5 Best Quartz Watches
On the summer vacation you will certainly spend most of your time under water, and therefore you’ll need an appropriate watch for such adventures. Many of you will certainly go mechanical, but in our opinion quartz watches these days are just too damn good to be overlooked. They come with unique performance and many function, so we select some of the finest quartz watches on the market right now.
Chase-Durer Special Forces 1000XL (Price: $850)
This Chase-Durer is a part of their Special Forces Underwater Demolition Team Chronograph series, so it’s designed for professionals who are dealing with deep diving, but it can certainly be useful to anyone who is planning to spend some time under water during the summer vacation.
Chare-Durer consults few men form Special Forces to establish their needs in a tactical watch. Final product came with a 316L stainless case and armlet with black PVD veneer lodging a Swiss quartz chronograph movement featuring 12-hour, 60-minute, and 1/10th-second sub-dials. It allow you to go as deep in the water as 300m. Our rating is full ten without any doubt.
Marathon Diver’s Quartz (Price: $765)
Another similar watch, only this time from Marathon. This company is well known as watchmaker to the US Services Administration, so they sure know thing or two about professional needs. The Diver’s Quartz use tritium gas vials for enlightenment, and own Hairy-Chested Watch award for this year in quartz category. It is design for Search and Rescue Team, so it comes with natural rubber with stainless steel bulge. Stainless steel case almost weighs quarter of a pound, and it’s outfitted with amazing scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, uni-directional bezel, and it’s also water resistant to 300 meters as well as previous watch in our selection. These watch cost less then Chase-Durer Special Forces 1000XL, and contain similar options, so if you are not looking for design you can choose Marathon Diver’s Quartz over previous one.
Casio Edifice EM100-1AV (Price: $250)
Casio has their special line called Edifice, and they product some of the finest quartz watches on the market. The EM100 is intended to be a dive watch, even though it unites digital and analog displays. This is a high-end tech electro-mechanical watch, with perfect tide indicator, special moon data, brilliant thermometer, and user-friendly countdown timer and alarm. Also there is a world timer for up to 29 time zones and one of the most detailed calendars. EM100 comes with stainless steel case sports a unidirectional bezel and is depth rated to 200m. It’s a lot cheaper then previous two watch in our selection, and it has some lacking as well, but if you are not looking for professional dive watch this is the best option for you.
LÜM-TEC M36 (Price: $475)
The M36 is a shiny, well designed chronometer; adequately finished in black PVD layered 316L stainless steel. It has solid case and it can go to a 100 meters deep in the water. Dials are arranged out tri-compax technique, and it’s very eye-catching, especially color of inner ring and dials edges. Sapphire crystal comes with anti-reflective coating giving an almost perfect look to this LÜM-TEC watch. There are three bonus straps so you can combine it with your outfit. All three of them are beautifully designed so it is pretty hard to choose which one you’ll prefer.
Breitling Aerospace (Price: $4,095)
Without a doubt this is the best quartz watch ever made. The Breitling Aerospace watch has been a perfect choice for pilots and many other professionals as well for almost three and a half decades. Sure, in that time this watch has gone through numerous versions, and it has always come with analog as well as digital dial. The crown is brilliantly designed with astonishing number of functionality. Special option of this watch is SuperQuartz movement which means that this watch is thermocompensated or simply saying it is immune to temperature swings.