A sport watch is perhaps one the most popular styles of wristwatches for both men and women today… and it is a consummate time-keeping essential for your watch collection. Whether your activity of choice is running, hiking, swimming, basketball, aerobics or boating, you’ll want a durable and rugged timepiece able to withstand the pressures of your workout that also looks great on your wrist. A watch that can take you from work-outs at the gym to business casual days at work.
There are several elements to consider when purchasing a new sport watch. First and foremost, the case and band should be durable, yet not too bulky or heavy on the wrist. The movement inside should be shock resistant and also water-resistant to some degree to resist body sweat. The material of the case and band should also be impervious to body sweat. Chronographs with minute and hour registers are beneficial to keep track of your workout routines.
Premium, high-end sport watches generally feature cases in stainless steel or titanium with matching stainless steel or titanium bracelets or with straps crafted in of rubber, silicone and canvas. Both automatic and quartz movements are acceptable, especially the former since the full range of motion of the wrist during an athletic activity will keep the movement powered. As a rule, dials with Arabic numeral, baton and cabochon dot hour markers are considered more “sporty,” while dials with Roman numeral markers are considered more formal and “dressy.”
The Breitling Chronomat 44 Automatic chronograph is an exceptional sport watch selection. This outstanding men’s watch has a 44mm diameter, 16mm thick case in polished, premium-grade stainless steel and matching signature link bracelet in polished stainless steel that comfortably fits the contours of the wrist. The unidirectional rotating bezel in stainless steel with engraved markers surrounds the black dial with three metallic silver-colored sub-dials, a red GMT hand, luminous hands and baton hour markers.
Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Additional features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 200 meters. This Breitling automatic Swiss-made watch is awarded Official Chronometer certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).
The Oris BC4 Automatic Chronograph is also an excellent sport watch choice. This high-performance men’s watch has a 43mm diameter, rounded-square stainless steel case and matching triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel. The stationary bezel surrounds the intricate black dial with a tachymeter outer dial, three sub-dials, baton hands and hour markers.
Chronograph has a date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. An exhibition case back lets you see the intricate Swiss-made automatic movement inside. Oris watch is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.
For many decades TAG Heuer is a brand that has been synonymous with action-packed sport watches and the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Automatic Chronograph is the ideal choice for today’s active man. The 45mm diameter, 16mm thick case in brushed stainless steel is presented on the attractive triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished stainless steel. The unidirectional rotating steel bezel with engraved markers encircles the silver-colored dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers.
Chronograph has an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 300 meters.
The Maurice Lacroix Miros Sport chronograph is sleek, racy and an ideal sports watch choice under $1,000. This Swiss-made men’s watch features the handsome and comfortable stainless steel case presented on an attractive black rubber strap. A black tachymeter bezel with screened markers surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, luminous hands and hour markers.
Chronograph features an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 10-hour registers. Additional features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Watch is 41mm in diameter and 10mm thick.