For most tool watches, the requirements are pretty clear-cut. A dive watch needs to survive meters of water pressure. A racer’s chronograph needs to have the ability to record time. A pilot’s GMT should keep a second time zone. But a tactical watch? There are no real clear-cut rules— many watches can handle an outdoor excursion, but few are made specifically for the job.
So what should you look for in an ideal tactical watch? The same attributes the military found in classic general issue watches like the American A-11 or British W10— that is, simplicity, durability and legibility. Dials should have big, contrasting markers and little else adorning them. Cases should protect movements from hard knocks. And, the timing? Well, of course it must be precise.
Swiss made and inspired by the military’s rugged utility watches, the Stauer Swiss Tactical is rough, ready, and just begging for action. It’s a breeze to read with large quarter hour markers. And, with a sturdy black case and durable leather band, the Stauer Swiss Tactical is ready for whatever adventure comes your way, for a price that’s hard to beat.