If you’re a fan of luxury watches, this selection priced under $1,000 is a great start. At $1,000 or less, they represent a great quality-to-price ratio. That means they have all the attributes, and then some, of their pricier counterparts. With features ranging from GPS timing and 200-meter water resistance to movie-star fame and fashionable good looks, they will take you hiking, diving or dancing in style. All contain quality performance movements and are built to last, with sapphire crystals, stainless steel cases and steel or genuine leather straps. These entry-level luxury timepieces are proof that you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to put some great wrist candy on your wrist.
Citizen Eco-Drive Satellite Wave GPS Freedom
If absolute, perfect accuracy is your thing, then this watch delivers. It delivers the world’s fastest timekeeping signal reception speed from GPS navigation. The movement, caliber F150, delivers worldwide reception and time adjustment in 40 time zones. Best of all, it features Eco-Drive technology, which means it is powered by light, any light, and therefore never needs a battery. A sleek black ion-plated stainless steel case and bracelet, black dial and brilliant blue accents complete the package.
As the official watch of Men In Black, the Ventura is about as cool as it gets. First introduced in 1957, it has the added distinction of being the world’s first electric watch powered by a battery. This model (not the one featured in the film) is a chronograph, with a minimalist dial design inspired by 1950s cars, and the Ventura’s signature futuristic space-age style case.