5 waterproof watches to withstand rain, sleet, or snow

First published: 22-12-2018

Mens Victorinox Swiss Army INOX Watch 241739

Men's watch: Victorinox Swiss Army INOX watch (RRP £545)

As the temperature drops and we head towards the chillier months, it's time to consider a waterproof or water-resistant watch that can handle the annual onslaught of rain, sleet, and snow. This is especially important if you're an outdoorsy type or extreme sports enthusiast and need a watch that can brave the elements.

We've selected five waterproof watches that are up to the task, whether you happen to be hitting the slopes or simply trying to stay dry on your daily commute.

Waterproof or water-resistant?

Accurist Signature Gents Bracelet Watch 7270

Mens' watch: Accurist Watch Accurist Signature Gents Bracelet Watch (RRP £129.99)

Accurist 7270 is a functional and very impressive Gents watch. Case material is Stainless Steel. 200 metres water resistancy will protect the watch and allows it to be used for professional marine activity, skin diving and high impact water sports, but not deep sea or mixed gas diving.

A water-resistant watch will be fine to handle a bit of splashback or rain but will not be equipped to be completely submerged. A waterproof watch should be impervious to water and is therefore suitable for skiing, canoeing, or any other sport where getting incredibly wet is inevitable.

Embrace the elements

Garmin Bluetooth Smartwatch 010-02064-01

Men's watch: Garmin Instinct Bluetooth Smartwatch (RRP: 269.99)

This rough and rugged GPS smartwatch from outdoor specialist Garmin is designed to withstand the roughest of terrain and brushes off sleet and snow with zero effort. Waterproof up to 100m, it comes loaded with special features to help keep your goals on track.

Garmin's nifty TracBack technology allows you to navigate your way back to your starting point, so you won't get left lost in the snow. Find out more about choosing a GPS watch that suits your active lifestyle.

Dirt and mud? No problem

Mens Casio G-Shock Premium Mudmaster Compass Alarm Chronograph Radio Controlled Watch GWG-1000-1A3ER

Men's watch: Casio G-Shock Premium Mudmaster (RRP: £660, Sale price: £650)

Headed straight for a muddy day in the rain, sleet, and snow? No problem. The G-Shock Premium Mudmaster was created to resist grime and sludge, perfect for those that work around dirt and debris.

This cutting-edge piece also has a special vibration-resistant construction, aimed to withstand extreme working conditions where drilling and heavy machinery is present.

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Unisex Nixon The Siren Alarm Chronograph Watch A1210-2876

Ladies' watch: Unisex Nixon The Siren Alarm Chronograph Watch A1210-2876 (RRP: £149)

The Siren is for those who bring an innate sense of style to their time both in and out of the water. Feature-led but fashion-focused, the 10 ATM water-resistance is a nod to our surfing heritage, blended with versatile functionality with a serious dose of street style.

Make a statement

Mens Hamilton Khaki Frogman 46mm Titanium Automatic Watch H77805335

Men's watches: Hamilton Frogman 46mm Titanium watch (RRP: £1,150)

If you want to invest in a striking watch that promises to be a trusty companion for your sporting adventures, the Frogman could be the perfect solution.

Inspired by an iconic Hamilton watch featured in the hit 1951 movie The Frogmen, this is a serious piece of kit for the seasoned pro diver and can withstand depths of up to 1,000m. It's also incredibly handsome and looks just as much at home in a cocktail bar as it does in the water.

Clever in all weather

Unisex Huawei Watch 2 Classic Bluetooth Smartwatch for Android and iOS Titanium Watch 120142

Watch: Huawei Bluetooth titanium smartwatch (RRP: £379)

The attractive Huawei Bluetooth watch combines stylish looks with a tough titanium case, and a host of features including offline music, a heartrate monitor, real-time coaching, and smart notifications. Waterproof up to 30m, this unisex watch looks good come rain or shine.

Choosing a winter watch is easier than you think. With so many attractive models packed with special features, you're spoilt for choice. Take a look at our entire collection of waterproof and water-resistant watches for women and men, where you'll find hundreds of designs to fuel your imagination.

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