The Best Special Forces Watches

Best Overall
Luminox Men's 8831.KM Recon NAV Analog Display Analog Quartz Black...
Marathon GSAR Swiss Made Military Issue Diver's Automatic Watch with...
Invicta Men's Bolt 48mm Stainless Steel and Silicone Chronograph...
Luminox Men's 3059.SET Scott Cassell Specials Analog Display Analog...
Casio Men's PRO TREK Stainless Steel Japanese-Quartz Watch with...
Our Score
9.6
8.8
8.7
8.1
7.9
MSRP
$484.99
$1,390.00
$150.17
$329.99
$260.00
Material (window)
Anti-reflective Sapphire
Anti-reflective Sapphire
Mineral
Mineral
Mineral
Display
Analog
Analog
Analog
Analog
Analog
Case
Resin
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Stainless steel
Resin
Band Material
Rubber
Rubber
Silicone
Band Material
Titanium
Water Resistant
330 Feet
984 Feet
660 Feet
660 Feet
656 feet
Best Overall
Luminox Men's 8831.KM Recon NAV Analog Display Analog Quartz Black...
Our Score
9.6
MSRP
$484.99
Material (window)
Anti-reflective Sapphire
Display
Analog
Case
Resin
Band Material
Rubber
Water Resistant
330 Feet
More Information
Marathon GSAR Swiss Made Military Issue Diver's Automatic Watch with...
Our Score
8.8
MSRP
$1,390.00
Material (window)
Anti-reflective Sapphire
Display
Analog
Case
Stainless steel
Band Material
Rubber
Water Resistant
984 Feet
More Information
Invicta Men's Bolt 48mm Stainless Steel and Silicone Chronograph...
Our Score
8.7
MSRP
$150.17
Material (window)
Mineral
Display
Analog
Case
Stainless steel
Band Material
Silicone
Water Resistant
660 Feet
More Information
Luminox Men's 3059.SET Scott Cassell Specials Analog Display Analog...
Our Score
8.1
MSRP
$329.99
Material (window)
Mineral
Display
Analog
Case
Stainless steel
Band Material
Band Material
Water Resistant
660 Feet
More Information
Casio Men's PRO TREK Stainless Steel Japanese-Quartz Watch with...
Our Score
7.9
MSRP
$260.00
Material (window)
Mineral
Display
Analog
Case
Resin
Band Material
Titanium
Water Resistant
656 feet
More Information

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When thinking about a special forces watch, the first thing that comes to mind is a robust timepiece with outstanding characteristics that is made to ensure exceptional performances in the most adverse conditions.

For this reason, it is easy to understand why owning a special forces watch for men means possessing an accessory of supreme quality.

With dozens of models of military-style watches available on the market, the question that arises is what makes special forces timepieces different.

Well, these watches are built to withstand the test of time and to run perfectly under any circumstances.

Furthermore, the manufacturers usually equip these watches with state-of-the-art technology and design them for the specific needs of the military forces they address, such as for the Navy or Aviation.

Our selection of top special forces watches addresses military professionals, adventurers or simply those men who like to wear an important timepiece.

Our Reviews Of The Best Special Forces Watches

#1 Luminox 8832.MI Recon Watch

Luminox 8832.MI Recon Watch

A watch designed specifically for professional military personnel, the 8832.MI Recon addresses the military navigation specialists, namely those persons responsible for keeping the designated route to reach the target, as well as all the adventurers who need a reliable timepiece during their explorations.

Luminox developed the 8832.MI model in accordance with the advice offered by a former military security NCO, the result being an analogic watch that perfectly meets the necessities of all ground patrols.

The functions and characteristics of this watch are designed to impress. The watch incorporates a tachymeter, dual time zones, three common map scales, a measurement tool that can be set to measure in either inches or centimeters, as well as a comparison chart.

Furthermore, the watch is also equipped with a removable compass, it features a diving timing unidirectional bezel and it is self-powered constantly illuminated for easier use in low-light or no-light conditions.

All these features are enclosed in an attractive stainless steel case, and the design is completed by the black rubber wristband.

#2 Marathon WW194006 GSAR Watch

Marathon WW194006 GSAR Watch

Marathon is a brand famous for its Swiss made authentic military timepieces that are built according to the US Government’s specifications, field tested and approved by the soldiers.

Among all the models manufactured by the company, the GSAR model, namely the Government Search and Rescue watch, impresses with its elegant design and technical features.

The design of the watch is simple yet functional, the piece being water resistant at 1000 feet, powered by a self-winding mechanism and self-illuminated by tritium gas tubes.

Despite its rather expensive price, the Marathon WW194006 GSAR is extremely popular, many users describing it as eye-catchy and reliable.

In fact, several Marine and Aerospace users confessed that the GSAR special forces watch is of a great quality.

#3 Invicta Men’s Bolt Watch

Invicta is one of those brands that accustomed its fans with opulent timepieces designed to bring class even in the most adverse conditions, and things are no different when it comes to the Invicta Bolt watch.

The manufacturer doesn’t specify if this watch was built specifically for the special forces, nevertheless its exceptional features make it more than suitable to be used in any military task.

The feature that impresses is, without a doubt, its ability to withstand the test of diving or any professional marine activity, the timepiece being water-resistant at 660 feet.

Aesthetically, the Bolt distinguishes itself thanks to the stylish gold stainless steel bezel and black dial.

The dial is protected by a mineral window that is scratch resistant, while the black rubber strap gives the final touch of elegance.

It also has 60min, 60sec, 24hr functional subdials.

The Invicta Bolt watch will definitely make you stand out among the crowd.

#4 Luminox 3059.SET Scott Cassell Watch

Luminox 3059.SET Scott Cassell Watch

Among the many Luminox watches built specifically for the special forces, another watch that caught our attention is the 3059.SET Scott Cassell model.

This watch owes its name to a counter-terrorism operative expert and undersea explorer, the manufacturer considering this timepiece an essential gear for the military professionals and explorers alike.

To show its concern for the viability of the oceans and to support the Sea Wolves and Underwater Voyager organizations, Luminox even donates a part of the profits generated by the sale of this model to support Cassell’s work.

The 3059.SET is characterized by the bright orange background of the analog dial, a color easily visible underwater. The watch is water resistant at 660 feet and as all the other Luminox timepieces, it features a self-illumination characteristic.

Other than this, the watch’s design is consistent with the other Luminox timepieces, and it is equipped with a compass and a unidirectional bezel.

#5 Casio Pro Trek Watch

Casio Pro Trek Watch

From all the special forces watches for sale, we have chosen the Casio Pro Trek watch as the last entry in our list.

Pro Trek is one of the best Casio watches and it is available in two color versions, anthracite black and silver. The watch is really shock and scratch resistant thanks to the stainless steel case and titanium wristband.

The digital display is extremely intuitive, while the numerous functions include an altimeter and barometer, a compass, 5 independent daily alarms and hourly time signal, power saving function and more.

Furthermore, the altimeter memory provides access to an altitude log so you can easily monitor the activity.

Final Thoughts

Deciding upon the best special forces watch was tough, but in the end, our favorite is the Luminox 8832.MI Recon.

In our opinion, this is a complete watch that provides military performances at an accessible price. We like the detachable compass, as well as the multiple “terrain” functions that are combined with the water resistance feature.

All these characteristics, together with the attractive contemporary design and with the popularity of the watch make us consider it the top of its category.