You’re looking for a watch, but one that doesn’t balk at getting a little bit wet. You’ve come to the right place! Our waterproof watch buying guide was designed to help you choose the best watch for you, no matter how active you are. Even if you are only looking for an everyday watch, we’ve got you covered! First, let’s take a look at some things you should know before you start shopping for a waterproof watch.
Gender: Some watches are specifically marketed for either women or men, so we’ve helped you out there. Some are made for both or can be worn for both men and women, which is a pretty neat feature.
Case Material: This is what the area surrounding the face is made of. You want something durable, but also something that contributes to the watch being waterproof. This ranges anywhere from PC plastic to rubber and stainless steel.
Band Material: What is the band made of? You are going to want something that is durable, but also something that will be comfortable to wear, especially if you are going to be wearing it as an everyday watch.
Case Size: How big is the face of the watch? You’re going to want to be able to see the time. Isn’t that the whole point? Bigger faces allow at-a-glance timekeeping, but too big and it’s in your way.
Movement: Most watches use quartz to track movement if they are analog watches with hands. Quartz is extremely accurate and well-made, and the best quality quartz movement comes from Japan. This doesn’t really apply to digital-only watches.
Warranty: It’s important that your watch works, no matter what type of watch it is. If it doesn’t, the warranty period exists to help you get a return or refund so you don’t miss out on a great product.
Now that you know what to look for, we can show you our selection of watches! We researched and reviewed a selection of pieces to bring you our waterproof watch reviews. We wanted to recommend only the very best to you! Our top pick is the best of our list, and our budget pick is the best on a budget. The rest of our list is full of amazing timepieces. There’s plenty of time to see them!
Article last updated on:
June 4, 2019