edit: wrong suggestion, misread question. seiko and citizens
Edited by wurger - 9/7/13 at 7:11pm
I think you may get better advice here, where the posters are more closely focused on those price ranges. Ignore the thread title, it's not meant as a value judgement:
At the lower end of that price range, Tissot or Hamilton spring to mind. They both do quite modern dress watches that are sporty enough for a NATO strap too.
Getting up to the top of the prices, plenty of models from those two, also Longines and possibly Tag Heuer if you shop around a bit.
But my $1000 pick would be Stowa. For reasons I am not sure I can explain; I just like them. For your purposes, I think a Marine Original would be just the ticket.
'Grats on the pick up! I can totally get behind the idea of getting two of something with slight variations, especially if you really like it. Wear 'em in good health!
SG - congrats on the new one...side by side pic?
As for watches in the sub-500 range, I think you could watch the daily deals type sites like gilt, myhabit, ruelala, and others for something to pop up that piques your interest. Not too many auto's get put on them but Hamiltons are abound on Amazon.
In the 500-1000 range, you have your choice. I think Mimo brings up a great piece in a Stowa. I have noticed a lot of random start-up, kickstarter like watch companies starting up. It is a crap shoot if you get something good from them but they are taking the sub-1000 range by storm.