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The Best Daily Beater Watches

The Best Daily Beater Watches

Some people only have one or two watches, others have a wide collection of them. But, almost everyone has a daily beater - the most practical and legible watch of your collection that you can wear anywhere at any time without worrying whether or not it can handle the abuse of basic, everyday living. 

Everyday watches, or daily beaters, are fun, durable and can come on a bracelet or strap, as long as it sits comfortably on the wrist. They are watches that suit every occasion: they can be dressed up or dressed down, and look as good with a suit as they do alongside a t-shirt and jeans.

So, if you’re looking for that perfect everyday timepiece that will give you peace of mind wherever you go, keep on reading. We might just have the perfect one for you! 

5 of the best Daily Beater Watches: 

  1. Garmin/Apple Watch
  2. Seiko SKX Diver
  3. TAG Heuer WAZ1110.BA0875 Formula 1 Quartz Watch
  4. TUDOR M79730-0005 Black Bay Automatic Watch
  5. Omega x Swatch MoonSwatch

1.Garmin/Apple Watch

Smartwatches are one of the most popular watches for everyday use and are expected to reach shipments of more than a quarter of a billion units by 2025. Everyone has one, and for good reason. The best smartwatches, like the Garmin or Apple watch, do more than let you know if you're getting a call or text message on your wrist. They're everything in one: a fitness tracker for counting your steps and heart rate, a digital wallet and in some cases, it can even act as a telephone without your mobile being nearby. Pretty cool, right? 

As if these incredible features weren’t enough, these watches are also waterproof - some models up to 100metres! Perfect for everyday use outdoors, whether that's swimming, surfing or balloon fights. 

The beauty of a smart watch is that there are endless variations of different straps, depending on your outfit, occasion or activity. For example, if you’re going swimming, you might opt for the waterproof Nectarine Solo Loop strap, whereas if you’re going for dinner in the evening, you may go for something a little smarter like the RIOS1931 Alligator-Embossed Leather Watch Strap.

2. Seiko SKX Diver Watch 

The 7002 brings together style, simplicity and functionality to make it a truly legendary watch, and although Seiko were set as the go-to brand for divers, the 7002 has become a watch with appeal far wider than just the water sport fanatics. 

So, what makes this timepiece so popular among the diving community and beyond? Well, not only is it water resistant to an impressive 150m (200m for the later model), it also has a 40 hour power reserve, movement Frequency of 21,600 BHP and ISO 6425 Certified

It couples a matt black face with distinctive rectangular hour markers to maximise accurate timekeeping in underwater conditions. Both the hands and hour markers have a unique, green colouring given by the luminous finish to enable full sight in dark, underwater conditions.   

The 60 click, bi-directional rotating bezel provides full 360 functionality to the wearer, allowing them to accurately track the amount of time they have been underwater. 


3. TAG HEUER WAZ1110.BA0875 Formula 1 Quartz Watch 

Another fantastic timepiece for the every day is the TAG HEUER Formula 1 Quartz - inspired by the excitement of the high-octane world of Formula 1. This line of premium wristwatches captures the precision material design and cutting-edge glamour of the world's premier motorsport. 

This cool and casual model sports a stainless steel construction and stark black dial, and is supercharged with racetrack-ready features, including a 60-minute unidirectional turning bezel for measuring elapsed time and a double safety bracelet clasp with driver’s extension for fitting over a racing suit. Also boasting a water resistance of 200m coupled with its Swiss quartz movement, the Formula 1 is a great grab and go watch. 


The Best Daily Beater Watches



4. TUDOR M79730-0005 Black Bay Automatic Watch

The TUDOR Black Bay is a handsome timepiece with a rugged aesthetic, sporting a satin-finished stainless steel construction and a unidirectional rotatable steel bezel. The watch fastens with an aged black leather strap complete with a folding buckle and safety clasp for comfort and security.

The bold black domes dial is protected by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass and features luminescent hands and hour markers for optimum visibility. Powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, this high performance timepiece offers a 70-hour power reserve and is water resistant to 200 metres.


The Best Daily Beater Watches



5.Omega x Swatch MoonSwatch

Swatch and Omega came together for an innovative take on the legendary Speedmaster Moonwatch and created the BIOCERAMIC Moon-Swatch collection. Every watch in the new collection features the Omega brand name and borrows much of the iconic styling of the beloved Omega Speedmaster - which was famously worn on the moon and cost thousands of pounds - for a price of just £207. 

This makes the iconic design accessible to fans everywhere - whether you’re new to the watch world or a collector simply wanting to represent a luxury brand like Omega but feel more comfortable wearing a watch with a RRP of less than £250

These watches mean business, featuring a chronograph movement, tachymeter, water resistance, an easy to use velcro strap and much more. You can even read the time in the dark with all hours, minutes, chronograph seconds hands and hour markers sporting superluminova for the perfect glow. 

The Best Daily Beater Watches

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Written by Kate, for WatchObsession.