The best digital watches to buy in 2019


Watches play a distinct role in the life of a modern person. In addition to the obvious task of timing, they are one of those accessories that can make someone’s personality shine.

Certainly, smartwatches can perform a lot of cool tricks. But ask any high performing individual. Most of these tips can look more like distractions than features. For people who are at their peak, most of the features of a smartwatch will only hamper their flow and structure. This is why digital and analog watches are still very popular. (Besides the obvious fashion aspect.)

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best digital watches available today. Without further ado, let’s go!

Best digital watches

Nixon Unit LCD – Best overall

The Nixon Unit LCD display features an attractive, minimalist and elegant design. Buyers can choose from two frame colors: dark blue and fade blue. And the digital LCD screen can display in two different modes: positive and negative. The backlighting is also quite impressive.

It has several custom digital module features. First, let’s talk about the weather. (It is after all a watch). It can display the time in 12 hour mode or 24 hour mode. The Nixon Unit LCD display also comes with a calendar (which shows the day, date and month), a temperature gauge (which is quite accurate) and a chronograph. It also has a great countdown timer and an alarm.

The Nixon weighs 2.5 ounces (70 grams). The case features a custom injection molded polycarbonate dial ring and fixed bezel. It measures 55mm in width (diameter) and 15mm in depth (thickness). The band is made of custom injection molded silicone. It is 25.2mm wide and has a circumference of 10 inches. It is water resistant and can withstand a depth of up to 100 meters.

You can always count on Nixon to make the best watches. The company claims it improves “the little things.” The Nixon Unit LCD display is no exception.

  • Is water resistant up to 330 feet
  • Has positive and negative display options
The inconvenients:
  • The clasp buckle may break after long use

Casio G-Shock GD-100-1BDR – Military Style

Casio G-Shock GD-100-1BDR - Military Style
The Casio G-Shock GD-100-1BDR features a cool military-style design. As the name suggests, this is an incredibly rugged watch that will withstand most types of shock and force.

Some of the features of this watch include time in 12 hour or 24 hour mode, calendar (with day, date and month), stopwatch, countdown timer and excellent alarm clock. This also beeps every hour, which is a great additional feature for timing.

The Casio G-Shock GD-100-1BDR weighs approximately 2.55 ounces (72 grams). It features a case 55mm wide (diameter) and 17.5mm deep (thickness). It has big buttons which make navigation extremely easy. The screen is also quite large and the numbers are easy to read. It is equipped with a high density LED light that illuminates the dial from behind. This results in a super bright display. The GD-100-1BDR is also water resistant and can withstand a depth of up to 200 meters.

G-Shock GD-100-1BDR is great, especially if you are outside doing physical activities most of the time. This incredibly sturdy set is packed with tons of features, making it one of the best digital watches around.

  • Is water resistant up to 660 feet
  • Has a solid and beautiful design
  • Has a calendar, stopwatch and hourly reminder
The inconvenients:

Suunto Traverse – For the adventurer

Suunto Traverse - For the adventurer

The Suunto Traverse is a nice addition to our list of the best digital watches. This is a GPS wristwatch with a full digital display. The bezels are made of stainless steel and the construction is quite sturdy, which makes sense considering it was designed for the outdoors.

Besides the usual features of any digital watch, this acts as a great GPS device. You can connect it to a smartphone and download your routes to the watch. It is connected to both the American and Russian Glonass Satellite GPS navigation systems. You can check a series of important statistics such as altitude, distance traveled and the direction you need to go. Another interesting feature is the time of sunrise and sunset. Ask any hiker / trekker and they’ll tell you at least a few stories about when they got stranded in the dark after sunset. It is therefore certainly an important reminder to have on your watch.

You can also save locations that you find particularly interesting in this regard so that you can search for them later. Other features include incoming calls, SMS, and push notifications. The only downside of the Suunto Traverse compared to other watches is the fact that it needs to be recharged regularly. However, the battery lasts a good hundred hours after a full charge.

Suunto has a long history of manufacturing navigation equipment. The company was founded in 1936, when it started out as a manufacturer of liquid-filled compasses. The Suunto Traverse is an essential watch for any backpacker, hiker, hiker, mountaineer or adventure addict of all kinds. (You can also check out our list of the best Compass apps for Android.)

  • Has built-in GPS and barometer
  • Is water resistant up to 330 feet
  • It can be connected to a smartphone
  • Has an integrated digital compass and a navigation system with tracker
The inconvenients:
  • Not suitable for indoor
  • is quite expensive

Men’s Timex T49896 Expedition Digital Shock CAT – Rugged Design

Men's Timex T49896 Expedition Digital Shock CAT - Rugged Design

The Timex Men’s Expedition Shock CAT is a real one for the outdoors. This has one of the most rugged designs of any digital watch out there. It is impact resistant by ISO standards and can withstand an insane amount of rough handling. It also features a durable resin strap and an Indiglo Light-up dial.

It’s not just for torture tests. It can still do most of the tasks of any digital watch. These include 12 hour or 24 hour clock time, calendar (with day, date and month), stopwatch, countdown timer and great alarm clock. The case diameter is 45mm and the strap width is 16.5mm. It is also water resistant and can withstand a depth of up to 100 meters.

Timex is a well-known brand in the world of timekeeping. The company makes high-end watches, both digital and analog, and keeps its promises. The Timex Men’s Expedition Digital Shock CAT is no exception.

  • Is water resistant up to 330 feet
  • Has a full calendar that shows the day, month and year
  • Uses quartz movement
  • Has a very resistant surface
The inconvenients:

Citizen Eco-Drive Homme JZ1060-76E Promaster – Digital-to-analog hybrid

Citizen Eco-Drive Homme JZ1060-76E Promaster - Digital-to-analog hybrid
The last one on our list is a little different. The Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster is not exactly a digital whole. Rather, it is a digital-analog hybrid. But given the beauty of this device, we just couldn’t exclude it from the list.

It might be a bit high in the price bracket, but it’s just stunning to look at. All-metal stainless steel construction, a window screen with a black base, and a hybrid display between analog and digital all contribute to its visual appeal. One of the best things about it is that it uses natural light to charge its battery. This means that you never have to worry about changing the battery like with lithium-ion batteries in other watches.

The round screen has a diameter of 45mm and a thickness of only 13mm. The metal bracelet is 24mm wide, also stainless steel like the body. It also has a folding clasp with a safety button. The Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster is fully water resistant and can survive up to 200 meters deep.

Citizen is one of the most reputable brands in the world of watchmaking. It was created in 1924. It therefore now has nearly a century of history in watchmaking. The Citizen Eco-Drive Men JZ1060-76E Promaster is a true testament to the company’s reputation.

  • Has an analog-to-digital design
  • Is water resistant up to 660 feet
  • Batteries never need to be changed
  • Has a quartz movement
The inconvenients:
  • Little or no customizable features
  • is quite expensive

Selecting a digital watch

We’ve just reviewed some of the best digital watches on the market. But deciding which one to buy will be a challenge for many. So, in this section, we’ll take a look at some of the things to consider before choosing one for yourself.

The first and very obvious point to consider is whether it gives you exactly what you are looking for. Are you looking for a simple timing device or are you looking for something to help you on your outdoor adventures. You don’t want too many distractions. And you also want all the features that you are looking for. It sounds sophisticated enough, but given the plethora of options available in the market, trust me, you will find the watch you are looking for. One of the advantages of modern society.

Another thing to consider is the design of the watch. You will be wearing this thing at all times. Thus, he will become an integral part of you. Make sure you choose a design that matches your fashion tastes.

Closing thoughts

So this was our article on the best digital watches you could buy in 2019. We went through a total of 5 watches and ended the article with a brief discussion on how to find a watch that is perfect for you.

We hope this article helped you make a decision!


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