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As much of a fashion statement watches can be, a dead watch is no good.
Rather than having to continuously replace the battery in your timepiece, choosing an option with automatic movement can save you the hassle of dealing with a watch that doesn’t work.
Automatic watches are powered by the movement of your wrist. As long as you wear it, it will keep ticking. And if you go long enough without wearing it and the reserve power runs out, simply put it back on and fix the time. No more taking your watch to a jeweler for an expensive battery.
Generally, automatic watches cost a bit more than traditional quartz options, but spending the extra money is well worth it.
With a budget of $1,000, you can get a high-quality automatic movement watch from brands like Filippo Loreti, Hamilton, Tissot, Movado, and Versace.
If you’re in the market for a watch that’s just as functional as it is stylish, an automatic watch is for you.
Check out the 10 best automatic watches under $1,000, below. And check out the 10 best automatic under $500 here.
Filippo Loreti Venice Automatic Watch
Filippo Loreti came to life after an extremely successful Kickstart in 2015. The brand aims to make luxury watches more affordable by cutting out the middlemen of traditional watch buying. At just over $500, the Venice Rose Gold Blue draws inspiration from the famous Italian city of Venice. The blue dial features displays for month, day, date, and a.m. or p.m. Its automatic function 40-hour power reserve and even has a display to tell how much life is left.
Filippo Loreti Venice Automatic Watch, $519
Longines HydroConquest Automatic Watch
If a classic diver is the style you’re looking for, then the Longines HydroConquest is the watch you want. It features a stainless steel case and bracelet, black dial, and uni-directional bezel. The face displays the date and sub-dials for 60 seconds, 30 minutes, and 1/10th of a second. With an automatic movement and water resistance up to 1,000 feet, this is watch is ready for adventure.
Longines HydroConquest Automatic Watch, $895 (Originally $1,275)
Filippo Loreti Milano Automatic Watch
Inspired by the city of Milan, the Filippo Loreti Milano is sophisticated and sporty. It features a black alligator patterned strap, case, and dial, while red motorsports-inspired accents are used on the bezel, sub-dials, and second hand. When fully wound, the automatic movement has a 40-hour power reserve.
Filippo Loreti Milano Automatic Watch, $519
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