Our Top Adventure Watches
If you’re the type of person to spend your spare time exploring the great outdoors, then you’ll need a timepiece that's practical, robust, and comfortable.
Finding the best adventure watch for you can be challenging since there is an overwhelming number of models now on the market, so to help, we have compiled a list of our top adventure watches to help you decide which to go for.
Elliot Brown Watches
Elliot Brown started with a goal to build the most wearable, affordable, toughest watches on the planet, designed to be so exceptionally capable that they brush off the harsh conditions and environments which typically cause watches to fail.
From working with the military, emergency services and professionals who climb, skydive, snowboard, surf, row, run and swim across the world, Elliot Brown understands how their watches and straps perform under these intense conditions and build them to withstand anything that comes their way.
Every watch is created to the highest standard with specialised components and immense durability, including shock resistance and total water protection.
Among Elliot Brown's most popular items are their polyester ‘webbing’ straps - the ultimate fit-for-purpose straps. These straps are lightweight, highly aerated and equipped with a unique clamp buckle that allows for a neat-and-tidy fastening.
Our Top 4 Elliot Brown Adventure Watches:
The Bloxworth is a true go-anywhere, do-anything watch - designed for those who want style, yet a little more function.
Its 13-Jewel chronograph movement has a three-year battery life and is secured inside a proprietary shock-absorbing steel movement housing - ideal for any harsh conditions it may face.
This vintage timepiece is fitted with a waxed pull-up leather strap with raw edges and whip stitch detail and the durable EB tongue buckle that fits to all rubber straps.
The Canford is the type of watch you never need to take off, no matter how intense the conditions or how smart the suit.
The NATO-style strap is infinitely adjustable, lightweight and fitted with an in-house patented buckle. It’s fair to say these straps are the ultimate in comfort and low profile usability.
The Tyneham collection is built to thrive in harsh conditions and ready for life on and off the water.
Every Tyneham bezel is individually case-hardened so it’ll remain largely scratch free for years as it’s six times harder than marine grade stainless - pretty cool right?
These watches are designed to remain pristine; as such, the case is machined from 316 stainless steel and then plated in a PVD bronze colour so you get a beautifully accurate bronze colour with none of the headaches.
Last but certainly not least, we have the Land Rover Holton watch. Based on the best selling Holton Professional quartz watch, this was created alongside Jaguar Land rover design personnel to become the perfect fit-for-purpose watch for active lifestyles.
This striking watch is fitted with a patented buckle and a easy strap change tool that locks into the ends of the solid strap bars for quick strap changes even whilst out in the wild.
The matt black dial perfectly contrasts with the white dial graphics and white/orange hour/minutes hands for maximum contrast during the day then by night the SuperLuminova luminous hands to ensure instant readability.
The ultimate adventure watch. The Breitling Emergency is the indispensable survival instrument for adventures on any given mission. Incredibly, it is the world’s first watch equipped with an authentic dual-frequency distress beacon. Once activated, the distress beacon will emit an alert signal that will guide rescue operations. You’ll never get lost again with this thing around your wrist!
Unlike any other, the Garmin Fēnix 6 is a new age adventure watch that uses technology to become an essential bit of kit for any adventurer.
This high performance watch is tested to U.S. military standards for thermal, shock and water resistance and comes with everything you need to push performance and keep you safe on your adventures.
The Seiko Arnie - another fantastic adventure watch designed for sports lovers and adventure seekers whether in the sky, water or land.
Just like the Garmin Fēnix 6, this watch is solar powered, meaning the watch charges from natural and electric light; whilst the accordion-style silicone strap combines high durability, comfort and style.
Written by Kate, for Watch Obsession.