and 5 o’clock. The dial lens is an anti-reflective sapphire.

The Victorinox I.N.O.X.has a 43 mm stainless steel case and stationary bezel. It is complemented with a stainless steel bracelet-style band with a push-button double-locking safety clasp. It’s water-resistant to 200 meters (660 ft) and safe for water sports but not diving.

Victorinox is a Swiss luxury brand based in Ibach in the Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. The company was founded in 1884 by Karl Elsner and first produced the world-famous Swiss Army Knife.

Specifications

  • Swiss automatic movement
  • analog display
  • date display
  • stainless steel case & bracelet
  • stationary bezel
  • sapphire lens
  • water resistance: 200 meters
  • case size: 43 mm
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Best Unisex Watch

Junghans Max Bill (Ref 027/3700.00)

Junghans Max Bill Max Bill Hand-Winding Watch 027/3700.00

The minimalist Bauhaus design of the Junghans Max Bill Unisex Watch keeps time with anything in your wardrobe and anywhere. The white analog dial features luminous hands, slender stick indices, and luminous dot markers at the quarter hours. A needle-style seconds hand gives the look balance. The convex dial lens is hard plexiglass with a Sicralan coating.

Designed and made in Germany, this fine timepiece features Swiss hand-wound mechanical movement. The 34-mm stainless steel case has a stainless steel fixed bezel. It’s complemented by a handsome black calfskin band with a tang buckle. The Max Bill has a water-resistance of 30 meters (165 ft) and is safe for showering and wearing in the rain.

German-based Junghan collaborates with artist Max Bill whose work is influenced by Bauhaus philosophy which produces products reduced to the essentials.

Specifications

  • unisex design
  • Swiss mechanical movement
  • minimalist analog dial
  • plexiglass lens
  • stainless steel case
  • fixed bezel
  • calfskin band
  • water-resistance: 30 mm
  • case size: 34 mm
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Men's Hamilton Khaki Field (H69439931)

Men's Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Watch H69439931

Stylish yet rugged, the Hamilton Khaki Field Watch is tough enough for those who work or play outdoors every day. The hand-wind mechanical movement H6939931 model features a black analog dial with three luminescent hands and bright white Arabic numerals with yellow accents. Military time is displayed on the inner circle. The dial cover is high-quality sapphire crystal.

The Khaki Field Watch has a 38 mm stainless steel case with a fixed bezel. It’s water-resistant to 50 meters (165 ft). It comes with an army green durable nylon band with a stainless steel tang buckle.

A member of the Swatch Group, the Hamilton Company was founded in America in 1892. Today, Hamilton watches are made in Switzerland with headquarters in Biel /Bienne.

You can read our full review of the Hamilton Khaki here.

Specifications

  • hand-wind mechanical movement
  • analog display
  • military time
  • luminescent dial
  • stainless steel case
  • fixed bezel
  • nylon band
  • water resistance: 50 meters
  • case size: 38 mm
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Movado Bold (3600465)

Movado Bold Quartz Movement Silver Dial Men's Watch 3600465

The bold, modern design of the Movado Bold Men’s Watch transforms easily from casual to business for everyday wear. The silver analog dial is encircled with a steel blue ring and features minimalist-style indices and 3 chronograph subdials. The iconic Movado dot is positioned at 12 0’clock and a date window is at 6 o’clock. The dial cover is mineral crystal.

Powered by quartz movement, the 44 mm case is strong stainless steel with a screw-down crown. The band is genuine brown leather with a tang buckle. It’s water-resistant to 30 meters (100ft) and safe from rain and splashes but not swimming.

The Swiss-made Movado 3600465 is from the brand’s Bold Series, a collection with unique, innovative designs.

Specifications

  • minimalist style
  • analog dial
  • date display
  • chronograph
  • quartz movement
  • stainless steel case
  • screw-down crown
  • leather band
  • water resistance: 30 meters
  • case size: 44 mm
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Tissot Couturier Dress Watch (T0356171605100)

Tissot mens Couturier Chrono Quartz Stainless Steel Dress Watch Black T0356171605100

The Tissot Couturier Dress Watch for men is the perfect everyday watch for those who need the functions of a chronograph and tachymeter. The black analog dial features silver hands and indices with the date displayed at 4 o’clock. Three subdials display chronograph timers and tachymeter markings surround the dial. The dial lens is scratch-resistant synthetic sapphire.

With Swiss quartz movement, the Couturier’s 41 mm case is made of strong 316L stainless steel. The fixed bezel is stainless steel. It’s complemented by a black leather band with a push-button butterfly clasp. It’s water-resistant to 100 meters (330 ft) and safe for light recreational swimming but not diving.

Made in Switzerland, Tissot timepieces are designed to stand the test of time in both looks and function.

Specifications

  • Swiss quartz movement
  • analog dial
  • chronograph
  • tachymeter
  • 316L stainless steel case
  • fixed bezel
  • leather band
  • water resistance: 100 meters
  • case size: 41 mm
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Daniel Wellington Durham Watch

Daniel Wellington Classic Durham Rose Gold Watch, 40mm, Leather, for Men and Women

The classic minimalist look of the Daniel Wellington Durham Watch dresses up or down for everyday wear or special occasions. The eggshell analog dial and matching brown American leather band will pair well with any outfit. Delicate rose gold hands and stick indices mark the hours while tiny black marks measure the minutes. The dial cover is a hardened mineral.

The band is interchangeable for personalization with several styles available. The 40 mm case is fashioned of rose gold double plating on 316L stainless steel. The case is only 6 mm thick for a slim profile. Powered by a Japanese quartz movement, it’s water-resistant to 30 meters(100 ft).

Founded in 2011, Daniel Wellington is a Swedish brand that incorporates minimalist Scandinavian design into their timepieces.

Specifications

  • analog dial
  • minimalist design
  • Japanese quartz movement
  • rose goldplated stainless steel case
  • leather band
  • hardened mineral dial cover
  • water resistance: 30 meters
  • case size: 40 mm
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