Men’s Gift Ideas: Top 3 Watches Under $1,000
These days, men’s watches are more than a reliable way to keep track of the time. They are fashion accessories that make up an important part of every man’s personal brand. And fashion-conscious men need the right watch for every outfit and activity.
Watches are a great gift idea because they work for virtually any occasion - to celebrate a major achievement, birthday, holiday or as a special surprise to help brighten someone’s outlook, high-quality watches are a gift that will last a lifetime.
When received as a gift from a loved one, watches become much more than a timepiece, they can represent a watershed moment, a time in our lives that will never be forgotten. They help us keep our bearings and remind us of our loved ones, becoming both a guide and a testament to our experiences
My Gift Shop has put together a small selection of the best men’s watches for under $1,000, to help you find some inspiration on your next gift-giving occasion.
From the fabled maker of the Swiss Army Knife, the Victorinox I.N.O.X. is one of the most robust high-fashion watches on the market. This model’s history stems from a play on words of the French term for stainless steel, acier inoxydable, which was shortened to inox. But beyond the type of material, this watch earned its name because it is tough enough to stand up to extreme conditions.
Featuring a date display window and a Swiss-made Ronda 715 quartz mechanism in a polished stainless steel case, the I.N.O.X. was designed to stand up to some of the harshest endurance tests imaginable, and it passed them all with flying colours.
But even if you don’t test the limitations of the I.N.O.X., like the 200m water resistance rating, you will always have a classic and stylish guilloche-patterned dial that looks great in all conditions.
Orient Ray II
The Orient Ray II is the ideal entry-level luxury dive watch for aspiring collectors and divers. The polished stainless steel case is water resistant to a depth of 200m, and the luminous white dot markers on the black face make it easy to read in low light.
The Ray II is driven by highly accurate, Japanese-made F6922 automatic movement with hacking and hand-winding, which allows it to match the time-keeping accuracy of high-end dive watches, but at a fraction of the price. The Ray II also features a 40-hour power reserve and a day/date display window.
The stainless steel case and bracelet are easy to dress up or down, so this watch can work with any outfit in your man’s wardrobe. With the Ray II, you get an affordable and stylish timepiece that punches far above its weight.
Luminox 3051 B.O
Luminox has a long history of making watches for elite military units, and they have packed years of accumulated expertise into this dive watch. Designed to be tough, powerful and accurate, Luminox watches are the timepiece of choice for groups ranging from the Navy SEALS to the U.S. Air Force to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
On the Luminox Navy SEAL Swiss Dive Watch, the robust 45mm CARBONOX case and unidirectional ratcheting bezel are water resistant to 200 meters and give this model a stealth look that is still easy to read.
This watch is easy to read in all light conditions thanks to Luminox’s patented self-powered tritium illumination technology, which provides continuous luminosity for up to 25 years without the need for solar or battery power.
The Blackout Navy SEAL watch delivers the strength, durability and functionality you would expect from a top-of-the-line model, but at an entry-level price.
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If you need gift ideas for the important men in your life, whether a relative, husband or even a long-time colleague, you can’t go wrong with one of these sleek and stylish watches.
For veteran timepiece collectors and neophyte watch enthusiasts alike, these watches from My Gift Shop can serve as a valuable addition to their rotation or help lay the foundation for an impressive watch collection.