Best G-Shock Watches for the Military: What Options Do We Have in 2019?

If you’re on the hunt for a large, bold, utilitarian, and tough watch, look no further than military watches. Thankfully, you don’t need to be in the military to own this watch, as they are some of the most useful watches on the planet.

For a great military watch, the G-shock line of Casio will never fail. And below we take a look at the 3 best G-Shock watches for the military.

Best G-Shock Watches for the Military – Top Picks Chosen by Army Men

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NameMovement / Display typeWater resistanceEditor's ratingPrice
Casio GA 100-1A1 Military SeriesQuartz / Analog & Digital660 feet4.7 out of 5 starscta
Casio GD100-1BCR X-Large BlackQuartz / Digital660 feet4.5 out of 5 starscta
Casio GG-1000-1A5CRQuartz / Analog & Digital660 feet4.2 out of 5 starscta

G-Shock GA 100-1A1


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This watch is packed with features, which is as to be expected from this kind of watch.

The watch has 29 different timezones, switching timezones at the press of the button, 200-meter water resistance, and military grade shock-resistance, and that’s just scratching the surface.

The GA 100-1A1 is perfect for those who like a lot of features in a simple package.

While the functions of the watch are seemingly endless, the design is the complete opposite, with just a simple black case, and a black resin strap to keep you stylish and prepared for whatever activity. Indoor or outdoor.

G-Shock GD100-1BCR


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It should come as no surprise that this G-shock watch is packed with features, as they have never failed to impress with their incredibly utilitarian watches.

This watch can have five independent alarms for those who have a lot on their plate, four independent timezones, and a fully automatic calendar.

With this watch, staying on schedule is a breeze, especially with its LED backlight that makes it super convenient to read time, even in the darkest of places.

All of this is given to us in the classic black G-Shock case, that has been tried and tested all over the world.

G-Shock GG-1000-1A5CR


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If you’re looking for durability and style, there isn’t much competition against this watch.

With the big, tough and bulky case that we’re all used to seeing from G-Shock, and the slightly underappreciated green strap that really adds great detail to the watch, there’s no way you won’t look tough and strong.

Here, we have a watch that would be great for the outdoors, be it a hike, a mountain bike ride, or a camping trip.

And this is because of the great features such as multiple timezones, electroluminescence, 200m water resistance, shock resistance, and accurate timekeeping, just to name a few.

What To Look For When Buying Military Watches

best g shock watches for military

Design

Military watches need to be sturdy in their design. These watches are supposed to be worn throughout the most stressful situations.

Be it at basecamp, the battlefield, or even just a hike or a camping trip, this watch will be bumped and scratched all over the place, which means that you need to look for a watch that can handle all of these and more.

Readable

Look for watches with easily read dials, as these timepieces tend to have a lot going on in the face, with multiple dials and screen placed throughout.

While this may work for some wearers, too many things on the face may make reading the watch counterintuitive.

So to counteract this, look for watches that have an ergonomic dial which can be read no matter what time of the day it is.

Water Resistance

When looking for fashion watches, water resistance can be negligible, but that’s the complete opposite for these utility watches.

With these watches, you shouldn’t just settle for the standard water resistance, so look for watches that have at least 200 meters water resistance, so that you can use the watch for strenuous water activities, water sports, and with some watches even for diving.

Functions

Watches such as these need to have multiple functions.

Now, finding the watch with the right complications will all have to depend on your preference. Some watches will have 12 and 24-hour time, some will have multiple timezones, some may have multiple alarms and chronograph.

But the choice is up to you and your needs, but a watch is not a military watch if it doesn’t have multiple functions.

Accuracy

Lastly, you need to make sure that the watch that you’re buying is accurate. In the military accuracy is key.

A second or two off schedule can be detrimental, so research on what movement the watch uses and the accuracy of the movement.

Most watches will use a Japanese Quartz movement, due to its renowned accuracy, and frankly, it’s one of the most accurate movements a watch can use.

So make sure to pay attention to the movement of your next military watch!

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