Construction is an unpredictable environment. An important tool anyone should have on them is a watch. Especially since mobile phones are strictly prohibited on construction sites. Most watches however aren’t built to withstand such demanding conditions. No matter how careful you are, accidents can still happen and your favourite timepiece can get scratched, dented and even broken. There are a handful of watches out there that can however survive in a construction zone. Below we have listed our suggestions for durable watches for construction workers.
The Seiko 5 Sport Cement is an appealing watch with a comfortable grey NATO strap. The model has been inspired by cityscapes. The stainless steel case measures 42.5 mm in diameter. The model makes an ideal every day and work watch as the Hardlex mineral crystal protects the dial and offers durability. The functions on the watch are simple, yet practical. At the 3 o’clock position are placed date and day apertures. The large luminescent hands and indices guarantee visibility no matter the circumstances. Additionally, the watch is water-resistant up to 10 bars. Though this model is durable, the stainless steel case can still be scratched and is best suited to someone whose work doesn’t require much shock resistance.
Titanium is amongst the most hard-wearing metals. This Citizen model is highly durable and lightweight exactly because of the material of the case and bracelet. Both feature a brushed finish. The stand-out features of the models are not just the material. It’s appealing design is highlighted by the grey dial, contrasted by yellow-gold and silver-coloured hands. Features on the watch include a chronograph and a date aperture. The black flange features a tachymetric scale. The watch is powered by Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology.
Ceramics is an emerging material, pioneered in recent years as a hypoallergenic version of titanium. Ceramic does not include metal so it’s gentle on the skin. It, however, remains incredibly durable and scratch-resistant. Most ceramic watches are quite expensive, but this Braun model stands out with its affordability. In addition to ceramic’s strength, it is perfect to express personal style as the material can be coloured in many different shades. Simple and to the point, the watch features hours, minutes and seconds. The mineral glass covering the dial is a scratch-resistant mineral crystal.
Casio G-Shock watches are so durable it’s almost as if they are made for construction workers. The black strap and the large 45 mm case are made of resin. The hybrid face of the watch features a digital display alongside the analogue dial. Red detailing enhances the model’s features. G-Shock watches are tested rigorously and can withstand a drop from 10 meters. In addition, the model is vibration resistant and centrifugal force resistant. Functions include alarms, a calendar, an LED backlight, as well as a stopwatch feature.
The Luminox Sea Turtle 0300 Series has everything you need in a work watch. The black Carbonox dial and PU strap guarantee comfort and durability. Luminescent hands and indices contrast the dial. A date aperture is placed at the 3 o’clock position. As well as the patented innovative material of the case, the dial is covered by a hardened mineral crystal. A Swiss quartz movement powers the watch.
If you like staying connected to your loved ones even during work hours, this Garmin Fenix 6 model is perfect for you. The smartwatch can connect to both Android and IOS phones. It has a large 47 mm case made of fibre-reinforced polymer. The titanium bracelet secures the watch and guarantees durability. As the watch is a smartwatch it has many preloaded sports features, GPS maps, biometric tracers and activity trackers.
Do you wear a watch to work? Which of the durable watches for construction workers do you like best? Let us know in the comments.