If you love the adrenaline of facing the wilderness or you enjoy spending time outdoors you are probably a survivalist or a daredevil. When you go out with the intention of finding the limits of your capabilities it’s paramount you are well prepared for any challenge. Being well equipped when exploring new terrains and challenging yourself means planning for every variable. It also means working smart. In these modern times a tool watch or a specialized timepiece can be all you need to succeed against nature. Below we have compiled a list of our top 5 survival watches which will not let you down no matter what you throw at them.
Bear Grylls is one of the world’s most famous survivalists. Being a formal SAS serviceman and experienced outdoorsman he understands what it takes to handle the wilderness and what one might need to survive. Bear Grylls has collaborated with Luminox. The brand has extensive experience in manufacturing specialised timepieces for military personnel. This watch, part of the Bear Grylls Survival Master Series, has a highly durable case made of CARBONOX+. The dial is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. It’s genuine rubber strap guarantees the wearer comfort and durability. A small compass is attached to the band. It can be slid on and off the strap as needed. The unidirectional bezel features a minute scale in white. The watch has a chronograph function with a 30 minute, 12 hour and a small seconds counters on the dial. A date aperture sits at the 6 o’clock position. The hands and indices are luminescent. Their glow can last up to 25 years through Luminox’s patented technology. SOS in Morse code is featured on the edge of the dial. Orange is Bear Grylls’ official colour and orange detailing can be seen throughout the watch. The watch is water-resistant up to 30 bars or 300 metres and has a Swiss quartz movement.
The Casio Edifice Solar is a reliable and robust timepiece. It’s solar powered movement guarantees you never have to worry about its battery life. Both the 45.4 mm case and the safety catch bracelet are made of black ion-plated stainless steel. The plating increases the watch’s durability and scratch resistance. Red detailing on the bezel and the dial gives the watch a sleek modern appearance. A sapphire crystal covers the dial. Functions on the watch include a battery indicator, a date aperture and a stopwatch. The watch is water resistant up to 10 bars or 100 metres.
Garmin is well known for their highly functional tool watches. The Tactix Delta has been designed to military standards. It’s robust, practical and a great timepiece for any outdoorsman. The case is made of fibre-reinforced polymer and features a DLC coated stainless steel bezel. A domed sapphire crystal protects the colour display. Made to last through any challenge the watch has a battery life of up to 21 days in smartwatch mode. Making it indispensable is its functions and features. The screen can be switched between day and night vision so that you can always see it, even with nighttime goggles. It has dual-position format coordinates. It features multi-GNSS, turn-by-turn navigation and round trip routing. The watch records a variety of biometric data, such as stress, sleep and heart rate. Multiple sports activities have been pre-loaded in order for you to keep track of your workouts easier. The watch also shows you performance metrics and animated workouts. Expedition mode allows you to use the watch while viewing GPS for longer. The watch is water resistant to 10 bars or 100 metres. When you’re ready to return to civilisation, the watch has Garmin Pay, can support both IOS and Android phones and has the capacity to store up to 2000 songs.
Simple and straight to the point, this Victorinox I.N.O.X watch is practical and streamlined. It’s Swiss Quartz movement guarantees ultimate precision. If you need a timepiece which is uncomplicated, straightforward and gets the job done, this watch is for you. Its 43 mm case and carved bezel are made of high-quality stainless steel. It’s unique strap is made of paracord. To help you blend in while you’re out in nature, the watch’s strap is camo and the dial is olive green. Luminescent indices and hands guarantee ease of reading at night. A date aperture is featured between the 4 and 5 o’clock markers. The watch is water-resistant up to 20 bars or 200 metres.
The MARQ Adventurer is the ultimate watch for any survivalist. Push yourself to the limit and succeed with this exceptional timepiece. It’s design is sophisticated and masculine. The case and bezel are made of titanium. A domed sapphire crystal protects the large colour sunlight visible display. It’s brown leather strap adds a more elegant tone to the timepiece. The bezel features compass markings. Combined with the orienteering feature you will truly be able to conquer the wilderness. It’s expedition function allows you to conserve battery. It has topographic maps of Europe as well as multi-GNSS navigation. The watch has a wide range of biometric sensors. It records your stress, sleeping , heart rate and much more. To ensure you’re always at the top of your game, the watch can display performance metrics. The ClimbPro feature allows you to plan current and future climbs. The power manager application ensures you never run out of battery.
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