Best Military and Tactical Watches

Technology has become a huge part of our everyday life. Groundbreaking and earth-shattering inventions are now taking over every aspect of our lives on a daily basis. Now, Hi-tech military wrist watches have crept into the military world to assist them on the battlefield. Take a look at some of our handpicked best military watches.

Most of these military watches come with different styles and high-end features like GPS capabilities, Digital, Compass, and waterproofed features.

Unlike our normal men’s watches, military watches are known to be the toughest, durable and robust watches around. They offer premium features you can’t find in a standard men’s watch

These features are the perfect choice for those who are in need of a decent watch that can stand extreme weather conditions and unfavorable elements.

And this includes law enforcement officers, hikers, soldiers, mountaineers, hunters, extreme athletes, and anyone who pushes the boundaries of life.

So which brand offers the best military watches? This post presents my honest review of the most efficient Military watches you can find in the Market.

Please note that this review was born out from series of test and research for each product. What you are about to read are nothing more but the best military watches in the market right now


Best Tactical Watches for 2020


Casio Men’s Pro Trek

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Casio Men's Pro Trek Stainless Steel Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Black, 18 (Model: PAG240-1CR)
  • Black solar-powered sport watch with multiple features...
  • Approximate battery life: 6 months on full charge...
  • 51-mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window
  • Quartz movement with digital display
  • Resin band with buckle closure; Dimensions:57.3 x 50.9...

If you are looking a multi-function tactical watch that comes with the finest triple sensor technology, then the CASIO PRO-TREK is for you.

The PAG-2401CR sensor functions as a barometer, digital compass, a thermometer and all essential features you would need for your outdoor activities.

Performance

The CASIO PRO-TREK Tactical Watch is a high-quality timepiece that is made of a plastic design that sits comfortably on your wrist.

It has plastic flippers that help to keep the watch situated nicely and also a bezel at the top of the watch that rotates smoothly.

The home screen does pick fingerprint easily. You don’t have to worry about the glass because the bezel is high enough to prevent the screen from scratches against hard objects.

The primary reason this watch sits among our top list of military watches is that it does almost everything you will need in a watch. The amount of information you get on the home screen is incredible.

Solar Power

The PRO-TREK is a solar atomic device that features an atomic indicator for receiving signals. The indicator tells when you get a signal.

Size and Weight

It weighs 65 grams, and if not for its rather large size, you wouldn’t know you were wearing a watch.

Battery

The watch charges in any light transmission, so you don’t have to worry about battery life. When you wear this on a full charge, the watch will last you approximately five months without further exposure to light.

Power Saver Mode

But if the power saver function is turned on, it will last you 23 months without further exposure to light. So, what the power saver mode does is after 10 p.m., if the watch is inactive for an hour, it will turn the display off to save a little extra power.

If it is also inactive for six days, it will turn off non-essential functions except the time.

Screen contrast

The screen is very high contrast. The home screen features the current day, the time, and the tilt graph which has three different settings to keep track of weather conditions.

Alarm settings

I also love the fact that this timepiece comes with five daily alarm settings that allow you set series of alerts. You will also find a button that stops and starts the stopwatch. That means you can accurately set your timer.

Unfortunately, you can’t program the timer in seconds; you only can do it in minutes.

Also, the alarm time is short lived. I wouldn’t advise you to use it to wake yourself from sleep. But it comes in handy when you use it to remind yourself of something.

Competition

The only watch that tries to measure up with the PAG-2401CR ‘PATHFINDER’ regarding display is the PLW 15100. But I was sold to this particular watch.

One of my big complaints about other brands was that the light was too quick to turn off. Apparently, Casio Pro Trek has remedied that option by allowing me to choose between 1.5 seconds back-light and a 3 seconds backlight option.

Pros

  • The watch is 100% water resistant.
  • You have access to different time zones
  • It offers an optional power save mode which turns off the display of the watch after 60-70 minutes of inactivity
  • The watch offers an adjustable compass that enables the watch to resist magnetic substances
  • The Pathfinder is very tough, durable and very sturdy. It can withstand abuse, water, and harsh weather conditions
  • The Solar battery is an excellent feature that separates this guy from the crowd.
  • The stopwatch works pretty well. There’s no loss of time.

Cons

  • The alarm does not have a snooze mode.
  • Unfortunately, you cannot set the timer on seconds; only in minutes
  • The resin and plastic band that comes with this watch makes it look cheap.
  • The Pathfinder Alarm is pretty wimpy and short-lived, so don’t use it to wake yourself.
  • You might find some of the digital displays hard to read, especially the barometric pressure

Bottom line

The features that come with this brand are very accurate. If you’re looking for an overall watch and you don’t want to spend a lot of money, I’d highly recommend you giving the CASIO PRO-TREK PAG-2401CR ‘PATHFINDER’ a try. You are going to be glad you did.

After wearing this watch sometimes now, I’d say am still very pleased with this Pathfinder. Definitely deserves a spot on our best military watches list.


Men’s Casio G-Shock RANGEMAN

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Men's Casio G-Shock RANGEMAN Master of G Series Green Resin Band Digital Watch
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  • 字样印刷在常用的传感器按钮(右侧),...

The Rangerman is the first G- Shock series to use a triple sensor multiband feature, and other high-end features. The device has been designed to handle grueling and hard conditions you may encounter.

Performance

The Men’s Casio G-Shock RANGEMAN comes with a unique design you won’t find in any other military watches. The G-Shock can withstand abuse, unfavorable conditions and it’s water resistant. Despite its large design, the G-series can fit in perfectly into your wrist.

Build

Unlike the G-100 that offers a flexible layout, the RANGEMAN comes with a high-quality black resin design, red accents and gray design.

Triple sensor

Like most G-Series models, this timepiece features a triple sensor that combines a barometer, a thermometer, a compass and an altimeter. To use the triple sensors, you will have to push the middle right button of the watch. A single beep will indicate the altimeter mode, and this will display anywhere from a negative of 2300 feet to its highest 2800 feet.

At another push, two beeps will be for your compass and indicate north, the bearing object, and angle. At a push again, you have your barometer, as well as a thermometer.

The Modes come in a metrics. But you can switch from metrics to US measurements in any of this mode.

Stopwatch

G-Shock RANGEMAN features a stopwatch mode. You can start and pause it by using the lower right button. You reset it by using the upper right button. The stopwatch can measure up as long as a thousand hour

World Time Mode

To go back to standard keeping mode, you need to press the left button. And if you push it again you can switch your mode to your world time mode.

That will allow you to change time mode just by using the upper and lower right buttons. You are going to find this feature a great tool for traveling.

Countdown Time

The countdown time that comes with this brand can measure from one minute up to 24 hours. Once it gets to zero, it will produce an audible sound.

The alarm

Just like the Pathfinder we reviewed, the G-Shock RANGEMAN comes with five different alarms to choose from. You can turn it on and off by pushing the upper right button.

One of them has a snooze and an hourly time signal. You can scroll through by using the alarm Button.

Sunrise/Sunset Information

You can scroll on different dates and see the different sunset time. The timekeeping mode will display the time.

Weight

The size and weight of the Rangeman are quite large, but it’s lightweight and comfortable, weighing 93 grams.

Screen

The timepiece has a protective crystal window display which is scratch proof. Also, the watch features a digital window to help you record digits quickly.

I was also thrilled to find out that the LED backlight is always up, especially when you are in a dark environment. It also helps you to measure the attitude of weather conditions

Altimeter/Barometer

If you are a mountain climber, then you are going to find this watch as a good partner because it features an altimeter for measuring altitude.

Moreover, you can also predict weather conditions with this device because of its barometric feature.

Pros

  • It comes with an easy to use interface
  • The G-shock watch is made of a sturdy and durable design. The watch can take a beaten, and will still work fine.
  • The watch is comfortable to wear and at the same time lightweight.
  • Last long battery life compared to other models.

Cons

  • The display screen is somewhat difficult to read
  • The screen is quite difficult to see. Apart from this, the watch is excellent.

Bottom line

Overall, G-Shock RANGEMAN is the ultimate survival tool that does a splendid job. It is not only shock-resistant, but it’s also mud and water resistant up to 200 meters.

Apart from the fact the display screen is quite hard to see, the majestic design of the RANGEMAN hides the disappointment of that backstabbing effects


Casio G-Shock GA100

G-SHOCK The GA 100 Military Series Watch in Black
  • Shock Resistant
  • ISO 764 Class Magnetic Resistance
  • Interchangeable bands
  • Mineral Glass
  • 200M Water Resistant

Have you ever wished for a military watch that has perfect accuracy, extreme precision and can withstand hard conditions? Well, now you have it.

Performance

The CASIO G-SHOCK GA100-1A1 happens to be our favorite Military watch under $100. It offers all the high-end features you’ll need in military watches.

I have got some good time wearing this watch when I am doing some rugged work. I love the design and extreme precision of this timepiece.

The watch is made of silicon & does not pull arm hairs compared to other watches. You can get this watch dirty or wet and wear it in the shower with you. Yes, exactly what you are thinking; the handpiece is water resistant to 200meters under water.

Contrast

The GA 100 comes with a reliable high-contrast which makes it easy for you to use in low light conditions.

The watch has a yellowish-orange color background light that stays about three seconds which will enable you to use it at night.

However, I would have preferred it if the hands were luminous, which will allow you to charge it with a flashlight to make it glow.

Another drawback is that the digital portion of the watch is quite difficult to view because of its black background and dark leathery.

So that means is you have to turn the watch towards you to be able to see the digital angle clearly.

The Alarm function

Another nice feature is its audible alarm that allows you to set the watch anytime the day. I love the fact that it has four alarms which are okay if you have four different things you need to be reminded of during the day.

Battery life

The GA100-1A1 also comes with a standard battery that can last you for approximately about two years.

Magnetic Resistant

The Casio watch is magnetic resistant which means it can resist any magnetic substances.

Word Time Zone

The timepiece also offers 29 different World time zones.  So, you can set the time zone of your choice. You can also use the stopwatch feature and countdown timer in a running or hiking adventure.

Another cool thing is that it has the 12 and 24 hours’ time format that a lot of digital watches have.

Pros

  • The watch is both Water resistant and scratch resistant
  • The face of the watch is very reflective
  • The Four negative displays are easy to read.
  • The watch is sturdy, water resistant, and comes with a backlight which makes it convenient for night use
  • The setting and interface are easy to operate
  • All of the buttons are durable and well protected.

Cons

  • Solar systems cannot power this device.
  • It offers tons of functionality which you might never use
  • The digital portion of the watch is quite difficult to read which makes it a little bit useless.

Bottom Line

I’ve been using this watch, and I can boldly say I’m pretty satisfied with this watch. With this brand, you’re going to get one of the best military watches for this value.


Bertucci A-2S – Quatz Movement Watch

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Bertucci A-2S Field 22mm Quartz Movement Watch
  • Equipped with our legendary U.S. Patented solid...
  • Scratch-resistant hardened mineral glass crystal
  • All-metal Japan made quartz movement. Active Comfort...
  • Swiss super luminous hands & markers. 12/24 hour...
  • 100 M water resistance. Equipped with durability...

If there were watches that came with a unique design for active men, then that would be from Bertucci. We found this brand while traveling and I was privileged enough to meet a friend of mine in the military who had an excellent time with the watch.

He explained to me that the goal of the Bertucci timepiece was simply to be a great watch. The company took the time to look at the way the people wore their watches and what they’re doing when they wear them.

Well, this sounds like a pretty basic concept but led to some design features and choices of material that aren’t readily available in other brands.

Performance

The Bertucci A-2S is classified as a field watches by looking at them. It’s pretty easy to spot the military influence.

They aren’t made to track running pace or tell what the time it is in five different cities or the air temperature and to do other stuff.

They are made to do what watches were originally intended to do, which is to tell the time and it looks great doing it.

Design

The Bertucci A-2s field watches comes with 100% titanium which makes them light and very durable. The solid titanium case has a high polish finish that makes it look stunning.

The watch face is made from hardened Sapphire and mineral glass crystal, both of which are scratch resistant.

It has a Swiss-made all metal quartz movement and some excellent super-luminous hands and markings which are a big plus because it allows you tell the time in the dark.

It also has a screw down crown at the four 0’clock position. The watch has a 200-meter water resistance.

Size and Weight

The watch weighs 73 grams which made it very light. The sizes are 42 and 44 millimeter wide with a solid titanium case and 11 and a half millimeter thick.

The 44 millimeter is for people who like a bigger watch or thick wrist while the 42 are perfect for thinner wrist or individuals who like a more understated appearance.

Battery Life

This great watch has a low battery indicator. Basically, with this Bertucci watch, the low battery indicator causes the second hand to skip.

It allows you to know that the battery is out and that it’s pretty much time to change it. It’s a huge benefit.

Pros

  • The watch is durable, simple and comes without date complication
  • The watch is lightweight and sits on your wrist comfortably
  • The device is built to last you long-term and also come with an elegant feel on you.
  • The timepiece can withstand any form of abuse it encounters.

Bottom Line

I spend a fair amount of time on the computer at work, so wearing most watches weren’t always comfortable on my wrist when typing on the keyboard.

The Bertucci watch stays fit to the wrist like you aren’t wearing anything and it is way comfortable, unlike others.

The manufacturers took a great look at what most people do when they wear watches, sum up the ideas and made a great watch.

The Bertucci A-2s field watch is extremely durable and comfortable; it looks great and is very functional.


Casio G Aviation Series Watch

Casio G-Shock GWA-1100-1A3 G-Aviation Series Mens Stylish Watch
  • Sapphire Glass with non-reflective coating
  • Shock Resistant, Solar powered
  • 200-meter water resistance
  • Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Size of case: 48.4 53.8 17.3 mm

I am a lifelong Casio G-shock fan, and I am not surprised that one of its Series is on our top list of the best Military watches under $500.

The G-Aviation is the first GPS Atomic Solar Hybrid from Casio. It is one of the most expensive G-shock military watches. However, there are other G-shock models that you can spend thousand dollars.

But this one came with a reasonable price and had garnered a lot of cool stuff.

Performance

If you want a military watch that is somewhat a little grown up, premium and on top of the line, then this product is for you.

The GWA-1100-1A3 G-Aviation Series comes with a ton of technology, as well as a tremendous amount of durability. It offers a lot of premium functionality inside a very durable package: also with a compass and two sensors.

The case size is the first obstacles to consider this wrist watch as a wearable option. It can tell if your time is in daylight saving time mode and standard time.

Indicators

The watch comes with few indicators. We have the 24-hour indicator, world time indicator, and the day of the week indicator. It also has a full automated calendar.

GPS technology

The GPS technology in each function offers timing information based on your location.

Triple G Resist

The Triple G feature means it can withstand not only shock but gravitational force, as well as vibration. The watch is skillfully designed to be able to absorb vibration and shock.

The watch has been tested to withstand over 50g of gravitational force and 20g of vibration.

When it comes to protecting the movements inside, the Triple G features a resistant technology that enables the watch to withstand vibration.

Smart access technology

The Casio Smart Access technology is very easy to use. All you need to do is unlock the button, pull it out, and then you can just indicate what city you are setting the time zone.

Screen display

One of my favorite aspects of this watch is the entire reflective Crystal that protects the watch from scratching easily.

The timepiece allows you to set the time to any time zone of your choice. It also can automatically adjust the time zone to the current time that you set.

Multiband Technology

The Shock Aviation series is radio controlled. So that means it can connect all six towers across the world to keep it accurate.

Chronograph

The next mode is the chronograph which has a flyback feature that helps you set the time in seconds, minutes and hours.

Design button

The button is very easy to use and functional. I am impressed with the overall construction.

Countdown timer

It also features a countdown timer that enables you to set the time from one minute to 60 minutes. Once the timer is complete, there’s an alarm that will sound for 10 seconds.

Alarm Setting

The next mode is the alarm mode. You will need to use the button to see the time for your alarm. The timepiece also offers a rapidly advance feature which will automatically screw on its own.

Compass

While on timekeeping mode, you will need to push the upper right button to activate your compass which will point north.

Pros

  • Works great at night
  • Unlike other G-stock series, the home screen is pretty clear and easy to read.
  • If you are traveling, this is your watch. It’s one of the most comfortable G-Stock watches to wear when you want to embark on a journey.
  • Durable and multi-functional watch
  • This bad guy can survive a lot of abuse and still works great.
  • Large watch but not too heavy
  • Features a triple G resistant to withstand the shock of gravitational force and vibration.

Cons

  • The design makes the watch looks cheap
  • It comes rather too large on the wrist
  • The alarm clock is not loud enough to wake you up from sleep.

Best Military Watch with GPS


Garmin Tactix GPS Navigator

Garmin Tactix GPS Navigator
  • NAVIGATOR + ABC - High-sensitivity GPS/GLONASS...
  • BLACK, NON-REFLECTIVE - All-black, non-reflective...
  • NIGHT VISION GOGGLE COMPATIBLE - Reduces backlight...
  • WATER RATING - Water rated up to 10ATM / 100 meters1;...
  • WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY- Utilize one or more Wi-Fi hot...

The Garmin Tactix GPS Navigator is awesome and amazing military watches that come with a lot of advanced features to suit your outdoor activities which make it take the crown as our favorite Military watch with GPS.

Performance

The device has Bluetooth connection that enables it to connect to some gadget, even to your laptop. You can now receive text message notifications via your watch.

Features

The GPS Navigator comes with a matte black finish to make it have an elegant feel. The GPS has some knurling bezeL which doesn’t give in to any reflection, and a Saffire displays to make it resistant to scratches. It is also water resistant down to 200 meters.

Charging cable

With this proprietary cable, you can charge the device and use it at the same time. The watch has a battery life up to 50 hours using the GPS.

It can last you three weeks using different sensors, and five weeks using the watch itself without any of the sensors or GPS.

Memory

The timepiece has up to 20 megabits where you can download some stuff into your watch.

Night Vision Mode

The watch comes with night vision mode compatibility. So, that reduces the backlight such that it doesn’t interfere when using Night Vision Goggles.

Compass

The Compass comes in three axes. It will show you the right direction no matter how you hold the watch.

Jumpmaster Software

The Garmin Tactix features Jumpmaster software that comes in handy when you’re jumping out of the plane in a dark and cloudy atmosphere.

The software helps you to navigate to somewhere particular in a coordinate spot.

Heart Rate Monitor

Garmin Tactix features a heart rate monitor that keeps track records of distance covered. It also has auto pause that can put the watch on pause.

Tactical Support Profile

So, what this does is to show you the information that you might need if you’re like running a mission or something of that nature. It shows you the time of the day, the pace, that you’re going, a timer elevation and also gives you precise coordinates and a map.

The Alarm

It has a temple alarm which will trigger a loud sound if you deviate from a pre-determined temple.

Pros

  • Garmin Tactix features a curved lens that prevents reflections
  • It offers an accurate GPS when calibrated.
  • The watch is water resistant. You can dive in the ocean with this thing, and it will still work fine.

Cons

The device is a pretty large watch. So it’s going to be too large if you have a small wrist.

The watch comes with tons of functionality you won’t need.

It’s quite hard to get used to it at first.


Best Military Watch with Compass


Suunto Military Watch with Compass

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Suunto Core
  • Matrix display
  • Round composite 49.1 mm case
  • Band Material: Elastomer
  • Robust construction
  • Comfortable elastomer strap

The Suunto seems to take the cake has our winner of the best military watch with a compass.  The watch offers a thickness of 14mm from the top to the bottom of the casing.

The watch is 30m water resistant. The timepiece fits very nicely and is comfortable to wear.

It comes with a kind of rubber-elastic silicon band and a black and stainless buckle on it.

Compass

The compass is pretty accurate in outdoors compared to when you are inside. It shows you when you’re facing the North-East or other directions.

One cool feature is you can set up the bearing. And to do that, you have to press the upper right button to tell you the direction you’d need to go.

Buttons

At the right side of the watch, your will find three buttons. The bottom button is the electro-luminous light while the top is your reset button light, and the middle button represents the mode selection switch.

On the left side, we have two more buttons that represent the functions of the button.

The function button from this set allows you to display the various roles in the watch.

Sensor

The watch also features an indented “U” which represents your Sensor for Altimeter, Barometer, and Thermometer.

Screen display

In the face of the watch, you will see a bi-directional swivel bezel. Round the bezel, it also offers a compass degree for bearing tracking.

At the top of the display screen, you will also see a parallel line that is going to show you Barometric pressure trend.

Weather Mode/Altitude

The watch presents a reference number for your attitude. For example, you get to camp, after hiking, or biking and you can switch to weather mode to keep track of the weather while you are in camp.

Automatic Switch

The watch also features an automatic switch mode that will automatically decide whether it should be in altimeter or barometer because they both use the same sensors.

So, if you go for a car ride or go running around the hill, it can sense quick barometric pressure change.

Graph Display Unit

It also features a chart that will show you the pressure change or the trend over last 24 hours.

Another cool thing about the altimeter function is that it monitors any high chance from where you press the button and where you start the button.

Also, note that if you are wearing the watch on your wrist, it’s going to read what is in your wrist temperature.

So, what most people do is to take out their watch before going to sleep. By that, if you want to see what the temperature is in the morning, all you have to do is to click the watch.

Time Mode

The time mode features a different function. When you press the button at the bottom left, the watch will display different logos.

It brings up the day and a date. If you click it again, it brings up the seconds.

Countdown timer

It automatically has a 10 minutes countdown timer which you can automatically set.

Pros

  • The timepiece head is very durable, and all the features work pretty well.
  • The watch can withstand extreme weather conditions
  • The watch is durable. It can last you more than ten years.

Cons

  • The band is quite fragile, and it’s prone to cracks after years of usage.
  • The battery life isn’t impressive. A customer complained that he got to change it three times a year.

Bottom Line

Overall, I will say this watch is great and will serve you long-term. I have had friends who use the Suunto, and they have great experiences with this timepiece. If you are looking for a durable and sturdy watch that comes when hi-tech functionality this watch is for you.


Best Digital Military Watch


Casio Men’s G-shock Classic

Casio Men's G-Shock Classic Analog-Digital Watch
  • Features 1/100 second stopwatch  with measuring...
  • Protective mineral crystal dial window
  • Features chronograph, dual time display, luminosity,...
  • Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for...
  • Accuracy +/- 15 seconds per month

The favorite on our best military watches list is the Casio Men’s G-shock Classic. The classic comes with a 40mm case diameter case that is perfect for your wrist without being too bulky or large.

The digital watch is perfect because it has toughness and ruggedness of a watch by extremist, athletes, and military personnel.

It also got a DL classic light display, a shock resistant and EL backlight afterglow.

The Classic watch is a durable timepiece from Casio that offers a brazen black case with a 50mm thickness. The watch features four functions keys to activate the plethora function. Another great thing about this watch is that it is 100% water resistant to 200meters under water.

The G-shock classic uses a hardened mineral crystal which is ideal for resisting scratches. The dialing format in this model uses both analog and digital read out.

Time zone

The Classic watch also features different time zones, daily alarms, military time, and resistant magnetic fields.

Battery

The watch comes with a worth of three years battery life.

LCD LIGHT

One Unique feature about this brand is that you can see the LED light at night when you move it from the menu settings.

Pros

  • The watch works pretty well for the price.
  • It Features hybrid time display of both Analog and digital time display.
  • Durable, simple and the same time lightweight.
  • Unlike other models, the alarm beep is loud, which is a big plus to this brand
  • The watch is easy to read at night

Cons

  • It comes with a plastic strap which makes the watch looks cheap.
  • Exposure to high magnetic substances might affect timekeeping accuracy
  • Be careful: make sure you order the right size. Most times this watch comes in smaller sizes.

Bottom Line

The Casio Men’s G-Shock Classic Analog-Digital Watch is a fabulous looking digital timepiece and does everything you want from a G-shock Wristwatch.

Best Watches for Hiking

When looking for the perfect watch for hiking, consider all of the features that you want in the device. With so many different brands and types of devices on the market, it can be overwhelming and confusing to know if you are getting the best deal for your money spent.

Let’s start with your main reason for wanting a watch specifically for hiking purposes:

  • Where do you hike?
  • How often?
  • Is this for long-term use?
  • Is this for a beginner or expert?
  • Gift?
  • Price range?
  • Specific features you want to be included?

The best watch for your hiking experience may be different than the next person. So, I would recommend utilizing various tools to conduct your research and then narrow down by price, quality, and features that are most important to you. In this article, I have created a Top 5 watch list for hiking and camping.

As well, I have presented all of the key features of each watch for easy sorting. This list doesn’t just have one type of watch in comparison to the next, they all have different features and capabilities and range in price, giving you an idea of what you could potentially spend based on your needs. Enjoy and happy hunting!


Garmin Forerunner 735XT – Black & Gray

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Garmin Forerunner 735XT, Multisport GPS Running Watch with Heart Rate, Black/Gray
  • GPS running watch with multisport features
  • Estimates heart rate at the wrist so you can run freer...
  • Provides advanced dynamics for running, cycling and...
  • Offers VO2 max estimate, lactate threshold (when used...
  • Connected features4: smart notifications, automatic...

The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is the most advanced watch from a series of 5 in the Forerunner collection with extra features the others do not include. It involves the capability of using Garmin Connect, IQ, virtual pacer, stress, and Strava score.

Garmin Connect allows you to personalize your watch face, apps, and workouts while giving individualized coaching that you can program for yourself. This feature allows you to connect via Bluetooth to your phone or computer and can be set for smart notifications when you are away from your mobile phone. Also, all of the data you want to be transmitted can be done so via Bluetooth and communication can be sent to your social networks and more.

This watch comes in black/gray and midnight/frost blue and weighs 1.6 ounces. The battery life is up to 24 hours in UltraTrac mode and holds 80 hours of activity data and comes with a limited warranty.


Night Eyes

The Night Eyes Wristwatch with LED light and compass is ideal for hiking and camping. The LED display shows time and date, with a built-in rechargeable lithium battery, so there’s no need for replacement.

The Night Eyes watch is ideal for users of all ages, with simple buttons and easy-care. The great thing about this brand is that there is a 30-day guaranteed warranty for your money back or a new watch, with an optional 1-year warranty, as well.


Timex Men’s Expedition Grid Shock Black Resin Strap Watch

Timex Men's TW4B02500 Expedition Grid Shock Black Resin Strap Watch
  • Adjustable black 16mm resin strap fits up to 8 inch...
  • 100 hour chronograph; 24 hour countdown timer; 3...
  • 24 hour military time mode; 3 time zones; Occasion...
  • Black 50mm resin case with acrylic lens; Gray digital...
  • Water resistant to 100m (330 ft): In general, suitable...

I would highly recommend this functional watch for the person who is just needing original watch features, for camping and hunting there is no navigation or compass tool included and would not be a reliable navigator.

Timex does offer a 1-year warranty and a customer service help desk for all customers to use. It uses one lithium metal battery that comes included but must be replaced (battery life is unspecified). However, it has standard watch life with the included battery.


Garmin Foretrex 401 Waterproof Hiking GPS

Garmin Foretrex 401 Waterproof Hiking GPS
  • Features high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix for...
  • Keeps track of routes, tracks and waypoints, and heart...
  • TracBack feature retraces user's path on the...
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This watch is ideal for tracking your data and activities. It is compatible with a heart rate monitor, bike clip, or cadence sensor -perfect for getting even more precise readings depending on your activity and lets you transfer and store all of this information in the device, as well through the wireless connectivity of the accessories.

Once you have completed your activities for the day, you can upload all of your progress, favorite stops, and share with others using Garmin Connect. You can even share your experiences on Twitter or Facebook. It comes with BaseCamp features so you can view and organize your maps for upcoming trips and even displays topographic map data in 2D or 3D through your computer.

This watch has put a lot of thought into what the average user may want and is a great purchase that is affordable and functional with many features competitors don’t offer.

It comes in black, with a green face and weighs 3 ounces; The watch requires two AAA batteries (not included) with a life up to 17 hours and comes with a 1-year limited warranty.


Survival Watch V3

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This watch is very competitive in price and quality compared to some other affordable brands. The disadvantage to this watch is that there are no high-tech features for synchronizing or recording data. This watch is ultimate, just for functional use and not to keep up with your data, activity, progress, or used as a navigation system.

The features of this watch are ideal for camping, hiking, and fishing and are a great purchase for a buyer who has one too many tools and accessories when going into the outdoors.

It comes in black, pink, tan, and camo and has a warranty that is undisclosed, but available if you contact the seller directly.


Conclusion

I hope that this article has helped in your decision process to buying a watch for hiking. There have been a variety of watches with different features and capabilities presented, keep in mind your price range, must-haves, and uses when purchasing. Of course, there are many brands and styles available, the ones I presented were based on reviews and most frequently bought.

When looking for the best watch for hiking, remember what it is that you need and feel confident enough in your purchase provided that you did your research. Many could be the correct match for another buyer and to decide what will work for you best is key.

I hope that you find the watch you are looking for and look forward to providing more information on items that help make our experiences even better. Take this article as a base and begin to apply your research and development into your purchase and enjoy your next trip into the outdoors!

Best Pilot Watches 2017

Some of you may ask or may have already asked yourself, whether pilots do wear pilot watches in their cockpits during their flights, or not. The answer is yes, but there’s a bit of a story behind this answer.

While it might not come right to your mind, they did wear watches even in the WW2. It easily became a crucial piece of the equipment, amongst both air and ground military. Their functionality, however, did change over the years.

Today’s commercial airplanes are full of technology, meaning that wrist watches are not necessary, but rather a matter of a style. On the other hand, when it comes to the older type of light aircrafts for example, which do not support as much technology, watches with chronographic functions can be quite useful!

Still, pilots are not the only ones wearing those amazing watches. When you take a look at one of those watches – sophistication, elegance and manliness are the first thoughts that come to your mind. That’s the reason why real men are going wild about these watches. Since the prices are ranging from 30$ all the way up to 30.000$, we can easily conclude that there’s a kind of a pilot watch for every kind of man!

Quality construction, water resistance, readable time and day of the month – those are the things that represent pilot watches. Besides those, chronographic functions and multiple time zone features are something many of those watches have, and that’s what makes these watches so practical. We’ll provide 8 of our personal favorite watches ranging from 50$ to 700$, that we find amazing, and highly recommend. Enjoy!


Mil-Tec Luftwaffe ME 109 Pilot Vintage Quartz Watch with Brown Leather Strap

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The Sturm MIL-TEC represents a company that is a leading provider of outdoor and tactical products for over 40 years. Based on a large number of customer reviews which were quite good, we can easily conclude that this company is providing high-quality products only! Therefore, this watch is promising from the start.

Whether you’re young and ambitious or mature and situated, the vintage look is something many of us love to see. For some people, the vintage look just brings back memories, or it wakes up the nostalgia; Therefore, we are sure you’ll like this watch because of it! This army pilot watch with vintage look seems like one of those old dusty watches, but its design is very beautiful, and it’s high-quality hardware.

The heavy light brown leather strap makes the watch more durable for daily wear.A large dial is something that makes this watch look good on any wrist. The 40mm diameter is quite big, but that’s just another thing that represents this watch.

The glass face of the watch is a heavy bifocal glass that magnifies the face of the watch dial – making it truly vintage. Luminous hands and minute points for night-time reading come in real handy for dark cockpits for example! Modern quartz technology is, of course, a quite relevant detail about this watch, as today we can’t encounter many reliable products in our lives.

The thing that makes this watch so unique and special is that the back panel has a kind of fighter pilot oil stained look. This makes the watch very eye-catchy, so you can be sure that everyone will notice that brand new watch you’re wearing, and they will discuss it for sure! The oil stained look, combined with brown leather strap and a large dial, really make this watch unique.

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Mil-Tec Vintage Style WW2 Pilot Watch with Black Leather Strap

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Here is another vintage style World War 2 reproduction. Once again, the vintage look gives this watch a certain emotional note – whoever takes a look at it, besides admiring, will feel something special, something that only a vintage look can wake up inside you.

This pilot watch has a smart, comfortable, fashionable, black leather strap along with the smart black clock face. This darkness is making this watch look even more powerful. Not only that it looks stunning due to the vintage style, but it also seems very powerful; almost breathtaking on first sight!

The strap is 2cm wide and 4mm thick, which fits wrist sizes from 18.5cm to 23cm.This means that the watch will perfectly fit men with larger wrists, and don’t worry – you will be able to adjust it to your wrist.

If you’re wondering about the quality of this watch, you can be sure that it will work perfectly! High accurate quartz movement will provide that. Besides that, we’ve already talked about the Sturm MIL-TEC company, and once again, we assure you that they provide only quality products – so don’t worry about the quality of this amazing black pilot watch.

This watch has the luminescent clock hands, which helps you read time no matter how bad light is. There’s even the magnified rim for reading the minute and hour markings.

Generally, this is one good pilot watch. The leather fans will definitely like this one for its strap. The darkness along with the large case diameter will leave a strong impression on anyone who takes a look at it, and the vintage style – it will simply take your breath away. We are quite sure that, due to the compilation of black color and vintage style, there aren’t many people who will NOT like this watch.

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Invicta Men’s 6000 Pilot Collection Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch

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Invicta stands for“Invincible” in Latin. The Invicta company is doing their best to maintain the maximum quality, as well as the brand personality.With their amazing creations, they are trying to stay above their competition, due to the power of hardware, as well as the design – their masterpieces are worth so much!

When it comes to the quality, extreme design, and constant innovations, Invicta definitely represents one of the leading companies that’s trying to achieve all of those features. After choosing one of the Invicta products, you can be sure that you haven’t made a mistake!

The Invicta is designed especially to withstand rugged outdoor use, but its fine craftsmanship will also satisfy aficionados of stylish precision timepieces. Due to its unique design, it’s attracting men with different senses of style – which is another thing that makes this pilot watch even better.

This pilot watch features a super-hard flame-fusion crystal, along with the 45-millimeter case constructed from stainless steel. The stainless steel bracelet has a fold-over clasp with a double-push button safety for maximum resilience, while the bezel features a tachymeter for additional functionality.

Even though there’s a constant rivalry between the leather bracelet and the steel bracelet, we have to agree that both look extremely good, just in different ways. This stainless steel bracelet contributes to the casual yet manly feeling. It looks good with the casual everyday wear, but it also looks good when you’re suited-up!

Besides extreme design, this watch also features bold, black dial with oversized, Arabic-numeral indexes, along with three chronograph subdials, and a date window at the three o’clock position. This function comes in handy whenever you find it hard to read the time.

Perhaps you’ve been wondering about the watch mechanism – we’re dealing with the Japanese-quartz movement here, which is promising high quality, and it’s even water resistant to 330 feet (100 meters).Even though this is good for swimming as well as the snorkeling, we still don’t recommend it for the diving!

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Hugo Boss Pilot Vintage 1513332 Brown / Parchment Cream Leather Analog Quartz Men’s Watch

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The Hugo Boss is a German luxury fashion house. They have been making uniforms since 1924, and they’ve turned their focus from uniforms to men’s suits since 1948. There’s a long and meaningful history behind them, so it represents no problem for us to believe that they know what they’re doing. There are no doubts related to the quality of their products.

This watch, besides its elegant design and promising quality, actually seems like one of those military pilot watches. The parchment tone dial, along with the brown leather strap, really make this watch look unique, oldish and military. The case is stainless, 44 mm big and made of mineral crystal (giving it the scratch resistance). There’s even the date display on the watch.

The mechanism is quartz movement, and the watch is also water resistant to 165 feet (50 meters. Again, we do not recommend diving with this watch, but don’t be scared of getting it all wet!

It belongs to the Gents Hugo Boss watch collection, which is an awesome collection targeting men.We believe that the older generation of gentlemen, the ones who have actually worn military uniforms and were part of the WW2, will definitely adore this unique watch. It might wake up certain feelings inside them that they won’t be able to describe, but will simply fall in love with this watch. Still, not the seniors are not the only one who’ll fall for this watch – as long as you like the leather bracelet and shades of the brown, you’ll like this pilot watch for sure!

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Laco/1925 Men’s 861806 Pilot Classic Round Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Leather Strap

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This Laco Zurich model seems very sophisticated, elegant, and classic of course. Now, we are aware that the word “unique” is showing up quite often, but we believe that sometimes there is no better description than the word “unique.” During our lives, we’re either trying to BE unique or to find and become friends and something more with unique types of persons (or usually both).

The reason for that is the fact that when something is unique, it means that it’s able to provide for you something that you haven’t experienced so far. When we’re talking about the watches, a unique one represents totally new design, which carries the new specific feeling you’ll have when you take a look at it, or when you put it on your wrist.

This specific Pilot watch model features an open day window at the 12 o’clock position, and the dial and a date window at the standard 3 o’clock position. The 42mm case comes with the accurate Swiss quartz movement and the black Type B Dial. You’ll be able to read the time and date no matter how dark the environment is – thanks to the hands and dial markers being treated with SuperLuminova C3.

Beautiful brown leather calfskin strap with rivets like those used in WWII are adding the elegance to this watch. The case is made of sandblasted, matte finished stainless steel, 42mm x 12.8mm thick. The Crystal is hardened mineral.  The watch is also water resistant to 50 meters.

Laco Zurich 1925 Pilot watch represents a magnificent choice for anyone who likes military colors, unique sense of feeling and elegant design. Ronda Quartz movement promises high quality, along with a name of the company Laco. We highly recommend this model for Pilot watch lovers!

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Laco / 1925 Men’s 861688 Laco 1925 Pilot Classic Stainless Steel Automatic Watch with Brown Leather Band

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Since the 1925, LACO has been manufacturing quality wristwatches in Germany. They are well-recognized for their Squad Watches, Pilot Watches and Chronographs. They don’t think of watches as a piece of hardware – watches represent something much bigger for them.

They put in the same amount of effort into creating and designing every single LACO watch, in order to maintain the high level of details, as well as the quality.The innovation and the tradition, both define each of the LACO watches.

The Laco 1925 861688 Augsburg Automatic watch represents one very simple, elegant, classic Pilot watch. The dial window is made out of synthetic sapphire crystal, bringing the shatter resistance to the glass. The dial is also treated with Superluminova C3.Brown, leather calfskin, 20mm wide band gives this watch the elegance. The band is also with contrast stitching, metallic studs, and buckle closure. Wearing such watch, along with a nice suit, makes you look like a real gentleman (which you are)!

The case is made out of stainless steel, its diameter is 42mm, and the thickness is 12.8 mm. This watch has got the Japanese automatic movement, which is the rival to the Swiss movement, and it’s even got the stationary bezel function. This watch is also water resistant to 165 feet (50 meters) – it’s suitable for short periods of recreational swimming, but not for diving or snorkeling.

Once again, the Laco has managed to create a magnificent watch. It features round black dial with contrast Arabic hour markers, along with the logo under 12 o’clock and sword-shape hands. It has everything – elegance, uniqueness, and it also looks amazingly stylish. We are sure that you’ll go crazy over this pilot watch!

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Hamilton Khaki Pilot Mens Watch H64715535

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The Hamilton was founded in 1892, in the US. They started with manufacturing pocket watches and soon became quite popular. Officers, pilots, as well as the actors, were wearing their products. World’s first LED digital watch started measuring time – was made by Hamilton. Later on, they have hosted the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards in Holywood, and they were the official timekeeper of EAA AirVenture.

Due to their amazing history, stunning achievements and a large number of products, the matter of quality is unquestionable. The Khaki Field series of watches provides a unique construction, as well as the elegant design. These watches represent the heart of original Hamilton military watches, which were produced and worn in the 1940s.

This Hamilton Khaki Pilot watch has a stainless steel case, with a beautiful dark brown leather strap, and the fixed stainless steel bezel. The black dial has luminous hands and stick hour markers, along with the Arabic numeral minute markers around the outer rim.The watch face is also scratch resistant since it’s made out of the Sapphire Crystal. Case diameter is 46mm, and the thickness is 11mm.

The date and day of the week are displayed at the 3 o’clock position.The watch has automatic movement, so high quality is certainly expected, and it is also water resistant to 660 feet (200 meters) – even though the band is made out of patent leather, you can feel safe while swimming with this fine pilot watch.

Black dial with large Arabic numerals on it, along with the fine brown leather strap, together make this watch look quite cool and impressive. This very detailed and elegant pilot watch will not leave you cold-hearted for sure!

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Hamilton Men’s H64715135 Khaki King Pilot Black Day Date Dial Watch

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As we’ve already mentioned, Hamilton is quite a big name, and we have absolutely no doubts about the quality of their products. Established as one of the leading watchmakers in the world with a proven reputation for creating elegant and reliable timepieces. It’s pretty simple – whenever we see the brand Hamilton, we are 100% sure that we’re dealing with something quality! Moreover, this specific product is, to be honest, one of our favorites, and we’ll explain why!

This watch has brushed and polished stainless steel case and ananti-reflective Sapphire crystal screw-in caseback. The case measurements are 46mm in diameter x 12mm thick, and the strap measurements are 21mm wide x 8 inches long. The black dial has white Arabic numeral hour markers printed on it, and the Silvertone applied Arabic numeral minute markers. Day and date are placed at the 3 o’clock position.

The luminescent indices and the Silvertone arrow luminescent hands make this watch look even cooler. This watch is also water resistant to 20 ATM(660 feet/200 meters) so feel free to take a swim with this breathtaking watch.

So, finally, here’s a reason why this watch is one of our favorites – it’s due to our steel preference! Shiny, stainless steel bracelet, along with the amazing watch glass and the cool dark dial, make this watch look casual yet stunning!Whether you combine it with the jeans as the everydaywear, or you suit-up like a true Gent, this watch will fit you perfectly!

There’s not a single gentleman that will be able to check out this pilot watch, and just carelessly keep looking for another watch. As we’ve said, this is one of our favorites, and we highly recommend it to everyone who wishes to wear an amazing pilot watch.

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Conclusion

Sturm MIL-TEC, Invicta, Hugo Boss, Laco, Hamilton – those are the brands that have had ahigh impact on the watch industry, and we are very thankful to them! Not only that they provide high-quality products, but their design is so unique and amazing that it simply leaves you speechless.

We’ve sorted out 8 pilot watches for you, which we find magnificent and breathtaking enough for you to like them! We believe that, once you take a look at them, you won’t stand a chance at staying cold-hearted next to them. When it comes to the quality and design, we assure you that those watches will perfectly match all of your expectations – no matter how high they are.

Koa Wood Watches Review

Forget about the metal wrist watches – the wood is the right thing for you! If you’ve never had a wooden watch before, I do realize that you might start thinking like – Hey, what if it irritates my skin, or what if it’s hard to maintain it;

Do not worry, these watches are simply perfect! You won’t have to do anything to maintain it, and it won’t irritate your skin at all.

So, I’m talking about wooden watches, but you may not see the right picture of it. I’m talking about one of the most unique, elegant and breathtaking watches you’ll ever see. The symbolization they have, the impression they are leaving on us, and especially the simplicity and uniqueness are definitely things that make these watches so awesome.

Sure, the competition is strong – metal wrist watches along with leather watches are definitely something that’s been quite common amongst many people, but I see great potential in these watches. Also,people are already comparing those wooden watches to the traditional ones, proving that they might soon dominate the market.

The Koa wood can be found on the Big Island, and people have recognized the potential of it, and used it wisely! Now, we have Koa Wood watches with styles ranging from automatic, self-winding to specialized faces made from mother of pearl, silver or gold.

The thing with these wooden watches is that you won’t have to polish them! They have already been oiled multiple times in order to bring out their rich colors. Another amazing thing is that, by wearing them, the wood starts to look even better. Eventually, it will get a rich patina, beginning to shine like a well-polished piece of furniture.

Here are some watches I think you should definitely check out, and I’m sure that each and every one of you will be able to find a suitable watch!


Bean & Vanilla Solid Wood Watch, Natural Koa Wood with Hawaiian Islands

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One of the latest watches made out of 100% natural Koa Wood, is this one right here. The wood is not the only thing that makes this watch so unique and neat – you can see the Hawaiian Islands on top of the dial! Having Hawaiian petroglyphs on your watch is not just cool, it also has a meaning. It means strength, which you will seek for throughout your whole life, it means protection which you will need whatever you’re doing, and it means safe journey.

The glass is made out of Crystal Sapphire, which is scratch-resistant, and also not glaring. Besides that, this watch is also resistant to splash and sweat. The dial has date displayed on it, and something for the stuffy ones as well – don’t worry, the wood is hypoallergenic, toxin free, and artificial.

Quite unique, neat and eye-catchy, this watch is perfect for people who are looking for a meaningful wrist watch. I am sure that if you’ve already heard of or seen this one, you are definitely going to like it!

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Mens KOA wood case band Wood Watch Quartz Movement Wristwatch Watch Dress Calendar Display W109B

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This wooden watch is one of the finest ones I’ve seen so far, at least when it comes to 100% natural Koa wood watches.Even though this watch has only been on the market for a couple of months, it has already created a lot of hype!

Besides being waterproof and having shiny needles which will allow you to see the time even in the dark, this nice little fellow even has date display positioned at 3 o’clock. Still, one of the nicest things about this watch, besides the elegance, is the fact that every piece of it looks like it was made separately. The watch face made out of Koa wood looks darn magnificent, and the entire watch looks just amazing.

Holiday season is approaching, and therefore you should start thinking about gifts, whether you’re going to treat yourself with something this good, or you’re going to make someone special feel happy.My honest recommendation would definitely be this watch! Happy holidays!

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Handmade Hawaii Kahala Brand Quartz Wooden Watch Made with Natural Acacia Koa Wood – Hgw-207

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Quite affordable, very unique and simple, and yet so sophisticated, this watch is definitely something everyone’s thought about, at least once. With a synthetic leather band, completely natural Koa wood and scratch-resistant glass (made out of Genuine Sapphire Crystal), this watch is wanted amongst many.The youth, the adults – whoever loves simplicity and uniqueness will definitely go for this watch.

Besides the flexible band and light weight, the simplicity this watch is offering you is something not many people can appreciate, but it is definitely special and beautiful.

The fact that it’s so affordable and simple, makes it desirable amongst a wide spectrum of people.Whether you’re thinking of treating yourself with one of these, or you have someone special who you think would like a watch like this one, make sure to grab this nice wooden watch!

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Bean & Vanilla Solid Wood Watch, Natural Koa with Mother of Pearl

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As we’ve already seen, Bean & Vanilla are making some great watches for sure! The goal they are always trying to maintain is keeping watches unique and magnificent, and making them out of natural wood helps it a lot.

This time, as usual, they’ve done a great job! This Koa Wood watch with the dial made out of Mother-of-Pearl represents a breathtaking watch that many people are looking for. The glass is made out of Crystal Sapphire, making it non-glare and scratch-resistant. The watch dial is resistant to splash and sweat and has a date displayed on it. This watch is also eco-friendly, which is something that many people will like about it.

With an adjustable band, this watch makes a great wrist watch that I highly recommend. Whether you’re classy, or you just like wooden watches, this one will be perfect for you. Amongst many others, in the similar price range, this Koa Wood watch beats the competition without the struggle!

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Handmade Hawaiian Style Wooden Quartz Watch w/ Petroglyphs Made with Hawaiian Koa Wood Kahala Brand – 11026

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We’ve already concluded that petroglyphs are leaving strong impressions on people, and they made this Kahala watch look so amazing! Placed on the watch face, making a circle, those petroglyphs are giving this watch a unique sense of style, looking simply marvelous.

The watch glass is made out of Sapphire Crystal, which makes it scratch resistant, and the watch face is made out of completely natural Koa wood. Band is also made out of Koa wood, and it’s quite adjustable, since you can remove extra links in order to adjust it according to your wrist.

Even though colors aren’t completely the same over the entire watch, since the shades are slightly different due to the fact that it’s made out of wood, the strong yet elegant brown color makes this watch shine like no other.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a gentleman, always paying attention to what you’re wearing, or you’re buying this for someone who is more of a casual type, this watch will fit your wrists perfectly.

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Conclusion

 

Ranging from quite affordable to those a bit more expensive, from childish to serious and elegant, Koa wood watches are definitely representing a quality group of watches. This fine wood is giving watches the elegance and beauty, with color shades surfing along the watch.

Just by taking a quick look at those watches, you’ll soon fall in love with their purity and singularity – the things that define these watches so well. Let’s not forget about the dose of style and feel of nature they are carrying as well.

Personally, I find these watches both elegant and casual – as I like to say, there’s something for everyone! I think that, if you haven’t already done it, you should definitely give them a chance; I promise that you’ll be amazed by the feeling you’ll have while wearing them.

Best German Watches

There is a great debate whether you should buy popular stylish Swiss brands or buy the affordable, accuracy, stylish and reliable German brands. Come on, is it that hard to choose? Well if you are having trouble debating which to buy for yourself or as a gift then we are here to help you choose.

In offering an alternative, German luxury watch making delivers customers around the world with more choice. With Swiss brands, they are fanciful and eye candy, all about the sparkles. With German brands are all about high quality over bling-bling with more emphasis on technical prowess and intricate designs. German watches are distinctively unique, often purpose-built, with innovations both outside and inside their cases.

I also have a special treat at the end of the article for those who like dive or military watches, Sinn has a nice selection of those as well.  With the holidays coming up, let us guide you throughout our top 10 Best German Watch Brands. Let’s go!


MeisterSinger

Head designer and founder of MeisterSinger, Manfred Brassler, places great emphasis on the German traits of quality and service. The simple time measuring instruments made of high quality and sold at an affordable price. The 2015 collection incorporates the first single-hand watch with a second time-zone.

Yet the pride of its new range is the Circularis which emphasizes the new MSH01 hand wound swiss movement. It is a turning point improvement in terms of both innovative craftsmanship and design.MeisterSinger has dedicated itself to concentrating on pure essentials-single hand watches and the calmness and poise they convey.

Neo NE902N

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The Neo NE902N is an exceptional watch with a vintage look and feel to it. Coming in at 36mm and wearing very thing this watch is all about quality, structure and appeal. They have done very well in keeping up with the 1950s design but giving it a modern day feel as well. The automatic self-wind is a very convenient.

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Sinn

German pilot Helmut Sinn began making watches for aviators after being annoyed by the high cost of pilot’s watches. High function mechanical watches that still looks good on your wrist.A favorite of law enforcement, military, divers and adventurers, Sinn watches focus on durability and the list of features and innovations is long. Top quality watches at an affordable price, what more can you ask for? Sinn owners appreciate their high level of performance, their robustness, and durability, as well as the quality and precision of the timepieces.

If you are looking for your first nice mechanical watch, or just want to dip a toe into the German offerings, I can think of no better place to start than with a Sinn. They are very much tool watches, built for a purpose with reliable movements and great little details. These are watches made for watch nerds in the truest sense, the engineering sense. Although they are very modern in terms of technology and materials, I feel that they are the embodiment of the pre-jewelry professional watches of the first half of the 20th century.

SINN 556.A

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Striking form, sparse dial design, superior readability – characteristic SINN features which highlight the similarities between the 556 series and our pilot and navigation cockpit clocks.The accentuation of the hours, minutes, seconds and the date plus the sanitized stainless steel case are what give the watches their sporty yet elegant appearance. The crystal of the 556 watches is made from sapphire crystal, as is the transparent back which provides an intriguing insight into the filigree mechanical movement inside. Low-Pressure resistance to boot!

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Glashütte Original

Glashütte Original is a German luxury watch brand. It was established in 1994. and owned by the Swatch Group and produces its movements in-house.  Glashütte Original is today an innovative and well-respected company that makes robust sports watches as well as elegant dress watches. As always Glashütte Original brings the finest in watchmaking traditions together and combines them, under one roof, with the most advanced of contemporary materials and production technologies.

In-house design and manufacture of thousands of precision components ensure that each of their exquisite mechanical movements meets the highest possible standards of quality.The brand has become one of the most respected and creative in the industry. Each is, after all, a work of art.

Glashutte Senator Men’s Automatic Alarm Watch 100-13-02-02-04

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The great watchmakers of Glashütte focus on movement innovation, with fusee-and-chain mechanisms, month-long power reserves and monthly mechanical alarms. The world first – this watch features an amazing capability to set an alarm up to 30 days in advance. self-winding automatic men’s watch features a 42mm stainless steel case surrounding a black dial on an alligator strap with deployment buckle. Features include chronograph, alarm, date, hours, minutes and seconds. This watch is water resistant to 50m. I say this is a Christmas present that couldn’t be matched!

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A.Lange & Sohne

Offering superb craftsmanship – the company’s very finest products are generally given the coveted ‘‘1A’’ designation – the Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time. They come with three-quarter silvering baseplates with hand-minted balance cocks.Their animated motions are simply captivating, and most would agree that they are easily the most attractive watches in the market today.All movements are assembled twice, first to ensure proper operation, then disassembled, cleaned and reassembled with all new screws.A. Lange & Söhne revives the concept of the uncompromisingly precise timekeeping instrument. The holidays just got more attractive, don’t you think?

A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia Men’s White Gold Automatic Watch 380.026

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The Saxonia Automatic unites advanced horological technology with striking aesthetic appeal. This model comes in 38.5mm 18k white gold case. Movement: Caliber L086.1 self-winding with approximately 72 hours power reserve. This piece also features an 18k white gold fixed bezel and a silver dial with polished white gold hands and applied white gold index hour markers.

Lastly, the piece fastens with a black alligator leather strap with a firm tang buckle and resists water to a depth of 30 meters/100 feet. My. My, my what a beautiful present to receive or give.

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Chronoswiss

Even if the brand name is suggestive of Swiss provenance, this watch manufacturer was actually founded in Munich in the early 1980s. It may be made in Swiss country but made by German hands. Its visionary Gerd-Rüdiger Lang defied the so-called quartz crisis and relied exclusively on mechanical components for his watches. In 1982, Chronoswiss did something that no other watch brand had ever done before; It created the very first mechanical chronograph with a moon phase display and mineral crystal back. Chronoswiss watches are extremely intricate and innovative. The brand was technically created in 1984 and it has been creating high-quality watches ever since. The love for the smallest subtle element and the passion for specialized accuracy is what makes their watches so extraordinary. It is committed to its genuine craftsmanship and preserves the ancient traditions. Chronoswiss announce the most recent expansion with its sports line that collectively consolidates the functional highlight of a second-time-zone with a vigorous surface.

Chronoswiss Timemaster Chronograph CH-7533-GST-SI

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Self-winding automatic watch features a 44mm stainless steel case surrounding a silver dial on a black crocodile strap with a stainless steel tang buckle. Functions include hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph, and GMT. Your wrist will be thanking you, trust me.

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NOMOS Glashütte

Is a German watchmaking company based in Glashütte, Saxony, which specializes in manual-winding and automatic mechanical watches. Nomos is best known for the utilitarian chic of its Bauhaus-inspired watch faces and simple yet elegant designs.An expert team of designers in the creative capital Berlin shapes the dials, the hands, and the cases of the watches to ensure they appeal for years to come.  Since 2005, NOMOS Glashütte has only used in-house movements. Beginning with α (Alpha), a manual winding caliber, the range has since been expanded to include a range of other manual winding movements with additional functions. Elegant and suave is a beautiful combination.

Tangente 38 Datum Leather

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This watch is the epitome of NOMOS Glashütte, at least for many people. The rounded case with many right angles, this masterpiece of straightforwardness is the embodiment of Glashütte craftsmanship. Plenty of tradition and handcraft—combined with high-tech, where it outperforms handcraft: That is NOMOS Glashütte. Tangente 38 is also available with a long-distance date: One of NOMOS Glashütte’s own constructions, conspicuously large, conspicuously beautiful and striking, even from a distance. The date (with NOMOS rapid switching) makes this classic model even more elegant, interesting—and helps wearers to remember birthdays, weddings and other important dates. Oh and don’t forget Christmas!

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Junghans

It was the first company to introduce quartz wristwatches to Germany in 1970 and unveiled the world’s first radio-controlled watch, the Mega 1, in 1990. “An innovative spirit and the incessant pursuit of precision” is the Junghans mission statement – and the German brand uses custom equipment to assemble each of its distinguished watches. Junghans’ focus on technological distinctiveness continues to result in original and desirable timepieces. The result is a range of highly technical sports watches, which are renowned for their robust qualities. After putting some initially turbulent years behind it, Junghans is now able to draw on past successes and creates a lot of buzz with its striking product portfolio. It covers everything from solar to radio controlled watches and also mechanical chronographs.

Junghans Watch – Max Bill – Chronoscape – Milanese

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As one of the most extraordinary designers of the last century, the architect, painter, sculptor and product designer Max Bill left behind an extensive life’s work, including one ofthe most fascinating watch collections of recent decades. The design of this watch is classic, discreet and impresses by its simple appearance and features. The mechanic Chronoscope watch by Max Bill with a Milanaise-strap and a white golden dial provides a stop function and is made of stainless steel round case with a polished stainless steel base and a domed plexiglass.

Also known to be the largest clock and watch company. Today Junghans presents its watches in a harmonious composition by adding more color combination of Max Bill. The three new model varieties of the max bill are basic and clear in brilliant shades. A Swiss mechanic clockwork, caliber ETA 2801-2, 17 Steine is running in the core. Can you say, stunning?

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MONTBLANC

Montblanc is headquartered on the Elbe, for the production of luxury timepieces, however, they resort to the expertise of Swiss watchmakers in Villeret and Le Locle, where their collections such as the Star, Timewalker, Sports or Bohème model are manufactured. These master craftsmen hold their breath in order to create the perfect timepieces.

Star 4810 Chronograph Automatic Mens Watch

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Masculine elegance and superior functionality characterize the Montblanc 4810 collection timepieces for the modern traveler. Combining performance and artisanal prowess, this wristwatch encloses its precise, self-winding Caliber MB 25.07 with a bi-pusher chronograph in a large, bold case featuring a dial of functional composition and harmonious proportions. With scratch, resistant sapphire crystal protects the watch from scratches.

Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion. For better readability at night, the central hour and minute regate hands feature a Super-LumiNova coating for full visibility in the dark. To facilitate accurate chronometry, the precise minuterie along the dial’s edge features red markings at 30 and 60 seconds. Featuring straight horns and a thin bezel with a satin-finished border, the 43 mm stainless steel case complements a black alligator-skin strap. A wonder masterpiece that compliments any wrists.

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Mühle Glashütte

Nautische Instrumente Mühle-Glashütte is now the only watch manufacturer in the German town of Glashütte that is still owned by a long-established local family.The company’s current focus emerged under the management of the fourth generation of the Mühle family: the production of high-quality wristwatches, marine time systems, and other nautical instruments.The mechanical wristwatches made by Nautische Instrumente Mühle-Glashütte fully focus on the fundamental task of a timepiece: to measure time exactly and to display it so that it can be read at first glance.Mühle Glashütte not only makes wristwatches (sports, nautical and classical timepieces) but nautical instruments and marine time systems as well. Extremely helpful when out on the seas.

Mühle Glashütte Germanika IV Automatic Men’s Watch M1-38-33-MB

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The Germanika IV is the medium version of this watch family. With its casing diameter of 34.6 millimeters, it comes into its own on a somewhat more delicate wrist.

Despite the smaller diameter of the casing, this watch can still display the same loving details as those offered by its big brother, for example, the well-designed date window, of which the horizontal and vertical edges are shaped in different ways, giving the dial its particular charm.

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TUTIMA

Tutima is derived from the Latin word “Tutus” which means “safe” or “protected.”Tutima actually exists twice. In Schierbrok, in Lower Saxony, not far from Bremen, modern sporting and instrument watches are produced for the German military. Tutima is establishing itself as a Glashütte brand. Young watchmakers are working on a manufacture mechanical watch for Tutima/Glashütte, which aims to follow the long tradition. The corresponding watch is to be launched this year.

Tutima Grand Classic Automatic PVD 43mm Watch – Black Dial

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New Tutima Grand Classic cases made of hardened stainless steel can cope with even the toughest of demands. Unlike conventional hardening processes, Tutima uses a unique method which takes several days to complete and allows the hardening process to penetrate deep into the core of the metal. Swiss Automatic movement with day/date calendar. Hardened steel and black PVD coated 43mm case with bi-directional coin edge style rotating bezel on metal 7 link black bracelet, screw-down crown and observation caseback. Jet black dial with Arabic numerals and large luminous hands. The challenge of this module was not only to make sure that it reliably functions without compromise but also to pack it into the smallest possible amount of space. The result is a masterful construction!

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Sinn Diver Chronograph automatic-self-wind mens Watch 757

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SINN was the first company to manufacture diving watches that complied with European diving equipment standards, and the first to test and certify them for pressure resistance, water−resistance, and resistance to fogging. Sinn’s pack incredible craftsmanship, over-engineered tech, and restrained style all into generally accessibly priced packages. They developed a number of ways of hardening cases: first, ‘ice hardening’ using thermal annealing techniques, which hardened the case all the way through.

The watches are meant to be used as tools, and thus survivable; some cases also have argon filling and copper sulphate capsules to negate the need for a helium release valve or absorb moisture; there are soft iron inner cases for magnetic field protection; diamond coated pallets and escape wheels for lubrication free operation, and finally, special oils and gaskets to provide extreme thermal stability and full functionality underwater.

One of the most interesting features available on most modern Sinn watches is that they are filled with an inert gas mixture. You can tell the ones that have this as most have a small ‘Ar’ in a circle on the dial, and a cylinder in the case which changes color as the gasses escape. According to Sinn, this helps to keep dust and moisture out of the case which means the oils in the movement last much longer.

To someone who’s not all that interested in dive watches, many of them may look alike. But if you are into collecting dive watches, you’re always looking for another one to buy. In doing so, you have several options: you can go vintage, stick with the classics from established brands, or maybe even consider some of the many alternatives out there from start-up, re-launched, and boutique dive watch brands.

The case is made of a matte-finished stainless steel with a solid case back. Mounted on the case is amatte-finished stainless steel rotatable bezel with a black bezel insert. This amazing watch Is water resistant up to 200 Meters (650 Feet). Featured on the side of the case is a moisture detector, which turns red once there are signs of moisture in the case. They use a long range of clever innovations to make their watches practically indestructible. As examples of their ingenuity, they use submarine steel to build the case!

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Wrap-Up

 

Keep in mind you don’t have to throw down a lot of money to have a good quality and affordable watch accompanying your wrist.  As a kid I loved having a watch on my wrist, it didn’t matter what brand or what kind as along as it was on my wrist and it told the time as well as glowed in the dark. I was and still am fascinated by the ‘hands of time’ , by the ‘face of time.’ What goes on in a watches brain? How does it know to do this or do that? You can tell I had a lot of questions as a kid. Whether a clock, a pocket watch or just a watch, I fell in love with more than just the designs but the simplicity of it.

The unique of individual watches. For watch enthusiasts( I refuse to call them snobs), they can appreciate that now more than ever some timepieces are affordable and can still offer that “wow” and “awe” from most people who catch a glance at their wrist. Sure, buying a watch can be about the more it costs the better or it can be about buying a watch that represents you. Watches, like any other object you buy or collect, says something about the owner.

Each watch, each brand, and each intricate design will speak to you, whether you are in the market for a brand new watch or not. It will say, “I belong on your wrist or in your pocket.” Watches speak to us, not because they tell time but because they are unique.

Best Wood Watches Review 2017

Wooden watches are the new kid on the block in the world of watches. Speaking fashion and style, my guess is that the minimalist and streamlined look provided by most wooden-watches displays a long needed contrast to the often flamboyant and excessive metal watches.

Furthermore  the fact that the modern (gentle)man feels more and more separated from nature also plays a big part in the sudden popularity of wooden-watches. In this post-modern world we all need to be a part of mother earth. And we can do that by wearing – and supporting her – through the wooden-watch industry.
In the wooden-watch industry a few brands seems to be in it for the fashion.

But even more for the environmental benefits of making watches with natural, sustainable and recycled resources. It’s this mix of quality craftsmanship and stylish innovation that creates the best Wooden-watches.

I’ve looked at some of my favorite wooden-watches, and made a list for you guys. Basically just a shitload of good-looking wooden-watches with different features, prices and background stories. Take a look!

Low Cost – Unisex Wooden Watch

Let us begin in the (very) cheap end of the scale just to make sure that there is a watch for every guy. This Vintage looking Dayan Uni-Sex Quarts (battery-driven) watch may not be expensive, but it’s definitely stylish and a must-have if you are looking for a stylish wooden watch that won’t empty your pocket. The band is made of leather and the bail of teak-wood grain. The Watch is ordinary waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about protecting your new watch during a rain. This wooden watch is a perfect souvenir for yourself, or as a small gift for anyone who deserve some (cheap) vintage style in their live. Now hang on, the next couple of watches may cost you a bit more!

CUCOL Bamboo Wooden Watch

 CUCOL Bamboo Wooden Watch

This CUCOL Bamboo Wooden Watch is honestly b-e-a-utiful. The watch displays a minimalist and natural look due to the material of traditional bamboo wood for the case and light brown leather for the band. In addition, the use of bamboo material are of course eco-friendly. The light-toned bamboo wood makes the watch different from most wooden watches. The COCUL Bamboo Wooden Watch is perfect, if you are looking to stand out from the crowd. Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about changing battery on this bad-boy anytime soon, as you are guaranteed battery-power for 12-24 months – pretty decent for the price. Summed up, you will get a fancy, but different looking wooden wristwatch if you decide to go with this CUCOL wooden watch. Personally one of my favorites.

Lux Wood Watches

The Bendemeer Wood Watch - Blue

This quality handcrafted Lux Woods wristwatch with wooden band and a deep-blue colored case, is one the best combinations of subtle and flamboyant I’ve seen in a long time. This watch simply can’t be ignored on this list. The wooden-watch consist of a Japanese quartz with battery time for 3-5 years, a 45 millimeters (diameter) deep-blue case with a great design, and of course the unique dark wooden band. This unique wooden-watch is for the gentleman who wants to look stylish and at the same time be eco-friendly, as Lux Woods guarantees that a new tree is planted the moment you start wearing a Lux Woods watch on your wrist. Are you looking for a gift for your brother, your father, or your boyfriend, then don’t forget this Lux Wood wristwatch. I have never meet anyone who didn’t think this was one hell of a wooden watch. And I don’t think you will neither.

MEKU Wooden-Watch

This MEKU  wooden watch is made from 100% natural Rosewood and is of course handcrafted. The roman numerals in the dial adds a nice touch to the old-school look given by the dark rosewood. This is just one of many reasons why this watch should end up ‘added to your card’. MEKU wood watches only provides eco-friendly products, which hopefully will bring you “closer to mother earth” and keep you good looking at the same time. Furthermore, this watch is finished with 100% natural sandal oil to make the watch as comfortable to wear, as it is to ‘watch’. The beautiful wood grain makes each of these watches unique, and this may well be the main reason to why wooden watches are so popular at the time. Who doesn’t want to own a unique watch? Buy this MEKU wooden watch if you need a watch for special occasions, or if you just want to look great all day. Every day.

Two-Toned ZLYC Wooden-Watch

Billedresultat for ZLYC Two Tone Natural SandalwoodThis two-toned ZLYC wooden watch is made from a mixture of different wood-types, including sandalwood, maple and black-wood. Besides looking great, it can tell you the time in two time zones at the same time. This watch is so unique that you cannot expect the watch to look exactly like the one in the picture. And that’s a good thing if you ask me. The watch consist of a 45 millimeters (diameter) dark case with four dials. Where only the two larger ones got a practical function, and a two-toned band made mostly out of sandalwood. The watch is waterproof to the extent that you can’t take a swim wearing the watch, but you can enjoy a walk in the rain. This two-toned watch combines the classic old-school vintage watch with a brighter and more flashy look due to the light colors. This watch is perfect for every gentleman trying to impress at the next date or job interview.

WeWood Kappa-Army Wooden-Watch

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WeWood is one of the more popular and spectacular players in the wooden-watch industry and you can understand why. This KAPPA-ARMY watch is definitely a masculine looking watch with some nice stylish details. The watch is made mostly out of VERAWOOD. A tree native to South America, and the different dark tones created by the VERAWOOD combined with the classy and masculine design is exactly why you have to pay a bit more for this watch. The dial window material is made from hardened scratch proofed mineral glass. The case is 45.5 millimeters (diameter), and the band is of course all wood, with a small metal buckle. The WeWood brand started in 2010 in Italy and their mission – besides making great looking wooden-watches – to plant one million trees by 2020. Oh, and they only use sustainable and recycled materials. You can order WeWood watches all day long with a good conscience.

ORIGINAL GRAIN MEN’S WRIST-WATCH

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This ORIGINAL GRAIN men’s wristwatch may well be the best combination of stainless steel and dark-coloured wood I’ve ever seen (speaking of wooden watches, that is). The brand “ORIGIANAL GRAIN” have secured their place in heaven by collaborating with the organisation “Trees for the future”. This partnership means that for every wooden-watch sold by ORIGINAL GRAIN, “Trees for the future” plants ten trees – providing food, jobs, and a sustainable nature for the future.

When you combine such a good-looking watch, with being eco-friendly, you’ve got yourself a good combination. Now to the boring part. This ORIGINAL GRAIN watch is waterproof down to 30 metres, scratch resistant, adjustable to fit any wrist, and in addition, the all-natural Sapless wood is highly resilient against decay. If you got the cash for a +100$ watch this would without a doubt be my suggestion. In my mind this it the offspring of an old wooden-whiskey barrel, and a matte-black Jaguar. Now that’s something you want to own.