Military watches are designed to withstand the most extreme conditions while still being able to tell time as they should. They’re meant to be used by those whose ability to tell time can mean a difference between a good or disastrous result.
They’ve become in-demand in the consumer market for their credentials, as well as their rugged looks and durability. Not only are they incredibly functional with many features like water resistance and GPS monitoring, but they can also look pretty good.
If you’re looking for a nice military watch that you can wear anywhere, here are five of the very best.
You can never go wrong with the Omega Seamaster Diver 300, especially if you’re looking for both durability and style in one package. This watch is a classic example of a watch designed for function while still looking fantastic. For a dive watch with military-grade quality, this has an impressive 300-meter water resistance that keeps the interior safe from potential water damage from diving.
The black dial features the signature round indices of dive watches, and has rhodium-plated skeleton hands to complement its over-all design. This watch also has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal for extra protection against scratches and dents.
The Timex Expedition Ranger Solar will always work as long as it sees the light of day. This solar-powered watch can be charged by any light and has a two-month power reserve, so you know it will keep ticking for a long time.
The blue dial with orange accents and ridged steel bezel also makes it look nice and stylish, which can be worn with both casual and on-the-job clothing. The adjustable tan leather watch band provides a snug and comfortable fit and does not impede movement. It’s one of our affordable military watches on the list so if you’re on a budget, you should definitely check this out.
The Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical may remind you of World War II with its retro styling. One look at it and you can imagine a fighter pilot wearing it in dog fights. It has a green NATO strap that makes it look functional and stylish at the same time. The camo green color also looks great with uniform, but it’s also versatile enough to be worn with casual clothes.
This Hamilton watch has a mechanical movement that gets rid of the need for batteries. The hands and markers are luminescent, which makes it easy to tell time especially in dark environments.
If you’re not averse to wearing a digital watch, then a digital Casio watch might be up your alley. The Casio F108 Illuminator Collection is a very functional and accurate watch with various features such as water resistance, LED light, daily alarm, and hourly time signal. This is great if you need a watch to wear for physical activities.
It also has built-in chronograph features as well as a 30-meter water resistance. This digital watch is well-loved by customers both for its simplicity and performance, so you may want to get your hands on this to experience it for yourself!
The Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch is a no-nonsense military watch that delivers a great performance. It has a Hardlex mineral dial window to prevent minor scratches, a precise 21-jewel automatic movement that removes the need for batteries, and a black canvas strap that provides a comfortable fit when worn.
The 37 mm stainless steel case is wide enough to see the details on the black dial at a glance. A date and day display with thin but legible characters is located near the 3 o’clock marker. The hands and indices also glow bright in the dark for easier time-telling.
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