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12 of the Best Military Watches

By: Beth Ann Morley, Editor, TheWatchIndex.com
Updated May 16, 2018
12 of the Best Military Watches

Military watches are known for their durability and rugged looks, and they’re most often used by military personnel, adventurers, and explorers. These watches are great for the military fields, backpacking, hiking, and mountaineering; however, many men enjoy wearing military watches on a daily basis as well. These watches will take the abuse of everyday wear.

We’ve chosen 12 of the best military watches, and these tool watches are able to withstand extreme conditions. Dirt, dust, water, and mud won’t affect these durable watches.

Want to know a little bit more about military watches? Here are 8 common features of military watches:

  1. Practical features and functions
  2. Rugged appearance, no diamonds here!
  3. Withstands extreme conditions
  4. Durable case and strap  
  5. Accurate time keeping
  6. Waterproof
  7. Easy to read
  8. Solar powered or long battery life 

Suunto Core All Black

The Suunto Core All Black is an outdoor watch with a durable composite case and a comfortable elastomer strap. This watch features an altimeter, a barometer, and a compass. This military watch also offers weather information, such as temperature, a storm alarm, and time of sunrise and sunset. Divers can also enjoy this watch since it offers a depth meter for snorkeling. The Suunto Core All Black watch is priced at $319.

Suunto Core All Black

Casio Pro Trek

This Casio military watch is a part of Casio’s Pro Trek Multi-Field line, and it offers a STN LCD that enhances readability and a silicon band that fits to your wrist. The Casio Pro Trek PRW3510Y-8 is a solar-powered watch that features 200 meter water resistance, low-temperature resistance, and an altimeter. This Casio military watch is priced at $320. 

Casio Pro Trek PRW3510Y-8

Casio G-Shock Rangeman

The Casio G-Shock Rangeman collection is filled with tough and rugged timepieces that are designed to stand up to the most grueling conditions imaginable. This solar-powered military watch is Triple Sensor equipped, which means that you can track the altitude, barometric pressure, temperature, and direction readings. Plus, the G-Shock Rangeman offers one-tough time recording, one-tough elapsed time measurement, a 200 meter water resistance, and shock resistance. This watch is priced at $300.

Casio G-Shock Rangeman

Luminox Recon Point Man 8820

The Luminox LM8822.MI can be used by military personnel or by adventurers that need a simple yet efficient navigation tool. The Recon Point Man 8820 series offers features such as a tachymeter scale, a uni-directional bezel, a compass, and a contrast-color countdown quadrant. This specific model boasts a 200 meter water resistance and night vision tubes that will last up to 25 years. This watch is priced at $350.

Luminox Recon Point Man 8820

Seiko 5

The Seiko 5 sports collection may not be a traditional military watch, but they’re durable and reliable so many watch guys use Seiko 5 watches while serving in the military. This model, the SRP515K1, is an automatic watch, which features a  military green and neon orange strap, a scratch-resistant stainless steel case, and a 100 meter water resistance. The watch can be hand wound if necessary, and it offers a second hand halt mechanism for precise time setting. This watch is priced at $305.

Seiko 5

Casio G-Shock Analog-Digital

When you think of military watches, undoubtably Casio G-Shock watches will come to mind. We’ll already listed one model, the Rangeman, and now we’re listing our second Casio G-Shock model, the Analog-Digital, which comes from their Military Colored Layered Band Series. This military watch features a 1/1000 second stopwatch, 200 meter water resistance, and anti-magnetism. This watch is priced at $99, and it’s available in a wide range of colors such as blue, black, white, and orange.

Casio G-Shock Analog-Digital

Casio Pathfinder Triple Sensor Multi-Function Sport Watch

The Casio Pathfinder Triple Sensor Multi-Function Sport Watch is durable enough to withstand anything you may put it through. This solar-powered watch features a digital compass, an altimeter, a barometer, a thermometer, and low-temperature resistance. The watch also includes world time, a calendar, five daily alarms, 12/24-hour formats, and a countdown timer. To increase visibility, the watch includes a backlight. The watch is water resistant up to 100 meters, which means that you can snorkel or swim with this watch but not scuba dive. This watch is priced at $150. 

Casio Pathfinder Triple Sensor Multi-Function Sport Watch

Timex Expedition Base Shock

According to Timex, “this hi-tech resin watch is designed for life’s outdoor torture tests.” The Timex Expedition Base Shock is shock resistant and 100 meter water resistant, and it features a stopwatch, a countdown timer, a customizable alarm, dual time zones, and an INDIGLO light-up watch dial. The time is displayed in 24-hour military time. With a retail value of $62, this is one of the most affordable watches in our list.   

Timex Expedition Base Shock

Citizen Chandler

This Citizen military-inspired watch has a rugged look and a comfortable fit with its green canvas strap. The watch features a one-second chronograph that measures up to 60 minutes. The watch also offers a 12-hour or a 24-hour time display. To assist readability, the Citizen Chandler features luminous hands and date. This military watch is priced at $250. 

Citizen Chandler

Garmin Fenix 3 HR

If you’re looking for a fitness watch that doubles as a military watch, then we recommend you check out the Garmin Fenix 3 HR. This Garmin watch features GPS/GLONASS satellite reception, heart rate technology, a compass, an altimeter, a barometer, and fitness tracking technology. The watch also offers easy readability even in direct sunlight. This watch is priced at $550. 

Garmin Fenix 3 HR

Luminox Navy SEAL 3051

The Original Luminox Navy SEAL watch was designed by a Navy SEAL and Luminox, and their goal was to develop a watch specifically for the SEALs. The watch was introduced in 1994, and it remains one of their best sellers. This quartz watch is incredibly durable, with a carbon-reinforced polymer case and scratch-resistant mineral glass. This watch is also water resistant up to 200 meters, and to improve readability in dark or dim conditions, this watch includes night vision tubes that can last up to 25 years. This watch is priced at $395.

Luminox Navy SEAL 3051

Marathon GSAR Swiss-Made Military Issue Diver’s Automatic Watch

It’s not surprising that the Marathon GSAR Swiss-Made Military Issue Diver’s Automatic Watch made our list of the best military watches. GSAR stands for Government Search and Rescue, and this dive watch is issued to the United States Marine Corps. The Marathon Diver’s Automatic is built to withstand extreme conditions, and it is an ISO-certified dive watch. The watch features a 300 meter water resistance, a scratch-resistant sapphire glass, and a surgical grade stainless steel case. The watch is priced between $1,150 and $1,375, depending on if you purchase a rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet. 

Marathon GSAR Swiss-Made Military Issue Diver’s Automatic Watch
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