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The Five Best Under-$1,000 Watches to Gift This Year

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When it comes to sub-$1,000 watches, there are a lot of ways to go wrong and very few ways to go right, which is why we put together this handy guide that highlights the best of the best:

Unimatic U1 FM Watch, $650

Italian microbrand Unimatic makes stunning dive watches with tons of minimalist-meets-rugged style. Limited to 400 examples, this one is at the very top of our wishlist this year.

Vague Black Submariner Watch, $295

Taking inspiration from iconic vintage watches, this handsome strap star is a great buy that won't break the bank and a perfect "vacation watch" when on the move.

Timex Marlin Blackout Watch, $199

A contemporary reissue of the sleek 1960s Timex original featuring a mechanical movement and tons of all-black-everything style, this is easily the best value play right now.

Autodromo Group B Series 2, $975

We love the motoring-inspired watches from Autodromo and the updated Group B watch is our favorite from their collection. Just plain cool.

MWC Military Sub Watch, $475

Featuring an automatic movement alongside 300 meters of water resistance and a ceramic bezel, this stainless steel stunner is built to handle anything and look good doing it.