THE BEST Watches

Best Knife, Light & Watch EDC

Best Knife, Light & Watch EDC

When it comes to survival, there are few items more critical to have at the ready than a knife, a flashlight, and a way to tell time without your smartphone. Our pals over at Everyday Carry assembled 10 ready-to-go gear combos for every budget and situation.

G-SHOCK Gravitymaster Olive Green

G-SHOCK Gravitymaster Olive Green

The latest colorway for Casio’s trusty G-SHOCK Gravitymaster is done up in a military scheme that goes great with the aviation-inspired dial. Water and shock resistant, with world time, stopwatch, countdown timer, luminous hands/markers, and LED illumination.

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Seiko x Lowercase Prospex Chrono

Seiko x Lowercase Prospex Chrono

Seiko and Lowercase’s chronograph variant of the Prospex dive watch. It has a 1-hour chronograph and a 24-hour hand. Available with a silver or gold trim and a rubber strap or a matte silver trim with a metal bracelet.

Timex Weekender Chronograph

Timex Weekender Chronograph

Despite its name, the Weekender Chrono is the perfect value-priced everyday timepiece. It features three subdials, a date window, and Indiglo tech for nighttime reading. Available in a wide variety of face and band colors. We like the slip-through leather straps the best.

Best Digital Watches for Guys

Best Digital Watches for Guys

Due to their lack of a mechanism, some of the most rugged and durable watches out there are of the digital persuasion. Our old pals over at Everyday Carry present their 10 robust and manly timepieces that won’t let you down.

Breitling Emergency Night Mission

Breitling Emergency Night Mission

The Emergency Night Mission collection adds new colorways to Breitling’s famed distress beacon watch: a black titanium case and dial with orange or yellow straps, and a black titanium case with a blue mother-of-pearl dial and a blue strap.

Plan B Watch

Plan B Watch

Handsome, timeless, and affordable, Plan B offers a vintage inspired watch design, a real Swiss movement, a luminous dial, a domed mineral glass crystal, and a stainless steel case. Each one comes with both a leather-lined canvas strap, and a stainless mesh band.

Lum-Tec Combat Bronze Watches

Lum-Tec Combat Bronze Watches

We’re blown away by how awesome these limited edition military-style wristwatches look. Each one features a CuSn8 bronze case with a textured coin edge, a sapphire crystal, water resistance to 300m, and a super-luminescent dial for easy reading at night.

Bell & Ross BR-01 Burning Skull

Bell & Ross BR-01 Burning Skull

Bell & Ross‘ military-inspired talisman watch gets a tattoo-inspired twist. The Burning Skull is engraved with images of fire, as well as a heart, a rose, a scythe and an hourglass. Then it’s lacquered by hand with black ink and varnish. Limited to 500 units.

Garmin Fenix Chronos

Garmin Fenix Chronos

A smartwatch for the extreme outdoorsman. The Garmin Fenix Chronos has an always on backlit LED display, a compass, altimeter, comprehensive running and fitness tracking features and phone notifications. It lasts up to one week per charge.

Original Grain x Jim Beam Black

Original Grain x Jim Beam Black

A very special wood watch from Original Grain, made using reclaimed oak from Jim Beam bourbon barrels, accented by copper. Comes in a custom wood box, with a flask, an Italian leather band, and tools for removing links and changing bands. Limited to 500 pieces.

Beginner’s Guide to EDC Watches

Beginner’s Guide to EDC Watches

There are so many great watches on the market, it’s hard to pick which ones are the best for daily wear. Fortunately, our friends at Everyday Carry put together this great guide to help you select your perfect watch, based on features, build, materials, design and more.

EDC of the Week

EDC of the Week

Our friends at Everyday Carry share their latest drops and the coolest gear they have to offer. Here’s this week’s awesome loadout, courtesy of EDC reader Heesoo Shin, who has let his leatherwork hobby take over his gear collection, with beautiful results.

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Seiko x Lowercase Prospex

Seiko x Lowercase Prospex

A limited edition collection of Seiko’s Prospex dive watch. Available in five colors, the watches have a 45mm diameter, a solar-powered movement, a thick rotating bezel, a silicon or steel strap and are waterproof to 600ft.

Oak & Oscar Sandford Watch

Oak & Oscar Sandford Watch

Oak & Oscar’s limited-edition timepiece is a marvel of understated design. We love the dark grey face and stylish, yet legible display fonts. It has a stainless case, a dedicated GMT hand, a 25-jewel Swiss movement, a double-domed sapphire crystal, and a Horween leather band.

Deal: Reign Gustaf Automatic Watch

Deal: Reign Gustaf Automatic Watch

Handsome, premium timepieces that won’t break the bank. Each Reign Automatic features day, month, and 24-hour subdials, a stainless steel case, a crocodile-embossed leather strap, a 21 jewel movement, and luminous hands. Save 85% in The Awesomer Shop.

EDC of the Week

EDC of the Week

Our friends at Everyday Carry share their latest drops and the coolest gear they have to offer. Here’s this week’s awesome loadout, courtesy of EDC reader Roger Feng, showing off a few of his bold titanium tools. The Koch Tools Solo 2.0 looks particularly fierce.

Timex MK-1 30th Anniversary Edition

Timex MK-1 30th Anniversary Edition

Originally issued to the US Army in 1982, the spartan and durable MK-1 has glow-in-the dark markings, a chronograph that measures up to 1/20th of a second and is water resistant to 160ft. It also comes with two nylon straps.

Filson The Smokey Bear Watch

Filson The Smokey Bear Watch

Made by Shinola for Filson, this 43mm watch features the iconic anti-forest fire mascot Smokey Bear. It also comes with a bandana, postcards based on Smokey Bear posters and a book about the mascot’s origin. Limited to 1000 units.

Breitling Avenger Bandit

Breitling Avenger Bandit

This version of Breitling’s badass Avenger chronograph is inspired by aircraft carriers. The Avenger Bandit has a gray brushed titanium case, a glare-proof sapphire crystal, a rubber and textile strap and a titanium clasp. It’s waterproof up to 1000ft.

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EDC of the Week

EDC of the Week

Our friends at Everyday Carry share with us the latest drops, showing off the coolest gear they have to offer. Here’s this week’s awesome loadout, courtesy of EDC reader Jose, who really does seem ready to take on anything with his kit. We love those tiny Knipex Cobra pliers.

EDC of the Week

EDC of the Week

Our friends at Everyday Carry share with us the latest drops, showing off the coolest gear they have to offer. Here’s this week’s awesome loadout, courtesy of EDC reader Jim Robb, a machinist who seems to have a murdered out theme going with his gear.

Storm Digimec Watch

Storm Digimec Watch

With a face inspired by 1980s red LED watches, the Storm Digimec displays its time on uniquely curved, segmented displays, which give it a futuristic look. The case and band are stainless steel, and the face is available in black, mirror, slate or blue.

G-SHOCK G-LIDE Marble

G-SHOCK G-LIDE Marble

Casio’s latest G-SHOCK uses a production process that creates a unique pattern for each watch. Features include water and shock resistance, temperature, tide, moon graph, world time, and more. Exclusively at Zumiez and G-SHOCK NYC Soho July ’16 for $160.

EDC of the Week

EDC of the Week

Our friends at Everyday Carry share with us the latest drops, showing off the coolest gear they have to offer. Here’s this week’s awesome load out, courtesy of EDC reader Kevin Ewald, whose loadout includes a spiffy leather Colborne Bota in lieu of a conventional flask.

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