Expedition watches are basically timepieces made for the outdoorsy bloke. They’re hardier that the average ticker and can be dunked in metres of salty or fresh water. Some come with handy compasses in case you get lost on the trail, others have world clocks for those trekkers suffering from a bout of wanderlust.
They can, however, be a little hard on your coin receptacle, the pricier watches can be up to £12,000. Yes, the Rolex Deep Sea Dweller sells for close to that. Madness. But it can be taken to depths of 3,900 metres – so we get it.
For the rest of us plebeians, there are some pretty neat options available for under £100. We found a few you might like, considering of course the range of activities an adventurous person can partake in.
Thanks to Amazon UK for their stellar selection:
This beauty sells for £88.38. Features include a tide tracker, water resistant to 100M, and a handy luminous display which measures air and water temperature.
This tough fella sells for the bargain price of £30.84. Features include: an alarm, stop watch, back light and world clock with a cool analogue display.
Sold for a whopping £10.88, this guy comes with a 12-month warranty in case you decide to be careless. Its a multifunction piece with a military time model, calendar alarm and is waterproof up to 50M.
Available for £13.99. Chunky and funky, this watch is a waterproof sports watch with a rubber strap and plastic case.
This is a unique offering in that it includes a tiny compass on the military-grade nylon strap. It also has a fire starter component and a whistle. Take that James Bond. It sells for £12.98.
Selling for $93.07, this stainless steel diving watch can go to depths of 200M and is Eco-friendly for those environmental warriors. We’re looking at you Leo.
This wooden wonder is available for £34.99 and is the best option if you really want to be one with nature. The battery last for four years and the wood is bamboo and sandalwood. It’s hypoallergenic so is meant for those who suffer from skin allergies. It’s also super light, 1 ounce!
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.