Picking the right watch is important. Unlike an expensive piece of clothing, it's something you'll wear everyday, and something you'll have for years. G-Shocks are cool when the pressure is off, but if you're looking to graduate to something a little classier, follow these tips:

1) Buy Overseas
• You won't get killed on sales tax, and watches are available in models that you can't find in the U.S.

2) Expand Your Brand Scope
• You already know Hublot, Rolex, and Audemer, but Breitling, Nixon, and Burberry also changed the time-telling game.

3) Verify Your Online Purchase
• Check, then email the manufacturer to validate the deal.

4) Fix & Restore Your Father's Vintage Piece
• Aaron Faber Gallery specializes in the restoration and refurbishing of antique and treasured timepieces.

Below, we've selected our favorite watches that cost less than $1000...
Victorinox Swiss Army Infantry Vintage Chronograph, $695

Nixon Time Teller, $90

Burberry Antarctic, $695

Diesel Gents' Round, $180