November 6, 2019

11 Best Durable Watches for 2020 (Review)

Best Overall

Seiko SKX007k1 Diver’s Watch

Premium Pick

Garmin Tactix Charlie

Vaue for Money

Casio DW5600E-1V (G-Shock)

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November 6, 2019

A sturdy and efficient watch is necessary for those who are exposed to various hazards. Whether it’s in the confines of work or the challenge of the outdoors, a tough and reliable watch can prove to be a great companion. However, filtering through the best durable watches for 2020 can be quite tricky.

To help in this regard, our team at the Spring Bar searched for some of the toughest watches capable of withstanding any adventure. We looked into numerous factors that make up durable watches, and at the forefront would be a watch’s case and crystal material. The material plays a big part in its durability, as it would determine how resistant it would be to hazards such as impact force, scratches and water submergence.

Another major consideration for our entries is the affordability of the watch, to ensure the highest value for the amount of money spent. Affordability is not simply measured by how “cheap” or low the price is, but also by the number of functionalities given by your purchase. More functionalities in a watch would definitely be more worth the money rather than those watches that do less.

In this guide, the Spring Bar compiled all the information necessary for one to make an informed purchase, tabling the basics, specifications and key features of each watch. We have also listed each one’s pros and cons in order to help you decide which durable watch best suit your needs.

11 Best Durable Watches for 2020

OptionsAverage PricesKey Features
Seiko SKX007 Diver’s Watch$275- Affordable diving watch
- Classic style
- ISO-6425 certified
Garmin Tactics Charlie$749.99- Tactical smartwatch
- Built-in Elevate™ heart rate monitoring
-Advanced training analysis
Casio DW5600E-1V (G-Shock)$43.99- Very affordable digital watch
- Multiple functions and uses
Citizen BN0211-50E Promaster Tough$307.91- Extremely tough design
- Eco-Drive (powered by light)
- Sapphire crystal
Orient Mako II Diver’s Watch$122.63- Simple and elegant
- Stainless steel design
- Automatic
Suunto Traverse Alpha$362.49- For the everyday outdoorsman
- Smartwatch
- Multiple functionalities
Luminox Master Carbon SEAL 3801$680- Rugged design
- CARBONOX+ case
- Designed for Navy SEALs
Seiko Prospex Tuna Dive Watch “Arnie” SNJ025$525- ISO-6425 certified
- Dual display
- Solar powered
Timex Expedition Field Chronograph$53- Simple and affordable
- Features a chronograph
Casio G-SHOCK Mudmaster GG1000-1A3-CR$320- Tough, multi-functional watch
- Mud-resistant
- Shock-resistant
Marathon WW194013$255.95- Straightforward and practical design
- Designed for pilots and law enforcement

1 Seiko SKX007k1 Diver’s Watch

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The Seiko SKX007 diver’s watch is one of the most affordable diving watches in the market. A tried and proven dive watch, it boasts an ISO-6425 rating. This means the model has been tested through a variety of circumstances that prove it won’t conk out under intense situations. 

The Seiko SKX007k1’s classic design and affordable price range make it a popular choice for watch enthusiasts. The watch’s longevity also makes it a very good investment, despite newer models coming out. Unfortunately, it is currently on a limited production to make way for the newer models.

The Basics:

Brand: Seiko
Model: Diver’s Watch
Price: $275

Reference Number: SKX007k1
Diameter: 42 mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Silicon
Crystal: Hardlex
Additional: Shock-resistance, Unidirectional rotating bezel

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Seiko Caliber 7S26
Movement Type: Mechanical, Automatic winding
Functions: hour, minute, second, date, day
Diameter: 42 mm

Additional Details:

  • Three-year limited manufacturer’s warranty
  • Automatic winding (Powered by movement)
  • 21 Jewels
  • LumiBright hands and markers
Key Features:

Brand: Seiko
Model: Diver’s Watch
Price: $275

Reference Number: SKX007k1
Diameter: 42 mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Silicon
Crystal: Hardlex
Additional: Shock-resistance, Unidirectional rotating bezel

+PROS

  • Decently priced
  • ISO-6425 certified
  • Classic design

-CONS

  • Limited production

2 Garmin Tactix Charlie

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The Garmin Tactix Charlie is a testament to the future of watches. The Garmin brand provides a very advanced technological approach to its watches, hosting various lines of smartwatches and fitness trackers for the tech-savvy. Its top-of-the-line innovations make them a prime competitor of Fitbit and Apple.

The Tactix Charlie has a durable exterior and multiple functions for most sports and outdoor activities. This smartwatch has a wrist-based heart rate system, a definite bonus in addition to its innovative training analysis. Its numerous functionalities make it a complicated watch for the first-time user, and a techy watch like this is definitely a pricey choice.

The Basics:

Brand: Garmin
Model: Tactix Charlie
Price: $749.99

Reference Number: 010-02084-00
Diameter: 51 mm
Thickness: 17.5 mm
Case Material: Fiber-reinforced polymer with titanium rear cover
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: Silicone
Crystal: Sapphire
Additional: Smartwatch (apps compatible w/ Android and IOS), Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coated titanium bezel, Multiple outdoor modes, GPS/GLONASS Watch

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Digital [Smartwatch]
Display Resolution: 240 x 240
Functions: hour, minute, second, date, day 
Diameter: 51 mm
Thickness: 17.5 mm

Additional Details:

– Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (via USB cable)
– Sunlight-visible, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP) display
– Night Vision mode
– Color display
– Capable of outdoor functions, sports functions and training functions

Key Features:

Brand: Garmin
Model: Tactix Charlie
Price: $749.99

Reference Number: 010-02084-00
Diameter: 51 mm
Thickness: 17.5 mm
Case Material: Fiber-reinforced polymer with titanium rear cover
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: Silicone
Crystal: Sapphire
Additional: Smartwatch (apps compatible w/ Android and IOS), Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coated titanium bezel, Multiple outdoor modes, GPS/GLONASS Watch

+PROS

  • Smartwatch with various functionalities
  • Classy and fashionable design
  • Wrist-based heart rate system

-CONS

  • Overtly expensive
  • Can be intimidating at first use

3 Casio DW5600E-1V (G-Shock)

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The Casio DW5600E-1V watch is part of the G-Shock series, a line of watches known for its rugged look and shock-resistance. This classic Casio watch not only has multiple time-keeping features but also sports the durability akin to its G-shock branding.

The DW5600E-1V has a simplistic and minimalist design that sets it apart from the more popular dual display and the rubberized round case of other models. It’s simple and easy to use, and its highly affordable price makes it a perfect everyday beater watch.

The Basics:

Brand: Casio
Model: G-Shock
Price: $43.99

Reference Number: DW5600E-1V
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.4 mm
Case Material: Resin
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Resin
Crystal: Mineral
Additional: Shock-resistance, Battery powered

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Casio Caliber 3229 battery-powered quartz
Functions: Hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day, 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer, multi-function alarm
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.4 mm

Additional Details: 

– Approx. two-year battery life

Key Features:

Brand: Casio
Model: G-Shock
Price: $43.99

Reference Number: DW5600E-1V
Diameter: 45 mm
Thickness: 13.4 mm
Case Material: Resin
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Resin
Crystal: Mineral
Additional: Shock-resistance, Battery powered

+PROS

  • Most value for money
  • Insanely tough watch
  • Very easy to use

-CONS

  • Minimalist for a Casio watch

4 Citizen BN0211-50E Promaster Tough

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The Citizen BN0211-50E Promaster Tough truly lives up to its name with its stainless steel case reinforced with Super Titanium™ coating and anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The Promaster’s classy steel design promises a fashionable look in business, casual or outdoor events.

This beautiful piece is only made better with its Eco-Drive system—a system that runs on light—furthering just how practical and reliable this piece is. The Promaster Tough is guaranteed to fulfill all its timekeeping duties for all purposes and venues for a long time.

The Basics:

Brand: Citizen
Model: Promaster Tough
Price: $307.91

Reference Number: BN0211-50E
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 11 mm
Case Material: Stainless steel with Super Titanium™ coating
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel with fold-over clasp and push-button closure
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire
Additional: Shock-resistance, Anti-magnetism, Eco-Drive

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Citizen Caliber E168
Functions: hour, minute, second, date
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 11 mm

Additional Details:

– Five-year limited manufacturer’s warranty
– Eco-Drive (powered by sunlight)
– LumiNova hands and markers

Key Features:

Brand: Citizen
Model: Promaster Tough
Price: $307.91

Reference Number: BN0211-50E
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 11 mm
Case Material: Stainless steel with Super Titanium™ coating
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel with fold-over clasp and push-button closure
Crystal: Anti-reflective sapphire
Additional: Shock-resistance, Anti-magnetism, Eco-Drive

+PROS

  • Eco-Drive
  • Classy design, can be used casually or for corporate settings
  • Sapphire crystal for a highly scratch-resistant watch

-CONS

  • A bit on the heavy side

5 Orient Mako II Diver’s Watch

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The Orient Mako II Diver’s Watch is lauded as one of the more affordable diving watches available in the market. Like the Citizen Promaster Tough, it sports a stainless steel design that makes it a popular choice for those who want to use it for both business and sports.

The Mako II Diver’s Watch runs on an automatic movement, ensuring that the watch stays alive as long as you keep moving. Although lacking an ISO-6425 Certification, it’s geared to compete with most diving watches on the market. A big downside to this particular model, however, is its mineral glass crystal—a material known to be easily marked with scratches.

The Basics:

Brand: Orient
Model: Mako II Diver’s Watch
Price: $275

Reference Number: FAA02001B9
Diameter: 41.55 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel with a fold-over clasp with push-button closure
Crystal: Mineral
Additional: Unidirectional rotating bezel

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: ORIENT Cal. F6922
Movement Type: Automatic, hand-winding and hacking movement
Functions: hour, minute, second, date, day
Diameter: 41.55 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Additional Details:

– One-year Orient watch USA warranty
– Automatic (powered by movement)
– Lume-covered hands and markers

Key Features:

Brand: Orient
Model: Mako II Diver’s Watch
Price: $275

Reference Number: FAA02001B9
Diameter: 41.55 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Case Material: Stainless steel
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel with a fold-over clasp with push-button closure
Crystal: Mineral
Additional: Unidirectional rotating bezel

+PROS

  • Automatic
  • Classy steel design

-CONS

  • Mineral crystal (not as scratch resistant as Sapphire)
  • Not ISO 6425 certified

6 Suunto Traverse Alpha

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The Suunto Traverse Alpha is a smartwatch that holds most of the basic functionalities for the regular outdoorsman. It’s GPS/Glonass tracking system comes in quite handy in an adventure in the wild. Simple and tough, the Traverse Alpha is a proven partner when trekking through the great outdoors.

The affordable price and its fishing and hunting modes make it a popular choice for many hunters. Although not as advanced as the Garmin Tactix Charlie, its simple design and approach make it a strong competitor.

The Basics:

Brand: Suunto
Model: Traverse Alpha
Price: $362.49

Reference Number: SS022292000
Diameter: 50 mm
Thickness: 15 mm
Case Material: Composite
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: Textile material
Crystal: Sapphire
Additional: Smartwatch (app compatible with Android and IOS), Stainless steel bezel, Multiple outdoor modes, GPS/GLONASS watch

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Digital [Smartwatch]
Display Resolution: 128 x 128
Functions: hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, 
Diameter: 50 mm
Thickness: 15 mm

Additional Details:

– Two-year Limited Warranty
– Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (via USB cable)
– LED configurable backlight
– Compatible with most smartphones via Bluetooth
– Flashlight backlight option
– Capable of outdoor, sports, and training functions

Key Features:

Brand: Suunto
Model: Traverse Alpha
Price: $362.49

Reference Number: SS022292000
Diameter: 50 mm
Thickness: 15 mm
Case Material: Composite
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: Textile material
Crystal: Sapphire
Additional: Smartwatch (app compatible with Android and IOS), Stainless steel bezel, Multiple outdoor modes, GPS/GLONASS watch

+PROS

  • Smartwatch with multiple functionalities
  • Compatible to most phones via Bluetooth
  • Great for hunters, fishers, and outdoorsmen

-CONS

  • Heart rate tracker only available with separate device

7 Luminox Master Carbon SEAL 3801

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The Luminox Master Carbon SEAL 3801 features the brand’s famed CARBONOX+, a material lighter than titanium but claims to be just as tough. The silicone strap and anti-reflective sapphire crystal are an added factor to its durability, throwing in a whopping 300m water resistance.

The functionalities of the Master Carbon SEAL are quite straightforward and militaristic. A watch that is boasted to be designed for the Navy SEALs, its classic rugged look and extra-durable exterior make it a popular choice for tactical watch fanatics everywhere.

The Basics:

Brand: Luminox
Model: Master Carbon SEAL
Price: $680

Reference Number: XS.3801
Diameter: 46 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
Case Material: CARBONOX+
Water Resistance: 300m
Strap/Bracelet: Rubber/Silicone
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Additional: Unidirectional rotating bezel, Screw-down crown, Screw case Back, LLT – night vision tubes on hands and markers

The Movement/Specifications:

Movement: Quartz
Functions: hour, minute, second, date
Diameter: 46 mm
Thickness: 14 mm

Additional Details:
– Two-year limited warranty
– CARBONOX+ case
– LLT hands and markers

Key Features:

Brand: Luminox
Model: Master Carbon SEAL
Price: $680

Reference Number: XS.3801
Diameter: 46 mm
Thickness: 14 mm
Case Material: CARBONOX+
Water Resistance: 300m
Strap/Bracelet: Rubber/Silicone
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Additional: Unidirectional rotating bezel, Screw-down crown, Screw case Back, LLT – night vision tubes on hands and markers

+PROS

  • CARBONOX+ case for a highly sturdy design
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Color-coded LLT - night vision tubes on hands and markers

-CONS

  • Highly expensive

8 Seiko Prospex Tuna Dive Watch “Arnie” SNJ025

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Seiko’s Prospex series brought much excitement upon release, but fans were surprised by the release of the Prospex Tuna Dive Watch SNJ025, nicknamed “The Arnie.” Based on the classic 1982 Hybrid Diver’s Watch favored by Strongman Arnold Schwarzenneger, this watch was made to be as strong as its namesake.

The SNJ025, like its predecessor, boasts a dual display but with a wider diameter. It is ISO-6425 certified, proving its efficiency and durability as a dive watch. The watch is also solar-powered, a feature that ensures it will stock enough energy to last through any travel.

The Basics:

Brand: Seiko
Model: Prospex Tuna Dive Watch “Arnie”
Price: $525

Reference Number: SNJ025P1
Diameter: 47.8 mm
Thickness: 13.8 mm
Case Material: Stainless steel and plastic
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Silicone
Crystal: Hardlex
Additional: Unidirectional rotating bezel, Screw-down crown, Screw case back, Shock-resistant, LumiBrite hands and markers, Solar powered

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Seiko Cal. H851
Movement Type: Solar
Functions: hour, minute, second, date, month, year
Diameter: 47.8 mm
Thickness: 13.8 mm

Additional Details:

– Three-year limited manufacturer’s warranty
– Solar (powered by light)
– LumiBrite covered hands and markers
– LED screen
– Power-save function

Key Features:

Brand: Seiko
Model: Prospex Tuna Dive Watch “Arnie”
Price: $525

Reference Number: SNJ025P1
Diameter: 47.8 mm
Thickness: 13.8 mm
Case Material: Stainless steel and plastic
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Silicone
Crystal: Hardlex
Additional: Unidirectional rotating bezel, Screw-down crown, Screw case back, Shock-resistant, LumiBrite hands and markers, Solar powered

+PROS

  • ISO 6425-certified dive watch
  • Modern adaptation of the classic 1982 Hybrid Diver's Watch
  • Solar-powered

-CONS

9 Timex Expedition Field Chronograph

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The Timex Expedition Field Chronograph has a simple and strong look with its brass casing and genuine leather strap. The featured chronograph adds a nice flourish to the straightforward militaristic design. 

Following through to its Timex branding, the Expedition Field Chronograph is highly affordable and tough. Spartan in both design and toughness, this watch is a very popular choice as an everyday beater watch. The only downside is its meager 100m water resistance, putting it outside the realm of water activities entirely.

The Basics:

Brand: Timex
Model: Expedition Field Chronograph
Price: $53.30

Reference Number: T49905ZA
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 12.5 mm
Case Material: Brass
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: Genuine leather
Crystal: Mineral
Additional: Chronograph, Date feature

The Movement/Specifications:

Movement: Quartz analogue
Functions: hour, minute, second, date
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 12.5 mm

Additional Details:

– One-year limited warranty
– INDIGLO® night-light with night-mode

Key Features:

Brand: Timex
Model: Expedition Field Chronograph
Price: $53.30

Reference Number: T49905ZA
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 12.5 mm
Case Material: Brass
Water Resistance: 100m
Strap/Bracelet: Genuine leather
Crystal: Mineral
Additional: Chronograph, Date feature

+PROS

  • Chronograph measures to 1/20th second
  • Casual rugged design for everyday use

-CONS

  • 100m water resistance
  • Leather strap has to be broken-in

10 Casio G-SHOCK Mudmaster GG1000-1A3-CR

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Another testament to the efficient functionality and durability of Casio’s G-Shock line, the G-Shock Mudmaster is a watch designed for adventure. Sporting the rugged and ever-famous design attributed to G-Shock watches, the resin materials are proof of its resistance and toughness.

The Mudmaster holds multiple time-keeping functionalities and a dual display, as well as the famed super illuminator and matching neo-brite luminous hands and markers. Its shock and mud resistant design truly earns this beast of a watch the moniker “Mudmaster.”

The Basics:

Brand: Casio
Model: G-Shock Mudmaster
Price: $320.00

Reference Number: GG1000-1A3-CR
Diameter: 56.2 mm
Thickness: 17.3 mm
Case Material: Resin
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Resin
Crystal: Mineral
Additional: Shock-resistance, Stainless steel fixed bezel, LED backlight, Battery-powered, Neo-brite luminous hands and markers

The Movement/Specifications:

Caliber: Casio Caliber 5476 quartz
Functions: hour, minute, second, pm, month, date, day, 1/100-second stopwatch, countdown timer, multi-function alarm
Diameter: 56.2 mm
Thickness: 17.3 mm

Additional Details:

– Approx. 2-year battery life
– Mud-resistant buttons
– Digital compass
– Thermometer

Key Features:

Brand: Casio
Model: G-Shock Mudmaster
Price: $320.00

Reference Number: GG1000-1A3-CR
Diameter: 56.2 mm
Thickness: 17.3 mm
Case Material: Resin
Water Resistance: 200m
Strap/Bracelet: Resin
Crystal: Mineral
Additional: Shock-resistance, Stainless steel fixed bezel, LED backlight, Battery-powered, Neo-brite luminous hands and markers

+PROS

  • Numerous functionalities
  • Mud-resistant buttons
  • Rugged design shows excessive durability

-CONS

11 Marathon Pilot's Navigator with Date & Tritium WW194013

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The Marathon Pilot’s Navigator with Date and Tritium was designed with pilots and paratroopers in mind. This watch sports a no-nonsense and very straightforward look, this watch is guaranteed to withstand the pressure of high altitudes. 

The resin case material is a proven high-impact case, and the acrylic crystal—though easily scratchable—is durable and won’t shatter on impact. It’s military design promises for a reliable and tough watch. The biggest downside is its 60m water resistance, which is very meager in looking for an all-purpose watch.

The Basics:

Brand: Marathon
Model: Pilot’s Navigator with Date & Tritium
Price: $255.95

Reference Number: WW194013
Diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Case Material: Resin
Water Resistance: 60m
Strap/Bracelet: Nylon
Crystal: Acrylic
Additional: Tritium light sources at hands and markers, High-impact case, Bi-directional bezel

The Movement/Specifications:

Movement: High Torque Quartz [ETA F06 Movement]
Functions: hour, minute, second, date
Diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: 13 mm

Additional Details:

– Two-year limited warranty
– Tritium light sources at hands and markers
– High-impact case
– Stainless steel back

Key Features:

Brand: Marathon
Model: Pilot’s Navigator with Date & Tritium
Price: $255.95

Reference Number: WW194013
Diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Case Material: Resin
Water Resistance: 60m
Strap/Bracelet: Nylon
Crystal: Acrylic
Additional: Tritium light sources at hands and markers, High-impact case, Bi-directional bezel

+PROS

  • Simple and straightforward design
  • High torque quartz movement
  • Mil-spec nylon strap

-CONS

  • 60m water resistance

Best Durable Watches of 2020 Buyer’s Guide and FAQs

Key Features to Consider In Buying a Durable Watch

In this guide, we compared the best options that fall under Durable Watches for 2020 in terms of price, case material, crystal, and water resistance.

  • Price: The price of a product is definitely a big factor when choosing which item to buy. Whether it’s a small or big amount of money, the goal is to get the most out of how much you spend. As such, this guide focused on which features are best when finding a durable watch that gets the best value for your money.
  • Case material: The case material is one of the most important features in looking for a durable watch. We looked into some of the toughest cases, among which are stainless steel, resin, brass, and other composite compounds. The material also affects the weight and shock resistance of the watch, which are both very important factors in finding a tough watch.
  • Crystal: The crystal is another critical part of the watch, as it protects the exposed side of your watch’s mechanism. There are three major crystal types: Acrylic, Mineral, and Sapphire. 

Acrylic crystals are made of plastic and are cheap and easily replaceable. Although tough and not easily broken, these are easily scratched. 

Mineral crystals are glass tempered to be made more shock and scratch-resistant. However, high impact can cause the mineral glass to break, and although more expensive than acrylic, is reasonably priced to replace. 

Sapphire crystals are the toughest available, about three times sturdier than mineral glass. Highly scratch proof and as tough as a gemstone, these are incredibly expensive to replace.

  • Water Resistance: Water Resistance is another big factor when looking for a durable watch. This takes into account how much water pressure it can handle without breaking. This watch feature would also determine what activities are “safe” for the watch to endure and up to what intensity your activity should peak.

What brand has the toughest watches?

Based on our research criteria, the “toughest” brands are Casio, Seiko, and Luminox. Understandably, there are numerous different approaches to answer this question. In this guide, the aforementioned factors were used as the primary factors to what brand holds the “toughest” watches.

What are the most reliable watches?

The most reliable watches from our list would have to be the Garmin Tactics Charlie and the Seiko SNJ025 (a.k.a “The Arnie”). Our list is primarily comprised of watches that will still work despite being beaten down, and these two watches surely won’t let you down.

The Garmin Tactics Charlie has multiple features for all occasions and needs, even for non-outdoorsmen. The Charlie’s GPS capabilities and time-keeping accuracy alone are simple factors that make it a superb watch; adding in its compatibility to various phone brands, as well as its built-in heart rate monitor, make this a reliable multi-purpose watch.

The Seiko SNJ025 is not only stylish and tough. Having an ISO-6425 certification is no small brag, and this alone proves that it can withstand much. Adding in its solar movement, this watch won’t just suddenly die on you.

What watch do Navy SEALs prefer?

The Luminox Master Carbon SEAL 3801 literally has the SEALs’ branding on it and is also marketed to be designed for the Navy SEALs. This rugged and excessively tough watch boasts a capability of enduring the worst that a military man can undergo. Although proven to be tough, this actually isn’t the primary pick of the common Navy SEAL.

According to a quick survey, the Casio G-Shock series is the common choice for Navy SEALs to wear on and off duty. Not only is this line simple, reliable, and tough, it is also very affordable and easy to replace.