10 Best Tactical Watches (Update 2022) Buyer’s Guide

Watches are a critical piece of survival gear. In first aid situations, noting the time of an injury or being able to track the duration of an illness is vital. Today, people use tactical watches for everything from basic timekeeping to assessing environmental conditions to monitoring physical stats and tracking their workouts.

There are several theories on the origin of the tactical watch. One suggests that members of the German Imperial Navy were the first to employ tactical watches back in 1880 (1). Another suggests that tactical wristwatches grew immensely in popularity during World War I (2).

Today, wristwatches are able to handle the harshest of environments and are increasingly resistant to wear and tear. (more…)