12 Best Sailing Watches


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In this post, we’ll explore the best sailing watches for sailors that are also great for everyday wear. We’ll take a look at both affordable and high-end sailing watches, as well as everything in between. With so many options out there, finding the right sailing watch can be tricky—that’s why I’m here to help!

Invicta Pro Diver

The Invicta Pro Diver is a versatile watch that can be used for diving, Sailing Watches or simply as a sporty everyday wear. It comes with water resistance up to 200 meters, which makes it a great choice for underwater activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. The stainless steel case houses an automatic movement that powers the unidirectional rotating bezel and date display at 3 o’clock position. For added safety when sailing or snorkeling, there’s also luminous hands and markers on the dial of this watch that are easy to read regardless of lighting conditions.

The rubber strap has a buckle closure mechanism so you can adjust its length according to your wrist size while still keeping it secure around your arm during physical activity such as sailing or windsurfing.

Casio G-Shock Mudmaster

You’re an active person, and you want a watch that can keep up. You don’t want to be forced to take off your new G-Shock Mudmaster when you decide to go for a swim, so it’s great to know that this watch is water resistant up to 200 meters (660 feet).

It’s also shock resistant, which comes in handy if you like taking risks and adventuring outdoors. It might not be comfortable for everyone, but there are many men who find this feature useful if they’re out hunting or hiking in the woods—or even just roughhousing with their friends.

While we’re on the topic of durability, let’s talk about atomic timekeeping. This means that instead of relying on radio signals or GPS data from satellites (which are prone to interference), this Casio model syncs up with an atomic clock once per day via satellite signals and then keeps itself accurate within seconds per year thanks to its own built-in receiver system. That way no matter where in the world you go or how long ago it was since your last update—from anywhere between 2 weeks and 5 months ago—your G-Shock will still show the right time!

In addition to its water resistance and shock resistance capabilities as well as its atomic timekeeping accuracy, this model has several other useful features: backlight displays day/date/month/year; stopwatch function; countdown timer function; hourly chime function

Seiko 5

Seiko 5 is a Japanese watch that’s been around for decades, and it’s a mechanical watch with a quartz movement. You might be thinking: what does that mean? Well, it means it keeps time the same way you think of an old-school clock ticking away on your wall or desk. There are no batteries to worry about and no need to charge; just wind it up every so often and go! The Seiko 5 is also waterproof to 50 meters (165 feet), which will come in handy when you’re out on the water or even just riding around town in your convertible. It comes with a stainless steel band and case with black dial face and white hands—so while this isn’t necessarily an elegant looking piece of jewelry (it’s more rugged), you can bet that this watch is going to last through some serious wear-and-tear over many years of use without needing repair work done on it!

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Luminox Navy Seal Dive Watch

  • Water resistant to 200 meters
  • Unidirectional bezel with 60-minute markings
  • Date window at 3 o’clock position
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet with diver extension clasp, screw down crown and screw lock back
  • Mineral glass crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides of the watch face for added visibility under water and in low light conditions
  • Automatic movement provides smooth sweeping action of second hand (sweep seconds) or jumping second hand (jumping hours & minutes). The caliber GL912 self winds by the motion of your wrist while you wear it or when you shake it to start winding. It has a 42 hour power reserve. This means that if you haven’t worn your watch in 42 hours, it needs to be wound manually before wear so that it will maintain time keeping accuracy!

Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Nighthawk

Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Nighthawk

There’s a reason why Citizen is one of the most trusted watch brands in the world, and this solar powered timepiece is an excellent example. The Promaster Eco-Drive Nighthawk may have a futuristic name, but it has an old school feel to it. The day and date display features hands that are easy to read with black on white markers. This watch also has a water resistance rating of 200m/660ft which means you can wear it while swimming or snorkeling without worrying about damaging it.

The titanium case on this model weighs only 102g (3oz.) so you won’t even notice that you are wearing a watch! You can rest assured knowing that your glass crystal will not scratch when wearing this timepiece because it’s made out of sapphire crystal which is known for its durability and scratch resistance abilities.

Garmin Quatix 5 Smartwatch

Garmin Quatix 5 Smartwatch Sailing Watches

If you’re looking for a watch that does more than tell time, this is the one for you. The Garmin Quatix 5 Smartwatch features GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite tracking capabilities and is waterproof up to 100 meters (330 feet). It has a metal case with an analog dial face, which makes it suitable for diving or sailing.

The solar-powered battery is designed to last 10 days without exposure to light and has an impressive battery life when exposed to light—up to 2 weeks in full sunlight or up to 6 months in total darkness.

Seiko Automatic

The Seiko Automatic is a good-looking, tough watch. It’s water resistant up to 200 meters, and its sapphire crystal face is extremely scratch resistant. The stainless steel case has a diameter of 42 millimeters and thickness of 12 millimeters—a solid but not bulky build that will definitely stand out on your wrist. The bezel around the face is made of stainless steel as well, with an unidirectional rotating bezel (as opposed to an analog display).

The band consists of a combination of rubber and nylon materials—this doesn’t affect its comfort or performance in any significant way but does make it more comfortable than other options on this list. The width measures 22 millimeters, while the length comes in at 8 inches (200mm), which should fit most people comfortably enough as long as they have smaller wrists or don’t have particularly thick wrists themselves

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date

The Oris Big Crown Pointer Date is a handsome watch that looks more expensive than it is. Its stainless steel case, 42mm diameter with 13mm height, houses an automatic movement with a power reserve of 40 hours. The dial features large Arabic numerals and hands in white gold-plated luminescent Super-LumiNova that can be charged by natural or artificial light. The date window at 3 o’clock keeps the face feeling balanced and uncluttered while also providing useful information at a glance. The sapphire crystal will resist scratches better than glass would (although not as well as some synthetic mineral crystals). Finally, this model is 100m water resistant so you can take it sailing without worry about damaging your new favorite watch!

Timex Expedition Scout 40mm

The Timex Expedition Scout 40mm is an easy-to-use, highly functional watch that comes at a great price. This tough timepiece will be a perfect fit for the sailor who wants to invest in something more than the bare minimum.

On top of its durability and affordability, this watch has all of the necessary features to make it a great option for sailors:

  • Water resistance: Up to 100 meters (330 feet)
  • Luminous hands and markers for easy reading in low light situations
  • Available with either a black or white dial face (I went with black because I think it looks better on a brown strap)

Brizo BZ02-DG Dive Watch 42mm

The Brizo BZ02-DG Dive Watch 42mm is a great watch for diving, with its unidirectional bezel with diving scale, and water resistance up to 200 meters. The chronograph functions include stopwatch and countdown timer. The date window at 4 o’clock position and the date display at 4 o’clock are also nice features of this stylish watch.

Hamilton Khaki Field Pioneer Mechanical Automatic Watch 42mm

The Hamilton Khaki Field Pioneer Mechanical Automatic Watch 42mm is an excellent choice for anyone looking to invest in a high-quality, reliable timepiece that will last them a lifetime. It’s also one of the best sailing watches on the market today thanks to its rugged design and easy-to-read dials.

The Hamilton Khaki Field Pioneer Mechanical Automatic Watch 42mm features a stainless steel case, along with a leather strap that can be adjusted for comfort. This watch has an automatic movement with 21 jewels and a power reserve of up to 48 hours when fully wound (around 17 days), which means you won’t have trouble keeping track of time even if you forget to wind it daily. The case back is engraved with Hamilton’s logo—a “H” inside an oval shield—and there’s also some engraving near 12 o’clock as well as on either side of 6 o’clock that shows where each part was made: Switzerland or Japan (40 percent).

Hamilton designed this model so it would be water resistant up to 50 meters (165 feet) underwater without any special treatment before going into water; however, if you want additional protection against moisture then they recommend using their Protectant 2 application after purchasing but before wearing it in saltwater environments like oceans or lakes because otherwise they recommend using only fresh water locations such as lakes or rivers due to potential corrosion issues over time when exposed too long periods at sea level temperatures outside direct sunlight exposure during extended periods without use/wear by owners who do not regularly wear watches regularly throughout their lives after purchase date until death.”

Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph 45mm Watch

Bulova is a US watch company that was founded in 1875. The Bulova Lunar Pilot Chronograph 45mm Watch features a stainless steel case and bezel, and has a sapphire crystal face. With this watch, you can track time in multiple locations around the world with its dual time zone functionality. If you’re looking for an affordable luxury watch with these features, this might be your best bet!

Takeaway: Sailing Watches

Now that you know what to look for in a sailing watch, it’s time to find the right one for you. There are a lot of options out there and we hope this article has helped you narrow down your decision.

If you’re still unsure about which sailing watch will suit your needs best, we recommend taking these factors into consideration:

  • Waterproofness: The best sailing watches will be waterproof (and not just water resistant). This means they can be worn while swimming or diving without compromising their functionality or integrity.
  • Stopwatch features: Timekeeping is essential on the water and having an easy way to keep track of elapsed time is especially important during races or other competitions where every second counts. Having a stopwatch feature can also help make sure that everyone knows when it’s time to start racing again after getting back out from shore!
  • Compass function: If possible, try getting one with an integrated compass as it will make navigation much easier than having two separate pieces of equipment that need charging separately whenever possible.”


We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of the best sailing watches. There are so many options to choose from, and we know it can be difficult to pick just one. We hope that our descriptions have helped you make your decision on which sailing watch is right for you!

If not, feel free (and encouraged) to contact us for more details about our products or any questions about your own favorite timepiece.


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