The camouflage watch or camo watch is a perfect match for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s the obvious watch choice for hunters and military personnel looking for a discrete watch that won’t give away their position. While the typical example of a camo watch is a tactical green watch with a silicone band – often a G-shock- in this article we go beyond the more common recommendations.
While we’ve included several tough watches with a rugged build and tactical features, built to be tough as nails they can withstand the harsh elements. But we’ve expanded the list to include some that more versatile watches that could be worn as an everyday carry or even in some options for more dressy occasions. Some of these watches have a camo face but a simple leather or black rubber band which still provide enough camouflage while you’re out in the bush but a bit of added class if you want to use the watch for work. These watches offer enough camo to add an edge to any attire.
With that’s, we have compiled the best camouflage watches in the market today, including models from the most affordable brands to most premium models. So, without further ado, here are the best camo watches that you can get your mitts on today.
The Best Camouflage Watches (2020 Edition)
Casio G-Shock Men’s GD-120CM Camo Sports Watch
Casio’s G-Shock series is quite popular with athletes, extreme sports, and outdoor enthusiasts, so it not surprising to see that they also have one of the toughest camo watches in the market. This camo sports watch features G-Shock’s signature durability thanks to the high shock-resistant build. This watch is quite girthy with its 51mm size. However, this is countered by its use of resin material for the case, which makes it surprisingly lighter than you would expect.
The G-Shock Camo Sports Watch also comes with a slew of features such as a multi-time zone, stopwatch, countdown timer, flash alert, and LED backlight. The design of the GD-120CM also gives it excellent 200-meter water resistance. You also won’t need to worry about precision as it uses quartz movement along with a digital display.
Timex Expedition Scout Camo Watch
Sleek and straightforward, the Timex Expedition Scout is designed with a focus on comfort and durability. It features a 43mm brass case and is also equipped with Timex’s signature INDIGLO light technology to ensure optimum visibility even in the dark. The straps are made from genuine leather and incorporate the buckle closure design. It also provides 50-meters of water resistance which means it can handle being soaked in the rain, but do refrain from wearing it when swimming or diving. Our alternative pick to the Timex Expedition Scout would be the Timex Expedition Grid Shock. However, since this particular model is often out of stock, we will give the number 2 spot to the equally excellent Expedition Scout.
Casio G-Shock GA700CM Series Camo
Get used to seeing Casio watches in this list as they are certainly one of the top brands in this particular category. The G-Shock GA700CM Series is another camo watch that is built like a literal tank and is as tough as one. The stylish camo design comes in different versions as well like this green variant. We picked the urban gray camo as it one that is designed to appeal to a broader audience. One thing an outdoor watch has to provide, besides reliability, is comfort. In that regard, the G-Shock GA700CM delivers in spades.
Besides the excellent level of shock resistance (10-meter fall endurance) that this watch offers, it is also packed with nifty features that outdoor and sports enthusiasts will surely find valuable. Notable features include the Super Illuminator LED backlight with Afterglow, World Time feature (31 time zones), water-resistance of up to 200-meters, and a battery life that can last for up to 10-years.
Luminox SEA Swiss-Quartz Gray Camouflage Watch
The Luminox SEA Camo Watch comes with a very sturdy build and a lightweight design. The 45mm case is made from a carbon compound and uses a black finish. Inside the Luminox SEA is a highly accurate Swiss-quartz movement with an analog display. The dial is also protected via a hardened mineral crystal window. As for other notable features, the Luminox SEA is designed to provide up to 200-meters of water resistance and a date display that is located over at the 3 o’clock position. This particular camo watch has a more casual and sporty appeal with its nylon straps.
G-Shock MT-G Connected Watch (MTGB1000DCM1)
Here comes another Casio G-Shock entry, this time though Casio brought their A-game in regards to the MT-G Connected Watch‘s aesthetics. The MT-G comes in at 51mm and features a stainless-steel case that features laser camouflage printed finish. It has a slick black dial with gold-tone accents which is certainly a different approach from your typical camo watch. This camo watch also features some excellent watch tech like the Connected Engine module, which allows the watch to maintain accurate timekeeping anywhere in the world. This G-Shock watch is also designed to connect to your smartphone via the G-Shock Connected app.
Other features include the use of highly durable and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass and Super Illuminator LED light. As this is a G-Shock watch, it comes with the series’ signature shock-resistance and 200-meter water resistance as well.
Garmin Instinct Solar Sportsman Camo Edition
If you are familiar with Garmin, then you might have a clue as to what to expect. Garmin is quite popular for its sports and smartwatch products that are equipped with advanced wireless technology. One of the Garmin Instinct Solar‘s biggest selling points is its impressive solar-powered technology which makes it a perfect fit for outdoor activities. It is also one of the most durable Garmin watches to date with its U.S. military standard 810 certifications. The build of the Garmin Instinct Solar also provides it with excellent shock, water (100-meters), and even thermal-resistance.
This camo watch from Garmin also comes with all the features you would expect from the company such as built-in navigational systems, compass, barometer, and altimeter. You can also connect this watch to your smartphone and gain access to several other features such as heart rate tracker and sleep, quality tracker. Read more about Garmin Solar Watches here.
Casio Pro Trek PRG-300CM-3CR Solar Camo Watch
To absolutely no one’s surprise, Casio once again breaks into this list. This time around with the Pro Trek Solar Camo watch. This is a multi-function watch that comes packed with features that those who love camping or hiking will surely find useful. This feature-rich camo watch has a built-in barometric, altimeter, and temperature reader. It also has a digital compass that will be of great use for campers and hikers. The watch is also built for the outdoors with its durable yet lightweight 42mm stainless steel case. A sturdy mineral crystal window also protects the digital display. Underneath the digital display is a quartz movement to guarantee accuracy.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Blue Camouflage Dial Watch
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer camo watch uses a stylish blue urban camo finish and features luminous hands and markers for optimum legibility no matter the time of day. The sleek, tactical, and modern aesthetic is achieved with the use of PVD titanium case with a black finish. At 43mm in diameter, the Aquaracer’s case is suitable for both men and women. The band is also another highlight of this watch as it uses the flexible and durable NATO fabric material. The case also has a unidirectional rotating bezel for diving and swimming. Speaking of diving, this TAG Heuer camo watch uses a screw-down crown design which helps give it a solid 300-meters of water resistance. Lightweight, touch, and built for marine use, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Camo Watch is a fine addition to any lover of the great outdoors.
Casio G-Shock Origin Camouflage Radio Solar (GMW-B5000TCM-1JR)
The Casio G-Shock Origin Camo Radio Solar is another highly stylish outdoor timepiece from the world-renowned brand. It uses a digital snakeskin camo design which gives it some added pizzaz and flair in comparison to the typical camo pattern. This G-Shock watch also comes with some nice features to ensure that it is optimized for outdoor use. The biggest of these is the Tough Solar technology which powers the G-Shock Origin via direct sunlight. This Casio watch is also equipped with the G-Shock Connect technology, which allows it to connect to your smartphone, which opens up more excellent features. As for the basics, the Origin Camo Radio Solar utilizes quartz movement with its digital display and is built to provide up to 200-meters of water resistance.
Alpina Startimer Pilot Chronograph Camouflage Watch (AL-372BMLY4FBS6)
Alpina offers a unique take to the camo watch design with the Startimer Pilot Chronograph. The digitalized printed camo design on the dial is its most unique aesthetic quality. While the PVD coated stainless steel with the black finish gives it that nice rugged edge to appeal to thrill-seekers. The case measures in at 44mm in diameter and features a screw-down back case. The dial incorporates guilloche sub-dials with both hands and markers. The addition of chronograph sub-dials enhances the Alpina Startimer’s functionality considerably. This is a lightweight and durable camo chronograph watch that also brings Alpina’s unique style to the table.
Bulova Precisionist Chronograph Camouflage Strap Watch (98B332)
Stylish and functional, the Bulova Precisionist Chronograph Camo Watch brings both style and substance. The black textured dial comes with white and orange-yellow accents which helps improve the legibility of the dial. There is also a perpetually sweeping white second hand. The accuracy of the Bulova Precisionist is without question with the dial being able to keep time with a precision of 1/1000th of a second. This is possible thanks to the quartz movement inside, which has a 262kHz vibration frequency. Additional features include a date display window. The Bulova Precisionist brings some fantastic class to what was previously thought to be an exclusively rugged design.
Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Tough Camouflage Strap Watch (CA0272-12E)
The simplicity of the Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Camo watch showcases its practical approach. The Promaster utilized an ion-plated stainless-steel case with black finish and measures in at 44mm in diameter. The surface hardening treatment applied to the Promaster’s case improves durability for up to 5x than your average stainless-steel case. This makes the Promaster one of the toughest watches in this list and a perfect timepiece to tackle the outdoors. Along with Eco-Drive technology, which allows the Promaster to recharge its batteries via natural and artificial light, the Citizen Eco-Drive is built to accompany the adventurous souls.
Suunto Traverse Alpha
Suunto is known for its sturdy outdoor watches, and one such example is the Traverse Alpha watch. It features a highly rugged aesthetic while maintaining a sleek modern charm. The build of the watch focuses more on flexibility, comfort, and durability with its stainless-steel case and nylon strap combo. The dial is well protected underneath the highly scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. There is also a knurled rotating bezel featured in the case’s design. As for its main features, the Suunto Traverse Alpha utilizes their signature Automatic Shot Detection technology.
This feature helps keep track of where you are via GPS coordinates. You can also review the path you took via the GPS. Think of this feature as a trail of breadcrumbs that you can check to see your progress throughout your hike. Because of its excellent GPS technology, the Suunto Traverse Alpha is the perfect companion for those who love traveling and go on hiking trips.
Seiko Solar Diver – Camo Green Dial Watch (SNE535)
Seiko enters the fray with their excellent Solar Dive series. This time around we have the Seiko Solar Diver model SNE535 with its robust yet premium-grade design. One of the most advantageous features to have in an outdoor camo watch is a solar-powered battery. Seiko brings this and goes above and beyond as the Seiko Solar Diver has a 10-moth power reserve once the timepiece has been fully charged.
As for features, the Solar Diver has a date and calendar display as well as a one-way rotating elapsed-time bezel which will be quite convenient when diving or for generally tracking time. The dial hands and markers also feature LumiBrite finish which increases visibility even in low-light environments. Since this is a dive watch, it has a substantial water resistance of up to 200-meters.
Bell & Ross Instruments Camo Watch (BRS-CK-ST/SCA)
Let’s throw in a high-end luxury camo watch in here, shall we? The incredibly stylish Bell & Ross Instruments Camo Watch is as refined as they come. It exudes a highly professional charm with its army camo aesthetics and the sleek 39mm square stainless-steel case further adds to its flair. This particular camo watch may not come with the feature-rich design of our previous entries, but it does incorporate top-quality material for its design.
The leather strap is made from genuine calfskin which provides the wearer with optimum flexibility and comfort. Underneath the khaki green dial camo design of the analog dial is a battery-operated quartz movement, the Bell & Ross Caliber BR-CAL.102. The structure of this stylish timepiece also provides it with 100-meter water resistance. This is also available in an urban black camo version if you prefer a darker shade wristwear or all-black watches to go along with your attire.
Invicta 1197 Russian Diver Collection Camo Watch
The Invicta 1197 Russian Diver Camo Watch is designed to handle the rough and tumble outdoor experience. It features a flame-fusion crystal dial window with ion-plated stainless-steel case for optimum durability. The straps are made from flexible polyurethane straps which enhances comfort greatly. Within this Invicta camo watch lies a high-precision Swiss-quartz movement that operates its analog dial display.
The markers and hands all have a luminous finish for enhanced visibility, even in low-light environments. Additional features include a date display, ion-plated coin edge bezel, and a screw-down protective cap that is placed on the crown. This camo watch from Invicta also has a 100-meter water resistance rating.
Invicta U.S Army Automatic Camo Watch (31854)
Want to feel like an Army Ranger? The Invicta U.S. Army Automatic Camo Watch nails its look right on the head. With its gunmetal stainless-steel case plus the black and camo dial, this Invicta camo watch feels like it can survive everything you can throw at it. The watch features a unidirectional rotating bezel and a scratch-resistant mineral crystal window. Measuring in at 47mm in diameter, the Invicta U.S Army Auto Camo is quite large. With its automatic movement in tow, you can expect top-tier accuracy with its silver-tone dial hands. The watch is also designed to provide up to 300-meters of water resistance, making it suitable for swimming and snorkeling.