Watches, one of the best or maybe the best accessory for a man, once you start using one you get used to it and start using a watch every day, to which the question arises, which watches are the best options for the everyday use? And the answer will be any sort or type of watch you like and which you feel more comfortable wearing it. Nevertheless, if you don’t know which watch to buy or look after, chances are that you will start looking for it on the internet and if by any chance you appear to find this article you will find some very good options (in my opinion) for the best everyday watches for men under 1000 dollars. Hopefully, this article can help you with selecting a watch for every day or maybe it will just give you an idea of what to look for in a watch. I will be describing and explaining my top 5 picks in this price range.
Hamilton Intra-Matic Auto
Let’s start the list with a watch from a brand that doesn’t need many presentations, the Hamilton Intra-Matic, a watch that has a classic look but is timeless, which still looks very good and in a sense up to date. You can find this watch from around 600 to 950 dollars, depending on the model and variation and where you buy it.
The watch has a 38mm stainless steel case, which is very common in this type of classic style watches, and a 20mm lug width, which makes it a kind of smaller type of watch. The crystal is sapphire, which means that it will be scratch resistant and very durable. It comes with an automatic 21-jewel ETA movement with a 42-hour power reserve, which is displayed in the back. In the dial, you only have the hour and minutes hands, there are no seconds hand, which gives it a simpler and minimalist look. It has a date complication at the 6 o’clock place, which can be odd for some, but it looks great and follows the style of the watch.
Certina DS Action Diver Powermatic 80
A diver’s watch, a style of a watch which has a sportier look, but still a very good option for everyday use. Certina is a Swiss watch brand founded in 1888 which is now part of the enormous Swatch group. The DS Action Diver of Certina is a very good example of a good diver’s watch with a good quality finish and it can be found for around 600 to 800 dollars, which can vary depending on where you buy it.
The watch specifications are a 43mm stainless steel case, with a unidirectional rotating bezel, which is home for the Swiss made ETA automatic winding movement with an incredible 80-hour power reserve, hence the Powermatic 80 in the name. On the dial of this specific one, you can see a black face, there are other color variations too, with a kind of blue seconds hand and a date complication situated at the 3 o’clock position and protecting this dial is an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. With a diver watch, you can expect very good water resistance and this watch will give you that with a 300m water resistance. At last, it comes with a stainless steel oyster style bracelet.
Seiko Prospex Diver SBDC051
The Seiko Prospex diver, a watch from a brand we know very well, if not, make sure to take a look at these previous article Good watch brands for men. Basically, Prospex means “Professional specification” which means that the watch is made with high standards and in this diver watch we can certainly say that it was made according to the high standards of the brand. Again, it is a diver, but it has a more subtle look than other diver’s, and that is the reason why this is one of my picks for a very good everyday watch. The prices for this watch can go around 800 dollars with little variations depending on where you buy it.
The dimensions are a 43mm case with a unidirectional black bezel and a 20mm lug width. Inside that stainless steel case, you will find an in-house automatic movement with 23 jewels and hand winding capabilities, all these with a 50-hour power reserve. It also has some good diving capabilities with a 200m water resistant, which is good but not as much as other diver watches. Like almost every watch at this price point, it comes with a domed sapphire crystal with anti reflexive coating, which protects the black dial with the luminescent markers and hands and the date complication situated at the 3 o’clock position. In conclusion, one of the best options for a sporty everyday watch from one of the best Japanese brands.
Tag Heuer Formula 1 Quartz
Another sporty type of watch, but this time is not a diver, instead it is a racing-inspired watch from a brand that has a rich history in the racing world. The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Quartz, a watch that doesn’t have an automatic movement like the other watches in this list, but that comes from one of the most iconic brands in the motorsports world, hence the name “Formula 1” it is making tribute to that magnificent sport and offering a very sporty yet casual style for everyday use and with the pros of a quartz watch. You can find this watch for around 800 bucks to around 1000 dollars, depending on the strap variation and where you buy it.
The characteristics of this gorgeous watch are, a 41mm stainless steel case size and a black unidirectional stainless steel bezel which has a nice contrast with the white dial and matches the black rotating crown. The markers as well as the hands are in black gold, very shiny and polished and only has the 12 and 6 numbers in the dial and a date complication at the conventional 3 o’clock position. Of course, it comes with a sapphire crystal and a 200m water resistance. All this combined, gives you a very casual and sporty style to the watch, with a little of character, which is why I have it on this list.
Longines Conquest VHP
Another high-end Swiss quartz watch, the Longines Conquest VHP with reference number L3.722.214.171.124, which comes from a historic Swiss brand as Longines. This timepiece is one of my favorites and has a very subtle yet elegant and sporty style at the same time, which means that is an almost perfect option for the everyday use and activities and almost any type of situation. You can buy this specific watch for around 950 dollars.
This specific model comes with white dial silver hands and markers with Swiss super-luminova technology and also smaller sub markers in red to give it a little of color and contrast to the face of the watch. The case is a 43mm one in stainless steel and a smoothly polished stainless steel bezel. The crystal is sapphire and anti-reflective one which is scratch resistant. The date complication is situated at the 3 o’clock position and has a stainless steel bracelet. As stated before it comes with a quartz movement and 50m water resistance, which is not that much, especially comparing other watches at this price point. In conclusion, this watch is one of the most, if not the most, versatile watch in this list.
These were my top pick options for an everyday watch under 1000 dollars, I hope that you enjoyed the list and found it useful and perhaps helped you on deciding which watch to buy or maybe gave you an idea to buy another watch, disregarding what is the case in which this list helped you, I would like to know your opinion about it and if there is any other option you would put instead or add to the list.