If you\u2019re looking to tighten the purse strings in 2013 but don\u2019t want to depart from luxury completely, then you will be glad to hear that there are some truly stunning men\u2019s watches available for under \u00a31000.\r\n\r\nNeedless to say, a luxury watch is an investment and if you\u2019re looking to purchase a high-end timepiece for the first time, you may wish to kick-off by spending less than a grand which is perfectly understandable. Fortunately, there are some truly fantastic luxury watches from the likes of TAG Heuer, Raymond Weil and Longines available for this incredible price and we will be looking at 3 of the best below:\r\n\r\nDreyfuss & Co. 1890 Watch \u2013 Price \u00a3500 Approx:\r\n\r\nDreyfuss & Co are one of the most affordable Swiss watchmakers on the market and serve as the perfect starting point for those consumers wanting a high-end luxury watch which doesn\u2019t cost the earth. The fantastic Dreyfuss & Co 1890 watch above is a striking timepiece with impressive features which include rose gold coloured indexes, domed sapphire crystal black dial, luminescent details on hour markers for high-visibility in low-light conditions.\r\n\r\n88 Rue Du Rhone 42mm Chronograph Watch \u2013 Price \u00a3650 Approx\r\n\r\nThere are new luxury watch brands popping up all the time but it takes a special brand to gain the sort of traction that allows them to compete with the bigger, more established watch makers. There are some that achieve this, however, and it is fair to say that 88 Rue Du Rhone watches are definitely one that falls into this category. 88 Rue Du Rhone is a new Swiss watch brand but one that has roots that run deep in the horology world as they were founded by the grandsons of another famous luxury watchmaker, Raymond Weil. They have already turned heads with their stunning timepieces which are surprisingly affordable, such as the superb 88 Rue Du Rhone 42mm Chronograph watch above.\r\n\r\nLongines Classic Heritage Watch \u2013 Price \u00a3800 Approx:\r\n\r\nWhen it comes to watchmakers with a rich heritage in the world of horology, Longines will certainly be one of the first names to spring to mind. Longines was founded in 1832 and were the official timekeepers at the first Official Olympic Games \u2013 something which is testament to the high esteem in which this Swiss watchmaker is held. They create a wide variety of eye-catching timepieces to suit all tastes but if you\u2019re after a spectacular, yet understated, luxury watch for under \u00a31000, you\u2019ll be hard-pressed to find a more suitable choice than the Longines Classic Heritage watch above. It boasts the sort of vintage appeal which is set to popular in 2013 and wouldn\u2019t look out of place on the wrist of Don Draper.\r\n\r\nLeo is a luxury watch blogger who, despite being unable to afford any of the pieces that he writes about, has a love of the world's best Swiss watchmakers such as Breitling, IWC, Baume & Mercier and TAG Heuer. He writes for a number of men's lifestyle and luxury living sites and magazines.\u00a0Images have been used with permission of\u00a0The Watch Gallery.