1. Replica Xetum Kendrick
Designer and Xetum replica watches enthusiast Jeff Kuo of San Francisco founded his own watch company, Xetum, a couple of years ago. The Xetum Kendrick has a modern-looking design and contains a mechanical, automatic movement, the ETA 2824-2. The watch comes on either a nice black-and-gray NATO strap or a rubber strap with a folding clasp. It’s a very legible watch, with large SuperLuminova hour indexes on a matte black dial. Price: $995. For a slightly more classical look, there is Xetum’s Stinson collection, at the same price.
2. Replica Longines HydroConquest
Longines replica watches uk is an important brand in the Swatch Group, positioned in a price range below Omega and above Tissot. The 43-mm Longines HydroConquest is a true diving watch. I selected the reference L3.6184.108.40.206, which has a self-winding movement and a blue bezel and dial. The bracelet can be extended to wear over your diving suit, the bezel is unidirectional, and the crown is screw-down – features every divers’ watch should include. Although they retail a bit above $1,000, you can often find one with a slight discount bringing it just below that price.
3. Replica Victorinox Swiss Army AirBoss Mechanical
Victorinox is famous for its Swiss army knives, but the company is also big in manufacturing watches. Victorinox makes solid, sporty watches, available with both quartz and mechanical movements, that are perfect for daily use. However, our focus here is on mechanical Swiss Victorinox replica watches under $1,000. This AirBoss watch with pilot-style bracelet in stainless steel has a retail price of only $995. You get a 42-mm stainless steel watch with a self-winding movement (ETA 2824) and a sapphire crystal. The bracelet has a folding clasp with a double lock for security. The military influence is obvious: the gray dial includes a 24-hour scale.
4. Replica Tissot Heritage Visodate
Tissot replica watches, another Swatch Group brand in this overview, has a very interesting timepiece in this price range, one that will actually leave with some change from your $1,000. For approximately $650, you can buy the Tissot Heritage Visodate. I wrote an in-depth review about this watch a while ago and I still think it is one of the best buys out there in this price range. If you like the looks of vintage 1950s timepieces, but with modern dimensions and a day-date feature, take a look at the Tissot Heritage Visodate. The self-winding movement (ETA 2836-2) can be viewed through its transparent caseback. A sapphire crystal protects the classical-looking dial.
5. Replica Seiko “Black Monster” SRP307
Last but certainly not least, consider this Seiko “Black Monster” Reference SRP307. This watch is, of course, not Swiss Made, but has been manufactured entirely in-house in Japan. The self-winding caliber 4R36 is a reliable and solid movement with a day and date feature. The big 45-mm stainless-steel case has a screw-down crown and weighs more than 180 grams (including the steel bracelet). It’s certainly not suitable for everyone. The Seiko fake watches has a Hardlex crystal (Seiko’s hardened version of a mineral crystal). The properties of Hardlex makes it a bit more resistant to bumps and drops (as it is more flexible than sapphire) but scratches more easily than sapphire crystals. This Seiko divers’ watch is water-resistant to 660 feet/200 meters. The price? Approximately $250.caltour.co.uk