Are military watches for men suitable as gifts for special occasions? Many might be thinking, “Nah these watches are just for guys who enlist in the army”. If it was 20 years ago, I would tend to agree with you. But now, I wouldn’t be so sure.

Military watches

Military watches were designed to be tough and durable. When people think of tough and durable, most might be inclined to think “clumsy looking, boring black colour watch”. However, if you look at any one of our military watches reviews, it is evident that the design of military timepieces definitely differs from a clumsy or boring look. In fact, it is the direct opposite; military watches are actually stylish and cool.

Taking that into consideration, it is not difficult to realise that military timepieces are not only suitable for military purposes, but also for casual consumers like you and me, looking for a cool and sporty look.

It is obvious that military wrist watches are phasing out from the dull, big and boring single function type of watch. More and more military watches already have a multitude of functions such as chronograph features, barometer, compass and etc. Are the functions of these type of watches only needed by military men? Absolutely not. Anyone can benefit from these functions and that is why military timepieces are beginning to become a hot-seller among casual consumers, especially outdoor enthusiasts. The term military watches is nothing more than a nomenclature of classification of watches, rather than a reflection of its actual consumer market.

As the old adage says, “A man is judged upon the watch that he wears”, it is therefore important for a guy to own a decent watch. It represents a man’s status. It speaks volumes about the person wearing it. It can aid a person in leaving a good first impression. Any normal man would be proud to own a decent, rugged-looking watch. As such, a military watch can be a great Christmas gift, Birthday gift, Wedding anniversary gift, or Valentine’s gift for any male in the household. It can even be a gift for your boyfriend to show your appreciation towards him. The bottom line is that military watches for men can be a great gift for any guy on any occasion. They are not nicknamed the best watches for men for nothing.

Can military watches for men be worn as fashion accessories? Are they suitable for casual wears? Military timepieces were initially produced for well, exactly as its name states, military purposes. A military watch incorporates important features such as dark colours into their design for camouflage in jungles, built in compass for navigation,non-reflective surfaces for proper concealment and more.

However, in my opinion, this has changed over the years; military watches have become very commonly used for fashion. This is not surprising considering the overall look of most military watches. They look cool and sporty and are easy to match with casual outfits. It is becoming increasingly common to see people wearing these type of watches for fashion rather than actually needing them for use in the military. If you think about it, features such as stop watch and push to light feature common in most military watches, are very useful for everyday use. In addition to their great look, it is no wonder that people wear them as their main watches everyday. The market for military watches has evolved and manufacturers realized this. Thus, more effort is put into the design and aesthetics of these watches to attract a larger market.

This is great news for everyone though. It means that we have more choices when buying watches for normal everyday wear. It also means that one of the best watches for men is military watches. I personally own a G-shock mudman watch which I used when I was in the military, but until now I still wear it everytime I go jogging and it looks great with my sports wear. Take a look at the reviews of watches we have listed on our home page Military Watches For Men and I’m sure you’ll agree that these watches are actually really versatile watches.

In my next article I will adress what to look out for when choosing military watches and remember you don’t have to actually enlist in the military to buy a great fashionable watch. :-)