When it comes to picking the perfect watch, there are many factors to consider, including water-resistance. Not just for those who like to dive or snorkel, waterproof watches are ideal for every man. Of course, while no watch is truly “waterproof”, many will safely see you through splashes, showers, swims, and more. All you need to do is find the right one for your needs.
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1. Casio G-Shock Frogman Digital Men’s Watch
Casio’s G-shock label has cemented itself as a top name for durable and tough timepieces, and the brand’s Frogman Digital Men’s Watch is just that. As well as looking strong, this watch is also incredibly sturdy and water-resistant to 200m. It features a large 53mm, stainless steel case and bezel, along with a black resin strap. When it comes to functionality, this digital diver’s style watch also offers a dive timer, atomic timekeeping, and solar power.
If you’re looking for a watch that can stand up to water, along with just about everything else you can throw at it, then the Luminox Evo Navy Seal Blackout Watch is for you. Designed for the United States Navy SEALs, this watch is one tough timepiece. It boasts a 44mm, black polyester, carbon-reinforced case along with 200m water-resistance, making it strong and durable. Other noteworthy features include a Swiss quartz movement, unidirectional bezel, GMT scale, and date display at the 3 o’clock position.
3. Stuhrling Original Men’s 706.02 Aquadiver Regatta Watch
Inspired by the prestigious yachting lifestyle, Stuhrling Original’s 706.02 Aquadiver Regatta watch is a bold and impressive timepiece. Along with 200m water-resistance, this wristwatch features a Japanese quartz movement and 43mm stainless steel round case. It also boasts a unidirectional ratcheting bezel and black dial, both of which play host to bright and stylish pops of blue.
4. Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s AT4010-50E Titanium Perpetual Chrono A-T Watch
After a watch that can stand up to serious marine activities while also looking great out of the water? Citizen’s Titanium Perpetual Chrono A-T Watch is what you need. It’s stylish enough to wear to work, functions, and more, while also offering 200m of water-resistance. On top of that, this automatic timepiece also boasts a 42mm titanium case, tachymeter, and three chronograph subdials.
5. Garmin Fenix 3 HR
If you’re the kind of gent who likes to get active in the water, then the Garmin Fenix 3 HR is your type of watch. This activity-tracking timepiece is water-resistant up to 10 ATM, making it perfect for swimmers. It can even track your distance, pace, stroke count, and more. All you need to do is tell it the size of the pool you’re in and start those laps.
6. Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Watch
The Victorinox I.N.O.X Watch is designed to endure an adventurous life. Along with being water-resistant to 200m, this robust timepiece can also withstand extreme conditions, such as a fall of 10 meters, two hours in a washing machine or being driven over by a tank. Of course, it’s also seriously stylish and functional. The Swiss-made watch boasts a sleek 43mm stainless steel case, black dial, luminescent hands, minute track, and date display window.
7. Jack Mason Aviator Chronograph
Reminiscent of the original pilot’s watch, the Jack Mason Aviator Chronograph boasts a traditional aviator-style. Aesthetic features include a stainless steel case to accompany a black Italian leather strap and black dial. This timepiece features a Japanese Quartz movement and is water-resistant to 100m, ensuring ultimate levels of comfortability and durability.
8. Timex Men’s Expedition Field Chronograph Watch
Inspired by vintage military watches, the Timex Expedition Field Chronograph Watch pairs classic outdoor styling with rugged construction. Ideal for enduring the toughest hiking trails along with swimming and snorkeling, this timepiece is durable and water-resistant to 100m. It also boasts three subdials that track minutes, seconds, and 1/20 of a second for up to 30 minutes.
9. Seiko Men’s SKX007K Diver’s Automatic Watch
There’s a lot to love about Seiko’s SKX007K Diver’s Watch. The terrific timepiece is water-resistant to 200m, meaning that it’s appropriate for recreational scuba diving. On top of that, the SKX007K is also incredibly stylish. It features a sleek, 42mm stainless steel case, black dial, and luminescent hands and markers. Its high-quality Japanese automatic movement also ensures this watch keeps ticking without the need for a battery.
10. TAG Heuer Men’s WAZ1110.FT8023 Formula 1 Stainless Steel Watch
Just as sleek as a racing car, TAG Heuer’s Formula 1 Stainless Steel Watch is bold and sharp. Sporty yet sophisticated, this timepiece features a 41mm, fine-brushed steel case along with a perforated, black rubber strap. It is water-resistant to 200m and boasts a unidirectional rotating bezel, luminescent hands and markers, and screw-down crown.
11. Fossil Nate Brushed Steel Watch
The awesome all-black design of Fossil’s Nate Brushed Steel Watch isn’t the only reason to add this timepiece to your collection. Along with being seriously stylish, this watch is also perfect for adventure. The military-inspired piece features a laidback yet rugged aesthetic, 50mm stainless steel case, and is water-resistant to 10 ATM.
12. Hamilton Men’s HML-H70575733 Khaki Field Black Dial Watch
It may not be suitable for diving, but Hamilton’s Khaki Field Black Dial Watch will see you through just about every other situation. Whether you’re heading to work or off on a weekend snorkeling adventure, this watch will be the perfect accessory. The Swiss automatic timepiece is water-resistant to 100m and features a bold black design with luminous hands and numeral hour markers.
13. Orient Men’s Ray II Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel Diving Watch
As the new and improved version of Orient’s best-selling watch the Ray, the Ray II provides gents with more than ever before. Along with an upgraded movement, the Ray II offers new hand-winding capabilities, an improved unidirectional bezel with 120 clicks, and a slimmer, more simplified appearance. However, it still provides the same impressive 200mof water-resistance as its predecessor.
14. Timex Men’s T49851 Expedition Vibration Alarm Black Resin Strap Watch
Perfect for the outdoors, the Timex T49851 Expedition Watch features a sporty and durable design. It’s 43mm resin case plays host to a digital display, which boasts Indiglo nightlight, and a high-quality movement. When it comes to functionality, this watch doesn’t disappoint, offering a stopwatch, countdown timer, vibration and audible alarm, and 100m water-resistance.
15. Invicta Men’s 8926 Pro Diver Collection Automatic Watch
Invicta’s 8926 Pro Diver Collection Automatic Watch will take you from the boardroom to the bay in true style. The diver’s watch, which is water-resistant to 200m, features a 40mm, round, silver-tone, stainless steel case and unidirectional rotating bezel with silver-tone markers. Completing its sleek appearance is a black dial with luminous hour markers and hands, which are trimmed in a silver-tone.
16. Fossil Men’s FS4487 Machine Chronograph Black Stainless Steel Watch
If you’re tired of taking off your watch for every shower and dip in the water, then Fossil’s FS4487 Machine Chronograph may be the “waterproof” watch for you. This top timepiece is water-resistant to 50m and seriously stylish. It features a 45mm black-toned stainless steel case with a fixed textured black bezel and a textured crown. Its dial is also black and boasts a date window along with three subdials.
What are the best waterproof watches?
Some of the best waterproof watches are the Casio G-Shock Frogman Digital Men’s Watch, Luminox Evo Navy Seal Blackout Men’s Watch, and Stuhrling Original Men’s 706.02 Aquadiver Regatta Watch.
Which smartwatch is waterproof?
There are a few water-resistant smartwatch styles, often up to 50m, however, they're generally not waterproof. This means you’re ok if it rains, they get splashed, or even if you take it swimming. These include the Garmin Vivoactive, Garmin Instinct, Apple Watch Series 2-5, G-Shock Move GBDH1000, Garmin Venu, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Fitbit Versa, Fitbit Ionic, and the Garmin Fenix 6.
What does 100m water-resistant mean on a watch?
Water-resistance ratings relate to the ability of the watch to withstand pressure in water. However, this doesn’t translate to actual water depth. A watch with a 100m water resistance rating is suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not diving.
Can you swim with a 30-meter watch?
No, it’s not recommended to swim with a 30m watch. This level of water resistance is suitable only for accidental splashes.
How waterproof is 10 bar?
A rating of 10BAR is the same as 10 ATM and 100m. As such, you can wear it swimming and snorkeling but should avoid diving.
Taylah Brewer holds a bachelor's degree in fashion and business and is a skilled writer with several years of experience in the world of online content creation and copywriting. She is passionate about fashion, beauty, and all things lifestyle-related and has been writing for The Trend Spotter since 2016. She currently works as the Head of Digital & Ecommerce at White & Co.
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