Outdoor Watches

Last Updated on February 23, 2024

When you are enjoying the outdoors, you need a watch that is going to take care of you when you need it the most. Depending on the outdoor watch you get, you can find ones that measure your hikes, navigate for you and in some cases, even read you your texts. The ones we’re talking about today are more budget friendly but they will do the job for you.

These watches have to be able to stand up to mother nature. They might be exposed to intense heat, extreme colds or water and they have to be able to hold up because when you are out in the wilderness, you rely on that watch.

Now you start the task of looking for an outdoor watch that fits what you need. This all depends on how much money you want to spend and what features you’re looking for. You might be looking for something that will keep you heading in the right direction and give you the time or one that tells you how to get there. There are so many options that it might be hard to decide.

All that being said, we want to try and help you make a more informed decision by listing some of the top budget outdoor watches of the year. You will find some of the most well-reviewed outdoor watches out there right now and they aren’t going to break the bank to buy.

SNE Digital Sports Watch

The Digital Sports Watch by SNE is an easy to read military, big face outdoor watch that you can pick up for just around $13. This comes with some basic functions that will give you what you need while you are out and about. This watch is made for the outdoor enthusiast and offers functions like a calendar, a stopwatch, backlight, the time that can be military or standard and to top it off, this watch is waterproof.

You will never have to worry about missing important dates with this watch because of the Taiwan IC chip set, Japanese battery and the imported digital electronic movement. This is a great watch and it only adds to that value that the watch is so affordable.

– Easy to read with luminous display and mineral glass
– Double row watch band that is comfortable and durable
– Imported digital electronic movement
– Waterproof up to 164 feet or 50 meters

Bounabay Men’s Military Digital Sport Watch

For just around $15 you can pick up the Bounabay Men’s Military Digital Sport Watch. Before we get into the great functions on this affordable watch, let’s talk about the options in terms of looks. This is already a great looking watch, but then you get the option of 10 different color schemes to match however you’re feeling. However, we’re here to talk about why this makes a great outdoor watch.

This watch is made of hardened resin glass, stainless steel, comfortable and durable PU and imported ABS. It has a beautiful backlit LED display and is waterproof so you don’t have to worry about a little rain. It’s basic but does that job you need it to.


– Durable watch made of shock resistant material
– Suitable for outdoor, social or sporting activities
– Dual time zone
– Calendar with day and date
– LED display
– Back light
– Stop watch
– Water resistant

ETEVON Men’s ‘Air Force’ Stylish Big Face Analog Digital Watch

The ETEVON Men’s ‘Air Force’ Stylish Big Face Analog Digital Watch is another fantastic outdoor watch that will leave you wanting to buy multiples. This big face watch is 56 mm wide and the face is like the deck of an aircraft carrier. This unique aircraft icon matches the concept of the ‘air force’ and is like the apron on the deck. The pointer is built with airfoil type material and has a hollowed out structure to make it easier to read.

This watch has functions for everyday use as well as the outdoors with a stopwatch, backlight and waterproof capabilities up to 30 meters. It’s also got an alarm clock, calendar and is set up for dual time zones.


– 90 day money back guarantee
– Waterproof up to 98 feet or 30 meters
– Multi-functional watch with many features that will suit you in all situations

Timex Men’s Expedition Gallatin Watch

The Timex Men’s Expedition Gallatin Watch is a slight step up from the others and is a very popular watch among outdoor enthusiasts. We’re also impressed by this watch. In our opinion, this Timex watch can compete with any military style watch and because it’s an Indiglo watch, you don’t need the luminous markers or hands. This may not be for deep see diving but it will work for up to 50 meters deep.

Some have complained about the band as it is Velcro but it easily replaced if you don’t like it. Outside of that, this is a great watch that won’t hurt your wallet when you purchase.


– Imported
– Rugged and lightweight outdoor resin construction
– Nylon slip through strap that is double layered
– Time and date are easy to set
– Indiglo watch dial
– Water resistant up to 50 meters

Suunto Core Wrist-Top Computer Watch

The Suunto Core Wrist-Top Computer Watch is another step above the previous watches in terms of functionality and price. This watch will bring the explorer out of you with a barometer, altimeter, weather information and a compass to help guide you. You will also know when sunrise and sunset are with this watch so if you are out later than you might want, you’ll know when it’s going to start getting dark so you can head back.

It’s a great looking watch that will do everything you need it to do. On top of the features we’ve mentioned, it also does what most of the previous watches do with date, calendar, and being waterproof.


– Altimeter to track vertical movement
– Suunto core will track the sun and weather for you
– Storm alarm and weather trend graph
– Stylish designs and options for variation
– Get compass, altimeter, barometer and depth meter for all of your outdoor activities