No matter what adventure you are after, a reliable outdoor watch is one of the best tools you should have with you. Outdoor watches are more than just timepieces – these are tools that provide high tech features like activity tracking, pedometer and GPS. These watches guide you in the wilderness and also keep an eye on your health status.
A good outdoor watch should also match your style apart from bringing you all the features and functionality you need!
Luckily for you, we’ve compiled the best outdoor watches on the market today!
Marathon Navigator Swiss Made Military Issue Pilot's Watch with Date, Tritium, Sapphire Crystal, Steel Crown, Battery Hatch, ETAF06 Movement (41mm) (Black - US Government Markings)
This Marathon Navigator boasts of tritium glass tubes, glowing 20 times brighter compared to an ordinary luminous watch. It is extremely lightweight and is perfectly designed for pilots and those daredevils who love to jump off planes with their parachutes.
The all black design certainly has a sporty and casual look, and the nylon watch band is a highly breathable material that is very comfortable when worn even while doing physical activities or during the hot summer season. The 41 mm case is also shock-resistant and has a sturdy sapphire crystal window, making it a durable and economical choice for any outdoor trip.
Designed for the pickiest outdoor enthusiasts, G-Shock Rangeman GW-9400 is craftily made with an extreme amount of sensors. This watch is engineered to face the most grueling outdoor conditions, capable of keeping altitude, temperature, direction readings and barometric pressure.
This digital watch has built-in solar panels that store energy from natural light and fill the rechargeable battery with power, removing the need for battery replacements. The dial window is made with shatter-proof mineral crystal. Another feature that we love is the 200-meter water resistance, making it suitable even for recreational scuba diving! Overall, it’s an all-in-one outdoor watch that is definitely worth the price.
If there was a contest for best looking outdoor watch, the Seiko Prospex Alpinist will certainly win hands down. This limited model by the Japanese brand has a handsome exterior made of stainless steel. The hands and markers are brimming with class and sophistication, and they glow in the dark too! The adjustable leather band has an additional clasp for a secure fit, and the anti-reflection coating glass makes it easier to tell time in sunlight.
This handsome watch isn’t just for show. It also has an impressive 200-meter water resistance, making it suitable for several water sports while preventing water from seeping into the interior. If you value aesthetics aside from function, this is certainly a great choice.
The Omega Seamaster Railmaster fits perfectly on your wrist, making this watch stand out among the rest. Its case is nearly identical to the Aqua Terra except for its finishing. This watch is sleek with a black dial which is enhanced by its luminous silver-tone hands. Its sapphire crystal is also scratch-resistant, making it the perfect outdoor watch.
The luminous dagger indices definitely stand out and add a flair of sophistication to the overall look of the watch. The stainless steel band makes it a versatile pick that goes well on both casual and formal attires. This watch lends towards the pricier category but with its design and features, you’re definitely going to get what you pay for.
The Timex Expedition Gallatin is a classic analog design. It is designed with a lightweight and rugged resin outdoor construction. It has a raised top ring, mixed high-quality materials, and a tactical dial. It is also one of the most affordable outdoor watches that would stand the test of extreme outdoor conditions.
This watch includes minutes, 12H, and 24H markers without looking too overwhelming to the eyes. The nylon watch band is also a comfortable material suitable for any outdoor activity. The hands and markers are luminous, making it easy to tell-time even in the dark. If you’re looking for a high-quality outdoor watch without the hefty price tag, this Timex watch is the perfect pick for you!
For more Epik outdoorsy watches, definitely take a look at our top recommendations for luxury sports watches and best travel watches, and if you’re still indecisive, watch the video below to get more ideas on what you need in terms of the best outdoor watch: