Regardless of which branch, military men at all levels, rely on wristwatches that are dependable and strong. Pilots, divers, and enlisted men everywhere often need to track more than just the general time or date.
In many cases, time needs to be accounted for as accurately as possible, especially when a difference of mere seconds can yield disastrous results.
Professionals in various fields also need to track altitude and weather conditions, or be exposed to the type heavy weather that easily destroys a typical watch. For this reason, many of the leading manufacturers of watches have designed and produced lines of military inspired timepieces.
Many of these watches are specifically built to military specifications, and some have long been used by the government and military for decades.
Even if you are not a member of the military, if you lead an active lifestyle you have probably found yourself in situations where only the best quality tactical timepieces can suit your needs. Hikers, athletes, climbers, divers, even scientists make use of these convenient features and enjoy the ease and accessibility of so much technology at your wrists.
From water resistance to GPS tracking, these masculine watches feature the top and best available traits found in military watches today.
Best Military Watches For Men
1. Casio F108WH Illuminator Collection Black Resin Strap Digital
If you’re not ready to invest thousands of dollars in your next watch, Casio’s classic digital watch with reliable date and time display and solid resin design is one of the most affordable and best value of its kind on the market. With features like daily alarms, hourly signals, and a stopwatch that reads to 1/100th of a second, you can stay prepared for every event without straining your wallet.
2. Citizen BM818003E Eco Drive Stainless Steel
For the man that needs a watch that remains reliable and holds up strong, this stainless steel and green canvas design is perfect balance of comfort and strength. The Eco Drive feature allows this watch and others of its brand to recharge easily and automatically off any light source, so the battery will literally run forever.
3. G Shock Rangeman Master Of G Series
Casio’s Rangeman features a shock resistant triple sensor with altimeter, barometer, thermometer, and compass. Cycling through sensor modes includes audible tones for quick navigation and usability without so much as a glance downwards. This atomic and solar powered timepiece is resilient and sturdy, perfect for wear in the most intense situations.
4. Citizen JY803504E Navihawk Stainless Steel Eco Drive
The NaviHawk features universal coordinated time display for atomic timekeeping technology accurate in 43 world cities. This watch includes 4 subdials, a rotating slide rule dial ring, multifunction chronographs, and digital display. In addition to being internationally beneficial, the Eco Drive battery and stainless steel casing make this long lived piece an invaluable tool.
5. Seiko SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel With Black Canvas Strap
Are always on the move? Are your hands in constant movement? The analog display on this stylish watch uses a 21 jewel automatic movement for precision and accuracy. Instead of a battery, power is generated through movement of the wearer’s arm. Finally, a watch designed to thrive on your constant activity level.
6. G Shock GA1101B Military Series
Casio’s military inspired design is shock resistant, magnet resistance, and water resistant up to 200 meters. The analog-digital display includes an automatic LED with afterglow and a subdial for measuring speed. The bold resin material creates a secure comfortable fit that never fails.
7. Timex Expedition Camper
This military inspired design has been popular since its prototype in 1918. Your watch can be tough and durable without being bulky and burdensome. This analog camper watch is designed with a convenient lightweight design and comfortable nylon band, but still, carries the durability and strength of an outdoor lifestyle.
8. G Shock GG10001A5CR Mudmaster Military Beige
Like its brother in green, the beige MudMaster also comes with convenient digital compass and thermometer. Both watches are sturdy in even the harshest conditions and provide accurate readouts for time and navigation. The military life often demands a watch that can withstand the rigors and obstacles of an active lifestyle, and Casio has committed to upholding just that.
9. Suunto Core
Suunto has taken outdoor trekking and navigation to the next level. In addition to the altimeter, barometer, and digital compass, the Suunto Core also tracks weather conditions to alert you of impending storms. By tracking weather trends and sunsets in 400 different locations, you can stay prepared and avoid inclement surprises.
10. G Shock GG10001A3 Mudmaster Military Green
Trek confidently into even the messiest spots with this sturdy resin encased analog-digital timepiece, complete with digital compass and thermometer. The bezel is marked with minutes for easy navigation, and the Automatic LED comes with a Super Illuminator suitable for even the blackest nights or heaviest fogs.
11. Seiko SNE331 Sport Solar Black Stainless Steel With Beige Nylon Band
Seiko is a longtime leader in high-performance timepieces, and now the solar power feature makes this already resilient watch a must have for your demanding lifestyle. This watch is durable, comfortable, fashionable, and above all convenient for accurate time keeping.
12. Suunto Traverse Alpha
This watch is tested in Finland against military standards. State of the art GPS tracking use automatic shot detection to record shots fired and create a trail of your last steps. It uses the same detection of weather trends, sunrise times, and navigational tools to provide accurate feedback.
13. Bell & Ross Aviation Br01 Limited Edition Altimeter
Designers from Bell & Ross combined the pilot’s need for functional resourcefulness with high-end comfort and style to create this one-of-a-kind altimeter watch. The sleek black steel casing and anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal make for a timepiece that remains durable and resilient in even the toughest conditions. Very few are being manufactured in this exclusive line, so act fast.
14. Bell & Ross Aviation BR0392 Mil CE
There’s more than the standard military green to this durable, self-winding watch, complete with luminescent hands, time markers, and date feature. Bell and Ross has strived to create a wrist watch tough enough for any terrain. Blaze through every territory with the comfortable yet sturdy green canvas strap and matte black ceramic case.
Bell & Ross Aviation Phantom All Black Dial Chronograph
Discreet and undetectable yet still clearly legible, this all black design with black-toned hands and markers displays the date and time with stunning precision. Subdials within the face accurately measure increments of 30 minutes and 60 seconds in a brilliantly designed combination of function and stealth.
15. Breitling Cockpit B50 Night Mission
Be prepared and keep close track at all hours with Breitling’s multifunction electronic chronograph. This black titanium cased digital and analog combination includes a bi-directional rotating titanium bezel marked with minutes on the outer rim and display features specifically designed for aviation.
16. Casio GA100SD8A G-Shock
Casio’s military inspired and shock-resistant watch is amped up with every useful feature they could fit on the user-friendly analog-digital displays (yes, multiple displays). 4 alarms, a speed indicator, and 200-meter water resistance are only a few functional details included with this go-anywhere timepiece.
17. Casio GW7900B1 G-Shock Black Solar Sport
This solar powered digital sports watch features 5 subdials for everything from the atomic time clock to even tide charts. G Shock cases are solid and durable enough to withstand every tough environment through 31 time zones, but the black sleek black design creates a sophisticated look for formal events.
Casio PRW3500Y1CR Pro Trek Quartz Solar Atomic Digital Display
This is Casio’s most fully equipped solar powered atomic watch. The digital compass complete with bearing memory is paired with the rotating bezel for accurate navigation. Features like the altimeter, barometer, thermometer, and 48 city world time settings make this practical, durable, and stylish a must have for your travels.
18. Casio PRW30001ACR Protrek Black Sport
Wherever you trek, bring a sporty solar powered watch for an all in one resource. Multiple digital displays contain accurately functioning altimeter, barometer, compass, and thermometer. This multi-band atomic timekeeper can withstand temperatures as low as 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t get lost without it, and you may not get lost at all.
19. Casio SGW450H2BCF Twin Sensor Analog Digital Black
Bold twin sensors work as both compass and thermometer to create a resiliently strong and solidly accurate timepiece suited for treks in every environment. Be prepared for every outdoor adventure with the user-friendly display of altimeter, barometer, world time, and full calendar. The design is tough and rugged with reliable precision.
20. Citizen Eco Drive Nighthawk Black Dial SS Quartz BJ700958E
The ideal flight watch for every pilot, the face of this watch contains a pilot’s slide rule dial ring designed with easy operation. Luminous hands and markers make for clearly legible reading of accurate time and date. Black stainless steel creates a look that is practical, stylish, and durable.
21. Citizen JY000550E Eco Drive Skyhawk Stainless Steel
Just at the name implies, this aviation inspired atomic timepiece keeps radio controlled accuracy while maintaining the functional usability of the convenient analog-digital display. The outer bezel is a rotating pilot’s slide rule, and the stunningly precise chronograph feature can measure to 1/100th of a second for up to 24 hours.
22. Garmin D2 Bravo Titanium Pilot
This GPS pilot watch with multiple digital displays is a pilot’s dream even when away from the airport. It contains a built-in airport database for Direct-To and Nearest routing functions, as well as up-to-date weather conditions and a 3-axis compass. Even at home, multisport activity profiles track details from heart rate to score in numerous pastimes.
23. Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Auto Day And Date
This screw down crown and open case back stainless steel design is water resilient up to 100 meters. The date and time display with rotating bezel is both easily legible and pleasingly attractive. Hamilton designers constructed a diving watch that is suitably durable and reliably accurate while still stylish and fashionable for formal occasions.
24. IWC Pilots Anthracite Dial Chronograph Ceramic And Titanium IW388002
This stylish and functional watch is made from materials that are light and comfortable and yet still resilient and strong. The luminescent hands and chronograph subdials measure time and date at intervals of 60 seconds, 60 minutes, and twelve hours with stunning precision.
Longines Heritage L28324735
Watches like this Longines Caliber L619 feature a self-winding automatic movement of 28,800 vibrations per hour that keep time with impressive accuracy. Luminescent hands and markers display the time and date on this fashionable stainless steel watch, as precise and dependable as it is chic.
25. Luminox 3051 Evo Navy Seal Colormark
Don’t be intimidated by even the darkest seas. The luminescent hands and markers of this polyurethane watch glow 100 times brighter than other watches. The unidirectional bezel of this sturdy black watch is marked with high contrast white notches for easy readability.
26. Luminox A8831KM Recon Analog Display Quartz
Not sure if your mission is keeping pace? More than just an accurate chronograph, the Men’s Recon Watch from Luminox also includes a unique walking speed scale. The hands and markers for time, date, and walking scale, are made from brightly lit illumination night vision tubes for confident readings even with low visibility.
27. Luminox Evo Navy Seal Blackout 3051 Blackout Military
This navy inspired all black timepiece is designed for stealth and precision, water resistant up to 200 meters. Made from PC carbon reinforced casing, it features a unidirectional ratcheting rotating bezel marked for accurate time measurement. Hands and markers remain luminescent for legibility even under cover of night.
28. Marathon WW194007 Tsar Swiss Made Military Issue Milspec
For reliable measurements in the worst conditions, look no further. This watch was built to meet military standards for government specifications. The self-illuminating tritium glass tubes and surgical grade stainless steel were designed for search and rescue missions are far down as 300 meters deep.
29. Momentum 1MSP76B4 Base Layer Analog Display
A good field watch doesn’t have to be bulky or uncomfortable. Base Layer timepieces are rugged field watches made for strength and durability while still capturing an attractive sense of style. The sturdy stainless steel casing and mineral crystal face is durable up to 200 feet.
30. Oris Big Crown Propilot Day Date
The Oris collection features Swiss watches that are automatically winding and inspired by the fighter pilots of Normandy. Stainless steel cases with cloth bands are sturdy and dependable, while still remaining light and stylish. The inner workings of every Oris watch use only the highest quality material to ensure lengthy precision.
31. Rolex Submariner 116610LN Black Dial Ceramic Bezel Steel
The uniquely attractive and impressively durable Rolex Submariner is water resistant to 300 meters and features a ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel and luminescent hands and markers. The sleek stainless steel design has all the style and sophistication of a fashionable Rolex timepiece combined the necessary functionality of a diver’s favorite watch.
32. Seiko SNE095P2 Stainless Steel
This watch offers more than the comfortable fit of a nylon band and stainless steel casing. The face is protected by the Hardlex dial window, a synthetic sapphire glass designed to resist scratches and marks better than most standard glass. No matter what bombardments Life throws at you, this sturdy and stylish watch can bear it with you.
33. Suunto Traverse GPS Outdoor Activity
Navigate with confidence with this unique traveling companion. This digital watch syncs not only with GPS but with a convenient Movescount App on your phone. Multiple displays record altitude, count steps, and where necessary find routes and sync with topographical maps to get you home. Easily track your location down to the exact longitude and latitude. Oh, and it displays the time too, I guess.
34. Timex Expedition Gallatin
When you want to add the rugged look of the outdoors to the classic Timex camper watch, the Gallatin watch is a model is strength. The sturdy resin case around this outdoor design protects an easily legible time and date display with Indiglo light up dial. This watch features a double layer Nato style slip through strap for a snug yet comfortable fit.
35. Timex Expedition Scout 40
The Scout analog watch features a classic outdoor design, fit, comfortable, and above all still sturdy enough for durability and resilience. The easily legible face is simple, accurate, and unobtrusive. Timex meets the most important demand for a good field watch by doing away with unnecessary mess.
36. Timex Expedition Shock Digital Compass
Need a digital watch that is every bit as tough as you? This watch was designed to withstand outdoor torture tests, making a product heavily resilient to constant bouts of wind, rain, and extreme temperatures. The resin casing is shock resistant to ISO standards and water resistant to 200 meters.
37. Timex T498759J Expedition
In the field or in the office, you need a watch that is precise and durable while still comfortable and stylish. This watch provides the versatility of style, while still providing convenient features like the Indiglo night light and QuickDate setting. The inner quality and craftsmanship is reassuringly accurate, while the outer design is familiar and attractive.