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These Are the Best Luxury Watches Under $2,500

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Often when setting out to acquire a new timepiece you will determine the maximum amount you can afford, and then discover that it isn't quite enough to get the watch you really want. However, buy applying a bit on intelligence to the process and shopping for pre-owned pieces from a reputable retailer you may well be pleasantly surprised at what you can strap to your wrist.

Here are 10 great watches for under $2,500 that fit the bill:

TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph, $2,032

This is simply a steal on the iconic square-cased TAG made famous by Steve McQueen in Le Mans.

Girard-Perregaux Ferrari F-300 Chronograph, $2,200

This rare chronograph produced in partnership with Ferrari is sure to be much more valuable some day. 

Cartier Pasha Seatimer, $2,224

An under-appreciated piece from Cartier and one of their rare diving models, this will certainly stand out from the crowd.

Bremont Airco II, $2,400

Brit brand Bremont is one of our favorite up-and-comers, thanks to simple, elegant and beautifully built watches like this.

Omega Speedmaster, $2,000

As close as you can get to a Moon Watch without breaking the bank, this racy Speedmaster has a lot going for it. 

Tudor Prince Oysterdate, $2,000

A great buy for this "baby Rolex" which is made to the same exacting standards and isn't short on style. 

Breitling SuperOcean Heritage $2,444

One of Breitling's best-looking pieces, the SuperOcean Heritage has adventure flair and tool watch chops.

Bell & Ross Pilot Classic 10th Anniversary, $2,300

Different that either the instrument-derived pieces they're famous for or the more traditional vintage ones, this pilot packs a punch.

Omega De Ville Prestige, $2,000

A seriously underrated watch for the person who doesn't want his wrist to look like every other Omega owner, this dressy Omega De Ville Prestige carries a lot of impact.

TAG Heuer Carrera, $2,216

This throwback to the pre-TAG days has a lot of vintage appeal and the right mix of sportiness and decorum.