One of the criteria people look for in a tool is durability. Durable means you can use it longer and is therefore worth more than its priced value. Watches are tools that you use to tell time, among other things nowadays, and it’s only suitable that you’d want to purchase one that will last.
There are different types of wristwatches optimized for various purposes and personalities. The watch of your preference comes down to what you like doing or what you need it for. Some may require a watch that they can wear for as long as they need to.
A watch is just like any device you use, such as gadgets; the more you use them, the more they depreciate and are punished. If you mean to find a tough watch that suits your choice, there are tons out there. This article lists six of the most durable timepieces you can get your hands on on the market today.
1. Casio G-Shock DW5600E-1
This Casio watch is the definition of the word “timeless.” It’s been around for over a decade now, and it still sells. That in itself says a lot about this model of the G-Shock series.
The G-Shock DW5600E-1 holds a Guinness world record that proved its toughness to the world. It’s so tough that even getting ran over by a truck that weighs 24 tons didn’t break it. The watch was still intact and working after the challenge.
It’s also very affordable since it only costs less than fifty dollars. It’s also water-resistant for up to 200 meters, which makes it great for water activities. It’s also complete with a stopwatch with elapsed and split time modes, an alarm, and a countdown timer—a total package of functionality and durability on a budget price.
2. Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s I.N.O.X.
Made from the world’s watchmaking capital, Victorinox’s I.N.O.X. models are one of the most durable present-day timepieces on the market. Its watch case is made of sandblasted titanium, the strongest metal known to man. It also went through 130 extreme endurance homologation tests before being sold to the public.
Its material is lightweight and hypoallergenic, having a sandblasted titanium case. Its dial window is scratch-resistant and has a rubber strap resembling a chain-link, which provides flexibility and comfort for the wearer.
3. Seiko Prospex SBBN031
Seiko is one of the premier watch brands in all of Asia that’s mastered how to craft dive watches, and designer sports watches like the Seiko 5. The Prospex SBBN031, also known as the “Tuna” watch, is known for its case that resembles a tuna can that you can buy from a grocery. It’s built using ultra-thick stainless steel and features a durable Hardlex crystal.
The Tuna watch also has an anti-magnetic housing that protects its Japanese quartz movement. You can also go as deep with it as dive watches go, with its 300-meter water resistance. Partner that with luminous markings for low-light visibility, and you got a dive watch that you can use even at night.
4. Citizen Promaster Tough BN0217-02E
This model of the Promaster Tough comes with a monocoque case. Such casing design removes the need for a case back. It has proven durability with shock and magnet resistance.
The case is also stainless steel coated with Super Titanium, making it hypoallergenic, scratch-resistant, and five times tougher than ordinary stainless steel. It also has LumiNova hands and markers that help you see in the dark and can function even in extreme heat or cold.
5. Garmin Instinct
Instinct is the most surprising part of this list because Garmin isn’t known to make the toughest watches. This model is an exception though, as it’s built to withstand the harshest of environments. Instinct meets the US military standard 810G, which is the bar for an equipment’s resistance to rough conditions it’ll experience throughout its service life.
It has military-grade resistance to extreme temperature, shock, and water. It’s also a GPS watch that you can use to access various navigation satellite systems. It can also monitor your heart rate and stress levels, which means it can also function as a fitness watch.
6. Timex Men’s Expedition Acadia
The Expedition Acadia comes with a scratch-resistant acrylic crystal dial window covering a 40mm black resin case. It’s also built with Timex’s signature Indiglo light-up that’ll help you see the time in the dark. Like some of the timepieces listed above, it’s been tested for durability against various elements for outdoor use.
Buying any of these six timepieces won’t bring you any regret because you can use them for a long time. Remember that even durable watches can sustain damage; they’re not indestructible, so you still need to take care of them. If you do, they might even last longer than advertised, increasing their value.