Spring is a great time to get outside and shake off the dust from a lazy winter, but you’ll want a watch that can keep up with you. Casual watches can be any timepiece that you wear on a daily basis, and it’s one that will need to take its share of bumps and bangs and keep on ticking. We’ve grabbed three of our favorite casual watches here, so let’s dive in.
Tudor Black Bay GMT
The Tudor Black Bay GMT offers incredible value and classic styling in a durable, wearable package. It features Tudor’s MT5652 movement that has a 70-hour power reserve, and the watch case offers a 200m/660ft water resistance rating, so you’ll never be left wondering if your watch is safe.
The GMT is a great casual watch for travelers, as it can track multiple timezones at once, and there’s a quickset date window. While the vintage-inspired rivet bracelet may not be everyone’s cup of tea, the Black Bay GMT’s old-school Tudor snowflake hands likely will be.
Omega Seamaster Diver 300M
The latest Omega Seamaster divers feature detailed dials and interesting designs that catch the eye. The original Seamaster 300M is one of the most iconic casual watches of all time, and features a robust depth rating of 300m/1000ft, a ceramic bezel, a display casebook, and intresting dial colors. The Seamaster comes with Omega’s fantastic 8800 movement, which delivers a 55-hour power reserve, and it looks great under the open caseback.
The Seamaster faces direct competition from heavy-hitters like the Rolex Submariners, but it holds its own with compelling features that match or beat its rivals. The ceramic bezel resists scratches and looks great, while Omega’s extendable dive clasp on the bracelet makes the watch wearable in almost any situation.
Seiko MarineMaster/SLA Dive Watches
The Seiko SLA dive watches are unique, high-end timepieces from the brand that generally sells affordable middle-of-the-road designs. It’s available in a variety of colors and wears well on both a strap and the included bracelet, which features a ratcheting adjustable clasp, just like Rolex dive watches costing thousands more.
Inside, the MarineMaster features Seiko’s 8L35 movement, which offers a 50-hour power reserve. The ceramic bezel prevents scratches and brings an upscale look to the watch, while the single-piece case affords a 300m/1000ft depth rating.