Most modern watches are made to fill out some sort of specific purpose, and the tide watch is one of them. While these wrist watches still tell the time, they have an added feature of measuring the motion of water. Moreover, they can provide information about what time to watch out for high and low tides on a specific beach.

These watches are geared towards surfers and if you are looking for a great tide watch for your surfer friend, then you’re at the right place! We have reviewed our favorite tide watches with the best prices and quality. We’ve included both digital and analog watches in this list, so you have plenty of tide watches to choose from.

1. Timex Intelligent Quartz Tide Temp Compass Watch


Timex Men's T2N720 Intelligent Quartz Tide Temp Compass Black Silicone Strap Watch

 out of stock
as of January 2, 2021 8:04 pm

The Timex Intelligent Quartz Tide Temp Compass Watch has a separate hand to easily track how much time is left until the next high tide or low tide. It even has an easy-to-read analog display of the temperature underwater, which can be illuminated with its built-in vibrant night light.

The 45 mm stainless steel case with a black coating is definitely wide enough to view the details at a quick glance. It has a water resistance of 100 meters, which is decent enough for it to be worn while swimming and snorkeling without the worry of water seeping into the interior.

2. NIXON Base Tide Pro


NIXON Base Tide Pro A1212 - Black - 100m Water Resistant Men's Digital Surf Watch (42mm Watch Face, 24mm Pu/Rubber/Silicone Band)

$150.00  in stock
as of January 2, 2021 8:04 pm

If you prefer a digital interface, the Nixon Base Tide Pro is a great tide watch to have. Its sturdy mineral crystal dial window is strong enough to withstand any damage from repeated use, and it has an adjustable silicone watch band that provides a comfortable fit while surfing.

This digital watch already has a 550 pre-programmed tides and sunrise/sunset location so you can optimize your schedule and plan ahead for any future surfing trips. To view the digital dial, a bright EL backlight can be activated for better visibility in the dark. At a reasonable price, you’re definitely getting more than what you pay for!

3. Nautica N83 Men’s Surf Park Watch


Nautica N83 Men's NAPSPS903 Surf Park Blue/White Silicone Strap Watch

$31.95  in stock
as of January 2, 2021 8:04 pm

Not fond of the usual all-black tide watches? The Nautica N83 Men’s Surf Park Watch comes in a refreshing blue watch band and white dial. The round markers feature Nautica Style flags, a visual treat for those who want to have a vibrant looking tide watch while surfing.

This watch has a water resistance of 50 meters and is suitable to use while surfing and swimming. It also has an adjustable light blue silicone watch band that provides a snug and comfortable fit without slipping on your wrist. If you’re into style and function, this Nautica watch is an excellent choice!

For more other water based sports watches, we recommend our best fishing watches, sailing watches and swim watches!