5 Military Watches for All Kinds of Missions

5 Military Watches for All Kinds of Missions


These military watches are ready for the suck. Explore timepieces from Casio, Garmin, Luminox, MTM Special Ops, and USMC-inspired newcomer Caliber. See what GovX members have to say and find the watch that’s right for you.


Casio – G-Shock Extra Large GA100 - $86.95

Large, and supercharged. This G-Shock monster comes in at a whopping 55 x 51.2 x 16.9mm case size, and includes anti-skid buttons for easy operation, embossed indexes for durability and a tactical 3D look, plus a rivet bezel design that adds extra strength to the overall appearance. Epic, commanding, and ready to take a beating.

Customer Review: Zachary B. – Corrections

This is an awesome tactical watch! Sits perfect on my wrist and does not scuff at all. Banged the watch against walls and jail cells and has not scratched, scuffed, or ripped in anyway. Extremely durable and bad a**.


Garmin — TACTIX GPS Watch — $316.95

This isn’t a watch. It’s a command center. The Garmin tactix records every inch of your adventure, and even plots your course for a new one. With highly sensitive GPS navigation built into this ABC (altimeter, barometer, and compass) field-ready watch, you can create and explore routes with up to 1,000 waypoints and 10,000 TracBack points for retracing your steps. When approaching a waypoint, the watch vibrates as a proximity alert.

Customer Review: Tyler W. – Navy

You can read all about it and be impressed, the moment you put that watch on you will fall in love. Everything you would need this watch has, the only thing that could make it better is the ability to text from it or make calls. Other than that it is awesome. I have had it for a week and am still learning about all the things it can do. The price may seem high but with the amount of technology it is definitely worth it, I would highly recommend this watch! (Read Tyler’s expanded review.)


Luminox – Navy SEAL Colormark 3050 Series - $279.95

First introduced in 1994, the original Navy SEAL watch is the timepiece that put Luminox on the map. Luminox uses a proprietary technology that makes their watches literally stand out. Each watch features tiny gas lights (borosilicate glass capsules), which are always lit, on the hands, hour markers and when necessary, bezels. As a result, Luminox watches are always readable at a glance, no matter what the conditions are.

Customer Review: Mike M. – Sheriff

Love this watch so far ... It's so light weight you barely know you have it on, but it looks like a very nice metal watch. The numbers are large and bright, a little more than I would've liked at first, but once you’re use to it, I wouldn't ask for it any other way. It's so nice to look at the watch from any angle and be able to see what time it is. At night, you cannot miss how bright it lights up ...


MTM Special Ops – Thunder Hawk – Steel Watch - $399.95

Now, for the first time available to the general public, the Genuine THUNDER HAWK. Previously worn by members of the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Air Force Pilots, U.S. Delta Force, U.S. Army Rangers, U.S. Special Forces, Swat Teams, FBI Agents, DEA Agents, Police Officers, SAS, Combat Units and forces worldwide. We know many of you may wish for an all-black watch. If so, explore the rest of MTM’s high-end watches.

Customer Review: John C. – Army/Police

Multiple deployments in every weather imaginable. Including state disasters. I have never in my life found a watch that can stand up to what my watch has endured. Going on 10 years plus with zero problems. My next purchase will be MTM without a doubt. It's worth every penny. You won't be disappointed. If you're a soldier or a cop this is the only watch you will ever need.


Caliber Watches – Basic Field Watch Paracord Strap PVD - $84.95

Featuring a paracord strap with snap release buckle, Caliber's field watch is a no-frills, durable timepiece that'll serve you well through missions and adventures. The stainless steel case is a sizeable 44mm, and the paracord strap is a comfortable and unique approach to military watch design. Water resistant up to 30 meters, and though it features precise Japanese movement, it's every bit an American choice.

Customer Review: Alec H. – Federal

Caliber watches make some very well crafted watches I'd say. The paracord strap is extremely well built and comfortable for long days. I take it hiking, camping, and just about everywhere because I don’t mind the scarring that will naturally happen compared to metal strapped watches.


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Arthur M.

10/13/2015 4:04 AM

I own a luminox since 2003 and it's been through 3 tours and as a scout it went through hell, being knocked around, crushed, blown up and countless other rigorous things. I highly recommend this watch. It will serve you well for a lifetime.