As you can guess by the name, an analog digital watch is a timepiece with a double display: Analog and Digital. A combination of two mechanisms in one to tell the time in both manners, analog and digital. A quite impressive innovative design that went viral in the 70-80s until analog digital watches were no longer considered as futuristic.
The history began in 1970 when Hamilton Watch Company in collaboration with Electro-Data developed the world’s first digital watch for mass production. Even though tries were made earlier, these companies managed to patent their invention and manufacture it for the world’s marketplace.
After digital mania, people wanted something new, and the analog digital watch soon became popular. Some of the greatest pioneers of the watchmaking industry like Casio, Hamilton, Timex, Tissot, Citizen, and Breitling made sure to deliver to watch lovers the world’s first analog digital watch.
Best analog digital watch to purchase
- Casio AQ160W-1BV Analog Digital Watch
- Timex Expedition Katmai
- Khaki Aviation Flight Timer from Hamilton
- Baby-G MSGS200-7A from Casio
- Citizen Promaster Skyhawk A-T
- Breitling Cockpit B50
Casio AQ160W-1BV Analog Digital Watch
Beginning our surf to the analog digital watch realm with this timepiece from Casio. World-known for their massive G-Shock collection and digital watches, the AQ160W-1BV model reflects Casio’s know-how watchmaking heritage.
The watch features a fully digital electronic display dial and two luminous watch hands. The multifunctional digital screen allows you to keep track of world time, week & month day. Minute markers are set in the outer dial to keep precise timekeeping. The watch is water-resistant up to 100 meters meaning it is suitable for showering, swimming but not diving. A black resin strap and stainless-steel case keep the quartz movement safe from drops, mud, and shocks.
Timex Expedition Katmai
Another affordable analog digital watch is presented to you as probably the best Ana-Digi watch ever manufactured. Expedition Katmai from Timex features a strong-looking design with a rectangular digital display panel perfectly positioned below the center of the dial. Luminous hands and Arabic numbers with orange accent markers complete the rest of the dial.
This affordable analog digital watch from Timex features timer functions, an alarm, and a chronograph. The resin case, plastic band, and mineral crystal glass will keep Expedition Katmai safe from water damage to depths up to 50 meters. The watch is suitable for short periods of swimming but not snorkeling or diving.
Khaki Aviation Flight Timer from Hamilton
Khaki Aviation Flight Timer is an analog digital watch from Hamilton – the watch house that first introduced this innovative design to the world of watches. Even though Hamilton discontinued the manufacture of these timepieces years ago and no records of them can be found on their official website, some pre-owned 10 out of 10 models can be purchased online. If you ever consider buying one from unauthorized sellers online, keep an eye on the watch’s original box and papers. Only this way you will be safe from being scammed and purchasing a cheap replica.
This 40mm Khaki Aviation Flight Timer features a classic design with a stainless-steel case and black dial. The unusual round-shaped digital panel allows you to keep track of time, day, and date. Skeleton hands dictate the time to Arabic hour markers. It works better in the dark as from the sapphire crystal glass you can easily keep track of time with the help of the luminous digital display.
Baby-G MSGS200-7A from Casio
Featuring a soft design in a resin strap and stainless-steel case, this waterproof analog digital watch from Casio is suitable for men and women too. Index hour markers and a round digital dial positioned at 6 o’clock bring the best of both worlds, analog and digital.
Featuring a daily alarm, auto calendar, stopwatch, and countdown time, Baby-G MSGS200-7A from Casio is solar-powered and water-resistant up to 100 meters. Sunlight, fluorescent light, and other light sources are absorbed from the innovative panel of Casio to make the movement run.
Citizen Promaster Blue Angels Skyhawk A-T
Promaster Skyhawk A-T from the Japanese watch brand Citizen is an analog digital watch unique in its kind. Unlike any other watch you have ever seen, Promaster Skyhawk A-T features a busy design with multiple functions and certainly both: analog and digital displays. Featuring precise atomic timekeeping in 43 cities, this timepiece is equipped with an alarm, perpetual calendar, digital backlight, countdown timer, and UTC display.
The model we picked comes in a stainless-steel case and bracelet with the pilot’s rotating bezel in a yellow accent. The crown and the two push-in buttons you can see above, allow the wearer to easily control all the options this analog digital Citizen watch has to offer.
As all Citizen watches, this one too features the innovative Eco-Drive technology. Equipped with Eco-Drive, Citizen watches are powered by light, any light source you can possibly name.
Breitling Cockpit B50
Following the steps of the iconic Breitling Navitimer, Cockpit B50 from Breitling features the retro design of analog digital watches from the 80s. If you are looking for an affordable watch with a dual display, go look elsewhere as this Breitling Cockpit B50 is everything but cheap. Featuring Breitling’s SuperQuartz movement, this analog digital watch is ten times more precise than an ordinary quartz watch.
This multifunction electronic watch comes in a titanium case- lightweight and 5 times stronger than steel. Countless functions include 12\24 hr LCD digital display, white backlight, flyback function, 2 daily alarms, countdown timer, UTC worldwide, digital, perpetual calendar, and more. The watch is resistant up to 100 meters, perfect for showering and swimming but not for diving.