5 Best Tactical Watches That Make Great Holiday Gifts [2023]

Time. It comes for us all. It’s best not to let it sneak up on you. So, when looking for Christmas gifts this holiday season, these tactical watches are a great place to start. Not only do they provide an elegant means for keeping track of the time, but many also include additional features for navigation, health, and more.

5 Tactical Watches to Top This Year’s Holiday Gift List

Garmin Tactix 7 AMOLED

Featuring the new AMOLED screen, the Tactix 7 from Garmin delivers robust information in crisp detail. Built to military standards for thermal, shock, and water performance, the smartwatch provides true GPS navigation and built-in topo maps. In addition, it is packed with health monitoring, weather, Jumpmaster, ballistic calculator compatibility, and more (too much to list). Whatever the mission requires, the Tactix 7 AMOLED has an app for it.

MSRP: $1,399.99

For more info, please visit Garmin.com.

5.11 Outpost Chrono Watch

5.11 Outpost Chrono Watch - Tactical Watches Holiday Gifts.

Elegant in its simplicity, the Outpost Chrono watch from 5.11 Tactical provides rugged precision timekeeping. Water resistant to 100M/330FT/10ATM, the Outpost features a 44mm stainless steel case with an IP coating and mineral crystal face. Likewise, the hands and hour marks utilize luminous material for visibility in low-light conditions. Along with an analog face, the watch also features standard and military time and a stopwatch, providing minutes and seconds.

MSRP: $125.00

For more info, please visit 511Tactical.com.

MTM Status

MTM Status.

The MTM Status beautifully couples a Swiss Analog Movement with digital smartwatch functionality. Pulling double duty, the luminous hands keep accurate track of time and provide the interface as a digital compass. Featuring a small OLED screen on the face, the Status includes features like activities, multiple time zones, navigation, weather, hotkeys, notifications, alarm, chronograph, and countdown timer.

MSRP: $715.00 – $965.00

For more info, please visit MTMWatch.com.

Suunto Core Alpha

Suunto Core Alpha - Tactical Watches Holiday Gifts.

Suunto is no stranger to multifunction outdoor watches, and its Core Alpha makes a solid entry into the tactical market. Featuring military-grade durability, the Core Alpha has passed nine tests, including pressure, heat/cold, shock, drop, freeze/thaw, rain, humidity, and dust. Ready for any operation, the smartwatch provides an altimeter, barometer, compass, temperature, storm alarm, and sunset/sunrise times. Additionally, a red backlight offers night vision goggle-friendly viewing, as well as being easier on the eyes in low light conditions.

MSRP: $299.00

For more information, please visit Suunto.com.

Luminox Navy SEAL Foundation

Luminox Navy SEAL Foundation.

Luminox has been a name synonymous with tactical watches for years and has seen use by the Navy SEALs for much of that time. So, a watch benefitting the Navy SEAL Foundation is a natural part of this list. The black-out face with the Navy SEAL Foundation logo beautifully contrasts the Luminox Light Technology in yellow and ice blue. This serves as a symbol of the light the Foundation shines on veterans and families. The Swiss Quartz movement is encased in a 45mm CARBONOX case, uni-directional rotating bezel, and clasp and is water resistant up to 200 meters.

MSRP: $595.00

For more information, please visit Luminox.com.

Honorable Mention – Casio G-Shock

Casio G-Shock - Tactical Watches Holiday Gifts.

It’s hard to argue that the Casio G-Shock is a dominant force in the tactical watch field. Especially due to its affordability, rugged durability, and reliable operation. Available in a variety of different models, there is something for every operational requirement. The only reason it was not a part of the main list is because it is already widely known and on every list. But it still deserves an honorable mention.

MSRP: $59.99 – $6,600.00

For more information, please visit GShock.Casio.com

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