We’ve all been there… lost in the desert with nothing but your underwear and your five million dollar rolex watch. You soon come to find that your watch isn’t moving slowly at all… it’s broken. If only your ridiculously fancy watch had been splash-proof or moisture resistant and did more than just tell time. Now you are likely cursing yourself for dropping it in that pot of cooking oil the night before… now all you’ve got is your underwear and a watch that will be right at two points throughout the day… it’s going to be a rough trip.
Luckily for you, I’ve done some research for you to find some of the best watches for travel that hopefully will not break your bank.
Techtrail Axio Max hiking watch (£130 / $169)
The Swiss did it again with their watch perfection on this gadget. It measure not only time, but also altitude, temperature, pressure (incoming storms change the pressure rapidly), and even has a compass. Also, no worries about dropping it in cooking oil or the pool, this watch is water resistant up to 50 meters.
Zambezi 24-Hour Travel Watch (£155 / $200)
This rugged watch is also water resistant up to 50 meters and will keep track of two time zones simultaneously for you. One for the timezone you’re in and the other can be set for the timezone that your family, friends, french mistress, or drug dealer resides in. A good travel companion for you despite the steep price.
Spy Watch 4GB (£80 / $105)
This watch is not only cheaper on your budget but might also be up your shiny, and tech savvy ways with its ability to record video, take pictures, and record audio. With a mini-USB port it will also transfer date data to your computer if necessary. However, don’t go all out spying with this watch to everywhere as it’s only splash proof and not rated for deep water resistance.
Note though, you don’t need any of these watches to travel. The idea is there though. In my mind any watch that is waterproof / water resistant is basically all that is needed for travel. I personally look for water resistance up to 50 meters, a stop watch, and a back light. With all of that you’ll be pretty much set. Check out Dakota Watches for possibly cheaper watches that meet all of your travel needs.