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MAEN Hudson 38 GMT review – the watch with the split personality!

September 24, 2023

Having been blown away with my MAEN Manhattan 37, when I heard the brand was adding a new GMT watch to their Hudson range, I was like a moth...

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Watch reviews under £1000

The £500-£1000 price bracket contains some of the best value for money watches in existence, and it would class as “entry-level luxury”. It’s the perfect balance of the best specs you can get, with superior build quality, whilst still being an attainable purchase for many, financially. You shouldn’t settle for anything less than a tried-and-tested bulletproof movement, preferably mechanical, alongside flawless build quality and impressive craftsmanship. Sapphire crystals are a given, unless it’s a vintage inspired piece that could be loaded with acrylic. Browse watch reviews featuring stunning photography and videos of the best watches under £1000 below.

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£500 - £1000

Circular Protrail Watch Review

Circula has really hit its stride in the last couple of years and its most recent release, the ProTrail, is a modern field watch that showcases what the brand...

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August 7, 2023

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Kuoe-2618

£500 - £1000

KUOE Royal Smith 90-008 – The Small Watch, That’s Big On Personality!

KUOE is a Japanese brand you’ve probably never heard of… but I have a feeling that’s soon about to change. Based out of Kyoto, Japan, its USP is making...

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July 14, 2023

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Marathon-2394

£500 - £1000

Who Wears Wins! Is The Marathon Officer’s Mechanical The Perfect Field Watch?

Take one look at the Marathon Officer’s Mechanical watch and even if you’re new to watches, your spider senses would be telling you that it’s definitely not a watch...

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July 5, 2023

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£500 - £1000

Slowing down time with the Botta Uno 24

About Botta Founded in 1986, Botta designs and assembles its Bauhaus inspired watches in Germany and uses only Swiss movements. Led by chief designer Klaus Botta, the German brand...

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March 10, 2023

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The Waldhoff Multimatic II – It’s Complicated…

In a previous review, I said that it can be quite tricky to design a minimalist watch. Well, the same is true for watches that are the exact opposite...

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December 9, 2022

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£500 - £1000

The Nove Modena – A Different Take On The Steel Sports Watch

Too often in this industry, I see brands playing it safe and producing watches that are just rehashes of other popular designs. Which is why I really respect those...

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November 21, 2022

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£500 - £1000

The Tissot PRX Powermatic 80 – Pure Seventies Funk

When Tissot announced the quartz PRX in 2020, the watch world seemed impressed, an accessible, original Tissot design brought back from the late 70s and reimagined into a modern...

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November 14, 2022

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£500 - £1000

The Seiko Prospex SPB317J1 – The Quintessential Seiko Dive Watch

For the past couple of years, Seiko has been really focussed on reissuing some of its most iconic dive watches. Which is by no means a bad thing, because...

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October 4, 2022

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£500 - £1000

Introducing The Orator Sportsman

It can be a tricky thing to resurrect a watch brand. Whilst we might think it’s a simple matter of just remaking the designs originally sold by a brand,...

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September 13, 2022

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£500 - £1000

This is Hamilton’s Best Field Watch – The Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Mechanical

A little while ago I reviewed what is probably the most popular field watch on the market, the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical. Whilst it’s a great watch in many...

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August 20, 2022

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The Spinnaker Spence 300 – One Of The Thinnest Dive Watches You Can Get

One of the most important things to consider when buying a watch is wearability. It doesn’t matter how nice a watch looks, if it’s not comfortable to wear then...

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July 22, 2022

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The Farer AquaMatic – Your Next Summer Watch

This year, it seems as though every man and his dog is jumping on the bandwagon and releasing colourful watches. Not that that is a bad thing. After years...

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