Best men’s watches for under £1000

First published: 23-10-2019

Best men’s watches for under £1000

There comes a time in every man’s life where he will begin to choose jewellery and accessories that are statement pieces intended to last a lifetime. For most, this starts with the purchase of a luxury watch or two, ideally at reasonable price points. Because we honestly do believe that you don’t have to take out a second mortgage just to get a great piece of wrist candy, we’ve also assembled a group of the best men’s watches for under £1000!

Owning your moment in time

With features that range from GPS timing and 300-meter water resistance to fashionable good looks, our top men’s watches for under £1000 will take you to the boardroom, hiking, scuba-diving or even clubbing in the utmost style.

Bulova Men's Precisionist Champlain watch

Topping the list as one of the most cost-friendly pieces, this timeless stainless-steel Bulova watch features the brand’s innovative proprietary “Precisionist” eight-hand quartz chronograph movement with a 262kHz vibrational frequency. This makes it one of the world’s most accurate timepieces and certainly one of the most popular Bulova watches. The carbon fibre chronograph dial features red accents, curved mineral crystal and a sporty blue strap with three-piece buckle closure. Up to 300m water resistance, this is the perfect item for any water sporting and diving enthusiast.

Citizen Satellite Wave GPS Watch

Featuring a bold and bright architectural design with enhanced technical capabilities, this Citizen watch is the brand’s flagship Satellite Wave GPS timepiece. Enhanced with GPS timekeeping technology, a worldwide reception and automatic time adjustment in over 40 time zones, this piece truly is fantastic for international jet-setters. Anyone who travels for business will also appreciate the Citizen watches Eco-Drive technology that’s powered by light, this means it never needs a battery. Not to mention that the black ion-plated stainless steel perfectly complements the black dial with neon blue accents, a super stylish addition to your business wear.

Casio G-Shock Rangeman Bluetooth GPS Solar Watch

This solar-powered Casio watch is any adventurous person’s ultimate wrist piece. Featuring Bluetooth and GPS technology, it is indicative of most of the Casio watches in the MASTER OF G series but offers an even more robust design. This Japanese quartz watch is a nifty combination of tech, durability and a sleek aesthetic. For those who brave the deeps, this piece also offers up to 200m water resistance and a scratch-resistant mineral crystal dial window covers its black analogue-digital dial with silver-tone hands and markers.


Tissot PRC200 Automatic Chronograph Watch

From sporty to true classics, Tissot watches are well-loved by many kinds of different men. However, this Tissot Automatic Chronograph watch is a very popular go-to for ramping up any corporate wardrobe. The luxurious, super-stylish Swiss design sets it apart from the sportier watches in the PRC200 family while still offering up to 200m water resistance. The reduced bezel also means that the dial appears very large and this clear readability of the time is highlighted by the use of superluminova for the indices and hands.


Versace V-Urban Watch

If you’re looking for a statement piece that doubles as an effortless emblem of power, then Versace watches are for you. Often minimalist yet decidedly chic, these timepieces are perfect for the cosmopolitan man. The luxurious yet understated design of the Versace V-Urban watch is particularly special. It showcases a round gold-tone case and stunning white sunray dial. The detailing of the gold-tone metal band makes this a high-fashion piece. The caseback is also inscribed with the Versace logo, welcoming you to the family.


Junghans Max Bill Automatic Watch

Junghans Max Bill watches are steeped in history and tradition, offering consciously understated, elegant pieces. The Max Bill Automatic watch is characterised by its domed plexiglass. This both protects the hands and dial while further underscoring the watch's exquisite appearance by magnifying the face. The Max Bill Automatic is usually worn on a calf leather strap in brown, grey, black, or beige. You'll also find a version on a Milanese bracelet. You’ll love the easy to read face with modern style numerals. This self-winding watch is a must-have for the modern man.


TW Steel ACE102 Watch

TW Steel watches are most often characterised by their Genesis collection and the ACE102 addition is a true beauty. Designed for the businessman who hits sporty adventures on the weekend, the TW Steel ACE102 watch is a unique mix of sophistication, sports and street-cred. Its slightly angular case catches the light magnificently and is topped off with a fabulous bezel and exposed bolts. The dial is detailed with some chic sub-dials and red accents make sure it’s very easy to read. The ACE102 also features anti-reflection sapphire glass and up to 200m water resistance.

Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton Watch

It’s no secret that Hamilton watches have a reputation for pulling out all the stops for their price point. The good news is that the Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton addition doesn’t let down the brand’s vision for pristine, breathtaking watchmaking. Featuring a stainless-steel case, up to 50m water resistance and a skeletonized silver dial that truly hides nothing, this wrist-piece is at ease in the boardroom or the golf course. The unusual, sophisticated design displays the hairspring, escapement and barrel of the H-20-S movement as they work seamlessly and relentlessly together. Although slightly above the £1,000 mark, it's a timepiece that simply can't be ignored.

Garmin Fenix 5X Plus Sapphire Edition Watch

Garmin watches are leading the charge in the smartwatch arena and the Fenix 5X is an ultra-rugged multisport GPS must-have. The true appeal of the watch is its multi-sport capabilities. For runners and outdoor adventurers that means distance and pace display, but also being able to scroll through a handful of other relevant screens such as lap time, heart rate screen, map and duration. Garmin’s built-in activity profiles and performance metrics are like having a virtual coach at hand. Connected features include smart notifications, automatic uploads to the Garmin Connect online fitness community, Garmin Pay capability and display personalization.


Go with Your Gut

At the end of the day, whether you decide to spend well below £1000 or happen to be creeping right up on that four-digit territory, there are some truly fantastic options available. Still not sure? Browse through our full collection of men’s watches under £1000. We provide a selection of timepieces that offer quality craftsmanship as well as undeniable style.


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