Sport watches in the style of the 70s under 1000$

Hey Guys, 
I am looking for a new watch and I am big fan of the iconic style of 70s sportswatches. My budget is around 1000$. 
 

Of course I could just go for the Tissot PRX Powermatic, but I thought maybe there are also other brands/watches which I should have a look on.


The Watch should have:

  • Steel bracelet (maybe changeable)
  • Original design
  • automatic movement
  • under 1000$
  • 70s Style 
  • saphire crystal
  • above 37mm

Sorry if my English is not 100% correct. 
Thanks in Advance! 

Alex 

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can you give a better sense of what you mean by: "70's style"? some pictures please?

And "Original Design" is a tough ask. Arguably, many compare the Tissot PRX tessellation pattern to AP.

when I think 70s sportswatch, I think something like this:

https://static.fratello.com/2021/06/Heuer_Carrera-1153-1.jpeg

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I got nothing but PRX on my mind lol, looking forward to seeing others suggestions ☺️👍

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Different colorways of the same watch, but very 70s with GMT and World Timer complications:

https://www.ashford.com/glycine-gl0314.html

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https://www.ashford.com/glycine-gl0315.html

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https://www.ashford.com/glycine-gl0313.html

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First that comes to mind is 50% over budget. From the Accutron Legacy series.

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Second is way under budget ($300), but arguably not original. Timex M79 Automatic (other colors available with different bands).

M79 Automatic 40mm Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch Stainless-Steel/Blue large

Third one might be right on the spot, the Maen Manhattan 37. Available in various colors and with or without date.

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Take a look at Brew Watch Co., they're creating some very nice watches well within that price range.

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Doxa Sub 200 pure 70's Storied History in the 70's and right at  your price point 

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Got to be the Tissot PRX!

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Honorable Mention is Resco Instruments Hooper Very 70's Founded and owned by a BUDs Member aka Navy SEAL Many options a bit over the budget.  If you are a Veteran you will get a discount. This is a great microbrand not on the usual radar screens 

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What about a Bulova Devil Diver?

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The 1970s, Yikes!  I remember bushy hair, bell bottom pants, wide lapel clown suits and high heeled shoes on men.  I would like to forget the 70s if it is alright with you.  I wore a standard no name brand dive watch for the best part of that decade and don't really remember any new watch style becoming famous.

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Ok thought on this again... Yema is a classic 70's brand and they are having a sale. Almost every piece retails below 1K . I tossed a few of many options in this post 

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I don't have any specific suggestions to add, however I did want to point out that if you have an interest in watches from that era, you may want to check out the book "Retro Watches" by Josh Sims and Mitch Greenblatt.

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the 70's watches were around 36mm with champagne dials and non divers. Divers really didn't get popular until the 80's In the 70's everything Japanese was thought to be inferior to the Swiss and American made. Kind of where the Koreans and Chinese are now. I miss the 70's where penicillin and bug shampoo cured all the problems of a sporting young man.

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CitizenSailor

can you give a better sense of what you mean by: "70's style"? some pictures please?

And "Original Design" is a tough ask. Arguably, many compare the Tissot PRX tessellation pattern to AP.

when I think 70s sportswatch, I think something like this:

https://static.fratello.com/2021/06/Heuer_Carrera-1153-1.jpeg

Sure I can do. Of course Gerald Gentas Design. 

But also like this Glashütte Original Seventies (my favorite Watch of all time): https://d35r70ppve6f3i.cloudfront.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/c96a280f94e22e3ee3823dd0a1a87606/g/l/glashuette-original-seventies_panoramadatum_2-39-47-12-12-14/Glashuette-Original-Seventies-Panoramadatum-graues-Zifferblatt-und-Edelstahlband.jpg

Anything that is not a diver with a steel body and a steel bracelet :)
 

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JBird7986

Different colorways of the same watch, but very 70s with GMT and World Timer complications:

https://www.ashford.com/glycine-gl0314.html

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https://www.ashford.com/glycine-gl0315.html

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https://www.ashford.com/glycine-gl0313.html

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Wow thanks! The Last one really catches my eyes! I will read into these :)!

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roberto

First that comes to mind is 50% over budget. From the Accutron Legacy series.

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Second is way under budget ($300), but arguably not original. Timex M79 Automatic (other colors available with different bands).

M79 Automatic 40mm Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch Stainless-Steel/Blue large

Third one might be right on the spot, the Maen Manhattan 37. Available in various colors and with or without date.

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