Top 10 Survival Watches To Help You Outlive The Zombie Apocalypse – Choose Wisely

Top 10 Survival Watches To Help You Outlive The Zombie Apocalypse – Choose Wisely
Top 10 Survival Watches To Help You Outlive The Zombie Apocalypse – Choose Wisely

With the launching of zombies in the cultural zeitgeist in the late 1980s, courtesy of American cinematography, people all around the globe got a new imaginary friend to develop unreasonable fears about. 

Thanks to that, the average Millenials and even more so the ones from Gen Z, can today enjoy watching zombies on a daily basis. Now that came out wrong! What I meant is that many of us grew up playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies. You probably have finished the first and second editions of Plants vs Zombies, and surely have seen a dozen of The Walking Dead episodes. And not to forget about the thrills and laughter you get from World War Z and Zombieland Double Tap respectively. And in case you haven’t played it yet, Earn to Die will teach you how to smash zombies with custom-made cars. 

Now, with all of this zombie content around, instead of fear, you start developing an exciting Tarantino-type scenario in your mind where you are the main character in a zombie apocalypse. And reminding you that this is still a watch blog, you also get to pick your survival watch along with the necessary gear. The best watches to survive a zombie apocalypse are the ones that can survive themselves. No fragile crowns, no silly sapphire crystal casebacks, no useless tourbillons, no 30 meters water resistance, and definitely no fashion watches. But after excluding all of these downsides, are we just left with G-Shocks from Casio? Hell no! When it comes to fighting the brain-eaters, there are many badass survival watches that can serve you best. 

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The watches you will see below are not your old grandpa’s old pocket watch. Their killer superpowers, whether those be in terms of durability or functionality – will most definitely help you out in a zombie apocalypse. Check them out… 

Damasko DC 80 Green Black

In terms of accuracy, it is hard to find a more reliable watch than this one. The German watch brand has been manufacturing wristwatches since 1994 and ever since their name has become synonymous with accuracy and reliability. Damasko DC 80 Green Black is an automatic chronograph that provides up to 50 hours of power reserve. Why do you need the chronograph? Well, it can be a very useful and fun feature. You can, for example, count the number of headshots for a given time and score a new personal record every day. Or you can record the speed of zombies and use them for your scientific studies. Either way, you are keeping it up like a pro. 

  • Superluminova Hands and Markers
  • 100 Meters Water Resistance
  • Ice-Hardened Stainless Steel Case
  • Crown Protection System
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Made in Germany

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Mr. Jones Watch “The Accurate”

Every time you look down on this watch, it will remind you of the inevitability of death. It doesn’t match with the survival watches features, that’s a no-brainer – however, we decided to add it to our picks just to help you loosen up a bit.  Mr. Jones’ “The Accurate” is a memento mori watch that recalls that life is short and we have to enjoy every moment while we are here. It is the most accurate watch you can buy and in the hour hands you will read “remember” and “you will die” in the minute hand.

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  • Quartz Movement
  • Leather Strap
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • 316L Stainless Steel Case 

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Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman Titanium Auto

For slightly less than $1.500, you can get your hands on a diver watch with a Swiss movement from Hamilton. The timepiece sports a 46mm titanium case and a uni-directional rotating bezel in titanium and aluminum top ring. With its gigantic luminous hands and markers, the watch provides superior legibility in any environment. Underneath, ticks the Hamilton caliber H-10 with a whopping 80 hours of power reserve. And from the scratch-resistant and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, you can keep track of days from the small window positioned between the four and five o’clock position. 

  • Swiss Made
  • Luminous Hands & Markers
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Calendar
  • 80 Hours Power Reserve
  • 100m Water Resistance
  • Crown Lock

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WSD-F30 Casio Pro-Trek 

Aside from their iconic G-Shock collection of watches, Casio has another line of durable and supreme survival watches – Pro-Trek. The model we picked, Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 features groundbreaking technology as it comes equipped with a wide range of sensors and options to help you outdoors. And as a reliable and affordable survival watch, it is, its construct is pretty robust. The watch comes with three built-in positioning systems GPS, the Japanese Michibiki, and the Russian GLONASS. Its sensors include a compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, and altitude & air pressure indicator, among others. And not to forget that the watch is It can be yours for $500 and honestly, it is the best bang for your buck. 

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  • Touchscreen
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Michibiki
  • Colored Offline Maps
  • Sunrise/Sunset Times
  • Compass – Gyrometer
  • Accelerometer 

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Tissot T-Race Chronograph 

The Swiss manufacturer has left the classy designs aside to join the world of indestructible watches. Their T-Race Chronograph comes in an insanely large 48mm stainless steel case of 316L grade with a black PVD coating to reinforce its scratch resistance. From the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, you can take a look at the robust dial, highly legible, and entirely function-focused. Underneath, ticks a Swiss quartz ETA movement, responsible for the accuracy of the chronograph and the calendar function. Now that’s a killer watch!

  • 100 Meters Water Resistance
  • Chronograph
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • 48mm Case
  • 316L Stainless Steel PVD Coating
  • Calendar
  • Luminous Hands & Markers

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Seiko SKX007K Diver Watch

It is unlikely a watch will help you fight zombies underwater as the latter can not swim, however, the legendary Seiko SKX007 provides top performance above and under it. The watch is characterized by the usual diver features: the luminous and highly legible dial, the unidirectional rotating bezel, and understandably, water resistance. Seiko SKX007K is ISO 6425 certified – the standard for diving watches. It is a very sought-after watch in the watch lovers community and can be yours for a reasonable price of around $500. 

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  • Luminous Hands & Markers
  • ISO 6425 (200m Water Resistance)
  • Japanese Automatic Movement 7S26
  • Approx 45 Hours Power Reserve 

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Garmin Instinct Solar Survival Watch

Next to our picks as the best survival watches to outlive a zombie apocalypse comes Garmin Instinct. A watch that, without doubt, is considered one of the best survival watches for outdoor activities. The watch sports numerous features, sensors, and options to help you fight the undead. From health monitoring sensors to dog tracking options, Garmin Instinct is a watch you can truly rely on. Further features include built-in global positioning systems, an altimeter, a barometer, and a compass. And not to forget about its US Military standard for water, thermal, and shock resistance. 

  • GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Galileo
  • Barometer
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Water/Thermal/Shock Resistance
  • Health Monitoring Sensors 

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Luminor Panerai Submersible

From the luxury line, comes a sports watch with a strong personality. The professional diver watch sports a 42mm stainless steel case and a high-tech ceramic bezel. Its signature crown guard, which you will love, offers a competitive advantage in terms of water resistance. The watch provides up to 300 meters of water resistance and delivers a whopping three days of power reserve. Other features include a date window at the three o’clock position and highly legible luminous hands and markers. Damn, you can even smash a zombie’s head with it. And don’t worry about the watch as it will remain intact. Price and availability: Approx. $10.000 and limited to 500 pieces available exclusively online at Panerai.com 

  • 300 Meters of Water Resistance
  • Luminous Hands and Markers
  • Crown Guard
  • Three Days of Power Reserve
  • Brushed Stainless Steel Case
  • Ceramic Bezel
  • Calendar 

Casio G-Shock Master of G (GG-1000-1A3)

Now, this article would be incomplete without a G-Shock survival watch from Casio. Their watches are a true reflection of the ultimate wrist technology, at least from a technical and lifespan point of view. The model we picked, Master of G (GG-1000-1A3) sports a badass look and has the features to back it. It is water, dust, mud, shock, and zombie resistant. Its innovative case is built to resist the harshest conditions and ensure it will always tick no matter what. 

  • Digital Compass
  • Thermometer
  • Auto LED Light
  • 2 Years of Battery Life
  • 200 Meters of Water Resistance
  • Pre-Programmed Calendar until 2099
  • World Time (48 cities)

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Garmin MARQ Adventurer Watch 

As one of the world’s leading companies in wrist technology – we decided to include another survival watch from Garmin in this article. The more expensive Garmin MARQ Adventurer watch is equipped with features that the modern explorer can only dream of. From the health monitoring sensors (hydration, heart rate, respiration rate, energy rate) to daily smart features (calendar, weather, smartphone compatibility, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth) to supreme sensors (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, Thermometer, Gyroscope, Compass, etc.) what else can you ask for? This watch truly knows no boundaries! 

  • Health Monitoring Options
  • GPS, Glonass, Galileo
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Thermometer
  • Smartphone Compatibility
  • Daily Features

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In Final Words

If these watches can get you through a zombie apocalypse, they are perfectly fine for everyday wear. And if by chance you love outdoor activities or like exploring new places, the survival watches mentioned above are made just for you.