Most men have inflated ideas about how much their first true luxury watch will cost. Savvily shopping the pre-owned luxury market however will surprise you in terms of what you can afford to strap to your wrist. In fact, for $2,000 or less you can pick up great watches from the likes of Omega, Tudor, Breitling and TAG Heuer. Just check out our list:
One of TAG's most popular models as well as one of the best buys you'll find anywhere, this 41mm model has an automatic movement to boot.
Nomos is a very cool player in the up-and-coming watch market, and this piece from the German brand delivers a lot of design bang for the buck.
Date models such as this are the perfect "starter" Speedmasters, with a price point that can't be beat. You can always go to the Moon later.
We've said it before and will say it again, Bell & Ross' Vintage collection pieces are underrated and undervalued, so pick one up asap is our advice.
Montblanc's watch division is gaining more respect every year thanks to excellent designs like this piece created in homage to their famed fountain pens.
A Superocean for under $2K is one of the best buys on a Breitling you'll find anywhere, and this is a handsome piece that can handle lots of looks.
Cartier's tank watches get all the good press, but the luxe Pasha is a great and well-priced choice for anyone who wants to play the field a bit more.
A modern interpretation of one of TAG's most coveted and collectible vintage models, this Monza with its distinctive case shape blend contemporary and classic style.
One of Tudor's most overlooked models, Fastrider chronos offer a lot of watch for the money, are damned handsome and can really go the distance.
Breitling Colts have a distinctly military flair, and while their looks are less complex than the Navitimer they're extremely durable and functional for a lot less.