By James Stacey
on 3.18.14

It’s easy to become numb to the price of fine watches. Industry prices are constantly ballooned by Swiss and German makers creating an endless stream of five- and six-figure watches that keep our heads in the clouds. But being a watch enthusiast doesn’t mean choosing between a good watch and a decent used car. By looking in the right places, you can avoid bland fashion watches in favor of well-made, unique timepieces that scratch the watch nerd itch while protecting your post-college pledge to never subsist on ramen noodles again. Here are a few examples of what can be found for less than $1,000.

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