With such a massive choice of awesome timepieces available, it’s not so easy “sorting out the wheat from the chaff” and that is why we have brought you our list if our favorite timepieces for under 1500 bucks.
So find a comfy chair, grab a coffee and check out these gorgeous watches to see which one suits YOU best!!!
Seiko Marine Master Pro Tuna – SBBN031
The awesome Seiko SBBN031 is a tool watch at its core and is the latest timepiece to join Seiko’s quartz-powered Tuna range.
The design is graphic, bold and immediately legible. It’s a fairly large watch but still feels wearable for most wrist sizes. The case is 48mm wide and approx 14.7mm thick.
Unless you are a stick-man, the SBBN031 won’t look like a dinner plate on your arm but you could never say it’s a subtle watch. With all this being said, in terms of its proportions, it’s bang-on-the-money.
One of the major features of the SBBN031 is the shroud. Its purpose is to protect the case and bezel when the user is scuba-diving, only showing the bezel on the top right and bottom left areas. The watch is water resistant to a depth of 300 meters.
The uni-directional bezel is very slick with a premium-feel smooth ratcheting system. It also has oversized teeth for an easy grip when wearers are engaged in sports or diving.
This highly desired professional dive watch features a 7-jewel, Seiko 7C46 movement (accurate to within 15 seconds per month) and an impressive battery life of around 5 years.
The SBBN031 is a brilliant watch in low light conditions. It has highly luminous hands & markers that have been treated with Lumibrite for excellent visibility (even the worst environments).
All in all, the SBBN031 is a beautiful addition to the Tuna range. We particularly love the dial which is perfectly simple and very legible and effective (which is what you would expect from a top of the range tool watch. It’s comfortable to wear, feels solid as a rock and comes with a 2-year guarantee.back to menu ↑
Raymond Weil Parsifal
Raymond Weil is one of the last remaining independent watch manufacturers in Switzerland. The company was opened in 1976 and has impressively remained a family-run business and is currently managed by Raymond Weil’s son-in-law and his two sons.
Raymond Weil timepieces have become synonymous with cutting-edge design concepts, impeccable precision movements, and a commitment to only use Swiss made products.
Each Raymond Weil watch undergoes 350 different checks before leaving the factory in Geneva. The watches feature Swiss automatic movement with a two-year warranty.
The beautiful Raymond Weil Parsifal watch weighs 2.1 pounds and is water resistant 100 meters.
So if you are looking for one of the best watches under 1500 dollars that just screams quality and luxury, then you’ve just found it!back to menu ↑
How the heck do Longines make such spectacular watches for the price?
Longines president Walter van Kanel aims for the company to become of the preferred watch of divers & aquatic sports enthusiasts. This baby is water resistant to 300 meters and is fitted with a unidirectional rotating bezel.
The watch’s hands are coated with Super-LumiNova so that the time can always be read, even in gloomy conditions. The bracelet is also fitted with a double safety clasp for extra security when partaking in water sports.
Fitted with fully scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and made with tough stainless steel, the Longines Hydroconquest is a surprisingly attractive timepiece considering its ruggedness and hard-wearing practicality.back to menu ↑
Tag Heuer ‘Formula 1’
The Formula 1 by Tag Heuer is one of the brand’s premier timepieces. Just imagine it with a clean, crisp shirt and a pair of cuff-links! The stainless steel case and stainless steel bracelet feature black ceramic center links which make the watch look very classy.
The Formula 1 has a fixed stainless steel bezel and a black ceramic top ring which shows tachometer markings. The dial is dark grey colored and has striking luminous silver-tone hands & index hour markers.
TAG Heuer is one of the world’s favorite luxury brands. The company prides itself on its strong history of innovation, extensive collaborations with sports timing and car racing. Recently, TAG made a series of groundbreaking developments. The first was the introduction of an incredible tourbillon watch priced at around $20,000, and then the watch masters launched a new line of killer luxury smartwatches (that you simply must check out!)
As you can see, there is an Arabic numeral in the 12 o’clock position with minute markers positioned around the outer rim. The watch has an analog dial with luminescent hands & markers.
The wickedly gorgeous Formula 1 has 3 chronograph sub-dials that display: 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 1/10th of a second timing. Of course, the watch uses Quartz movement and is built to last a lifetime. The watch is fitted with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and is water resistant for up to 200 meters / 660 feet.back to menu ↑
G-SHOCK GPS MTG-G1000D-1A2JF
Ready for a G-Shock on steroids? This is the Japanese version of the G-Shock MTG-G1000D and it’s arguably the best yet!
Tough doesn’t come close to describing the G-Shock. This watch is capable of withstanding the worst conditions on planet Earth but surprisingly, it is also a stunning piece of jewelry with the incredible craftsmanship.
If you need a durable watch, this is it. The case and bracelet are mainly made with brushed high-quality stainless steel with reinforcement resin parts. The screen is the toughest on the market: thick sapphire crystal which is also treated with an anti-reflective coating for further resistance to bangs & scrapes.
On to the Casio’s functions. The G-Shock MTG-G1000D is fitted with a state-of-the-art solar power system which means that you can never run out of battery as long as the watch is exposed to sunlight once every 6 months.
Only available on the top-of-the-line-G shocks is the “Triple G Resist” feature. This is an extra safety feature which enables the timepiece to withstand shocks including gravitational, centrifugal and vibrational forces.
To ensure you always have the accurate time, the Casio uses a “GPS Hybrid Wave Receptor” This means that you don’t need to fiddle with time adjustment (even when traveling through different time-zones.)
The watch isn’t tiny at nearly 200 grams and has a thickness of 17 mm but it doesn’t feel clunky and feels just like a normal watch in everyday use. The Casio G-Shock MTG-G1000D is an incredible watch for connoisseurs of sporty watches. Forget your Tags and your Rolexes, this watch is one of the best watches under 1500 dollars that you can find (and a lot cooler, too!!)back to menu ↑
Edox 80078 357RN NIR2 Class-1
Edox Swiss is one of the world’s difficult ocean races. Edox is the official timekeeper of The Class-1 World Powerboat Championships in which the world’s best drivers battle it out on the waves.
For a century and a quarter, the history of Edox has been studded with horologic successes and inventions of which many remain unrivaled to this day. Edox Watches have been producing world-leading timepieces with passion, ingenuity and a meticulous attention to details since 1884 which has led to them being regarded as the leader in precision sports watches on both sea and land.
Anyway, on to the outstanding Edox 80078 357RN NIR2 Class-1. First of all, the watch looks very stylish and reeks of luxury. The Edox Class-1 is fitted with an automatic rotating bezel and is one of the toughest watches you can lay your hands on!
It has a specially sealed, screw down crown & case back, is water resistant to 1000 feet (300 meters), has a black PVD coated unidirectional rotating bezel (attached with specially designed gold Edox screws), a non-reflective & scratch resistant sapphire crystal screen, a precision 25-jewel automatic movement, and a whopping 38-hour power reserve.
The word “Edox,” actually means the hour in ancient Greek and every watch adorns their now famous hourglass logo. The watch also comes with an Edox comprehensive 2-year manufacturer’s warranty for total piece of mind.
You don’t have to be a commercial diver powerboat pilot to utilize this beautiful watch. You just have to be a style lover that is seeking one of the prettiest timepieces available today.back to menu ↑
Citizen CC9010-74A Satellite Wave Analog
CITIZEN was founded back in 1930 and is famous for promoting a multicultural mindset that has fostered excellence and creativity ever since.
As an authentic producer of Horlogerie, CITIZEN uses a complex manufacturing process from individually creating separate components to the watch’s final assembly.
Citizen has an “artisan’s approach” to watchmaking and they are continually pushing the boundaries of watch technology. They are probably most famous for pioneering the light-driven watch. Utilizing electrical power converted from virtually any light source, this amazing innovation has forever changed the way watches can be powered.
CITIZEN’s Eco-Drive eliminates the need to ever replace batteries and especially beneficial folks that live in locations where such specialist batteries are not obtainable. This has resulted in leveling the field for citizens of every country so that they can all experience the pleasure of owning a CITIZEN watch.
The CC9010-74A Satellite Wave Analog is truly a pleasure to wear. You can even feel the thrill of a connection to space with the watch’s Satellite Wave F900 technology. For timekeepers, the Citizen CC9010-74A is ultra-accurate and uses satellite GPS timekeeping technology which is available in 40 different time zones.
This tasty timepiece is made from super titanium and has a silver-tone dial, chronograph, perpetual calendar alarm, dual time, light level indicator and date functions.
The Citizen is definitely one of the best watches for under 1500 dollars and is seen by many as the ultimate fusion of technology and beauty.back to menu ↑
Tissot T Complication Squelette
This beautiful watch looks great from every angle. The Tissot T Complication Squelette just oozes attention to detail and as it’s mesmerizing to watch every piece of the internal workings move, turn, and engage!
The watch has a rugged steel grey case and the hands and hour markers change color depending on how the light hits it. If the light is straight-on they appear a dark navy color, and from an angle, a vibrant blue color shows. You can also see the light shimmering across the face of the watch making it one of the most beautiful watches we have ever seen.
Not only does this watch look amazing, but you can also see the diligence that went into its production. Every surface of the timepiece has been touched and finished and fine grooves adorn every flat surface. Even under macro zoom, it is impossible to find any imperfections. Usually to get this kind of workmanship would mean spending well over two thousand dollars!
The dial is more like a work of art! Every beat of the movement changes the dial, as the tiny gears and pulleys move. As far as skeleton watches go, this is by far our favorite. The Squelette has a black crocodile-grain leather strap which is soft and comfortable that you will forget you’re even wearing a watch.
The movement of the Tissot T has been in development since 1950, and that is evident when you see this watch close up. It is fitted with 17 jewels and beats at 18,000 a/h. All in all, the coolest skeleton watch we’ve ever seen!!!back to menu ↑
Laco Paderborn Erbstuck
The stunningly simple Laco Paderborn Erbstuck is a throwback to the original “B-Uhr” timepieces issued to German Air Force personnel in the 30s and 40s.
It was around this time that the German Air Ministry set a standard for pilots’ watches, and only authorized a couple of watch companies to manufacture timepieces for use by the German military.
The term “B-Uhr” is short for “Beobachtungsuhr“, which actually translates into “observation watches” and Laco was one of the five companies chosen by the German military. All of the watches measured 55mm in diameter and were designed to be worn over the sleeve of a flying suit.
The “B-Uhr” watches were mainly used for navigation due to their extremely accurate chronometers and now you can pick up one of these stunning replica “B-Uhr” timepieces.
The Paderborn Erbstuck has a black dial with minute-track around its face. The minutes are featured more prominently than the hours, which was mainly due to the short sorties of the pilots that wore them. The hour track is located in the middle of the watch face and the hands are luminescent (in homage to the Luftwaffe issue watches of yesteryear.)
The Laco Paderborn Erbstuck is a bit smaller than its predecessor, measuring 42mm in diameter. The case has a perfect height of 13mm which sits neatly on your wrist. It is very difficult to find an original example of a B-Uhr watches and even if you do, prices at auction are sky-high.
The Laco Paderborn Erbstuck encapsulates the feel of the original watch but comes with total accessibility. Laco has done a great job with recreating a vintage feel. This includes the dial design, over-sized crown, and text on the case which all go to give an antique feel to the watch.
This gorgeous timepiece is very practical with its highly legible dial, modestly sized case and top of the line comfort, and a self-winding mechanism. To sum up, the Laco Paderborn Erbstuck is a real bargain, delivering top-quality workmanship with a healthy dose of nostalgia.back to menu ↑
Frederique Constant FC-710V4S4 Slimline
Fully conceived, developed, produced, assembled, adjusted and encased in workshops in Plan-Les-Ouates, Switzerland, the manufacturing process of this exquisite timepiece requires extensive work which is done mostly by hand, for connoisseurs of high-quality watchmaking.
Frederique Constant’s team of highly skilled horologists started development of this beautiful timepiece way back in 2001, and by now it is one of the most technologically advanced watches in the world.
This sleek watch features a beautifully engraved dial (with delicate guilloche decorations), a crystal sapphire transparent case back, and the best quality raw materials available, from its gleaming stainless steel to the luxurious-looking lustrous rose gold, all of which give this timepiece its “wow factor.”
With regard to its movement, the Frederique Constant FC-710 has a self-winding movement which is made of 137 parts and 26 jewels making it one of best watches you can buy for under 1500 bucks!back to menu ↑
Baume & Mercier BMMOA10061 Capeland
Earlier this year, Swiss watchmaker Baume & Mercier released several new Capeland Chronographs with 42 mm bodies. The biggest change is that all of the new models are equipped with see-through sapphire glass casebacks, which is great if you want a watch where you can see all of the automatic movements at work.
Baume & Mercier currently offer five versions of the Capelend Chronograph 42 mm. Each one is housed in a high-quality polished & satin-finished 14.9 mm stainless steel case. Three of the new models have a black or a brown alligator leather strap, with the remaining two models are equipped with gorgeous stainless steel bracelets.
The Baume & Mercier BMMOA10061 is a mid-sized timepiece which is water resistant to 50 meters (as are all of the of the watches from the Capeland Collection). One of our favorite features on this premium timepiece is the sapphire crystal case back which shows the Valjoux 7753 automatic movement in all of its glory with a 27 jewel movement, decorated in the style of Côtes de Genève.
The watch is self-winding and has all of the usual watch functions including hours/minutes/seconds, date, chronograph, tachymeter and telemeter functions. The excellent mechanism keeps enough power to run the watch for 48 hours.