LuxyWish Editors’ Picks: Top 10 Affordable Watches Under $1,000

Top 10 Affordable Watches Under $1,000
Top 10 Affordable Watches Under $1,000

In the price range of up to $1000, you can allow yourself exceptional timepieces that will definitely adorn your wrist with style. We have collected the best watches under $1000 that are currently on the watch market. From Switzerland to Japan, from centuries-old established watch houses to new independent watch brands that fly under the radar – below you will find a curated selection of affordable watches that will serve as a gateway for the watch lovers out there. Check them out!

Casio World Time 

Starting our journey to the world of affordable watches with this badass durable watch from Casio. The Japanese watch manufacturer is world known for creating watches that are affordable, durable, and most importantly functional. World Time model AE-1200WH-1CVCF is the perfect example. With alarms, a calendar, 12-24 hour format, and a world time function, you can get your hands on a stylish retro-looking Casio for less than $50. The world time function shows the time in 48 cities across the globe and comes with a 10-year battery. Price the last time I checked: $25

World Time (48 cities ) – 10 Years of Battery Life – Alarms – Calendar – 12/24 Hour Formats – Retro Style

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Timex MK1 Aluminium

MK1 Aluminium is a simple and affordable watch from Timex that guarantees accurate timekeeping and comfortability. This reliable wristwatch from the US-based manufacturer can be yours for less than $50 and with that comes a 40mm dial with a 12-24 hour format and luminous hands and markers. The military-style watch features the Indiglo night-light function developed by Timex – allowing the wearer to light up the dial and improve legibility during the night just with the press of a button. MK1 Aluminium is lightweight, courtesy of the aluminum case and the nylon strap. Price the last time I checked: $50

Utilitarian 24-Hour Dial – Indiglo Illumination – Nylon Strap – Aluminium Case – Quartz Movement

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Orient Bambino V4

As we move towards the $150 price range, features and designs improve significantly. Take Orient Bambino V4 for example. This beautiful dress affordable watch comes in a 42mm stainless steel case and a suede strap with leather lining. From the domed mineral crystal, you can catch a glimpse of the rose gold accents and a date window, perfectly positioned at three o’clock. Ticking underneath is an automatic movement from Orient caliber F6724 that provides an impressive 40 hours of power reserve. Price the last time I checked: $130

Stainless Steel Case – Suede Band – Calendar – 40 Hours of Power Reserve – Automatic Hand-Winding & Hacking Movement – Domed Mineral Crystal 

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Citizen Stiletto 

With a classy guilloche dial and a crazy-thin case thickness of 4.7mm, Citizen Stiletto will most definitely adorn your wrist with simplicity. The watch is minimalist in design as it sports an uncomplicated dial. From the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, you can see the perfectly aligned hour markers, and the hour hands worked with precision. As with every watch from Citizen, this timepiece also features the Eco-Drive technology- allowing the watch to get power by any light source. The days when you had to swap batteries now belong to the past. Price the last time I checked: $270

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Stainless Steel Case & Bracelet – Sapphire Crystal Glass – Light-Powered Movement – Classy Guilloche Dial

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Braun Prestige Digital Watch BN0106

Shout out to Braun, the manufacturer from Germany that has managed to establish brand awareness in a saturated market filled with watches of all types. The brand was founded in Frankfurt, Germany in 1921, initially manufacturing radio and calculator parts. Later, in 1977, the company entered the watchmaking business, which they proudly continue to this day. The watch we picked, Braun Prestige model  BN0106 is a digital affordable watch that will for sure start a conversation. The design is simple yet experimental. A digital screen is fitted in a black plated stainless steel block and the crown controls the patented EasyScroll v2.0 operating system. Price the last time I checked: $300

Two Time Zones – 100 Year Perpetual Calendar – Digital Chronograph – Alarms & Countdown Timer – Five Display Languages – Updatable Software – Scratch-Resistant Hardened Mineral Crystal 

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Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 

If you are looking for an outdoor watch to accompany you in a summer full of adventures, there you have it. Khaki Field Mechanical from Hamilton is a 38mm watch that pays tribute to the brand’s military heritage. Inspired by the original soldier watches, the Khaki Field is build to last. The watch has indeed, brought to life the qualities of a true field watch – from the high contrast black dial with white numbering, luminescence for reading in low-light conditions, and materials of the highest quality. The watch is powered by a mechanical movement caliber H-50 and provides a whopping 80 hours of power reserve. Price the last time I checked: $500

Stainless Steel Case – NATO Strap – Sapphire Crystal – Luminescent Hands & Numerals – 80 Hours of Power Reserve

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Seiko SSC017 Prospex Solar Dive Watch

The giant watch manufacturer from the Land of the Rising Sun – Seiko, is world known for delivering well-made affordable watches that are so coveted by the watch lovers community. The model we picked, SSC017 Prospex is a diver watch with a water resistance rating of 200 meters – making it suitable for serious water sports or even professional marine activity. Same as with Citizen Stiletto, this one also features a solar-powered movement. Features don’t end here as this sports watch boasts a chronograph that is operated by the mushroom pushers. Whether it be your first watch or the next best timepiece to add to your collection – with Seiko Prospex SSC017 you can never miss. Price the last time I checked: $600

Chronograph – Water Resistant 200 M – Luminous Hands & Markers – Solar Powered – Stainless Steel Case & Bracelet – Calendar 

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Archimede OutDoor

With 20 years of experience in the watchmaking industry, Archimede is relatively new but the mother company that handles the manufacturing of the cases will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2024. Archimede Outdoor is a durable watch that has what it takes to resist just about everything you throw at it, and the badass looks to match. It comes with a hardened stainless steel case and has a water resistance rating of 200 meters. From the sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating you can take a look at the high contrast dial with luminous hands and indices. The watch is a true beast – courtesy of the high-quality cases manufactured by the century-old company Ickler. Price the last time I checked: $1000. Learn more about the Archimede watch brand here. 

Hardened stainless steel case – Anti Reflective Sapphire Crystal – 200 M Water Resistance – Calendar – Luminescent Hands & Indices 

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Longines Conquest VHP

Although it needs no introduction, Longines is a Swiss watch manufacturer that has been around since 1832,  long before Coca-Cola first debut on the grocery shelves and the Statue of Liberty’s arrival in the US. Longines Conquest VHP – Very High Precision is one of the most accurate watches on the planet. With an accuracy rate of +3/-3 seconds per year, the timepiece has no competition when it comes to accuracy. It runs in a Swiss-made quartz movement caliber L288 that powers the hands and the function of a perpetual calendar. Price the last time I checked: $1.000

Supreme Accuracy -3/+3 sec/ year – Scratch-Resistant & Anti-Reflective Sapphire Crystal – Perpetual Calendar – Swiss Super-LumiNova Hands & Markers – Stainless Steel Case & Bracelet

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Alpina Startimer Pilot Heritage GMT

Founded in 1883 (even older than Rolex) Alpina Watches is the brand that allows you to dress your wrist with style without having to hit the bank. The brand has positioned itself in the category of durable watches however their designs always feature a touch of refined elegance. We surfed through their website to come up with Startimer Pilot Heritage, an aviation-inspired watch that will bring a sense of adventure and wanderlust to your world. It wears nicely and with its structural case finished in detail – the watch yells for attention. Featuring the GMT function, Startimer Pilot Heritage allows you to track a second time zone – making it perfect for the busy traveler. And yes, you will have to pay slightly more than $1000 to get yourself one of these pieces. Price the last time I checked: $1.300

GMT Function – Calendar – Luminous Hands & Indices – 38 Hours of Power Reserve – Sapphire Crystal – 100 M Water Resistance 

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In Final Words

We hope you enjoyed our picks for the best affordable watches under $1000. If you made it up here means you are looking for a final thought from us. Well. with a budget of $1000, you can get your hands on affordable watches that will last for decades to comes. It is up to you to make the decision depending on your preferences and what you believe would suit the most your lifestyle.

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