Water resistant watches make for an extremely convenient companion. With the ability to withstand certain amounts of water, water resistant watches offer less limitations as to where you can wear them, but let’s point out firstly that ‘water resistant‘ and ‘waterproof‘ are two very different things.While water resistant watches allow themselves to be exposed to a certain amount of water, it’s not guaranteed that water will not get in to the watch’s casing, however, what it does guarantee is that the mechanics of the watch will not be affected by said water getting into the casing. Waterproof, on the other hand, means that there is 100% no access for water… but let’s save that for another article.
With this in mind, we’ve curated a list of 8 water resistant watches that won’t need to be taken off at the beach or pool this summer.
The 203 Steel & Black Leather watch by Uniform Wares is a sleek and timeless style, featuring a minimalist face design and offering up to 50 meters water resistance.
Timex x J. Crew – Military Watch | $267 | Mr. Porter
Inspired by vintage military watches from the ’40s, Timex and J.Crew have teamed up to produce this fine military number that features a crystal quartz movement and water resistance of up to 50 meters.
Casio’s Telememo watch is geek-chic-cool, offering a simple digital layout finished off with a sweet gold casing and allowing up to 50 meters of water resistance.
Michael Kors – Outrigger Chronograph Watch | $332 | Neiman Marcus
The Outrigger Chronograph watch by Michael Kors offers an extremely handsome aesthetic. Constructed of gunmetal stainless steel, the Outrigger Chronograph is one sleek timepiece, offering up to 50 meters water resistance.
For all you players out there, the Nixon Player is an iconic Nixon number, featuring its signature encrusted diamond and extremely minimal face. The Player is sleek, versatile and offers up to 100 meters water resistance.
The DW-5600E-1V by Casio is for the true adventurer. Featuring an incredibly rugged aesthetic, Casio’s DW-5600E-1V style offers up to 200 meters water resistance making it the perfect timepiece, rain or shine.