Watchmaker Bell & Ross presents a streamlined version of its iconic pilot’s watch, featuring a 42mm matte khaki ceramic case, and a two-layer face which gives depth to its numerals and markers. The lower layer and hands are coated in orange Super-Luminova for nighttime visibility. Limited to 999 pieces.
These bold and modern urban timepieces feature a thick, stainless steel, black PVD, or bronze case with angular lines around its bezel and body. Its face offers a splash of color on the top half, with skeletonized hands and luminous pointers and hour markers. The brass knuckle-inspired buckle is a nice touch.
Stührling’s everyday wristwatch is inspired by the flight instrumentation that might be found in vintage military planes. It’s got an easy to read dial, skeletonized hands, day/date functionality, and luminous markers and numbers. The case is stainless steel, and the band is riveted leather.
You don’t have to travel 39 light-years (or 229 trillion miles, duh) to get a glimpse of the recently-discovered Trappist-1 and its seven Earth-sized planets. Xeric has teamed up with NASA to create a brand new otherworldly collection of watches to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our landing on the moon.
Swatch’s latest watch collection is well, big and bold. Each one features a 47mm case, bold numerals, 3D textures on the dial and strap, and a completely flat glass. Most of them come in high contrast colors, but the solid black and black on grey ones are more subtle (and harder to read.)
This impressive 50mm chronograph from luxury watchmaker Breitling features a black case made from a lightweight military textile fiber, an aviation-inspired dial with stenciled type, and a super-precise 47-jewel movement. Available with either a Volcano Black or vibrant Cobra Yellow background, in 12h or 24h formats.
A special limited-edition version of Casio’s full metal wristwatch. All of the metal surfaces of the GMWB5000V-1 were first hit with a black ion-plate, then distressed to give them an aged, matte finish. Features include 200m water resistance, world time, 5 daily alarms, a calendar, and network time sync via Bluetooth.
Celebrate the lazy days of summer with this wristwatch from Mr. Jones Watches and illustrator Kristof Devos. It features an innertube hour hand, and a rubber ducky minute hand, both floating in a swimming pool. Drops 7/4/19 at 12pm (GMT) / 7am (Central). It’s limited to just 100 pieces, so grab yours before it sells out.
After making a Redundant Clock, designer Ji Lee is crowdfunding the same playful design as a wristwatch. Instead of digits, its dial is marked with tiny hands which indicate the same hand positions as the actual watch hands. Features a stainless steel case, leather strap, a Mitoya movement, and mineral glass crystal.
This slimline 40mm wristwatch from Stay Fine features an African blackwood backdrop to its dial, giving it a natural look, while its sapphire crystal, shiny stainless steel case, and leather strap make it more refined than other wooden watches. Plus, it’s quite the bargain.
MVMT offers up a new series of modern and minimal military-style timepieces. The 41mm watches feature clean and easy-to-read numbers, a day indicator, and compass-inspired dial markers. They’re waterproof to 10 ATM, and come with either a nylon canvas or a linked metal strap.
A great series of everyday wristwatches with a bargain price. Each one features a sturdy metal case, big, bold numerals, an Indiglo dial, and is water resistant to 50m. Most also have a date indicator. Available in a variety of face and strap colors, and at this price you can afford a few.
We think the original Game Boy watch is the bees’ knees. But if you’re more of a ’90s kid, check out Firebox’s follow up. This officially licensed Nintendo watch is based on the blue Game Boy Color. It makes the handheld’s sounds when you press its buttons.
Give your Apple Watch a splash of color and vibrancy with these fun bands from MobyFox. They come in a variety of designs including classic arcade games like Pac-Man and Galaga, and come with a download code for a collection of matching watch faces. Save 37% in The Awesomer Shop.
Sporting a marine-inspired look, the Seapro Trooper features a wavy faceplate with big, easy-to-read digits in one of several high-contrast color schemes. Its large 47mm case is made from stainless steel, and it’s water resistant to 20 ATM. Save 72% in The Awesomer Shop.
Looking to give a college or high school grad something truly useful for as a graduation gift? Everyday Carry has picked out an assortment of 10 great items, including pocket tools, tech gadgets, organizers, an elegant wristwatch, and a really sweet bolt-action pen.
So what is it exactly that makes a watch “tactical?” For starters, these military-style timepieces should be supremely durable, devoid of sparkly bits, reliable, and easy to read. Our friends at Everyday Carry picked out a few of their favorite models for you to choose from.
The Airman watch was originally designed for pilots, but its 24-hour display makes it an appealing timepiece for those looking for something a bit different. Its 25-jewel automatic movement has a 42h power reserve, and it comes in a stainless case with sapphire crystal.
Panerai’s dramatic black watch features a Carbotech composite case, giving it textured, matte finish, and a lightweight feel for its hefty 47mm size. It’s powered by a precise automatic-mechanical Swiss movement, has luminous markers, a day indicator, and a small seconds dial.
With clean, easy-to-read dials, grosgrain fabric straps, and pragmatic military styling, everyone should have a field watch in their timekeeping arsenal. Drop by Everyday Carry and check out their top 10 picks for 2019. Our fave is the old-school Timex MK1 reissue.
Tokyoflash’s latest unusual watch is inspired by an air pressure gauge. It may look like a straightforward timepiece, but its inner gauge has no practical function. Instead, the watch’s hand moves three times to point to the outer gauge and indicate the time.