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Hands-on Review: Arcturus LC-2 Vanda Tourbillon

February 19, 2024

Named after the brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere, Arcturus Watches was founded in 2018 on the belief that well-designed, top-quality watches should be accessible to everybody. Their...

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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

Hands-on with the polychromatic Helicon Master 62

The Helicon brand was founded in 2018 by husband-and-wife team (Danielle and Jonathan), who between them have a couple of decades experience in the watch industry and offer consultancy...

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February 2, 2024

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Héron Marinor 6

£500 - £1000

Héron Marinor Review – Skin Diver or Tool Diver? It’s both!

Heard of Héron before? No, me neither. But after having the Canadian brand’s latest offering on my wrist for the past week, my guess is that the brand’s popularity...

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November 2, 2023

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Boken-Nomad-6

£500 - £1000Blog

Review: Hands On With BŌKEN’s First Watch, The Nomad

Anticipation is high as new British watch brand BŌKEN prepares to launch its first watch later this week on Kickstarter. The aptly named Nomad is a modern titanium dive...

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October 10, 2023

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Baltic-Bicompax-8

£500 - £1000

Baltic Bicompax 003 takes the vintage vibe up a notch

At just 36.5mm, the Bicompax 003 is of truly vintage proportions and Baltic’s smallest chronograph to date. In fact, I’d say it’s probably one of the smallest mechanical chronographs...

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October 2, 2023

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£500 - £1000

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

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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September 24, 2023

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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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botta-uno-10

£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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£500 - £1000Blog

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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