Ever thought of having a badass durable watch on your wrist? Durable watches have nothing to do with your old grandpa’s pocket watch. These timepieces are designed to endure nature’s toughest conditions and resist as long as you can.
Thankfully for us, the watch lovers, the watch marketplace is overcrowded with countless models and strong durable watches can be found from one brand to another.
Whether if you are willing to climb Everest or just for daily life use, the market of durable watches has something to offer to everyone.
Durable watches 101
As mentioned above, the marketplace is overcrowded with durable watches. Surfing through an ocean of choices can be a bit frustrating, especially if you are new in the watch industry. This is why we did our own research to come up with a list of the best durable watches in 2021. That, after taking a look at the qualities all durable watches must have prior to choosing to purchase one.
What you should expect to find in durable watches is the resistance to environmental conditions. Enduring water, dust, as well as drops is what makes a watch automatically durable. For as long as the watch you are wearing is made of strong materials like stainless steel, titanium, or Hi-Tech ceramic you should be okay. Durable glass is a must-have too in durable watches. Sapphire or mineral crystal tends to be more effective when it comes to protecting the dial, a quality other common glasses don’t have.
Ease of use
Durable watches are widely used for outdoor activities as well as by professionals working in critical job environments like firefighters, roofers, logging workers, first aid nurses, ext. This is why a watch should never be overlooked as a few seconds can be crucial. Three words to describe the best durable watches: minimalistic, simple, and definitely easy to use.
Extensive battery life
If you are looking for the best durable watch out there, take a look at the battery life. Whether you are in the wild enjoying your outdoor activity, or a nurse doing your everyday job, your watch running out of batteries is something you cannot allow to yourself. To avoid this unpleasant scenario from happening, make sure to always pick durable watches with extensive battery life. Light-powered durable watches can be a great choice if you ask me.
Top 7 Badass Durable Watches
- Casio G-Shock DW5600E-1V
- Casio G-Shock Master of G
- Garmin Instinct
- Suunto Baro 9
- Hamilton Titanium Durable Watch
- Garmin MARQ Adventurer
- Citizen Promaster Tough
Casio G-Shock DW5600E-1V
Starting our surf to the most durable watches realm with this timepiece we picked from the iconic G-Shock collection. G-Shock watches from Casio are world known for their durability as they manage to deliver some of the toughest watches ever manufactured.
DW5600E-1 model you can see below comes in a digital display screen where you will see the time, both: 12- & 24-hour format, a stopwatch, alarms, auto calendar, and a countdown timer.
A durable retro watch that provides 200 meters of water endurance, resistance to shocks and dust, and affordable too. I would search no further if you ask me.
Casio G-Shock Master of G
Master of G from Casio’s G-Shock collection is here to amaze us with its durability superpower. The watch works perfectly fine on land, water, and air too. It is designed to resist as the watch features a carbon structure case in black with grey accents to protect the internal mechanism from water, mud, and shocks.
The watch is rich in options as it comes with a built-in package of sensors like a compass, thermometer, altitude\barometer, an accelerometer, and connectivity via Bluetooth.
Garmin Instinct Durable watch
Garmin Instinct is one of the best watches for outdoorsmen. If you like outdoor activities, this GPS outdoor watch can be a good pick. Instinct from Garmin is designed to comply with 810G- the US Military standard for shock, thermal, and water resistance (100M).
Featuring a 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter, and health monitoring sensors like heart rate and stress monitoring – Garmin Instinct knows no limits. Smartphone compatibility is supported too.
Suunto Baro 9
If I would be a triathlete, this would be the watch I would wear for the ultimate men’s race. The watch has proven to be among the strongest watches as it is made for racing, training, and extreme adventures.
The watch is water-resistant up to 100 meters and its batteries provide up to 120 hours of continuous use with GPS mode on. Featuring a barometer, a heart rate monitoring sensor and over 80 customizable sport modes, Baro 9 from Suunto might just be the durable watch you are looking for.
Hamilton Titanium Durable Watch
Judging by the name you might be pretty excited already. The watch comes in a titanium case – a lightweight material and 5 times stronger than steel. For the glass, the manufacturer decided to use sapphire crystal, a scratch-resistant anti-reflective glass. The watch provides water resistance up to 100 meters (330 feet), meaning it is suitable for showering and swimming but not for diving.
The design of the watch is pretty impressive too. Arabic hour markers, a date window at 3 o’clock, and luminous hour hands combined in harmony.
Garmin MARQ Adventurer
If you want to know how I came up with the name of this article, it was just after reading about this badass timepiece. MARQ Adventurer from Garmin is a luxury modern durable watch that compels you to go the extra mile, reach another level, surpass yourself.
Don’t let the classic design of the watch fool you. It is a collection of strong materials such as titanium for the bezel, brushed titanium for the case, Italian vacchetta leather for the strap, and domed sapphire lens for the glass.
The watch delivers a full package of built-in sensors too. From health monitoring to Multi-GNSS to recreational features, Garmin MARQ Adventurer is one of the best badass durable watches on the market these days.
Citizen Promaster Tough
From the Land of The Rising Sun comes a cutting-edge durable timepiece. Citizen Promaster Tough provides a monocoque case resulting in no case back to increase rigidity. The watch features a Super Titanium coating to make the watch undisputed from scratches, drops, water, and extreme temperatures.
The puzzles of the dial (hands and markers) are super LumiNova coated, and can be admired from the scratch-resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass. As all Citizen watches, this one makes no exception when it comes to Eco-Drive. A technology that allows Citizen watches to run in light, not just sunlight, but any light source you can possibly name.