The field watch signifies a return to the outdoors after a cold winter shut inside (for most of us, that is). Field watches are designed to be ready for, well, the field. Even if you’re not wearing yours for military or exploration purposes, the style still holds steady in spring. The lightweight NATO strap is perfect to wear as temps climb, while field-inspired watch case and dial designs are more interesting and visually masculine than their dress watch counterparts. Here are our picks for the best field watches for men this season.
Jack Mason Field Camp Watch – $195
Field watches can boast a design that’s a bit more classically refined in nature, yet no less rugged, as is the case with this handsome Jack Mason number. The deep navy of the face is nicely offset by the rich brown of the strap and both colors reference throwback military colors.
Filson Mackinaw Field Chrono Watch – $595
Leave it to a brand that makes durable outdoor gear galore to make a heck of a long-lasting watch. It’s as simple as that.
MWC Watches GG-W-113 – $155
With a no-frills dial design and a nylon military strap, this MWC timepiece is perfect for pairing with spring shirts, shorts, and sneakers aplenty.
Weiss Watch Co. Limited Automatic Issue Field Watch – $1,995
Make no mistake, field watches can be every bit as premium and pricey as watches from more established names. Weiss Watch Co. is dedicated to style, substance and American-made production. All Weiss field watches are made in Los Angeles.
Seiko 5 Automatic Watch – $139
With looks that signify standout casual style and a price tag that won’t break the bank, this Seiko timepiece is certainly in the running for the best men’s field watches to buy now.
Timex Expedition Field Chronograph – $82
Leave it to Timex to design a watch with field-ready style and a stellar price tag — it doesn’t get better than this Field Chronograph.
Not feeling the field watch? Our round-up of the best watches under $500 offers plenty of other options to make sure your wrist doesn’t go naked this spring.