There is a watch for every occasion, and just as more upscale or corporate events call for a similarly refined timepiece, casual or downright physically demanding feats call for a watch that can stand up to any demand.
Designed for especially rugged operations, as well as outdoor excursions, the field watch is both functional and fashionable.
Built for the wilderness and warehouse alike, the field watch is made to be worn in the most grueling circumstances and environments, without clashing with one’s personal style.
Able to withstand the most arduous elements such as rain, sleet, extreme humidity, and snow, as well as a range of temperatures and altitudes, a field watch is fit for both warrior and gentleman alike–or perhaps the two can be one and the same?
Available in an impressive array of styles, colors, and materials, field watches truly carry a heritage sensibility, an affirmation that form and function can indeed cohabitate in one essential piece.
Today’s field watches in particular make the transition from daily grind to casual nightlife with unmatchable ease and ingenuity. Boasting anywhere from one to multiple expert chronographs, stainless steel to chrome backs, and leather to shredded carbon fiber wristbands, field watches are anything but one size fits all.
The rigors of life are a year-round fact, and the field watch is truly a timepiece for the man of all seasons.
Best Field Watches For Men
1. Citizen Bm8180 03e Eco Drive
The green canvas band means you will be able to do what you want when you want with this watch. That includes snorkeling considering it will stand up to water as deep as 330 feet. You likely haven’t seen a field watch with that kind of durability before.
2. German Military Titanium Gpw
This is perhaps the best titanium military field watch that is out on the market. The face has scratch resistant and has plenty of durability even when you find yourself out in the field and having to swim across a river or something even deeper. Like other watches in this class it can go as deep as 660 feet.
3. Citizen At0200 05e Eco Drive
This Citizen field watch is made to look as though it could be worn in the jungles of Cambodia. The green fabric strap is plenty durable and will stand up to wear and tear better than what you are going to see if you have a leather strap. Light charges this it’s plenty dependable.
4. Luminox Atacama Day Black Carbon Fiber Dial Field
This has the standing of a masculine field watch that is going to look good no matter where you are wearing it. It has a classic look that will fit in at the office. It will also stand up when you are out in the bush. This takes a beating and looks fresh all the time.
5. Hamilton HML H70575733
This Hamilton watch stands out from the pack a bit because it’s got a khaki look rather than the black or green canvas strap that is on so many of the others. This watch is able to charge by movement and it can also work just fine when you’re still with an 80 hour reserve.
6. Timex T42571 Expedition Camper
Known as the camper’s watch because it can take plenty of bruising if you’re wearing it out in the woods. When you’re out in the woods in the night, you’ll love the fact that it’s got the Indiglo light up dial alongside the 24-hour inner dial.
7. Timex Highland Street
The Timex black face, as well as brown leather band, is pretty water resistant as far as working under water, though the leather makes this one you aren’t going to attempt to get wet too often. What you do have is a durable men’s field watch that looks plenty exceptional with any clothing choice.
8. Timex Expedition Scout 40 Field
Another Timex field watch that that isn’t going to stand up to as much water as other watches in this group, but you can avoid having to worry about getting it wet as it will last up to 50 feet down. The canvas strap and the big open face will make it easy to stand up to most accidental wear.
9. Timex Expedition Chronograph
Timex has long been a reliable name in the in the watch industry and it’s no different when you’re talking about field watches. In general, you can take this with you if you’re swimming up to 100 feet down, which means you can take it snorkeling.
10. Seiko Snk807 Seiko 5
The blue face and blue canvas strap truly makes this one look quite a bit different than the other tactical watches. The analog display has extra reliability because the watch has self winding power, That means as long as you wear it, it’s going to work.
11. Avi 8 Av 4003 Hawker Harrier II
The Hawker Harrier II is made to look as though a top pilot might be wearing it. While it might look like it’s supposed to be in the air, it’s built to be plenty durable and is wearable to 165 feet. This means that you can both swim and shower with no problem.
12. Filson Mackinaw
This Filson Mackinaw men’s field watch is yet another green canvas strapped watch that will be able to avoid wear and tear on its face as well thanks to the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal face. This is also something you can definitely take swimming since it’s water resistant all the way down to 660 feet.
13. Hamilton Khaki Automatic H70605963
The all-black look has a real tactical appearance. The canvas strap and the sapphire face make this a field watch that can stand up to plenty of wear and tear. This is a watch that you can wear in the shower and you can even take snorkeling. Be careful when diving though.
14. Hamilton Khaki Day Date H70695735
This is a tough style of field watch but it isn’t one you are going to want to take into the river or the ocean. What you can do and not worry is have this thing out in the middle of a rainstorm as it is water resistant. The skeleton back and scratch resistant front makes this a model that can take a beating.
15. IWC Swiss Automatic Stainless Steel Casual Field
The stainless steel housing along with the sapphire crystal face and the canvas strap means this can stand up to most. Pair that with the Swiss made precision and this is a watch you’re going to be plenty comfortable to be wearing out in any kind of terrain.
16. Longines Heritage Military L28324735
This has a more casual style that can blend in with any kind of wear. The case is brush stainless steel, allowing it to stand up against wear and tear of any kind of variety. You’re not going to want to wear this Longines while out hunting but you can wear it when you’re on the go.
17. Luminox 3051 Evo Navy Seal Colormark Field
The all black watch is going to be perfect if you’re out and about and not wanting to be seen. The best part of this is that when you are out in the middle of the night and there isn’t any actual lighting, you will see the face light up just enough to tell you the time in special way.
18. Marathon Ww194003
This men’s field watch is built to government specs when it comes to durability and reliability. The khaki and brown appearance gives it a look that is going to stand out from the crowd. Complete with a high impact shell and scratch resistant face that can take a beating.
19. Oris Big Crown Propilot
The silver face stands out nicely from the green canvas band and both scream “durable” when it’s around your wrist. The day and date window means that even if you’re out in the middle of the jungle you’ll know when it’s time to get back to the real world.
20. Seiko Prospex
This is a light field weight watch for men is going to stand up to its environment thanks to it’s water resistant feature of up to 100 meters. The chronograph display is one that is tried and true and easy to read no matter where you are trying to read it.
21. Timex T49891 Expedition
The mineral glass crystal face on this field watch with the blueish gray dial gives this an incredible look you’ll be happy to show off whether you’re out in the field or just heading to your day job. The canvass band means this can take a licking anywhere on the device.
22. Timex T498759j Expedition Military Field
While this looks like an office dweller’s watch thanks to the leather band and brown face, it’s got INDIGLO night light as well as mineral glass crystal face that will stand up to a beating. It’s also got the ability to take water as much as 50 feet so you can keep it on in the shower.
23. Tsovet Svt Fw44
The black and white look with the leather strap gives this the look of a tactical field watch of the highest order. There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles when it comes to this model, but sometimes the best approach is nice and simple.
24. Victorinox 241526 Infantry Field
This “infantry” field watch looks like something right out of World War I. The classic look of the leather strap and the numerals on the face of the watch are only part of why this watch is so good. You can take this thing in water and not worry as long as the leather holds up.
25. Victorinox 241581 Infantry Field
The beige leather band makes this men’s field watch look great. The stainless steel case goes along quite well with the calfskin that is still something that can stand up to pressure, considering it’s can go as deep in the water as 330 feet. This means you can take it swimming without a worry.
26. Wenger Swiss Army Terragraph 79091
This Wenger watch has a kind of classical look thanks to the two dials inside the wide open face and the dark background. One of those dials is a very helpful 24-hour chronograph. It can go down as much as 330 feet in the water.
27. Wenger Swiss Military Dark Brown Leather Chronograph
The dark leather band contrasted against the polished silver casing has Swiss quartz movement that makes this something that is going to be able to keep the time wherever you are. It can also take water up to 100 meters, so this thing is durable anywhere you go.