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Which waterproof digital wristwatches for men are recommended?

If you look around at digital wristwatches for men, you can quickly see that there are such watches in the lower and those in the higher price segment. In addition to the “waterproof” property, there are a few other features that men's wristwatches can have. These include the following options:

  • alarm function
  • Android operating system
  • iOS operating system
  • Bluetooth
  • Chronograph
  • Calendar
  • Music playback
  • Sleep tracking
  • SMS function
  • Social media notifications
  • Telephone function

If one of these functions is important for your own needs, you should look around on the product page of the corresponding watch to see whether the model you want has it.

Alternatively, you can use the Search filter on Amazon Select which functions are absolutely necessary for the men's wristwatch and then receive a filtered list of results in which you can find exactly the digital watches that meet the requirements.

The Casio AE-2000WD-1AVEF is a wristwatch for men, which is also suitable for divers (without equipment) (Photo: Amazon).

The Casio AE-2000WD-1AVEF is a wristwatch for men, which is also suitable for divers (without equipment) (Photo: Amazon).

Recommendation: Casio AE-2000WD-1AVEF with 20 bar water resistance

If you are looking for a cheap digital men's watch that is also suitable for diving, you should take a look at this Casio. It is tight up to a pressure of 20 bar. As special functions, it offers alarm, stopwatch and lighting. It is extremely robust because it is made of mineral glass and stainless steel.

7,49 EUR
Casio Collection men's wristwatch AE 2000WD 1AVEF
  • World time function
  • LED Light
  • mineral glass

The top 10 bestsellers of water-resistant, digital men's wristwatches

To make the selection a little easier, I've selected the nine bestsellers on Amazon here:

4,79 EURBestseller no. 1
Casio Collection 18
  • Waterproof to 10 ATM
  • Weight: 37 g
  • Additional functions: lighting, stopwatch, alarm
Bestseller no. 2
RSVOM Men's Digital Quartz Watches with Black Silicone Strap 50M Waterproof Big Face Sports ...
  • Multifunctional: calendar, date, week, month, alarm clock, waterproof, LED display, backlight, shockproof, ...
  • Note: Please do not press any buttons in the water or wear this watch under water for a long time.
  • Waterproof men's watch - 50 m waterproof, no problem for cleaning, showering, swimming and diving on the beach.
2,99 EURBestseller no. 3
Doingshop Red Watch Sports Business Silicone Smart Watch Men's Fitness Waterproof Bracelet
  • Durable and convenient for everyday life: Thanks to the imported movement and battery, this watch works 2 to 3 years...
  • Any occasion is great: simple and stylish design. It's very casual to wear every day, but...
  • Low weight and high wearing comfort.
Bestseller no. 4
TianWlio women's watches quartz movement girls women's wristwatch PVC mesh belt watch men's wristwatch ...
  • Fashionable women's watch: this women's watch with a simple design, the strap is made of comfortable PVC. Takes the Wear and...
  • Our classic simple women's wristwatch is ideal for any occasion, quartz watches bring you into the...
  • 100% Brand New And High Quality, High Hardness Tempered Glass, High Quality Is Your Best Choice.
Bestseller no. 5
Explopur SPORTS WATCH - Digital Sports Watch For Men With Altimeter-Barometer Compass World Time 50M...
  • ❀【MULTIFUNCTIONAL SPORTS WATCH】: Levels, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, distance, stopwatch, countdown timer And ...
  • ❀【OUTDOOR NYLON WATCH】: The altimeter can measure your vertical movement with a 12-hour altitude trend chart ...
  • ❀【HIGH QUALITY】: The battery life is 18 months and the Swiss high-precision sensor function. That...
Bestseller no. 6
LIGE Men's Digital Watches, Military Sport Outdoor Large Dial Analog-Digital Electronic ...
  • Digital Clock: Dual time shows with LED backlight and shockproof, automatic date, alarm clock, stopwatch and ...
  • IMPORTED MOVEMENT: High quality imported original digital watch movement, providing accurate timekeeping. The...
  • Daily waterproof: 64Ft/50M waterproof, can meet your daily life. Please do not press...
Bestseller no. 7
Multifunction Dual Time Men's Wristwatch Sport, Farsler 50m Water Resistant Big Dial Digital ...
  • Multifunctional clock: This digital clock has two time display, countdown, alarm clock function, ...
  • Soft and comfortable: this men's sports watch with a high-quality PC shell, hard and durable. And high quality silicone tape, ...
  • Water-resistant to 50 m: The watch is water-resistant to 50 m. The stainless steel screw on the back offers better ...
Bestseller no. 8
Casio men's wristwatch W-218H-3AVEF
  • LED Light
  • Daily alarm
  • Automatic calendar with date, month and day of the week
Bestseller no. 9
Casio Collection Unisex Wrist Watch W2021AVEF
  • LED Light
  • stop function
  • Daily alarm, dimensions (H x W x D) 38,9mm x 35,0mm x 9,4mm
17,37 EURBestseller no. 10
CASIO men's digital quartz watch with resin bracelet WS-1000H-1AVEF
814 Reviews
CASIO men's digital quartz watch with resin bracelet WS-1000H-1AVEF
  • Housing: Resin housing silver, 48,3mm x 42,6mm x 12,7mm (H x W x D)
  • Bracelet: Resin black with pin buckle - Resin is made of synthetic resin and is extremely durable and ...
  • Functions: LED light, second time zone, stop function - 1/100 sec. - 100 hours, 60 lap memory, timer - 1/1 sec. - ...

Waterproof men's watches from 30 to 200 meters

The term “waterproof” is physically always limited to a certain water depth. The increasing pressure to which the watch is automatically exposed when diving deeper and deeper into the water must of course be withstood by the seals.

For this reason, cheap watches often only have a water resistance of a maximum of 30 meters. For divers, however, this is by no means the end of the flagpole. For such people, a watch has to withstand much more, which is why there are models that have been tested to a water depth of 200 meters or more.

The following links lead you directly to the corresponding categories, in which you can find the right men's watches:

What pressure in bar is there in what depth of the water?

The information provided by the watch manufacturer often does not necessarily refer to a water depth, but to the prevailing ambient pressure. With some G-Shock models from Casio For example, there is a specification of 20 bar as the maximum pressure that the watch can withstand.

In order to know what water depth this corresponds to, you have to know that the pressure increases by one bar for every 10 meters. Since we already have 1 bar air pressure “on land”, this results in an ambient pressure of 10 bar at a depth of 2 meters.

The indication "20 bar" means that we can dive a maximum of 190 meters deep. To make it easier to understand, here is a short table with water depth and pressure.

pressurewater depth
1 bar0 m
1,5 bar5 m
2 bar10 m
3 bar20 m
6 bar50 m
11 bar100 m
15 bar140 m
16 bar150 m
20 bar190 m

Attention: Watertightness is not permanent

Anyone who buys a waterproof or water-resistant wristwatch usually assumes that it will still be waterproof after 10 years. In fact, however, it does not have to be. The following information can be found on Amazon:

Watertightness is not a permanent property; it should be checked annually and especially before special loads, as the built-in sealing elements decrease in their function and in everyday use.

How to test the water resistance in practice without risking the watch is a mystery to me, but I think it makes sense to wet the seals with silicone grease if you have just opened the watch to change the battery. There are special ones for that Usage boxes with silicone grease.

With an expensive watch, I might have the watchmaker replace the seals every few years. In this way you prevent possible water damage and you can be sure that you will not suddenly put a wristwatch under water for several hundred or thousand euros while swimming.

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