Continuing our extremely popular survey of the best luxury watches at various price points, we hereby present the $5,000 and under category (check out our Best Under $4,500, Best Under $3,500 and Best Under $2,500 roundups).
As always our advice is figure out the most you can possibly afford to spend on a watch which will become a future heirloom, then zoom in on the want you want with the help of our handy guide:
The Turn-O-Graph, very covetable but a bit of an oddity in the Rolex catalog, was the brand's fist pilot watch and the first to feature a rotating bezel.
In 2016 when TAG re-issued one of the coolest watches in the Heuer archive the price was a bit high, but you can score this one for over $1,000 less.
We have always loved this sporty take on Cartier's classic tank watch, and as it is no longer produced we think it has major appreciation potential.
Badass British brand Bremont designed this limited edition beauty in homage to the U-2 spy plane, flown by the CIA and then the U.S. Navy since 1955.
Reversos, originally designed for polo players so their watches could be protected in play, is an all-time icon and this two-tone version is fairly rare.
Titanium, tougher and lighter than steel, is a major upgrade over a base Luminor that in this case won't do much damage to your bottom line.
Paying tribute to Tudor's very first dive watches, this retro-styled stunner clocks in at a smaller, era-appropriate 39mm size that's more subtle than most.
A real deal in steel as opposed to gold, IWC's most handsome chronograph is sporty elegance personified and is sure to turn plenty of heads.
This rare Speedmaster is known as the "Patch" thanks to the Omega seahorse logo on the dial at 12 o'clock, denoting a 50th-anniversary model.
The blue dial on this iconic 39mm beauty lends it a dashing, somewhat nautical air, with a size that won't speak any louder than you want it to.