Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The 5 Best Men's Watches under 1000 in 2017

The best men's watches under 1000 in 2017 is another do again.  I originally wrote the 5 best men's watches under 1000 dollars about 2 years ago, and I figure it is about tome to revisit it, along with a lot of the 5 best posts.  Things change, even in the world of watches, and my knowledge of watches and opinion on watches has definitely changed over the last couple of years.

So far, I hope you have enjoyed this blog.  If you have any comments or suggestions, I welcome them in the comment section.  For one reason or another, this blog does not get a whole lot of commenting on it.  I am assuming there really isn't a whole lot of room for discussion.

So, let go ahead and get on with the best men's watches under $1000...

The 5 Best Men's Watches for Under 1000 Dollars


Standard Issue Field Watch
Case: 42 mm/Stainless steel
Band Width: 20 mm, Canvase
Movement: Weiss Caliber 1001 Mechanical
Features: HH, MM, SS
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 100M/330 ft

The Weiss Standard Issue Field Watch made the original 5 best men's watches for under 1000 dollars.  It is a wonderful American made watch.  It is one of the most American made watches around.  Weiss makes their own everything! movements and all.

I think that the fact that you can buy this phone for under 1000 dollars is really awesome.  If I didn't have a new favorite in this price point, this one would have continued to be my favorite watch for under 1000 dollars.

 As far as I am concerned, there is no way I would take a watch like that off a list like this.  I will not redo a review I have already written about the watch, so just go over to The 5 best Men's Watches for under 1000 dollars and ready what I wrote there if you want to know more.  But seriously this is a fantastic watch that I think would be extremely satisfying to own.


Case: 40 mm, Stainless Steel
Band width: 18 mm, Leather
Movement: Miyota 9015 Automatic
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 50M/165 ft

I have no idea why I have not found Autodromo before.  I love these watches.  They make some of the coolest looking watches I have seen in some time.

From what I know, Autodromo was started some time around 2009 in Brooklyn, New York.  They took their design ques from old Italian sports cars.  And they have been done extremely well.  I am super excited by this company.  They are even using automatic movements now.

The Stadale is a 40mm Stainless steel watch, it has a crown at the 3 o'clock position and a thin, smooth and rounded bezel.  It has a large face covered by a sapphire lens.  The face is black with white Arabic numerals, and a date window located at the 3 o'clock position.

The minute hand is read and the hour hand is gray, and as a whole, the dial looks a lot like a gauge on a sports car.  And with the red leather band, it really accentuates the overall look of the watch.

The movement is a Miyota automatic 9015.  It has a 42 hour power reserve, and has hacking seconds.  It is a nice movement that has been produced for quite a few years now.  I really can't say enough about this entire watch.  It can be had for about 875 on the Autodromo website, and I could not help myself but put it on this list.  It might be my favorite watch on this list.


Promaster Navihawk
Model: CC9030-00E
Case: 47 mm, Stainless steel
Movement: Mechanical self winding movement
Functions: HH, MM, SS, Date, Chronograph
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 200M/660 ft

Citizen has some watches that, well they are just insane with what they are capable of doing.  I have criticized them for being too busy sometimes.  But I am not feeling the same way I used to.  Citizens are busy, but I have learned to respect them and really appreciate what exactly you are buying when you get yourself a Citizen.

The Promaster Navihawk is no exception.  This watch is crazy.  It has a 47mm diameter stainless steel case, with a crown located at the 3 o'clock position. It also has function buttons at the 2, 4, 8 & 10 o'clock positions.  There are 3 sub dials for the chronograph.  It has a date window located at the 4:30 position.  It also has a leather band with a buckle style clasp.

The watch has more, it has Eco-Drive.  It has GPS time keeping.  It has time adjustment for 40 different time zones.  It has a power reserve indicator and it has an alarm.

It is a really cool looking watch, and it has a whole lot of functionality going on with it as well.  It is a watch that would serve you well if you were a traveler, and one you should never have to worry about.  The Eco-Drive will keep the watch running as long as it gets light.  Don't throw a Citizen in a drawer...  Ever.


Max Bill Automatic
Model: 027/3500.00
Case: 40 mm, Stainless steel
Band: 20mm, Leather
Movement: ETA 2824-2 Automatic
Functions: HH, MM, SS
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: Splash resistant

Junghans is actually a old time German watch maker.  They have been in business since the 1920's, and they have had some serious success over the years.  A lot of that credit has to be given to Max Bill. He created watches and clocks for Junghans for years and years, and he had a wonderful eye for the Dutch modern (Mid Century Modern) look.

The Max Bill Automatic is Junghans Homage to Their very best designer that they have ever had.  It has a 40mm stainless steel case,  with the crown located at the 3 o'clock position.  It has an extremely thin bezel and a large plexiglass lens.  It has an outer ring or Arabic numerals to mark the 5 minutes, and it has a set of inner Arabic numerals to mark the hours.  There is a date window located at the 3 o'clock position and the hands of the watch are thin, with a very elegant look to them.

The watch comes with a modified ETA automatic movement and if finished off with a black leather band, with a stainless steel buckle style clasp.

This watch is near the top of the budget.  It is available on the Junghans website for 965 dollars.  But, if you shop around a little, I believe you will be able to find it for around 700-800 dollars, which is a much more reasonable price.


Case: 42 mm, Stainless steel
Movement: Myota 9015 self winding w/hacking second
Functions: HH, MM, SS
Battery: N/A
Water resistance: 200M/600 ft

I put a Magrette in this position last time.  In fact, I put a Leoncino in this spot before.  These are really cool, retro looking dive watches, and they have been doing these for quite a while now.

This Leoncino has a 42mm stainless steel case, with a crown located at the 3 o'clock position.  It has a retro shape to the case.  It has a tapered bezel.  The hours are marked with Arabic numerals at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock positions.  It uses tick marks on the remaining hours.

This watch took some design ques from the watches of the mid 60's.  And they did a good job with it.  The watch is really nice and it is one of the cheaper watches on the best men's watches for under 1000.  They sell this watch on their website for about 625 dollars, plus shipping.  I personally think it is a nice buy at that price.

Wrap Up

I loved putting the best men's watches under 1000 dollars together this time.  I think every single watch on this list may be my favorite now.  The Autodromo is really cool looking, the Weiss is a wonderful example of where the American watchmakers have gone in a fairly short time, The Junghans is a lovely retro watch made in Germany.  The Citizen is a big box full of bells and whistles, and the Magrette is another nice retro watch from a company that is making some nice time pieces.

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