There’s a common misconception that to own a luxury watch under $1000 these days; you’d have to be willing to compromise on accuracy and/or performance – not true. Why, you ask? Because many prestigious watch brands today are honing into the needs of the modern-day luxury watch collector. The good news is that you can get your hands on a wristwatch that combines ruggedly handsome good looks, a Swiss-made quartz movement of the very highest quality, and a feature-packed spec list as long as your arm, all for under $1000 quite effortlessly. If you know what to look for!
Our Review of the TAG Heuer Formula 1
Do the words “affordable casual sports watch” get your pulse racing? How about if we said you could get hold of one from TAG Heuer’s globally-loved Formula 1 collection? Worn by some of the world’s most famous and successful Formula 1 racing drivers, the timepieces from this reputable line combine cutting edge technology with stealth-like aesthetics. Put simply – they’re perfect for those with a fast-paced life.
Features of the Formula 1 Quartz by TAG
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz WAZ1110.FT8023 model in a 41mm stainless steel case and a sleek black PVD coated unidirectional rotating bezel displays the time through a bold and highly-legible three-handed dial display in black.
The luminous coated baton indexes and hands are a pleasant match for a practical date aperture located at 3 o’clock. Equipped with a Swiss-made quartz movement at its center, the 200-meter water-resistant case of this value-for-money watch will enable you to snorkel, take a shower or enjoy a spot of swimming with its supple black rubber strap secured firmly to the wrist.
Subtle yet sporty injections of red color are cast across the surface of the dial. They can be seen at the tip of the second’s hand and in the iconic “Formula 1” lettering itself. TAG Heuer certainly built this impeccable timekeeping tool for those wanting a wristwatch that could straddle that gap between luxury and accessibility comfortably – and the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz watch does it so well.
Aside from its ability to pair well with pretty much every outfit in your wardrobe, TAG’s ingenious approach to material research and development ensures this watch is going to withstand knocks, bumps, and scratches to the tenth degree. A sapphire crystal glass front further supports this gent’s TAG Heuer Formula 1 watch based on durability, since the lens is fortified with scratch-resistant technology.
What We Liked About It
As an entry-level watch, it ticks all the boxes for us.
+ Highly legible dial with luminous coated elements for easy time-reading at a glance
+ Robust 41mm stainless steel case integrated with 200m water resistance
+ Ergonomic and comfortable rubber strap equipped with traditional pin buckle in steel
+ A reliable and ultra-accurate Swiss-made quartz movement with EOL indicator
+ Functional stop-second and fast date correction to keep on track of a busy schedule
When it comes to the best men’s watches under $1000, the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Quartz WAZ1110.FT8023 certainly exceeds expectations both from a practical level and from a performance point of view. It’s a versatile timepiece that you can wear any day of the week, plus its chiseled lugs and brushed case finishes will undoubtedly make a bold statement on the wrist whether you choose to wear it for business, travel or sport.