The 25 Best Watches Under 1000 Dollars

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If you are a lover of luxury watches, you will know very well that one of the biggest obstacles to buying a special model is the price. Often, the cost of a classy watch can be like a car, thus preventing it from being bought casually.

However, there are a series of watches from 1000 dollars, that despite having a low price, have technical features that make them a match for even more refined watches. This makes them in all respects the best watches for quality / price ratio from 1000 dollars or less.

Many famous brands offer watches under 1000 dollars. Some of these brands are well recognized such as Longines, Tag Heuer, Tissot, Hamilton, Rado, Maurice Lacroix, Oris, Seiko, and many others. We are therefore talking about the best brands of wristwatches, including many made in Switzerland (Swiss-made watches are obviously very highly desired).

We will analyze both sporty and elegant models, with functions such as automatic movement which are reserved mainly for men but may also appeal to women, with some very beautiful designs.

Many models that we will analyze and recommend are made of steel, but there will also be those with a leather or rubber strap, which tend to be new models much appreciated by the boys.

 

The Top 25 Watches of 1000 Dollars or Less

Now that you know what topics we are going to deal with, you just have to start assessing the best models we have selected. There are 25 models chosen, with various different styles to satisfy any buyer with their diversity.

Almost all models have a cost below 1000 dollars. However, there will be some references to watches from 1000 to 2000 dollars, therefore at a higher cost, for those looking for a watch with more advanced functional features.

All models have received positive opinions and reviews from both experts and buyers. This makes them all a great deal, so just click on the link below each image to be able to buy your favorite model directly online, at a lower cost than visiting a physical store.

 

Best Watch Under 1000 Dollars – Longines Conquest

Best Watch Under 1000 Dollars – Longines Conquest

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Longines is a brand that needs no introduction. A high-value Swiss brand with centuries of history and success behind it which continues to innovate in the current era, by regularly producing watches that are increasingly fascinating and appreciated by the discerning public.

This brand is certainly one of the best when it comes to luxury watches with the best quality / price ratio. It is not difficult to find a high-quality watch at a price of around 1000 dollars, and this is the case with the Longines Conquest L3.776.4.58.6 model . It is a truly fascinating and well-made watch.

The black dial is the most obvious element, with very flashy silver-colored hands as well as the same colored indexes, and with Arabic numerals for 12 and 6 o’clock.

In addition to the hands on the dial, the presence of a date display at 3 o’clock is also noticeable, activated by a Swiss-made automatic movement that can be managed through the screw-down crown with protection at 3 o’clock.

The 39mm case diameter makes it suitable for both men and women, thanks to its neutral / unisex design.

 

Automatic Watches Under 1000 Dollars – Tissot Gentleman

Automatic Watches Under 1000 Dollars – Tissot Gentleman

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The Tissot Gentleman is a watch that, as you can guess from the name itself, is intended for those who have elegance and charm in their character, just like this model.

This, however, must not mislead the buyer and make him think that the watch is only intended for high-class environments or circumstances. In fact, it also contains a sporty character, and this combination makes it therefore especially suitable for daily use, and also for important events with elegant clothes.

The ocean blue satin dial, together with the 3-link strap, which has a central element with silver chrome plating, make it very flashy and give the feeling of wearing a watch that is much more expensive than its real purchase price. Moreover, the current offer further lowers its purchase price to around 780 dollars.

Among its further features, we can include:

  • Automatic movement
  • Date display with calendar function
  • Transparent case back with engravings
  • Anti-scratch and anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Water resistance up to 10 bar

These are all features that in relation to the price make it one of the best automatic watches from 1000 dollars down.

 

1000 Dollar Watches – Hamilton Kahki Field Murph

1000 Dollar Watches – Hamilton Kahki Field Murph

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One of the watches that has recently been receiving an excellent response among fans is the Hamilton Kahki Field Murph (H70605731), a watch famous for being the protagonist in the famous Interstellar film, around which the plot was built.

It has an excellent quality automatic movement, with a power reserve that reaches over 80 hours – a real milestone when it comes to mechanical watches. The diameter of the steel case is 42mm, while the strap is made of calfskin.

Its blackish color is difficult to decipher and very ambiguous, just like the plot of the film. This makes it very fascinating and appreciated by those looking for distinctive watches.

Its price is less than 1000 dollars – which, considering the quality, the history that distinguishes it, and the coat of arms of the brand, make it an excellent purchase for those looking for a luxury watch at an affordable price.

 

Hamilton Khaki Field Day Date – Men’s Watches Maximum 1000 Dollars

Hamilton Khaki Field Day Date – Men's Watches Maximum 1000 Dollars

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Another Hamilton watch that is worth mentioning in our special ranking is the Khaki Field Day Date Auto with reference H70505133, a model that differs from the previous model mainly by the unique material used for the case and strap – to be precise, the steel.

The 42mm diameter case makes it perfect for both young boys and for an adult man, and the black dial is characterized by marked indexes and hands, ideal for a brand that has its origins in the aviator watches that preferred large markers for immediate reading.

Also in this model, the movement is automatic, with a power reserve of more than 80 hours. The glass is sapphire and has a water resistance of 5 bar / 165 feet.

A price below 1000 dollars makes it among the most recommended watches in this price range.

 

Watches Under 1000 Dollars – Tag Heuer Formula 1

Watches Under 1000 Dollars – Tag Heuer Formula 1

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Among the best watches with a maximum cost of 1000 dollars which is worth a look is certainly the TAG Heuer Formula 1 WAZ1110.BA0875, a sports watch which is intended for all fans of car racing.

The design of this timepiece is really well done, with clean lines, as can be seen from the conjunction between strap and case. Both are made of steel, as is the unidirectional rotating bezel, which is made of black steel with large white numbering.

The diameter of the case is approximately 41mm, an average size, ideal for both children and adults. It is also characterized by a water resistance of 660 feet, which makes it ideal also for fans of diver watches.

 

Luxury Watches 1000 Dollars Baume & Mercier

Luxury Watches 1000 Dollars Baume & Mercier

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The Baume & Mercier Classima 10324 is the ultimate representation of the elegant watch, ideal to be worn with elegant outfits but also for daily use if you don’t want to go unnoticed. It is one of the ultra-thin watches, thanks to its 5.95 mm thickness.

Although it belongs to such a renowned luxury brand, its price falls among the watches with a cost of less than 1000 dollars. Its current price is around $930, making it one of the best of the more affordable expensive watches.

Its blue satin dial exudes shine and liveliness, characterized by indexes indicated through notches and Roman numerals. The very fine hands together with the small date display allow you to have a clear view of the dial, and its high quality black leather strap it also makes it comfortable for any type of wear.

 

Diver Watch Under 1000 Dollars – Tissot Seastar

Diver Watch Under 1000 Dollars – Tissot Seastar

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If you are a lover of the Tissot brand and you are looking for a sportier model, you could opt for the Tissot Seastar 1000 Automatic model, one of the best diving watches, with really interesting features when considering its cost of about 600 dollars. Among its strengths, you can include:

  1. Waterproof up to 1000 feet
  2. Sapphire crystal
  3. Automatic movement with power reserve up to 80 hours
  4. Calendar
  5. Transparent case back
  6. Luminescent hands and hour markers
  7. Ceramic bezel

These elements are enough to demonstrate that this timepiece is one of the best quality / price models currently on the market. Even the aesthetics are not below expectations, with a very flashy dial and bezel in an ocean blue color, as well as the 5-strap links with alternating silver-colored links.

 

Men’s Watches 1000 Dollars Victorinox

Men's Watches 1000 Dollars Victorinox

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If you are looking for a men’s watch with a maximum price of 1000 dollars, you could consider the Victorinox model in stainless steel, with a hexagonal case. This is very similar to the octagonal case of the famous Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, and has the blue dial with tapisserie inserts which are very reminiscent of that model.

The price, however, makes it accessible to all those who want to spend 1000 dollars on a watch that despite everything, stands out for features such as:

  1. Automatic movement
  2. Waterproof up to 20 bar / 660 feet
  3. Ultra impact resistant
  4. Screw crown
  5. Screwed case back
  6. Date display at 4 o’clock
  7. Swiss-made movement ETA 2824-2

A watch particularly suitable for use in extreme environments, which is accessible thanks to an excellent quality / price ratio making this among the best on the market for military watches.

 

Frederique Constant – Watches for 1000 Dollars

Frederique Constant - Watches for 1000 Dollars

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Frederique Constant is a Swiss brand highly appreciated among lovers of elegant and classic style watches, so we could not fail to examine a model which reflected the soul of that brand.

The Frederique Constant FC-303MLG5B4, despite possessing all the elements of a luxury watch, is offered at a really interesting price of just over 1000 dollars. This is a price that, if compared to the functionality and quality of the components that we will examine here, will show it to be one of the best 1000 dollar watches.

The red gold-plated case is certainly the most striking element of this timepiece, in addition to the dial with large Roman numeral hour markers. This is an ideal watch for those who do not want to go unnoticed.

Its further features include a sapphire crystal, automatic movement with 26 jewels, date display, and a brown calfskin strap.

Thanks to the countless positive opinions received, this model proves to be an excellent purchase in the price range of watches from around 1000 dollars.

 

Swiss Watches Under 1000 Dollars – Certina DS Action Diver Powermatic 80

Swiss Watches Under 1000 Dollars – Certina DS Action Diver Powermatic 80

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Certina has a long history in the watch industry, which began in 1888. So we are talking about one of the most recognized Swiss luxury watch brands. Despite this, they offer a series of models that you can find and buy for less than 1000 dollars. One of these is the DS Action Diver Powermatic 80, a watch that, as you can guess from the name, is intended for all lovers of diver watches, but thanks to its sporty style, it is suitable for any type of use, from sporty to elegant outings.

It has a resistance up to 1000 feet with ISO 6425 certificate. This makes it in all respects a professional diving watch. Its power reserve lasts up to 80 hours – all in all, these are elements difficult to find in a watch in the price range between 500 and 1000 dollars. All the more reason to consider it one of the best watches.

Its other features include:

  • Case and strap in 316L stainless steel
  • Strap with folding clasp
  • Screw-down crown with protection
  • Indexes, hands, and bezel with Super-LumiNova
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

 

Watch up to 1000 Dollars – Maurice Lacroix

Watch up to 1000 Dollars – Maurice Lacroix

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Among the watches up to 1000 dollars that are worth a look, there is certainly one brand in particular to consider. We are talking about Maurice Lacroix, a Swiss-made brand that is also characterized by collections with an affordable price range. The model which today we will discuss is the Maurice Lacroix ELIROS Date, a watch with a cost much lower than 1000 dollars and much closer to 500 dollars – even though we are talking about a very noble brand.

The black color of both the dial and the strap gives it a truly elegant style. The black of the dial is bright and satin, ideal for those who want a flashy watch. Despite this, the dial is very sober, this makes it ideal also to be worn in everyday life as a dress watch.

The excellent quality quartz movement allows for a reduced cost but above all weight, making it comfortable and adaptable to any type of wrist, even that of a woman, thanks to the not excessive diameter of 40mm.

 

Beautiful Watches for 1000 Dollars – Rado in Ceramic

Beautiful Watches for 1000 Dollars – Rado in Ceramic

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Rado is a brand very famous for its excellent reputation but also for the extravagant and particular design of its watches, which often differ from the models of other brands.

This Rado model not only differs for its unmistakable style, but also for the materials with which it was made: the strap and case are in fact made of ceramic, a material that is rarely used, and only on very expensive watches, but which has been used in this model for just 1000 dollars.

It was born as a woman’s watch, but its distinctive neutral design makes it suitable also for the male wrist, despite the 30mm dimensions of the case being far below male standards.

Black is the dominant color, except for the indexes and hands, which are yellow gold in color.

 

Rado – Watches for 1000 Dollars

Rado – Watches for 1000 Dollars

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In addition to being a brand that offers watches with special designs, Rado also offers models with a classic style. This is the case with the Coupole Classic Automatic model, which characterizes an elegant style and has technical features like those of a luxury watch.

The rose gold case color makes it very flashy. Ditto for the completely transparent case-back, which allows you to view the Swiss-made mechanical movement in operation. This movement is characterized by a power reserve of 80 hours and an additional complication  for date calendar.

The price of just under 1000 dollars makes it an excellent purchase, by virtue of the emblazoned brand.

 

Top Watches 1000 Dollars – Oris Artix Pointer Day, Date

Top Watches 1000 Dollars – Oris Artix Pointer Day, Date

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Oris is another top watch brand that has some models in its collection that are not too expensive. The Artix Pointer Day, Date is the model we will examine the technical characteristics of.

The distinctive element at first glance is the 7-link bracelet strap, which sets it apart from the models we have talked about so far. The other distinctive element is the design of the dial and in particular, the structure of the weekday and month day calendar.

While the latter has the classic window design at 6 o’clock, the weekdays are shown in a circular disk, with the name of all the days of the week visible at the same time.

This type of design makes it one of the most atypical and original watches that can be found on the market, and this is not to overlook the presence of its automatic mechanism rather than a classic quartz movement, all of which makes it one of the best 1000 dollar watches for quality / price ratio.

 

Mechanical Watches Under 1000 Dollars Junghans

Mechanical Watches Under 1000 Dollars Junghans

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A watch that is often considered in the price range between 500 and 1000 dollars is the Junghans, a German-made watch of excellent quality with a very distinctive design, thanks to a very low case thickness and a dial that is very sober and classic.

In this particular model, the strap is in black leather while the dial is white with small indexes and hands, which make it even more distinctive.

Despite being characterized by the presence of a mechanical movement, the thickness of the case is less than one centimeter – to be precise, 9mm – a very interesting and difficult quality to find in this price range.

The shape of the case is perfectly circular and with a really small diameter, only 34mm. This, combined with its neutral style, makes it unisex.

 

Automatic Watches Under 1000 Dollars – Certina Powermatic

Automatic Watches Under 1000 Dollars – Certina Powermatic

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An elegant, quality watch at an affordable cost, let’s talk about the Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 Himalaya, a watch that is aesthetically speaking really well made and has an indisputable charm. It is part of a limited edition, further increasing its unique qualities, and that’s why you should consider it for a possible purchase.

The dial has a silver color with circular gold-colored designs. The same color is used for the very fine triangular hour, minute, and second hands.

The 40 mm case, combined with a brown leather strap, makes it really comfortable and suitable for any wrist size. The movement is mechanical with automatic winding, with the ability to see it through the semi-transparent case-back.

 

Seiko Prospex – Automatic Watches Under 1000 Dollars

Seiko Prospex – Automatic Watches Under 1000 Dollars

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Seiko is certainly one of the brands that has no equal in terms of quality / price ratio. It is not difficult to find 100 dollar watches of excellent quality, though Seiko not only produces cheap watches, but also high-quality watches with features that can only be found on luxury watches.

If there is a watch worth thinking about, always recommended when it comes to watches for less than 1000 dollars but not too cheap, then that is the  Seiko Prospex Sumo, available in different color variations. The most famous are certainly the black and green ones.

They have everything that a luxury watch has on average but despite this, the price makes them accessible to everyone. Among the various elements that testify to their quality there are:

  • Unidirectional rotating bezel
  • Screw crown
  • Automatic 6R35 24 jewels movement with manual winding
  • Screw-down case back
  • LumiBrite on the index hands and bezel
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Waterproof to 200m / 660ft

All these are features that you can rarely find on a watch costing around 800 dollars.

 

Watches From 1000 to 2000 Dollars – Raymond Weil

Watches From 1000 to 2000 Dollars – Raymond Weil

 

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If you are looking for a watch with a cost between 1000 and 2000 dollars, you can consider the Raymond Weil Tango, a very flashy and sporty watch, thanks to its tachometric numbered bezel. At first glance it might remind you of a Rolex Daytona, aesthetically speaking, and it compares rather favorably to that model.

The cost just above 1000 dollars, however, makes it an interesting watch worth a look. Starting with the dial with 3 sub-dials with time interval indications, two of which have a gold color as well as the second hand, this it gives it a not-inconsiderable brilliance.

It has a water resistance that reaches up to 1000 feet, which makes it not only a watch for activities on land but also for activities such as amateur and professional diving.

At 3 o’clock there are the crown and two other buttons to operate the speedometer. These are well designed and perfectly integrated with the well-built case made of steel.

 

Best Watches Under 1000 Dollars – Raymond Weil Maestro

Best Watches Under 1000 Dollars – Raymond Weil Maestro

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The first Raymond Weil we talked about was intended for all those who love sporty models, and is easy to combine with all types of outings. But for those who are looking for a more elegant men’s model, they can opt for the Raymond Weil Maestro, a classic watch, suitable for gentlemen.

The case is circular in shape which, combined with its small size of 40mm, makes it easy to wear and easy to adopt on any type of wrist.

The analog dial is characterized by very fine and silver-colored hands like the indexes. It also has a date window and the word “automatic” to highlight the type of movement.

The cost is just under 1000 dollars, so it is included in the list of the best watches under the recommended price.

 

Men’s Watches Under 1000 Dollars – Alpina

Men's Watches Under 1000 Dollars – Alpina

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Alpina has always had particular attention from aviator watch enthusiasts. This is mainly due to some collections that showcase these wristwatches, and is the case with the Alpina  Geneve Startimer Pilot AL-525G4TS6, a watch with a dial characterized by indications with very large numbers, ideal for an immediate reading of the time.

On the dial, we find the writing “AUTOMATIC 100M – 300 FT” in large engraving, to indicate two of the main functions: a mechanical movement and its waterproofness up to 330 feet, which is difficult to find on an aviator watch.

At 12 o’clock you can see the large logo of the Swiss brand, which gives it a great historical identity as well as a not inconsiderable aesthetic touch.

Note the steel case with burnished PVD treatment, the strap with visible stitching, and the crown with a diamond-shaped aesthetic design – all elements that confirm that the price of almost 1000 dollars is justified.

 

Best Men’s Watch 1000 Dollars – Bulova

Best Men's Watch 1000 Dollars – Bulova

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The Bulova Oceanographer 98B320 is a watch that brings back to life a successful series of the 70s. This model is in a limited series, so it is in all respects an excellent investment not only as a watch, and that’s why we decided to recommend this model in our list of the best 1000 dollar watches.

To recapture the past, Bulova wanted to reproduce this model with an automatic movement, a blue and red bezel with detailed indications, an oval brushed silver case, and a 3-link strap – elements that aesthetically make it truly special and original, in order to be worn in the current time.

The price is much lower than 1000 dollars, about 600, which is more reason to take it into consideration in your final choice.

 

Watches From 500 to 1000 Dollars – Bulova Moonwatch

Watches From 500 to 1000 Dollars – Bulova Moonwatch

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The Bulova Moon Watch (Lunar Pilot) is a watch characterized by a historical event. It was the 1960s and man was preparing to undertake the first moon landings through the Apollo missions.

Bulova became involved in an expedition that became part of history. In light of this event, in recent years the brand has wanted to re-purpose this watch model, making it more contemporary – and thus the 96B251 model was born, one of the best-selling watches for 500-600 dollars.

In addition to having a remarkable history, it is also characterized by an original design and distinctive technical features. One example is the quartz movement at high frequencies (262 kHz) which allows it to trace really small time intervals through the chronograph function.

The case is oval and made of steel, while the strap is available in both leather-nylon or steel, according to the type of model you choose.

Thanks to the countless positive reviews that it has received from experts and enthusiasts, this model enters the list of the best watches under 1000 dollars.

 

Watch Between 500 and 1000 Dollars – Citizen Skyhawk Titanium

Watch Between 500 and 1000 Dollars – Citizen Skyhawk Titanium

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If you are looking for a really robust watch suitable for any use, consider buying a Citizen Skyhawk Super Titanium, which may prove to be one of the best choices.

Among its most innovative functions, we cannot fail to mention the ECO-DRIVE function, which allows you to recharge the watch battery through sunlight or artificial light. This means that you will not have to change, buy, or insert a battery to make it work.

Another noteworthy feature is the radio-controlled function, i.e. the ability to set and reset the perfect time without any action. As you can guess from the name, in fact, the clock-via-radio frequencies will auto-set the exact time, even for seasonal daylight-saving time changes.

Among the other features that justify not only the price, but above all the presence of this watch in our list are:

  • Titanium case and strap
  • Sapphire crystal
  • GMT function
  • Double alarm
  • Chronograph
  • Perpetual calendar
  • Backlight

 

1000 Dollar Watches Mido

1000 Dollar Watches Mido

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We have talked so far about watches with a leather or steel strap, but in the last period, watches with a rubber strap have also gained a lot of popularity. Now, all the famous brands such as Rolex and Omega offer a collection with this feature.

A model with a cost of less than 1000 dollars and with a really good aesthetic impact is the Mido Ocean Star, a watch that stands out immediately for the gold color of the case and the rubber strap.

The display is analog, and the hands have a luminescent element to provide excellent visibility in low light environments, such as the seabed. This is not a novelty, in fact, since this watch is greatly favored for diving by expert divers.

Also, the movement in this model is automatic, with the crown with protection at 3 o’clock – a really interesting and affordable watch for around 1000 dollars.

 

Women’s Watches 1000 Dollars

Women's Watches 1000 Dollars

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Finding a 1000 dollar women’s watch that reflects the soul of every woman is a very difficult thing. The Mido Baroncelli Heritage is the model that can adapt to every need, from daily use to evening-wear and elegant outings.

The mesh strap makes it not only a beautiful watch but also a jewel to wear, and ideal for getting noticed on important occasions, thanks also to the brilliants on the dial and the unusual shape of the case.

The mother-of-pearl decorated face is characterized by the presence of three elegant triangular hands, making this an ideal watch to be given to your wife, girlfriend, or even as a gift for a friend. With this model you will be on the safe side and fully satisfy the expectations.

 

Final Opinions

As you may have noticed, all the watches considered belong to very famous brands with decades of history. Buying a 1000 dollar watch from any of these important brands makes them in all respects a real bargain, even in the long term, thanks to some limited editions being available only temporarily.

You are able to choose between the cheapest ones on the list with a cost of around 500 dollars and the more expensive ones with a price slightly higher than 1000 dollars. All are provided with guarantee, shipping insurance and certificate of authenticity.

You just have to choose which model best reflects your soul. If you have doubts or want to ask us questions, you can do it through the comments section below or through the contact page. Find the link at the bottom of the page.

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