Best Watches for Law Enforcement

Best Watches for Law Enforcement

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Based on +20,000 customer reviews

Probably the best Scandinavian watch

I wanted a special memento of my favourite city, Copenhagen. This beautiful watch is exactly what Danish design is all about; beautiful, simplistic and modern. I look forward to many hyggelig moments with it.

Matthew Soucie, May 14 2020

Can definitely recommend buying from Nordgreen

Very pleased with my purchase - exactly what I was hoping it would be. Very quick delivery , well packaged. Would definitely recommend. Particularly like the scheme where part of the purchase price goes to an eco scheme.

Shelagh Williams, April 27 2020

I'm completely amazed

For some years now I have been looking for a quality watch that will last me a lifetime, like my grandparents' time. I finally found a brand with whom I identify.

Raquel Pereira, April 28 2020

Watch is exactly as advertised.

Very quick service and speedy delivery. Beautiful quality watch at good price,very easy to change bands.¨

Steven Chee, 14/02/2021

Excellent service, high quality products

Ordered on a Sunday, received on Tuesday which is phenomenal in the current circumstances. Love the watch, really classy

Chris Brown, May 27 2020


Quick delivery, watch looks great and love the CSR scheme to give back to the environment. 5 stars!

Ben Challenger, April 27 2020

Great service

We were really satisfied with our experence with Nordgreen! The product was great and the customer service was always very helpfull. Will definitely order again from them!

Anonymous, 28/01/2021

Great design, fast

The watch is beautiful and it arrived in just a couple of days to the US from Copenhagen.

Paul D'Alto, May 28 2020

When simplicity is everything

A very nice watch with a beautiful simple design and not that expensive as well

Mohamed El Kerdany

The ordering and processing of my order was very smooth and my order arrived in 3 days! I had made an error on entering the address and had contacted Nordgreen right away. They were able to change the address at the warehouse and sent me a confirmation which took away the anxiety.

Cynthia Lau, 28/01/2021

After seeing my not so positive online review about their lack of response to my issues with my previous watch the Nordgreen team were quick to suggest a replacement and organise delivery

Anonymous, 31/01/2021

Beautiful Timepiece

I like the watch on my shirt. It is a nice watch to wear. Simplistic and beautiful at the same time. I value this purchase. Thank you.

Soham Trivedi

Whether you are getting out of the police academy or are a military officer, you probably are looking for a watch that is affordable, tough, and durable. 

When in the line of duty, one can expect violent encounters that can wreak havoc on your timepiece. It might seem like a minor issue, but a wristwatch can be a useful tool when you are on the streets. We have compiled the 10 best watches for law enforcement officers at Nordgreen for you to choose from.

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gun metal
rose gold
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borwn sunray
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5 link silver gold
5 link silver rose gold
black croc leather
black leather
black mesh
black nylon
black rubber
black vegan leather
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brown vegan leather
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dove grey vegan leather
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navy blue nylon
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olive green nylon
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Native | Black Dial - Mesh - 28mm / Gun Metal
28mm 32mm 36mm 40mm
Native | Black Dial - Mesh
$159.00 $199.00

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For form and function

Created by award-winning designer Jakob Wagner, our minimalist Danish designs honour form and function in equal measure, with each having a different story to tell. These are modern classics: watches designed for everyone, everywhere.

Why Do Law Enforcement Officers Need Watches?

As with any purchase, you should know what you want out of your new watch. Most police officers and military personnel prefer watches that look good and can make their job a little safer. 

Another reason why law enforcement officers purchase watches is for practical features, like accuracy and durability. You will not only be able to tell time on-the-go but pass down the timepiece to the next generation. A quality watch is stylish, sturdy, and durable, and the best gift to treat yourself or someone you care about for hard work and commitment. Some of the best watches for law enforcement officers seamlessly blend practicality and design, just like Nordgreen watches do.

What Watches Do Military Personnel Prefer?

Police work is demanding, and it calls for a sturdy watch that’s just as strong as you are. Most police and law enforcement officers go for a sports wristwatch, preferring functionality over design.

Military personnel tend to avoid attracting unwanted attention, especially when on the field. While they may not wear their watches daily, police officers understand that these accessories can make their day-to-day tasks more manageable.

What watches do law enforcement officers on duty prefer? There is an unwritten rule: never wear a watch that is more expensive than your senior colleague. There is nothing wrong with wearing an expensive watch, but you don’t want your colleagues to think that you make more money than them.

If you don’t want to spend a fortune on watches, that is okay. There are cheap best watches for law enforcement officers that look expensive and sturdy, too. Go for durability and comfort and make sure to avoid flashy watches. Instead, choose watches with light that can help you keep your head on straight when working overnight shifts.

Best Watches for Police Officers

A watch is an excellent gift that symbolizes success, accomplishment, and progress. It also shows that you appreciate the person and their contributions.

Automatic, Mechanical, or Quartz?

Mechanical watches are some of the oldest types. It must be hand-wound from time to time. Some people find this tedious, while others enjoy the process and appreciate the classic elements.

Automatic watches are similar to mechanical watches but rely on your wrist motion to wind automatically.

Quartz watches are the most accurate devices by far. Whether you are buying the watch for yourself or as a gift for a colleague, you can’t go wrong with quartz watches. They are affordable, durable, and accurate.

If you prefer sturdy watches, titanium watches are a great option. 

Find the best titanium watches with quartz movement and select from the plethora of timepieces available on the market. Titanium watches are lightweight, durable, and resistant to corrosion, and it can be worn for generations. It is the kind of watch that is ideally suited for the intensity and unpredictability of life on patrol and throughout a long and successful law enforcement career.

What Can You Afford?

Whether you are buying a watch to celebrate your career as a cop or you want to surprise a colleague, you need to familiarize yourself with prices before you set your heart on a specific watch.

There are cheap military watches that look expensive, built with performance in mind. You don’t need to break a bank to buy an expensive-looking timepiece. You can find an affordable watch that’s still modern-looking, sturdy, and durable.

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