Military replica watches first really came into public awareness during World War II. Infantrymen did not have time to pull watches from their pockets. Pocket watches could be easily lost. Strapping time on their wrists became more highly efficient, and the public soon followed suit. Over time, military replica watches for men became cool.
There a ton of reasons to get one. The best reason, obviously, is because you want to escape the zombie apocalypse. Zombies can’t tell time, so they are always running late. All kidding aside, military watches are reliable, indestructible, and look plain powerful on your wrist. But apart from how cool they look, obviously the reason to get one is because they are probably the overall best replica watches you can buy.
In addition to luminescence, durability, and easy visibility and readability, you are going to want a watch that is extremely accurate: Getting a watch with quartz movement is going to be your best bet here. Whether you want it for scuba diving, training for a triathlon, or swimming with your kids, a military watch is going to be a great watch to own. We took a look at five replica watches to help you narrow down styles and choices at a spread of price points from $200 to $1500.
Here are a few of the best military replica watches for men
G-Shock X-Large Combination Replica Watch–Military Black Casio
This tough-looking black watch is all hard edges, no softness. G-Shock Protection is notched into the bezel around the dial. The black face has white markings and hands. The dial is complicated and will take some getting used to to ready easily if this is your first military watch. Its Japanese Quartz Movement means that not only is it accurate, but you also don’t need to worry about a battery dying.
Don’t mistake tough-looking for inappropriate in any way on dressy occasions. This is a very sharp looking watch. The watch could have better visibility in the dark, but that seems to be the primary con to choosing it. For those who only need moderate night visibility, you will enjoy being able to tilt you watch at the right angle for the light to come on.
The wristband is resin-coated rubber, which is durable and lightweight. There are plastic teeth on the underside of the band to keep it from sliding around on your wrist. Unlike some other military or sports watches, this watch doesn’t have a huge face or an overwhelming presence. This replica watch can swim a mile, work at the office all day, and then take you out to dinner.
Wenger Swiss Replica Military Men’s Brigade Military Watch
This replica watch has one of our favorite features in a high-functional watch: a uni-directional rotating bezel. This is the safest way to keep track of the time you have been underwater while scuba-diving. If the bezel can rotate two days, there is a risk that your watch would indicate that you had been under water less time than you have; this can cause you to run out of oxygen prematurely. The bezel also keeps track of time for ten-, twenty-, thirty-minutes, etc. with easy-to-read black Arabic numbers.
The blue face has white markings and hands, a slim red second hand, and the arabic numbers 3, 6, and 9 for easy readability. The blue-ish grey color gives this watch a very chic, streamlined feel. The face is pretty large, but the band is wide also, so the watch is very nicely proportional. With its shiny, silver-colored stainless steel bracelet, this is a perfect dress watch. You could wear it with a black or a brown suit. We would suggest that you could match your tie and socks to the watch face too, for some nice accents.
Chase-Durer Men’s Special Forces Black Ionic-Plated Underwater Demolition Team Watch
This black, chain-link, bracelet and black-faced replica watch has one of the most intricate and elegant watch faces we have seen. The markings are tiny, but that allows for it to measure every second in a minute with its tachymeter. It has three subdials, including 12 hours, 60 minutes, and 1/10th of a second.
White arabic numbers in the bezel keep track of every five minutes of time. The actual face of the watch has arabic numbers 1, 5, 7, 8, and 11. The red second hand adds contrast for easy visibility. This watch is a very classy dress watch. No question you can wear it for work or play. But this is a very strong and complicated watch that indicates the sharpness and complexity of the wearer. It is an eye-catcher, and it is impressive even if the only eyes on it are yours.
Swiss Military Calibre Men’s Red Star Rose Gold IP Bezel Chronograph Steel Date Replica Watch
The rose gold bezel, rose gold hands, case, knobs, hands, markings and hands are nicely juxtaposed to the black chain bracelet. The rose gold markings show up in stark relief to the black face. There is a Swiss flag at Midnight on the watch. Whatever people may say about the Swiss, their flag is a plus. I’m neutral about their military, but the Swiss really know how to make a good watch.
There are three dials on the face, including a sub-second chronograph function, which is great for diving. There is a tachymeter on the bezel for extra, minute (as in precise) calculations. So, already, this is a replica watch with amazingly helpful, simply-marked, elegantly placed features. But as with other military watches, let’s talk about how striking this watch is as a statement and an accessory.
You may not feel like your watch is a statement– you may just like your watch. But indulge us for a moment. A sleek, streamlined watch conveys good taste. The steel bracelet rather than a leather bracelet hints at a bit of extra dressiness and strength. Black rather than silver is either more limited with regard to wardrobe, or thwarts fashion by pairing the black watch with a brown suit, instead of wearing the more neutral silver. Go, Swiss.
Luminox Men’s Nighthawk Replica Watch
In contrast, the Luminox Nighthawk looks more rubbery, with its resin-colored case, face, and band. This watch offers excellent camouflage in the dark. Its white markings on the face and bezel are easy to see. The Arabic numbers make the watch nearly as easy to read as a digital timepiece.
The advantage of the analog face is that it can keep track of seconds and other small increments of time. The date is displayed at 3 o’clock. The Nighthawk is water-resistant to 660 feet and has a sapphire crystal for easy readability in daylight.
While this is a fantastic replica watch, it doesn’t quite fit the bill as a dress watch. It depends on the style of your particular workplace as to weather this watch is appropriate for the office. This is a great sport watch/ tool. This is a work horse, but you wouldn’t want to take it on a date.