8 of the best men’s watches for everyday wear

For those of you that like a watch that you can wear every day without worrying about the price tag and it getting damaged, there are plenty of awesome, adventure ready and no-nonsense timepieces that more than fit the bill for this. The guys at Huckberry, what with their love of the great outdoors, are one of the best in the business for offering these sort of watches so check out our pick of 8 of the best men’s watches for everyday wear below:


Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch – Limited Edition Watch ($189)


This exclusive collaboration with Timex is available only at Huckberry so make sure you don’t miss out on it as only limited numbers are being made available. The Huckberry x Timex “Cola” Sport Watch – Limited Edition Watch ($189) has been designed from a blank canvas, drawing on military style and 70s and 80s designs and boasts a highly legible military style ‘crosshair’ dial in red and white with ecru luminous paint.

It has a functional bezel which offers handy timing feature for diving—or for timing your parking meter or grill. The INDIGLO® lume provides easy optics in the dark and it has a 50m water resistance for all your underwater adventures afoot. ($189)


G-Shock GM5600B-1 Watch ($200)


This battle-tested timepiece is trusted by adventure sports athletes, special forces personnel, and is even NASA space-flight certified so you know it will more than stand up to the rigours that you’re likely to put it through. The G-Shock GM5600B-1 Watch ($200) is made with Triple 10 resistance – 10 years of battery life, 10 bars of water resistance, and 10m of shock resistance – so it’s a real triple threat from a performance perspective.

It is part of the classic, square-faced DW-5600 series with brushed stainless steel added to the bezel for a sharp new look and delivers an impressive resistance against electric shock, gravity, low temperatures, vibration, water, and impact.


Centric Instruments The Lightwell Field Watch Mark III ($200)


This is a wonderfully reliable watch with simple, uncomplicated style which takes its design inspiration from mid-century field watches. It is powered by Seiko’s solar-quartz movement with a solar panel underneath the dial that continuously charges the watch with both natural and artificial light.

This classy looking, minimalist timepiece from Centric Instruments has a lens treated with multiple layers of anti-reflective coating for better clarity and this compact, 30.5mm watch is well-balanced and perfect for everyday wear. The hands and markers are coated with Super-LumiNova BGW9 for unparalleled low-light visibility and the dapper, full grain leather band is extremely versatile and pairs well with any outfit. ($200)


Form•Function•Form Horween Leather Chronograph Watch ($128)


The guys at Form•Function•Form offer some fantastic looking, minimalist watches and this Horween Leather Chronograph ($128) is one of our favourites here at Coolector HQ. This classy number has an adjustable length button-stud band which will fit virtually all wrist sizes with over 2″ of adjustment.

The band design hides button-stud adjustment holes behind the watch face and it boasts the same dimensions as the updated Weekender 40, and the addition of a functioning chronograph, makes this one handsome timepiece that will turn heads aplenty without having to break the bank.


Luminox Sea Turtle Giant Watch ($295)


Boasting a 100% Swiss construction, this Luminox Sea Turtle Giant Watch is great value at just $295. It uses a Swiss made quartz movement and has a durable and lightweight carbon compound case. The tritium tubes provide an always-on lume that needs no light source or battery to glow which is important for making sure that the time is always legible in low light conditions such as diving.

For 20 years Luminox has crafted timepieces that pass the test of special forces, police and fire departments and professional divers around the world. Entirely Swiss-made, their watches have precision movements, unbeatable construction and 24/7 readability with an always-on lume that lasts for up to 25 years. ($295)


Seiko 5 Sports Watch ($335)


This everyday watch boasts plenty of style and an impressive automatic movement that belies the affordable price tag. The Seiko 5 Sports Watch ($335) is automatically wound by the movements of your wrist and can be manually wound as well and has a power reserve of approximately 41 hours. This classy looking timepiece from Seiko has LumiBrite hands and markers for low-light visibility and a striking, stylish bronze/brown ion finished stainless steel case and a patterned brown matte dial with a green second hand.

Adventure ready in the extreme, the Seiko 5 Sports Watch has a water-resistant to 100 meters (300 feet) and a black unidirectional rotating bezel for convenient timer function. If you’re after a high-end timepiece without the impenetrable price tag, you’ll not go too far wrong with this majestic offering from Seiko. ($335)


Rotate North Tempest Watch ($308)


This utility-styled navigator’s watch has a precise quartz movement and an extra long battery life so you’ll be able to wear it care-free day in, day out. The Rotate North Tempest Watch ($308) boasts a brushed stainless steel case and a pressurised screw-down case back and screw-down crown. The black 12h/24h dial is protected by a domed, hardened mineral crystal and this uncompromising timepiece has a water-resistant to 10 ATM (100 metres or 330 feet).

The Rotate North Tempest Watch has a movement that is highly serviceable for generations of active use and the two piece, compound rubber strap is toughened to withstand active outdoor and ocean conditions. This strap is made from sustainably-sourced rubber by a small family business in Northern Italy. ($308)


Momentum Steelix Black-Ion Watch ($235)


Designed for the active person and built for the activities they love, this fantastic looking Steelix Black-Ion Watch ($235) is a favourite of ours here at The Coolector. Momentum has been dodging short-lived trends since the ‘80s, and strictly crafting watches with iconic designs that hold up over the decades. Their latest offering, the Steelix, takes functionality and value for money to whole new heights. 200 meters of waterproof testing, stainless steel construction, and a price tag that won’t break the bank make this watch a true value that’s ready for action.

This ace looking timepiece from Momentum featured in Outside Magazine’s influential Gear Guide and boasts a premium quartz movement, oversize offset screw-down crown, 22mm black steel strap and each one has been hand-assembled in Canada to exacting standards. ($235)

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