7 Best Swiss Made Chronograph Watches Under $1000

swiss chronograph watch

Chronograph watches are watches with both timekeeping and stopwatch functions. Whether it’s German made or a high end luxury brand, chronograph watches are very popular due to their stopwatch function and also because of their unique design. Chronograph watches usually tend to be a little bit larger than regular watches. Stopwatch function is usually found in more sporty and casual watches like automotive or aviation style watches. But some watch companies manufacture watches with stopwatch function that are classic style and sometimes even manufacture them made of gold or platinum.

Famous watch company Edox manufactures various great watches. One of them is Edox Class 1 Chronograph Big Date. Edox Class 1 Chronograph Big Date is probably the best chronograph watch that you can find for a price under one thousand dollars. You can get Edox Class 1 Chronograph Big Date with a stainless steel bracelet and a quartz movement for about nine hundred dollars. This watch is 48mm wide and is water proof up to three hundred meters. Edox Class 1 Chronograph Big Date comes with a two year manufacturer warranty.

Hamilton Chronograph watch

Hamilton is another great watch company that manufactures a chunky chronograph watch called Hamilton Khaki Action Automatic Chronograph. This watch is water proof up to two hundred meters and is 44mm wide. The price tag for a Hamilton Khaki Action Automatic Chronograph with a stainless steel bracelet and an automatic (self-winding mechanical) movement is about nine hundred dollars. Hamilton Khaki Action Automatic Chronograph comes with a two year manufacturer warranty.

Tissot Automatic Chronograph

Tissot is a very famous watch company. They manufacture a stylish chronograph watch called Tissot PRS516 Automatic Chronograph. This watch is water proof up to one hundred meters and is 40mm wide. The price tag for a Tissot PRS516 Automatic Chronograph with a stainless steel bracelet and an automatic (self-winding mechanical) movement is about eight hundred dollars. Tissot PRS516 Automatic Chronograph comes with a two year manufacturer warranty.

accutron watch

Accutron is another great watch company that manufactures a sleek chronograph watch called Accutron Courchevel Chronograph. This watch is water proof up to fifty meters and is 44mm wide. The price tag for Accutron Courchevel Chronograph with a stainless steel bracelet and a quartz movement is about seven hundred dollars. Accutron Courchevel Chronograph comes with a five year manufacturer warranty.

swiss army classic watch

Swiss Army is a very famous watch company that produces very affordable watches. They manufacture a chronograph watch called Swiss Army Chrono Classic Chronograph. This watch is water proof up to one hundred meters and is 45mm wide. You can purchase a Swiss Army Chrono Classic Chronograph with a stainless steel bracelet and a quartz movement for about four hundred dollars. Swiss Army Chrono Classic Chronograph comes with a two year manufacturer warranty.

luminox watches chronograph review

Luminox is a great watch company that manufactures a great chronograph watch called Luminox Field Chrono Series. This watch is water proof up to one hundred meters and is 42mm wide. The price tag for a Luminox Field Chrono Series with a stainless steel bracelet and a quartz movement is about five hundred dollars. Luminox Field Chrono Series comes with a one year manufacturer warranty.

chase durer wristwatch review

Chase-Durer is another great watch company that manufactures a very chunky chronograph watch called Chase-Durer Crossfire Chronograph. This watch is water proof up to one hundred meters and is 52mm wide. The price tag for a Chase-Durer Crossfire Chronograph with a stainless steel bracelet. If you’re lucky to find one, it can be had for under thousand dollars. Chase-Durer Crossfire Chronograph comes with a two year manufacturer warranty.

All of the watches listed above are Swiss made. Movements are also Swiss made and are either quartz or automatic (self-winding mechanical). Prices on all of those watches depend mostly on the brand. For example, Edox, Tissot and Hamilton cost more because those are very well known watch companies. However it does not mean that the quality of less known and less expensive watches, Chase-Durer or Luminox, is worse. All watches listed above are manufactured by watch companies with great reputation and are of the best quality.

An alternative to the Swiss brands is the MVMT timepiece. It’s classy. It’s affordable. It could be the one for you. Check out our MVMT buying guide to learn more.