Top 5 Mechanical Watches Around $1,000
We love top fives here at DWS and for the holidays, wouldn’t it be nice if there is a perfect mechanical watch around 1,000USD? We know there are and being horology fans, we’d love to share them with you. Please enjoy.
5. Tissot Ballade Powermatic 80
Landing in the fifth place is Tissot Ballade Powermatic 80. Tissot has a good reputation when it comes to producing high-precision and ultra-reliable mechanical watches. With many years of experience, Tissot also earned many prizes in the international chronometry competitions. The watch features an impressive Swiss automatic Powermatic 80 movement with 80 hours of power reserve. It also comes in a stainless case with exhibition caseback.
4. Hamilton Regulator Auto
When it comes to a contemporary design, we have the Jazzmaster Regulator featuring the minutes from the hours in a stunning asymmetric design. Combined with a nice steel case form on a black strap, we get a real gent’s watch. Here the regulator movement acts as an enabler for the external appearance, it’s one great show for a horology fan. It’s elegant and perfect for wearers who appreciate original horological architecture with fashionable standard.
3. Christopher Ward C7 Rapide Automatic
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Making the third place is the highly reliable C7 Rapide Automatic with its impressive Sellita SW200–1 known for its accuracy and reliability just like a trustworthy car engine that won’t ever let you down. It has a 38-hour power reserve inside a robust 4-part DLC stainless case and it also features a very useful central hacking seconds. For motorsports fans, this is the perfect choice as its dial is inspired by the sport, like the twin flag logo at 12 and the beveled minutes’ track with triple markers. The dial has very good legibility.
2. Longines Conquest 43Mm Blue Dial Automatic
Making it to 2nd place is the Longines Conquest 43Mm Blue Dial Automatic with that classical blue dial. This is a stainless steel watch all over down to the caseback giving it a very nice water resistance rating of 300 m. Housed inside is the in-house 619/888 automatic caliber with 42 hours of power reserve. Its legibility is impressive where the silver hands and applied indexes with Super-LumiNova® seem to float on a blue ocean. The Stainless Steel bracelet also appears very professional yet we know that this watch is ready for any adventure you could think of.
1. Seiko Presage Automatic Dress Watch With White Enamel Dial Sarx019
Of course, our top choice goes to Seiko Presage Automatic Dress Watch With White Enamel Dial.i This is a true value watch with impressive or simply said, top-notch functionality. Its beating heart is the Seiko 6R15 caliber self-winding movement that can also be hand wound and hacked. It’s also very sporty with its 40mm case featuring fine-brushed and polished finish.
The handsome white enamel dial combined with black Roman numeral hour markers also aid its impressive legibility and clean design. It’s also water resistant to 100 meters with an accuracy of +25/–15 sec/day.
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor: wristreview.com
Jovan Krstevski has been collecting watches every since his father bought him an Omega Seamaster back when he was just a teenager. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview and is one of the most widely read watch blogs on the Web.
He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches.’ Besides WristReview, he also writes for a number of publications. Read his articles
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