Updated October 27, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

The 10 Best Sports Watches for Men

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in July of 2018. If you're an athlete, the sports watches for men on our list are sure to catch your eye, not least of all for their potential to improve your performance. We've included models with some of the most advanced technologies outside the smartwatch sector, as well as some classic options capable of tracking lap times and telling the hour in some demanding environments. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best sports watch for men on Amazon.

10. Stuhrling Original 845

9. Casio Edifice Silver Connected

8. Orient Mako XL

7. Tissot T-Race Aluminum Touch

6. Casio G-Shock Rangeman Limited Edition

5. Longines HydroConquest Automatic Chronograph

4. Tag Heuer Aquaracr

3. Rolex Submariner

2. Nomos Club Neomatik

1. Omega Speedmaster Professional

Special Honors

Omega Seamaster Ultra Light Designed to maximize comfort no matter the bend in your wrist, this model features a push-in crown that hides inside the case when you don't need it, streamlining its edges. It's incredibly lightweight, with a combination of titanium and aluminum, and a comfortable rubber strap. Inside, it boasts the company's Master-Chronometer-rated caliber 8928 movement, with a 72-hour power reserve and resistance to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss. omegawatches.com

Editor's Notes

October 23, 2019:

It's hard to believe that our previous incarnation of this list lacked models by Rolex and Omega, but that has been corrected by the inclusion of both the Omega Speedmaster Professional and the Rolex Submariner. These represent the finest examples of a racing chronograph and a dive watch available on the market, and the Omega's involvement in the NASA space program is a testament to its watch's durability and reliability. Why the Submariner over the Daytona? Well, good luck finding a new Daytona on the market.

To make room for these new additions, we said goodbye to some lesser quartz models like the Timex Ironman, as well as some automatic models that had a few unexpected drawbacks, like the high maintenance costs of the Mont Blanc. We were still able to find an excellent budget option for anyone looking to invest in an automatic model with the Orient Mako XL. This comes from a brand that has plenty of history in its native Japan, and that's gaining notoriety among horology enthusiasts for its commitment to in-house movement manufacture and design elements that are derivative of the classics without feeling like ripoffs or homage pieces.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on October 27, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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