The Best Field Watches Under $500 in 2023: Citizen, Hamilton, Timex, and More

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There’s a good reason why field watches have long since transcended their military pedigree (and it has nothing to do with Post Malone’s love of Real tree camo. For one thing, they’re designed to literally stand up to battle, which generally speaks well when it comes to quality and functionality in non-combat situations.

For another, whether we’re talking about bucket hats, bomber jackets or field watches (a.k.a infantry watches), military gear tends to have a particular kind of rugged, honest appeal that looks particularly fresh with everything you pair it with: faded jeans, crisp white tees, an apocalypse-ready canvas trucker. Such is definitely the case with the picks below, each of which will add a subtle military flavor to your look, no basic training required. Even better: at less than 500 bucks each, you don’t need a budget as big as the Pentagon’s to get one on your wrist.

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