The final countdown of top watches under a $1000 is a presentation of watchmakers whose designs reach new heights conceptually while innovatively evolving traditional watch making methods to manufacture timepieces made for all lifestyles.
#17 – Timex
Timex, a brand whose origin is none other than the good ole USA, is known for its brand slogan “It takes a licking and keeps on ticking,” as well as the one dollar Ingersoll Yankee pocket watch. Timex continues it legacy of versatile watches made with evolving technologies fit for every lifestyle.
Timex Chronograph Quartz Men’s watch is a stunning timepiece for the guy that’s on the go. This masculine chronograph flexes its appeal with a 44 mm stainless steel case and bracelet complimented by a black dial. The dial showcases stainless steel hour/minute hands with a red seconds hands, three sub-dials outlined in red indicator hand and white Arabic numbers. The movement is quartz which is protected by a mineral crystal. This watch is for the man that is on the go and easily transitions from day to evening attire. (Model 2N159) it is available on watcheshq.com
#18 – Fortis
Fortis is a Swiss brand watch manufacture that carries the winning baton for manufacturing the world’s first automatic wrist watch in 1926, its legendary Harwood series. Fortis continues its tradition of manufacturing Swiss automatic and mechanical watches reaching towards the moon.
B-47 Mysterious Planets is an automatic specialty watch created with a jumping hour. Professor Karsten Krebs, an architect and designer, collaborated with the Fortis team to design this timepiece collection. This is a limited edition watch in which the hour numerals jump up unexpectedly in one of five orbits dial windows, symbolized by orbits of planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter around the Sun. The watch has a 47 mm stainless steel case with a choice of rubber, leather or stainless steel bracelet. It features and automatic caliber F-2024 movement which is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal on the case back as well. It is of course Swiss made being a limited edition of 500 pieces each (4 model choices) all of which are individually numbered. (Reference 677.20.31 – design blue; Reference 677.20.35 – design black)
#19 – Orient
Orient Watch Co. is a Japanese watch manufacture that continues its 60 year manufacture of automatic and mechanical watches for customers in over 70 countries. The company’s watches are designed to fit the lifestyles of their customers.
Happy Stream Collection – Model DB0100BW is a beautiful women’s watch presenting a gold tone 37 mm stainless steel case with a white dial that exhibits an open crescent moon and star. The dial also features scattered stars (some with diamonds) and a Roman numeral at 12 o’clock. It has ORIENT caliber 46A40 mechanical movement made in Japan. It also has a see-through heart shape case back. This is an elegant watch that is absolutely divine.
#20 – Mido
Mido is a Swiss brand whose philosophy is to combine timeless design with functionality rather than following fashion trends, as it is their belief that true design outlives all fashion trends. Each of Mido timepieces reflects this philosophy and has established the brand’s mark of distinction within the horology community.
Bellaluna Lady features a beautiful round brushed 316L stainless case with contrasting gold tone bezel ring and inner links within the watch bracelet. The dial features gold tone hour marker accented with diamonds. The dial also features day and date cutouts. Bellaluna Lady has an automatic movement and a transparent case back both of which are protected by sapphire crystals. Bellaluna Lady is available in several models with each just as elegant and beautiful. (Model M001.230.22.116.00)
Written by Chaz Nash