A great timepiece is as important as sturdy lines, polished teak, and copies of the tide tables. Before you push away from the dock or head to the yacht club or even take a dip in the water, be sure you have a reliable waterproof watch with you. We balanced great looks with unmatched safety features to land at this list of our favorite watches for adventurers.
Water resistant up to 100 meters
Rolex is a name practically synonymous with luxury watches. This model features an “ice blue” dial along with a silver-tone platinum case. It’s water-resistant up to 100 meters and also sports a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal construction.
Safe in extreme conditions
As the name implies, the Mako XL’s calling card is its size. It’s 3 mm wider and a third of a millimeter thicker than a regular Mako watch from Orient. But it still has all the hardcore features a waterproof watch requires, including water resistance up to 200 meters. The stainless steel band has a fold-over clasp with a double push-button release so that it stays safely on your wrist in the most extreme conditions.
Great for scuba too
A luxury watch with a plastic band? Not hardly – that’s long-lasting polyurethane holding together this beast. This model from Luminox was designed with the practical purpose of providing an unmatchable timepiece for hardcore adventurers. The hands and dial markers glow 100 times brighter than competing watches and provide continuous illumination for 25 years or longer. It’s water-resistant to 200 meters, making it a great pick for yachters who also enjoy scuba diving.