Since Navy Seals are so much in the new right now, and rightly so, I thought I would focus on a Special Ops Watch used by Navy SEALS. When it comes to military wristwatches, it goes without saying that a watch needs to be tough. Never more so than when it is being used by Special Ops guys like the Navy SEALS. With precision timing absolutely critical, and being able to withstand a variety of tough conditions, you do not want a watch failing on you.
G-Shocks are popular with Special ops guys, but there is one watch that was built specifically for the NAVY Seals. That is the Luminox Navy SEAL Watch:
Check out this great review of the Luminox 3051 Blackout watch
According to the ad blurb the Luminox Men’s Original Navy SEAL Dive Watch features a unique illumination system that glows 100 times brighter than other luminous watches, making it the perfect choice for low-light or non-light situations. This versatile timepiece is constructed with a polyurethane, 43-millimeter case. The durable nylon band is accompanied by a Velcro closure. Stand-out Arabic numerals adorn the dramatic black dial face. For further time-keeping practicality a handy date calendar rests at the three o’clock position. Powered by analog-quartz movement and water resistant up to a depth of 660 feet, this watch is preferred by US Navy SEALs and US Air Force Pilots.
Following the post looking at the testing procedure for G-Shock watches, I was asked for a review of the G-Shock Analog Digital Combination watch I mentioned, and whether they make good Military Wristwatches. This watch is the G-Shock GA-100-1A1CU and comes in a nice Matt black, which gives it a really cool, Special Ops Watch type of feel and look. This is a BIG chunky watch, and does look great on the wrist.
This G-Shock is as tough as they come, and makes an ideal miltary watch, especially, if like me you prefer analog hands, rather than just a digital display. It is sporty, stylish and extremely rugged. Here are some specs, but don’t forget to check out the video review of the G-Shock watch down below:
20BAR water resistant – to 200M
Chronometer with lap splitting
4 alarms with snooze feature
mini led light
Illumination for the analog hands
Here is a more full video review, this one is not exactly the same as the Matt Black, but all the other features are the same:
You may get the distinct impression that when it comes to Military Wristwatches we seem to favour the G-Shock watch.
Is it any wonder when you realise how tough and rugged the G-Shock watches can be. They are tough and affordable, which ultimately means they can be easily replaced if need be. That is why more and more military personnel favour the G-Shock watch, such as the oft-featured G-Shock Mudman or this nice analogue-digital Military watch the G-Shock 100 1A1cu. If you want to know how hard these watches are put through the tests, then check out this great video on G-Shock watch testing. If you are looking for rugged, then they don’t come much more rugged than a G-Shock.
When it comes to Military Wristwatches the G-Shock has established itself as one of the foremost watches worn by those in the military. Especially popular with as a Special Ops Watch. The G-Shock Mudman G9000 is one of the most popular choices. Extremely tough and reliable, but affordable enough to be replaced (you would hardly want to take your Rolex with you into the field of battle).
There is no doubt that the G-Shock Mudman is built for extreme conditions, and it features a special casing that prevents dust, dirt and water getting inside it.
The grey model is pretty hard to find, but is reviewed in video below. It features all the classic G-Shock features such as Alarms, Stopwatches and Countdown timers.
I could not help but notice, when it comes to military wristwatches there are some great deals around. If you are looking for particularly tough, utilitarian watches, as used by Special Forces around the world, then the H3 tactical watches, with their H3 Tritium technology that apparently glows 100 times brighter than conventional illuminated watches, provide ease of readability and night-time viewing.
The H3 technology is used in Traser watches, and Luminox watches in America. Check out the discounts on these watches.