Ultimate Top 100 Best Automatic Watches Under £1000

100 Best Automatic Watches Under 1000

Hello everyone, today I finally got round to finishing this massive list of some of the best luxury watches under £1000. It has taken an extremely long time to put together so I do hope you enjoy having a read through it, even if it is just to skim through the pictures of some of these stunning watches.

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There’s a wide range of brands on show today like Tissot, Baume Et Mercier, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Tag Heuer, Roamer, Gucci, Victorinox, Rotary, Dreyfuss & Co, Seiko, Raymond Weil, Maurice Lacroix and many many more. There’s a mixture of Luxury Swiss watches, German, Japanese, and Russian timepieces. There’s even a watch from Porsche and one from Ducati.

After collating data from a range of resources we bring you some of the most popular and best selling automatic watches under £1000. You’ll find more details on how we go about this further below.

I’ve written a brief bit about each watch to give you an idea however if you want more information on them just follow any of the links.

The watches below range from £400 – £1000, the cheaper automatic watches have an (Affordable) tag on the end of the title to help you spot them easier.

Please bear in mind prices are constantly changing. This is why we don’t showcase the prices and believe you should pick a watch you like by the design and parts before the price tag. It may turn out you spot a watch you love that’s a lot cheaper than you were going to pay, bonus right?

I’ll be trying to update the list when I can to remove discontinued watches and add in new ones.

Last updated: 12th October 2016

With all that being said, please enjoy having a look through this list of the best automatic watches under £1000. If a watch displays two links then I suggest checking out both to find out which has the better price for you.

1. Tissot T0554271105700 automatic watch

Tissot T0554271105700 automatic watch

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First up we have this stunning automatic watch from Tissot. It features a Swiss automatic movement and a sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating. The 200m water resistance is also worth mentioning. A very nice Swiss made automatic watch for under £1000

 

2. Tissot T0554271601700 automatic watch

Tissot T0554271601700 automatic watchClick here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES or buy from the Watch Shop

Another popular Swiss automatic watch here from Tissot. They were actually featured in our 10 best affordable Swiss watch brands which is a post I’d recommend checking out.

This model uses a self-winding Swiss automatic movement for quality and precision. Also featuring 200m water resistance and an anti-reflective sapphire glass it’s likely to be a very popular choice on this list.

 

 3. Certina Men’s DS Podium Square Automatic Chronograph Watch C0015141605701

Certina C0015141605701 Automatic

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Utilising an impressive ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement this Swiss automatic is a stunning timepiece. With a high quality stitched genuine leather strap and 100m water resistance it really packs a punch.

 

4. Baume Et Mercier Classima MOA8462 Swiss Automatic Calfskin Watch

Baume Et Mercier Classima MOA8462

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Absolutely stunning watch. Featuring a Swiss automatic movement and a scratch-resistant sapphire glass. The dial is particularly interesting to me.

 

5. Hamilton H77616533 Khaki X-Wind Automatic Chronograph Watch

Hamilton H77616533  watch

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Another beautiful Swiss automatic this time from Hamilton. With 100m water resistance and a sapphire crystal, this timepiece holds its own against the competition.

 

6. Ingersoll Automatic Watch With Beige Dial IN1810CR (Affordable)

Ingersoll Automatic IN1810CR watch

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With this automatic watch from Ingersoll being available for under £500, it’s easy to see why it has been such a popular choice. It lacks the higher level features some of our previous more expensive watches have, though. With a mineral glass and 50-metre water resistance, it’s still a good quality automatic timepiece.

 

7. TAG Heuer WAZ2113.BA0875 Automatic self-winding watch

TAG Heuer WAZ2113.BA0875

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 If this is your first luxury watch in this price range then you can’t go far wrong with a watch by the Swiss manufacturer TAG Heuer. For years they’ve been a leader in Swiss watchmaking and are one of the most affordable luxury watch brands available. This model features a Swiss automatic movement, anti-reflective sapphire glass and a 200m water resistance.

 

8. Roamer 211633 41 04 20 Swiss Automatic Watch (Affordable)

Roamer 211633 41 04 20 Swiss automatic

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The Sea Rock Pro by Roamer bears a very positive resemblance to the Omega Planet Ocean with its orange bezel finish to which it pays homage. Roamer has grown to become a very prominent Swiss watchmaker with many luxury affordable timepieces available. This model features a Swiss automatic movement and high-quality sapphire glass that you would expect to see. Like many over luxury automatic watches, it features 200m water resistance.

 

9. Gucci YA126417 G-Timeless Collection Automatic Watch

Gucci YA126417 watch

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This is our first model featured from Gucci who undoubtedly make some extremely nice designer watch. This luxury automatic watch from Gucci is Swiss made and features a stunning dial design. With a mechanical automatic movement and sapphire glass, it’s very high quality. The only questionable aspect is the 50-metre water resistance, I feel in this price range this could have been higher.

 

 10. Victorinox Swiss Army 241526 Swiss Automatic Watch 

Victorinox Swiss Army 241526

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Like many other luxury Swiss watches this timepiece from Victorinox uses a Swiss ETA 7750 automatic Valjoux movement, like you would spot in a TAG Heuer watch. The Victorinox Swiss watch brand has quite the following with their automatic watches being quite sought after. With a Swiss automatic movement, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, high-quality luminous indexes, and 300m water resistance this model definitely offers value for money.

 

11. Rotary GB90168/05 Les Originales Legacy Automatic Watch (Affordable)

Rotary Les Originales GB90168/05

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 With a robust yet functional design, we have this Swiss automatic watch from Rotary. It features a Swiss Sellita SW200 automatic movement which has become an industry standard. The whole watch screams elegance and is suited for both work and play. Other impressive features of this watch include its unidirectional bezel with luxury ceramic insert and the super luminova shield-shaped hands and markers. Well worth checking this one out.

 

12. Hamilton H32565555 Jazzmaster Open Heart Automatic Watch

Hamilton Jazz master H32565555

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The first watch on our best 100 automatic watches under £1000 to feature an exposes movement. I think this is an absolutely stunning design and definitely one I’d love to add to my personal watch collection. With a Swiss automatic movement, sapphire glass and 50-metre water resistance, I’d recommend it.

‘Bought as a 21st birthday present for my son. A gorgeous twist on the traditional skeleton aesthetic. The watch really is a stunner, which the stock picture doesn’t portray enough. The silver dial is clean, easy to read and has a slight sunburst quality to it. The hands contain a lume centre which when charged is more than adequate to see the time if you find yourself in the dark. The open heart design is complemented with an open case back allowing you to see further into the Swiss ETA 2824-2 mechanism’

Possibly one of the best watches under £1000 in my opinion.

 

13. Dreyfuss Co 1925 Men’s DGS00093/01  Open Heart Automatic Swiss Watch

Dreyfuss & Co DGS00093/01  automatic watch

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This is a rather charming automatic watch from Dreyfuss Co with an open heart exposed mechanism. It features a Swiss automatic movement and comes with this soft genuine leather strap.

‘Watch has a good weight to it, feel the class of craftsmanship as soon as you put it on. Easy to adjust strap and easy to set. Looks good on my wrist although they are slim. Not a well-known brand so constantly have people asking me what type it is, preferred to the similar Longines watch and much less expensive.’

 

14. Tissot T0356271105100 Couturier Self-Winding Chronograph Watch

Tissot Couturier T0356271105100

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For number 14 we’re featuring another popular model from Tissot. This is another Swiss made watch featuring a Swiss movement, sapphire glass and a 100m water resistance. With an excellent built and part quality, this watch offers good value for money. The dial has a smart elegant design to it.

 

15. Hamilton Men’s Khaki Pilot 46mm Automatic Watch H64715885

Hamilton H64715885 Automatic Watch

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A flagship men’s Hamilton Khaki pilot automatic watch with a high visibility charcoal dial. It’s powered by a Swiss ETA 2836-2 automatic movement. It has a sapphire glass, exhibition case back and 200-metre water resistance.

‘I am really pleased with the watch. It has all the hallmarks of a quality pilot watch, ETA engine, sapphire crystal front and rear, quality case, large dial with an interesting dial and hand design. Screw down crown so waterproof to 20 bar. Also has a quality leather strap. Looked for a long time and have no doubt this is the best pilot watch for the price available at the moment.’

 

16. Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision Automatic Watch 241665 

Victorinox 241665  watch

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 This Swiss automatic watch from Victorinox Swiss Army features a Swiss automatic movement, sapphire glass and 50-metre water resistance. It’s a very stunning looking watch with high-quality lume for brilliant visibility in low light conditions.

 

17. TW Steel Men’s CEO Diver Automatic Watch CE5000

TW Steel CE5000

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With a rather chunky design, this watch from TW Steel may not be for everyone. It features an automatic movement, sapphire crystal, night light, and 100m water resistance. Changing it up a bit from the previous watches, this model has a titanium case and black silicone band.

 

18. Seiko SKA561P1 Diver’s 200m Automatic Watch (affordable)

Seiko Divers Watch SKA561P1

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 Our first official Diver’s rated watch. This Seiko SKA561P1 is certified as suitable for 200m diving standard. It’s a very popular timepiece from one of the biggest watch manufacturers in the world. Seiko are known for creating some truly great diving watches, and you get exactly what you’re after with this model.

 

19. Tissot Powermatic 80 Swiss Automatic Watch (Affordable)

Tissot Automatic T0554301104700

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Another superb stunning Swiss watch from Tissot. This is another one of our more affordable options in this list. With high-quality Swiss parts and a great build quality, this watch certainly offers value for money. It features an automatic self-winding Swiss movement, anti-reflective sapphire glass and a 200m water resistance.

 

20. Raymond Weil 2867-STC-00659 Automatic Swiss Watch (Affordable)

Raymond Weil 2867-STC-00659

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 Raymond Weil are one of my favorite Swiss watch brands and I’m sure we will see more than one of them in this list today. This is an automatic Swiss watch for under £1000 that offers value for money with a high-quality Swiss made finish.

It features a self-winding Swiss automatic movement, anti-reflective sapphire dial and a water resistance of up to 50 meters

 

 21. Maurice Lacroix MLACROIX-PT6158-SS00103E Swiss Automatic

 MLACROIX-PT6158-SS00103E Swiss automatic watch

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 I’m really loving the design of this Swiss automatic watch from Maurice Lacroix. In my opinion, the watch looks very luxury. The golden coloured indexes really stand out on the dial. The use of the separate day and date displays like this is something you don’t see all too often either. This is another one of the best watches under £1000.

As with many of the other watches, this model features an automatic Swiss 25 jewel movement with a 38 hours power reserve. It also has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal on the front and back of the watch as it has an exposed movement on the back. The strap is made of genuine alligator and is finished to a high standard.

 

22. Bulova 63B188 Accu Swiss Automatic 

Bulova 63B188 Accu Swiss Automatic

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This is the first watch I’m featuring here from Bulova. Bulova are one of my favorite affordable Swiss watch brands and this model they’ve created is very nice. It has a simple design to it with a very uncluttered and easy to read dial. The slim silver indexed stand out nicely and the small date display is easy to read.

It has a Swiss automatic movement, sapphire glass and a 30-meter water resistance.

 

23. Frederique Constant FC 303S5B6 Men’s Automatic Watch

Frederique Constant FC 303S5B6

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 This timepiece from Frederique Constant has a simple yet effective look to it. Keeping to a plain style the watch is smart and suitable for your day to day wear. It has a Swiss automatic movement, sapphire glass and a genuine leather strap. Maybe not the flashiest looking watch on our list but a lot of people do prefer these simpler designs.

 

24. FIYTA GA866002.MBR Automatic Skeleton Watch (Affordable)

FIYTA GA866002.MBR

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Possibly one of my favourite looking watches on this list today, and it’s actually one of the cheapest. It still has an automatic movement, 100 metres water resistance and a sapphire glass. This isn’t a Swiss made watch, though. Personally, I’d let that matter slide though as it just looks like such a gorgeous watch that is bound to get noticed on your wrist.

 

25. Hamilton H76556331 Automatic Self-Winding Swiss Watch

Hamilton H76556331

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This automatic watch from Hamilton looks like it means business. It has a busy dial but I wouldn’t let that worry you, it just goes to show this is a very functional watch. With its dual crown system, this watch is set apart from others in the list.

It features a Swiss automatic movement with a anti-reflective sapphire glass. This watch also has a neat date display and a comfortable black silicone strap.

 

26. Fortis 623.10.51 SI.01 Spacematic Automatic

Fortis 623.10.51 SI.01 watch

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If you’re after something that’s a lot different and bound to get noticed on your wrist then you can’t go far wrong with this swiss made watch from Fortis. It’s an extremely interesting way of display the day and date on this dial. A pretty impressive use of mechanical engineering.

As with the other watches on this list, it features a Swiss automatic watch movement, sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating and a comfy silicone rubber strap.

 

27. Hamilton H42555751 Jazzmaster Viewmatic Skeleton Watch

Hamilton H42555751

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Here we have another Swiss made automatic watch from Hamilton. With that stunning exposed skeleton design, I wouldn’t blame you for falling in love with this watch instantly. The rear casing is also exposed to allow you to see through from the other side of the watch also.

The Viewmatic from Hamilton features a Swiss automatic movement, night light, black leather strap, a sapphire crystal window, and of course 50 meter water resistance.

 

28. MeisterSinger Automatic NE903N Watch

MeisterSinger NE903N automatic Swiss Watch

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Here we have a rather retro styled automatic watch from MeisterSinger. The watch is smaller than a lot of the other watches featured in this list of the best men’s automatic watches under £1000. With a casing diameter of just 36mm this is definitely classed as a small men’s watch.

This has some pretty nice features, the Swiss automatic watch movement, neat date display at the bottom of the dial, and a genuine leather strap. It lacks in the water resistance department with a rating of just 30m.

 

29. Glycine 3927.191-LB9B Automatic Swiss Made Watch

Glycine 3927.191-LB9B

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I’m loving the design of this timepiece. The bezel gives it this rugged feel yet the dial has tons of space available. They’ve kept to a pretty clean style and I love the use of the dual crown system. With an oversized style finish at 46mm diameter, this is a great looking automatic watch that will get noticed on your wrist.

It features a Swiss automatic movement, sapphire glass, genuine leather strap, and of course that 200m water resistance rating that I know a lot of people are after when spending this sort of money.

 

30. Ingersoll IN1711RGY Automatic Chronograph (Affordable)

Ingersoll IN1711RGY

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This is another affordable option from the Ingersoll watch brand. This is an automatic gents watch with twin open balance wheels on display. The dial looks extremely impressive and would definitely wow your friends. The rose gold finish to this timepiece gives it that real luxury look.

The case back has a glass exhibition fitting so you can see the automatic movement of the watch. This watch uses an automatic movement and has a water resistance of just 30 meters.

 

31. Men’s Certina C0134071104100 DS Action Automatic Diver Watch

Certina C0134071104100  Divers Watch

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If you’re after a luxury automatic diver watch then this model from Certina may well be perfect for you. It has a stunning dial design with this lovely blue colour that really draws you in. The bezel has a nice effect to it as well that makes it easier to operate.

It uses a Swiss automatic movement and has a diver’s 200m water resistance rating that is exactly what people are looking for with this style of watch.

 

32. Hamilton H40655751 Railroad Automatic Skeleton Watch

Hamilton Skeleton Automatic H40655751 Watch

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 Another absolute beauty from Hamilton here. This skeletonized automatic Swiss watch has a fantastic finish to it. The exposed Swiss movement really stands out and goes to show the value of this watch.

This model features a Swiss automatic movement, genuine leather strap, and a 50 metre water resistance.

 

33. Junghans Max Bill 027/4700.00 Automatic German Watch

JungHans 027/4700.00  Automatic Watch

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A bit of a change here, this model from Junghans is a German automatic watch. It has a rather simple minimalistic design that’s extremely popular at the moment. The casing of this German watch is smaller than a lot of the other featured watches with a diameter of 38mm. As for

As for features, it uses a j800.1 automatic movement which is based on the ETA 2824. This has an impressive 38-hour power reserve and an Incabloc shock-Absorber.

 

34. Movado 0606875 Men’s 1881 Automatic Swiss Made Watch

0606875 Automatic Watch

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 Movado watches are more of an art piece than a timepiece. They are a historically unique brand due to being the first and so far only timepiece ever to have a permanent place in the New York Museum of Modern Art. Pretty impressive to be fair.

This model features a Swiss automatic movement, date display, sapphire glass, and 30 metre water resistance.

 

35. Junkers German Made Automatic Watch 6704-1

Junkers 6704-1 automatic watch

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Here we have another German made automatic watch from Junkers. This mode has a nice simple dial display with the seconds features on an independent sub-dial. The date display is situated at the 6 o’clock position which is something I actually prefer.

This model features an automatic movement and a 50 meter water resistance. Best for day to day wear.

 

36. Oris 0173376704071-0782177 Swiss Made Automatic Watch

Oris 0173376704071-0782177

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 This is a beautiful watch with a curved sapphire crystal that enables a clear view of its radial pattern on the dial. It has raised indices and a date display at the 6 o’clock position. It reminds me of the classic design watches and I really like this style of bracelet that they’ve used.

The watch uses a Swiss automatic watch movement which is a 733 – SW200-1 calibre. It also has a sapphire glass and a 50 metre water resistance.

 

37. Seiko Superior 24 Jewels Automatic Diver Watch SRP309J1

SRP309J1 Diver Watch

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 With Seiko being one of the biggest watch manufactuers worldwide you’re bound to see a few of their watches in this list today. This model, the SRP309J1 has this impressive orange dial that looks great in my opinion. The bezel has this great effect on it as well which really sets it apart from other watches. The movement

The movement is a 24 Jewel automatic self-winding with hand winding capability. It also features very high-quality luminous hands and markers. As you’d expect with a watch of this quality it has a Diver’s rated 200m water resistance which is brilliant. This is a Japanese made model for those that are interested.

 

38. Hamilton Jazzmaster Viewmatic H32755551 Swiss Watch

Swiss Automatic H32755551

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I’m a big fan of the Hamilton watch range and you can clearly see they make a lot of stunning Swiss automatic watches. This model has some great detailing on the dial and I love the blend of rose gold numbers & Indexes with the brushed stainless steel of the outer dial and casing. Anoter stunning timepiece that’s earned it’s position as one of the best watches under £1000

It features a very nice stitched genuine leather strap with a Swiss automatic watch movement and a 50 metre water resistance.

 

39. Mondaine A132.30359.16SBB Automatic Watch Swiss Made

Mondaine A132.30359.16SBB

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Regular readers here will know I’m rather a big fan of the Mondaine watch brand. I love their designs inspired by the Iconic Swiss railway clock. This model uses a Swiss made automatic SW-220-1 movement. They do have other similar watches available but they don’t have the same level of features as this model.

 

40. TW Steel CB46 Automatic Oversized Watch (Affordable)

CB46 TW Steel watch

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At number 40 in our top automatic watches under £1000, we have this rather lovely looking automatic watch from TW Steel. It’s classed as unisex but with a 50mm case diameter, I can’t see it being too popular among women.

It uses a Seiko Miyota NH35 automatic movement and has a sapphire layer reinforced mineral crystal glass. I’m quite fond of this engineered effect on the bezel and bracelet as well, makes the PVD gold plating really stand out. For those of you wondering, it also has a 100m water resistance rating.

 

41. Oris Self-winding Swiss Automatic Watch 73376534154MB

Oris Swiss Watch 73376534154MB

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 If you’re after a luxury automatic watch then Oris have a fair few for you to check out. This model, the 73376534154MB has a great looking easy to read dial with a high quality ceramic bezel that’s uni-directional. It’s a Swiss made watch with the standard Swiss automatic movement and anti reflective sapphire glass. It also has a great water resistance rating of 300m making it one of the highest on this list today.

 

42. Certina DS Podium Automatic Swiss Made Watch C001.427.36.037.00

Certina Swiss C001.427.36.037.00

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 This is another Swiss made automatic watch from Certina. While they’re primarily a sports brand Certina is owned by the Swatch group. It has a smaller sizing than some of the previous watches featured with a 38mm diameter. I know a lot of people prefer larger watches so this might not be ideal for them, but for those who prefer something more traditional, this would be a good pick.

 

43. Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques LC6027-SS001-122-1 Swiss Automatic Watch

LC6027-SS001-122-1 Swiss Made Watch

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 Maurice Lacroix are up there as one of my favourite luxury Swiss watch brands. I’m really fond of this timepiece in particular. I love the use of hints of gold on the dial, and that fascinating texturing used on the outer rims of the dial.

This model uses a Swiss automatic 155 base ETA 2824/2 movement with a reserve time of 38 hours. Like the previous watch, this is also a 38mm diameter timepiece. Other features include the brilliant sapphire glass and the comfortable alligator style leather strap. The case back is also exposed with a glass backing so that you can peer into the workings of the automatic movement.

 

44. Longines Swiss Watch L36404966 Hydroconquest

Longines L36404966

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This model from Longines is part of their sports collection. The Hydro Conquest men’s diver’s watch has a brilliant water resistant rating of 300m. I think the dial looks great with the bold hour hand and brilliant colouring. There’s some high quality lume features also.

The watch is Swiss made and uses a Swiss automatic watch movement, anti-reflective sapphire glass, Super-Luminova, and an aluminium uni-directional bezel.

 

45. Philip Men’s Wales Chronograph Swiss Automatic Watch R8241693015

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 Up next we have this automatic chronograph watch from Philip Watches. Interestingly it has a genuine alligator strap which hasn’t been featured much on the list yet. This watch has a Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movement. It’s a Swiss made watch that also has an anti reflective sapphire crystal and 50m water resistance. Personally, I’m not too wowed by the dial but I do like that style of date display.

 

46. Seiko SARB033 Japanese Automatic Watch (Affordable)

SARB033

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 If you’re after a good quality affordable automatic watch, than Seiko watches are always worth checking out. This is one of the cheaper options available on the list today but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a high level of quality.

The watch has a smaller dial at 37mm with a sapphire glass and 100m water resistance. It uses an automatic 23 jewel movement which is very nice.

 

47. Rotary Swiss Automatic ags90078/a/04 Watch

Rotary ags90078/a/04

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 Well, it doesn’t get much more noticeable than a bright orange rubber strap on a watch. This Rotary watch is part of their Aquaspeed collection but it’s worth noting it only has a 50m water resistance rating.

I like the look of the semi-exposed mechanism with the keyhole display at the Swiss automatic 21 jewel movement. This is another Swiss made watch with sapphire glass as you’d expect to see. Overall a very nice albeit bright looking Swiss watch.

 

48. Burgmeister St Moritz Gents Automatic Chronograph Watch BM154-121

BM154-121 automatic watch

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 Featuring a Swiss automatic ETA Valjoux 7750 movement, this chronograph watch from Burgmeister is absolutely stunning. I love the dial design and all the intricate details, again it features that date display that I mentioned earlier on that I’m a fan of.

It’s a fairly large watch with an impressive 47mm oversized casing diameter, the thickness of the case is 15mm so it may feel a little chunky, some people like this. Other features include the 50m water resistance and a mineral glass window.

 

49. Thomas Earnshaw Automatic ES-0014-03 Swiss Watch

Thomas Earnshaw ES-0014-03

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 Thomas Earnshaw watches seem to be pretty popular. They remind me of Stuhrling watches to be honest, which I also like. This big exposed skeleton dial showcasing the automatic Swiss movement is very impressive. I’m also quite a fan of rose gold finishes on watch so that’s great to see too.

 

50. Glycine Combat Sub Automatic 3863.38B6-D8 Swiss Made Automatic Watch

Glycine 3863.38B6-D8 

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 When you’re looking for a stand out premium Swiss watch, Glycine makes some truly great timepieces. This navy and rose gold blend looks really impressive and has that real diver’s feel to it. The watch uses a GL 224 25 jewel automatic Swiss movement with a power reserve of 38 hours and a 28,800 A/H frequency.

Features of this watch include the Swiss automatic movement, sapphire glass, lume components, and a 200m water resistance rating. Overall a great looking watch with some high quality parts.

 

51.  Saint Honore Carrousel 880050 8ARAR Automatic Swiss Made Timepiece

Saint Honore 880050 8ARAR

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 This is another one of my favourites in this list of the best automatic watches under 1000. If you’re after a watch that’s going to get noticed on your wrist, then this is the one to go for. The whole design is stunning, I love the interesting date display and that beautiful semi-exposed watch movement.

It’s a Swiss made watch and uses an automatic movement. A sapphire glass is used with an anti-reflective coating and the watch has a standard 50m water resistance rating. Overall a stunning timepiece, easy to see why it’s near the top of our budget.

 

52. Tissot T1004301105100 Powermatic Swiss Self-Winding Automatic Watch

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 This is a relatively new watch from Tissot, it’s their PRS516 automatic watch. This model has a rather nice design to it, I like the hints of yellow so the seconds hand appeals to me. As for features it’s Swiss made, uses a Swiss automatic movement and has a 100m water resistance.

 

53. Hamilton Automatic Swiss Titanium Watch HML-H70575733

HamiltonHML-H70575733

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 It’s good to see a titanium watch make it into the list today. This model has a rather simple display, I like that we have a nice fabric strap on it, though. It uses a reliable Swiss made 2824-2 automatic 25 jewel movement and a sapphire crystal for a high level of scratch protection.

The dial has an easy to read theme the numbers are all quite bold and relatively large. The watch also uses a good quality lume to make it easy to read in dim lit conditions as well.

 

54. Roamer Mercury II Automatic Two Tone Swiss Made Automatic Watch (Affordable)

Roamer of Switzerland 963637 49 05 90

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 Roamer of Switzerland are a leading luxury brand in the Swiss watch market. This model has a very nice two tone design to it with the gold and stainless steel finish. The overall design is very impressive and one that’s bound to get some compliments on your wrist.

As for features, this watch from Roamer uses a Swiss automatic movement, a sapphire crystal glass, and a 100m water resistance rating. Being one of the more affordable options on the list I’d say this watch offers very good value for money.

 

55. Wellington WN109-382 Automatic Watch

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If you were after something very bold then, well, this is worth checking out. Whilst not really my cup of tea I can see why it would appeal to people. The watch has quite a large presence with its 46mm case diameter and a chunky 16mm thickness. The movement is semi-exposed on the front and the back has a keyhole exhibition case to view the automatic movement from the rear. It’s a good watch, just not for me.

 

56. Certina C026.407.11.037.00 Automatic Swiss Watch

Certina C026.407.11.037.00

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 It may not look like much but this watch from Certina definitely offers some value for money. It’s packed full of feature beneath the hood. It uses a Swiss automatic self-winding movement with a 23 jewel finish and an impressive reserve of up to 80 hours.

Features the concept of hours DS, which is characterized by the following five properties: Sapphire Crystal (scratch-resistant ultra), O-ring seal on the actuator Shaft, Two O-Ring seals in crown, specific gasket in the housing base, reinforced housing base. This is a double security system concept DS, optimal protection from external influences which, such as pressure, Ambient, moisture, dust and offers suggestions.

 

57. Constantine Durmont Automatic Tourbillon Reserve CD-TRDM-TBWDPR-LT-RGRG-SLD

Constantin Durmont

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This is another rather stunning looking automatic watch, this one is made by Constantin Durmont. I like watches that have these exposed movements and this model features a front and back open heart display. The front and rear glass are both sapphire crystal making them extremely scratch resistant. It uses blue decorated screws for that added extra touch.

As far as features go, this watch has an hour indication, minute-indication, power reserve indication, and a small second tourbillon window at the 6 o’clock position.

If you’re after something a bit different, then it’s well worth checking this watch out.

 

58. Victorinox 241507 Swiss Army AirBoss Automatic Watch 241507

Victorinox 241507

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Another watch here from fan favourite Victorinox Swiss Army, the 241507 is a Swiss made military styled timepiece. It features a highly accurate Swiss-made mechanical automatic movement and a stunning exhibition caseback to reveal the inner workings. The dial has some high quality luminous markers which make this clean dial stand out in the dark. I also rather like the stitching they’ve done on the leather strap, makes it stand out nicely.

Features of this Swiss made watch include the anti-reflective sapphire glass, a Swiss automatic movement, and the 100m water resistance rating. I’m quite a fan of this brand and really like the whole look of this watch.

 

59. Laco Munster Type A Dial Swiss Pilot Watch 861748 Automatic Timepiece

Laco 861748

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 This is another timepiece with an interesting artistic design to it. The dial is very simple with a minimalist feel to it. As you can see the crown is oversized to make it stand out on the side, not something I’m overly fond of myself.

As for features, it has everything you’d expect in a luxury automatic watch. The Swiss automatic movement and sapphire glass and a minimum for me in this price range. Overall a nice pilot style watch.

 

60. Dreyfuss & Co Automatic watch DGS00030/21

Dreyfuss DGS00030/21

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 This is another one of my preferred watch brands. This model is a bit harder to come by now as it’s been discontinued by a few sellers, luckily at the time of writing it’s still available where I’ve linked to above.

I really like the detailing on this dial, the effect they’ve used on the inner part makes it really stand out. The blue detailing on the hands and numerals is also a brilliant addition.

The watch has an impressive 25 jewel Swiss automatic movement and a sapphire glass for a great level of scratch resistance. It also features an exhibition caseback so you can take a peek at the automatic Swiss movement at work.

 

61. Davosa Ternos Ceramic Automatic Swiss Made Watch 16155550 

Davosa 16155550 

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This is a really nice looking Diver’s style watch from Davosa. The black dial features luminescent hands, and very easy to read date display due to the magnifying bubble. With the 200m water resistance, the watch has a screw down crown and case back as you’d expect. It also has a sapphire glass crystal and black ceramic unidirectional bezel. Inside the watch, you’ll find a great 25 jewel Swiss automatic movement that has a 42 hour power reserve and quick date adjust function.

As you’d expect from higher quality diver’s watches this one features a deployment clasp with diver’s extension so it will quickly fit over your wetsuit as well.

 

62. Glycine Airman 3928.191.LB9B Swiss Made Automatic Watch

Glycine Airman 3928.191.LB9BClick here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES

 Another brilliant Pilot style watch here from Glycine. Sure to impress with this stunning dial design, there’s also some very good quality luminescent features that make this watch extra easy to read. It used a 21 jewel ETA GL293 Automatic movement that’s made especially for glycine. This movement has a 42 hour power reserve that’s very useful as well.

Other features of this luxury glycine watch are the 200m water resistance and the anti-reflective sapphire glass. I recommend checking out the watch in full detail if you like the look of it.

 

63. Sector Men’s Shark Master 1000m Automatic Watch (Affordable Diving Watch)

Sector R3221178025

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Now this is what a serious diving watch looks like, it’s a 1000m water resistant watch. That means you get the helium valve for ultimate diving use. Along with the helium valve you have the screw down crowns and a rather impressive depth-sensor.

The movement is a Swiss automatic and of course, the glass features is a sapphire crystal that offers you the best scratch protection available.

This watch should be a serious thought if you’re looking for a high quality diving watch.

 

64. Laco 1925 Automatic Pilot Style 861749 Watch

Laco Pilot Watch 861749

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 This is another interesting looking pilot style watch from Laco. It has a very easy to read dial design with these large diamond shaped hands that are full of lume to makes them much more effective for reading in the dark. I like the way they’ve done the 60 second display as well as the 12 hour clock, it all works very well together.

As for features, it has a high quality automatic movement and a sapphire window lens. The water resistance is just 50m though so keep that in mind.

 

65. Dreyfuss & Co DGS00068/20 Men’s Automatic Swiss Watch

Dreyfuss & C0 DGS00068/20

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This is another very lovely watch from Dreyfuss & Co. This is one of their Moonphase models that features one of Dreyfuss and Co’s finest moonphase automatic movements. It also has an annual calendar with a day-date and month display.

This is a handmade Swiss watch with a Swiss automatic movement and an exhibition case back that allows you to peer into that stunning movement. It utilizes Dreyfuss & Co’s own trademarked Seafarer water resistance. A great looking watch.

 

66. Frederique Constant Swiss Made Automatic Watch FC-306MC4S35

Swiss Made Frederique Constant FC-306MC4S35

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Another stunning automatic Swiss made watch from Frederique Constant. It’s part of their slimline collection and has a case depth of approximately 8mm which makes this a nice thin watch. The dial design is nice and elegant with a subtle inner indexing system and Roman numerals around the outside.

The watch is PVD gold plated and is fitted with a Swiss automatic movement. There’s a small date display at the 6 o’clock position on the watch that comes in handy. As for water resistance it has a simple 30m resistance rating. If you really want a luxury Swiss automatic watch then this should definitely be considered.

 

67. Glycine Incursore 3874.11-LB Swiss Made Automatic Watch (Affordable)

Glycine 3874.11-LB

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Since their establishment in Bienne, Switzerland back in 1914 Glycine has come out with some very high quality Swiss watches. This is another one of their most popular Swiss automatic watches. The case is crafted with sandblasted stainless steel and the dial features these bold Arabic numerals and index hour markers.

The watch features a Swiss automatic self-winding movement, the ETA 2824-2, this is a 25 jewel movement with a 38 hours power reserve, Hz: 4/28’800 vibrations per hour. The glass protecting the dial is sapphire which is extremely scratch resistant. This watch also has a high level of water resistance with a 200m rating. Worth checking out if you’d like a comfortable leather strapped Swiss made watch that’s extra easy to read.

 

68. Tissot Chemin Des Tourelles T0994081103800 Automatic 

Tissot T0994081103800

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I suspect we all knew we were likely to see a few watches from Tissot here. This model takes its name from the Street in Le Locle, Switzerland where the Tissot factory was first established.

It comes with all the usual quality parts you’d expect in a Swiss made timepiece from Tissot. There’s the anti-reflective sapphire glass and of course the Automatic Swiss Powermatic 80.111 movement. As for water resistance this model has a 50m rating that should be sufficient enough for anything you’re planning on doing with this style of timepiece.

I really like the detailing on the outer parts of the dial, it gives the watch a bit more depth to it. It uses a mixture of baton style indexes and Roman numerals to display the time.

 

69. Raymond Weil Maestro Automatic Swiss Watch

Raymond Weil 2837-PC5-65001

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 Some of the finest detailing you’ll find on a dial in this list of the best automatic watches under £1000. This is another Swiss made watch from Raymond Weil. The dial design is really intricate with a couple of varying styles of detailing used that makes the dial really stand out. I’m a big fan of the PVD rose gold and dark tan mix, I think it works very well together.

When it comes to features this watch is powered by a Swiss automatic mechanical movement, it has a small date display and a 50m water resistance rating. It’s a little smaller than some of the other watches featured with a 39mm case diameter. There’s also an exhibition caseback that allows you to take a peek at the watch movement whilst it’s working away.

If you like a watch with intricate detailing, I strongly suggest you have a closer look at this watch from Raymond Weil

 

70. Sturmanskie Ocean Stingray Russian Automatic Watch (Limted Edition)

Sturmanskie NH35-1825897Click here for the latest reviews, ratings, and PRICES

If you’re after a watch that no one else in the room is likely to be wearing then going for a limited edition timepiece like this from Sturmanskie may be the way to go.

It’s a Russian made automatic watch with a professional Diver 30m water resistant rating and comes with an extra strap so you have the option of rubber or leather.

It uses a Seiko NH35A automatic self winding movement than we’ve seen featured on other high end watches in this list. The watch has an oversized style to it with this 48mm diameter as well.

This watch is limited to 999 pieces so if you like the look of it, I wouldn’t waste any time.

 

71. Tissot T1004303720100 Carbon Fiber Dial Automatic Watch

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 For number 71 popular Swiss watch brand Tissot brings us another watch from their Powermatic collection. This is a stunning luxury Swiss watch with a cool carbon fiber dial. I love how they’ve used the blue for the detailing of the seconds hand to make it stand out.

The strap is really interesting, it’s made of rubber but has a metal fold over clasp which you don’t see all too often so I suggest taking a look at it through the link to see the picture of that.

The watch has a very good looking exhibition caseback that allows you to take a look at the Swiss automatic movement. There’s a small day and date display that I quite like on the dial as well. As for water resistance, this watch has a 100m rating that’s pretty good.

 

72. Victorinox Swiss Army 241706 Maverick Mechanical Watch

Victorinox 241706

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Here we have another Swiss made automatic watch from the Victorinox Swiss Army brand. Regulars will be well aware I like these stand out blue dials, I think they look awesome. The bezel of the watch also has a nice coin edged effect which looks great.

As for freatus, it uses a Swiss automatic movement, has a uni-directional bezel, uses a sapphire glass and has a 100m water resistance rating.

 

73. Bulova Accu Swiss Gemini Automatic Watch

Swiss automatic bulova 64C105

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 This is an absolutely stunning watch, look at the fasinating dial detailing. Everything about this watch screems luxury to me. I really like the blend of colour between the rose gold finishing and the thick stitched leather strap as well.

This watch from Bulova is Swiss made and uses a Swiss automatic watch movement. I’d say it’s up there as one of my favourites from this list today. The glass used is sapphire crystal so gives you some of the best protection available from scratching. Water resistance is only 50m but this isn’t the type of watch I’d be putting through too much of that.

 

74. Raymond Weil 2237-PC5-65001 Leather Automatic Swiss Made Watch

Raymond Weil 2237-PC5-65001

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 Raymond Weil may not be the oldest luxury watch brand here, founded in Geneva in 1976, but they do make some of the nicest timepieces in my opinion. This is another dynamic automatic watch from the Swiss manufacturers that has a well-deserved place in our top watches under 1000.

Like many of the other watches featured here today, this is a Swiss made timepiece that utilises a Swiss automatic movement, and anti-reflective sapphire glass and a 50m water resistance. As you’ve seen me mention on other watches, I also really like the detailing on the dial of this watch. The inner dial design really stands out.

 

75. Stuhrling Original 812.01 Atrium Automatic Watch (Affordable)

Stuhrling 812.01
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Next up, we have this very affordable automatic watch from Stuhrling. Stuhrling are known for these wonderful skeletonised watch designs and it’s something I’ve always found very intriguing.

With a skeletonized dial and exhibition caseback you’ll be able to take full advantage of viewing the 20 jewel ST-90650 automatic movement. The dial is protected by Stuhrling’s Krysterna crystal which is similar to a mineral crystal in terms of scratch protection.

 

76. Bulova Accu Swiss Gemini Automatic Watch With Stainless Steel Bracelet 63C113 

Bulova 63C113

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With a very similar design to Bulova’s previous watch at number 73, this watch has the same dial detailing but is a stainless steel version of the Bulova Gemini automatic watch. Personally, I prefer the leather edition but for those who prefer metal straps then this one may be worth looking into.

As with the other model, this one is Swiss made, uses a Swiss automatic movement and has a protective anti-reflective sapphire crystal that is extremely scratch resistant. The water resistance of this model is 50m

 

77. 88 Rue Du Rhone Men’s Double 8 Origin Automatic Swiss Made Watch 87WA120041 

88 Rue Du Rhone 87WA120041 

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This is an all black Swiss watch styled timepiece from 88 Rue Du Rhone. It has a real luxury look to it, again I really like the detailing on the dial. It’s easy to read and his this nice sweeping red second hand that stands out nicely.

The watch is black ion plated on stainless steel and has a great black leather with red stitched strap. As you’d expect from this Swiss made watch, it has a Swiss automatic movement and a sapphire glass window.

 

78. Raymond Weill Swiss Made Luxury Automatic Watch 2237-ST-00659 Maestro

Raymond Weil 2237-ST-00659

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For watch number 78 we have this classic beauty from Raymond Weil. It’s a Swiss made watch with a Swiss made automatic movement. There’s some nice intricate detailing on the dial and I love the splash of colour they’ve achieved with the blue hands.

The movement is a Swiss automatic and the watch dial is protected by a sapphire glass which is extremely scratch resistant. As for water resistance it has a rating of 50m.

 

79. Hamilton Men’s Automatic Swiss Watch H35405741

Hamilton H35405741

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I know we’ve showcased a few Hamilton watches on this list but they really have earned their place. This watch comes with an easily interchanged spare strap so you can alternate between the two styles shown in the picture above.

The Hamilton watch is Swiss made and of course, has a brilliant Swiss automatic movement powering it. There’s an exhibition case back so you can see the watch movement which is always a nice addition. The glass protecting the dial is a sapphire glass which is very high quality as you’d expect for watches in this price range.

 

80. Davosa Swiss Titanium Men’s Automatic Watch

Davosa Automatic titanium 16156015

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 Davosa brings you this rather stunning looking off white titanium Swiss timepiece. My favourite aspect of this watch has to be that strap, I’m loving that detailing. As for the dial I love how the off white of the dial and the blue of the indexes and hands blends so well together.

The watch casing if made of titanium which makes it lighter yet stronger than traditional stainless steel. It’s powered by a Swiss automatic movement that’s always great to see. The watch is class as oversized with a 48mm diameter so if you’re not a fan of larger watches, this may not be for you.

 

81. Davosa 16156255 Titanium Automatic Swiss Made Watch

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 This is a slight variation on Davosa’s previous watch above. This model has a darker overall theme but has all the same high-quality parts. It’s made of titanium and features that Swiss automatic movement. Again the strap looks great and there’s plenty of lume on the dial that makes it extra easy to read at night.

 

82. Tissot T0384301105700 Swiss Automatic Self Winding Timepiece (Affordable)

Tissot T0384301105700

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This is a very affordable watch from Tissot, I highly recommend checking it out if you’re on a bit more of a budget. Although cheaper than many of the previous watches, it is still packed with plenty of high quality parts. I for one like the day display they’ve gone for here.

The watch uses a self winding Swiss automatic movement than can be seen via the exhibition case back on the rear of the watch. This is a feature I really like to see in watches.

The window lens is made with a sapphire glass that’s very scratch resistant. As for water resistance this timepiece has a 50m rating which isn’t that high but is still fairly suitable.

 

83. Raymond Weil Geneve Maestro Automatic Swiss Watch 2837-ST-50001

Raymond Weil 2837-ST-50001

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 This is one of the most expensive watches on our list today. Again it has some nice dial detailing that I really like, and I like this style of strap as well. Still, if you don’t want to spend so much there are plenty of cheaper automatic watches available here.

Overall though, it does have a Swiss automatic movement and a sapphire glass front. There’s also an exhibition case back which I rather like to see. Water resistance is 50m. I think the watch looks nice however I’d personally pick one of the other watches that don’t cost as much.

 

84. Stuhrling Original 812.02 Automatic Watch (Affordable)

Stuhrling 812.02

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 In at 84, we have another skeletonised dial watch from Stuhrling. This is another one of the more affordable watches on this list. I do really like Stuhrling’s watches with their front and rear exposed mechanisms. I would suggest, though, if you like the look of this watch that you check out their cheaper options, they look similar and cost less than half the price sometimes. You can find cheaper Stuhrling watches here.

 

85. C60 Trident Pro GMT 600 Swiss Made Automatic

Christopher Ward

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This wouldn’t be a list of the best automatic watches under £1000 without mentioning Christopher Ward. I’ve got a Christopher Ward automatic myself but I did have to get it second-hand via auction. I remember seeing their adverts in Stuff magazine and thinking, I really want one of these. Say to say I was very pleased with it and would love another one of their timepieces.

The C60 trident with the red bezel is what I’ve decided to showcase but I highly suggest checking out their whole range if you get a chance. The watch is Swiss made, very tough and extremely reliable. It has a very impressive water resistance rating of 600m which is another one of the highest on this list.

The Swiss movement used is a 21 jewel ETA 2893-2 which vibrated at 28,800 times per hour. The movement has a brilliant 42 hour power reserve as well.

As with all the watches here, I could spend ages telling you about them, but I suggest you follow the link to their page for all the in-depth specifications.

 

86. Christopher Ward C5 Malvern Automatic Mk II Swiss Watch (Affordable)

C5-39-A-SWT-MK2-B

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This is another Christopher Ward automatic, this one is quite a bit cheaper than the previous one featured. This model is more of a dress style watch though.

It’s Swiss made and uses either an ETA 2824-2 and/or the Sellita SW200-1 (identical apart from an additional 26th jewel) depending on available stock. This movement has a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of 38 hours.

Again, they have such a good description on their website and lots of extra images that I suggest you check it out for yourself.

 

87. Citizen Men’s Signature Automatic Watch NB1031-53L

Citizen Signature NB1031-53L

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Here we have a rather nice looking Japanese automatic watch from Citizen. This is part of Citizen’s Signature collection of watches, I’d suggest taking a look at the full range sometime if you get the chance.

Something I noticed about this watch is the interesting bezel design if you take a look closely at the picture you should notice it. Overall I’d say the design of the watch is very pleasing to the eye but then again I’m very fond of blue on watches.

The watch has an automatic Japanese movement and a water resistance rating of 300m. For more details on this watch just follow the link.

 

88. Raymond Weil 2838-PC-65001 Automatic Calfskin Swiss Watch (Affordable)

Raymond Weil Swiss Made 2838-PC-65001 Watch

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We have another Raymond Weil watch at number 88. I like the use of the sub dial for the seconds display on this model. The detailing on the dial looks nice as well. The casing is stainless steel gold PVD plated. The watch is using a Swiss automatic movement, anti-reflective sapphire glass, and has a 50m water resistance rating.

 

89. Porsche Design Watch 6350.43.74.1254 Swiss Made AutomaticPorsche Watch

Porsche Watch 6350.43.74.1254

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First things first, I’d ignore the RRP on this one as I can’t say I agree with that. But if we take the watch at its current price we could have a more serious look at it.

Porsche has quite a selection of watches to their name now, whilst I don’t personally like this one so much, I don’t mind the black version 6351.43.04.1254. The red came out more popular though and managed to make it into the list so that’s the one that gets featured of course.

This watch is presented in a Sandblasted/Polished circular brushed PVD coated stainless steel case, Black Rubber Strap, Black PVD bezel with 12 hour scale, Red dial set with black & luminous hand indicators, silver tone & luminous Arabic Numeral hour markers, Continuously sweeping second hand. Date display at the 3 o’clock position, Scratch resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial, Screw down crown, Transparent Case back, Swiss Automatic Self-winding movement, Sellita Calibre SW200-1, Porsche Design Rotor, 21 Jewels, 11 1/2 lines, 28,800 A/h, 38 hour power reserve, Water resistant to 10 ATM/100 meters/330 feet.

 

90. Seiko SSA213J2 Men’s Japanese Automatic Watch (Affordable)

Seiko SSA213J2

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This is another very affordable Japanese automatic watch from Seiko. The dial has quite a bold feel to it with lots of depth to it. It has a semi-exposed movement that I do like to see on watches.

This is a Japanese made watch with a Japanese automatic movement, sapphire glass, and a leather strap with a deployment style clasp. The watch comes with a 100m water resistance rating.

 

91. Rado Men’s PVD Gold Plated Automatic Watch

Rado R12413493

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Well, this is definitely something I’d class as a head turner. Remember I don’t pick the list! Not something I’d personally go for again but it made it into the list so let’s take a look at this watch from Rado.

The R12413493 from Rado has a Swiss made automatic movement, the ETA 2836-2 that contains 25 jewels and has a 38 hour power reserve. The glass is made of sapphire crystal which gives you very good scratch protection. The water resistant rating is fairly low though at 30m.

If you were after something very bold that stands out, then this may be worth checking out.

 

92. Fortis Limited Edition F-43 Swiss Automatic Watch 700.10.81.L.01

Fortis 700.10.81.L.01

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This is a modern interpretation of the original Flieger watch. It was limited to just 2012 pieces and incorporates all of the best elements of the original watch whilst making it more suitable for civilians. For instance, they had to reduce the size to 43mm as the original 55mm really wouldn’t have been so suitable.

It’s a Swiss-made watch with a Swiss automatic self-wind movement. There is an exhibition caseback so you can view the movement. Other features include a shock absorber function, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and a 200m water resistance rating. I find the date display to be quite interesting as it’s not something you see done that often at all.

 

93. Muhle Glashutte Terrasport II German Made Automatic Watch M1-37-47-LB

Muhle Glashutte M1-37-47-LB

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Next up we have another Pilot style watch, this time, it’s a German made automatic which is nice to see. There’s an old-fashioned cream coloured dial that allows you to easily read the filigree hands and clear numbers. The red marked seconds hand and corresponding red marker at the 12 o’clock position forms an interesting contrasting highlight against the cream background as well. At the top of the watch, there is also the typical pilot triangle that shows you the underlying tradition of this watch.

Inside the watch there is an SW 200-1, automatic; Mühle version with woodpecker neck regulation, own rotor and characteristic surface finishes. Stop-second. Fast date correction. 38-hr power reserve

There’s an anti-glare sapphire crystal protecting the dial, along with LumiNova to make this watch easy to read in dim lit conditions.

 

94. Movado Men’s 1881 Automatic Swiss Watch

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This is another best seller from Movado. It was named in honour of the year Movado began back in 1881. It’s a men’s Swiss made automatic watch with a stainless steel case and exhibition back. It features the signature dot that’s instantly recognisable on Movado watches. Extra features include the sapphire crystal glass and the 30m water resistance.

 

95. Ducati Corse CW0018 Gents Automatic Titanium Rubber Strap Swiss Watch

Ducati Corse CW0018

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 Something a bit different from you now with this Ducati watch. This is another titanium automatic watch with an interesting transparent dial and date design. The strap is made of a thick rubber  and is designed to offer extra comfort. The glass if of course made with a sapphire glass for brilliant scratch protection.

If you like the look of this watch I suggest you take a look more of the Ducati Watch Collection.

 

96. Raymond Weil Swiss Made automatic Watch 2970-SG5-00208

Raymond Weil 2970-SG5-00208

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We have another stunning looking Swiss made watch here from Raymond Weil. Safe to say they’ve had quite a few watches in this list. I’m really liking the two tone design and the way the bezel really stands out on this watch. This is right at the top of our price range at the moment.

The watch has a Swiss automatic movement, a sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating, and a 100m water resistance rating.

 

97. Gucci G Timeless Automatic Swiss Made Watch

Gucci YA126443

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Another edition from Gucci here, this model has an interesting diamond pattern to the dial that I like the look of. I also like this simple yet effective date display. The watch uses a Swiss made Sellita SW200 automatic calibre movement. There’s a sapphire glass to protect the dial on the front and an exhibition case back to view the movement through.

 

98. Golana Swiss Advanced Pro 200 Automatic Watch Rubber Strap

Golana AD230-1

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 Golana watches boast an energetic style that tempts their wearers to test the limits of their own endurance. Inspired by the world of motor sports this automatic watch by Golana would be ideal for the racing fan.

The watch has a Swiss ETA automatic movement, a black carbon fiber dial, sapphire crystal face, and a water resistance rating of 100m. As with many of the other watches on this list on also has an exposed exhibition caseback for you to view the movement at work.

 

99. Tissot PRS 516 Extreme Automatic Chronograph T0794272705700 Swiss Watch

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 The Tissot PRS 516 is a moden take on the famous Tissot PR 516 timepiece legend of the 1960s. Its design comes from a take on the bodywork of the ultimate modern car. The dial and bezel design are there to illustrate its sophisticated dashboard.

The watch is Swiss made and features a Swiss made movement caliber C01.211. The glass is made of sapphire crystal and has a non-reflective coating. With a durable rubber band and 100m water resistance this watch could be worth checking out. To find out more about this series of watches check out the Tissot website.

 

100. Think we missed a watch the deserves to be in this list? 

You decide the 100th WatchThere’s always bound to be brilliant automatic watches that get missed out. With that being said we left space 100 blank to allow the readers to have their say in the comments section below. Think you know a great watch that other people should also check out? Then let everyone know in the comments section below and tell them why you like it.

 

Conclusion

Thanks for taking the time to read through my list of the 100 best automatic watches under 1000. It took over 3 weeks and as of now 62 revisions to put this all together. Safe to say my fingers hurt from all the typing, but I think it was worth it.

So how do we put this list together? Well there is one extremely long excel sheet going on behind the scenes. We’re in contact with multiple watch retailers and use a collection of data from them, search engine data, and a few other sources. All the data is added to the sheet where I remove the repeated additions and inspect the watches to see if they match up to the criteria for the list.

Obviously there are always going to be watches people think should have been included, and they may be right. There’s some amazing watches that don’t make it in due to how hard they are to get a hold of, or being discontinued from regular sale. If you think a great automatic watch should have made it in, and it fits the criteria then by all means comment below and it has a chance of making in on the next switch up when we remove discontinued watches.

Thank You

I hope you’ve enjoy taking a look through this list. If you’re after something cheaper why not check out our 100 best watches under 500 or even our recommended watches under 200. For some lighter reading you could always take a look at our 10 most affordable Swiss watch brands article

 

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One thought on “Ultimate Top 100 Best Automatic Watches Under £1000

  1. Robert Shergold says:

    Hi, thank you for this important list.
    My wife has given me a budget of £1000.00. I’ve been cheking Amazon for weeks and keep adding to my list. You have confused me further with your selection. Maybe one day soon I will decide on the most expensive watch I will have ever owned. Thank you for all of your effort.

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