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Best Sailing Watches

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Best Sailing Watches
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As a sailor you want the best sailing watch on the market. Precision is a vital component of each and every day, and a timepiece is your heartbeat in the sea.

There are many watches to choose from and selecting the wrong watch can be a bad omen as the ocean breeze rises. Dive watches have similar features to sailing watches, but the best sailing watches are far more complicated.

Other than being a flashy piece of jewelry, a sailing watch can also be your lifeline on the ocean. There’s a huge spectrum from functional features to stylish embellishments, so whatever you choose depends on your taste.

Don’t pick a soulless accessory; let your watch be a personal statement.

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NR36SILEBRXX NR40SILEBRXX &Native men's watch with white face in silver with brown leather straps
NR36SILEBRXX NR40SILEBRXX &Native men's watch with white face in silver with brown leather straps

Native

White Dial - Brown Leather
$189.00
bestseller
NR36GMMEGUXX NR40GMMEGUXX &Native men's watch with white face in gunmetal with mesh straps
NR32GMMEGUXX NR28GMMEGUXX &Native gunmetal watch women's with mesh straps

Native

White Dial - Mesh
$100.00 $199.00
-50%
bestseller
NR36SILEBLXX NR40SILEBLXX &Native men's watch with white face in silver with black leather straps
NR32SILEBLXX NR28SILEBLXX

Native

White Dial - Black Leather
$189.00
bestseller
PH36SILEBRXX PH40SILEBRXX &Philosopher men's tan leather watch in silver with white dial
PH36SILEBRXX PH40SILEBRXX &Philosopher men's tan leather watch in silver with white dial

Philosopher

Brown Leather
$219.00
bestseller
PH36SIMESIXX PH40SIMESIXX
PH40SIMESIXX PH36SIMESIXX

Philosopher

Mesh
$229.00
bestseller
outlet sale
NR36SILEBLBL NR40SILEBLBL &Native black on black men's watch in silver with black leather straps
NR36SILEBLBL NR40SILEBLBL &Native black on black men's watch in silver with black leather straps

Native

Black Dial - Black Leather
$189.00
bestseller
outlet sale
NR36SILEBRNA NR40SILEBRNA
NR32SILEBRNA NR36SILEBRNA NR40SILEBRNA NR28SILEBRNA

Native

Navy Dial - Brown Leather
$95.00 $189.00
-50%
bestseller
PH36SILEBLXX PH40SILEBLXX &Philosopher men's watch with white face in silver with black leather strap
PH36SILEBLXX PH40SILEBLXX &Philosopher men's watch with white face in silver with black leather strap

Philosopher

Black Leather
$219.00
bestseller
NR36SIVEBRXX NR40SIVEBRXX &Native men's watch with white face in silver with brown vegan straps
NR32SIVEBRXX NR28SIVEBRXX

Native

White Dial - Brown Vegan Leather
$189.00
bestseller
PI42SILEBRXX &Silver men's watch with white face and brown leather strap
PI42SILEBRXX &Silver men's watch with white face and brown leather strap

Pioneer

White Dial - Brown Leather
$289.00

Native

Black Dial - Mesh
$199.00

Native

Navy Dial - Mesh
$100.00 $199.00
-50%
outlet sale
NR36SILEDBXX NR40SILEDBXX &Native men's watch with white face in silver with dark brown straps
NR36SILEDBXX NR40SILEDBXX &Native men's watch with white face in silver with dark brown straps

Native

White Dial - Dark Brown Leather
$95.00 $189.00
-50%

Infinity

Mesh
$219.00
outlet sale
PH36SILEDBXX PH40SILEDBXX
PH36SILEDBXX PH40SILEDBXX

Philosopher

Dark Brown Leather
$110.00 $219.00
-50%
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NR36SI5LSIXX NR40SI5LSIXX &Native men's watch with white face in silver with 5-link straps
NR32SI5LSIXX NR28SI5LSIXX

Native

White Dial - 5-Link
$214.00
outlet sale
NR36GMLEBRBL NR40GMLEBRBL &Native men's tan leather watch in gunmetal with black dial
NR32GMLEBRBL NR28GMLEBRBL &Native black dial women's watch in gunmetal with brown leather straps

Native

Black Dial - Brown Leather
$95.00 $189.00
-50%

Native

Navy Dial - Navy Blue Leather
$95.00 $189.00
-50%

Unika

White Dial - Mesh
$130.00 $259.00
-50%
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PH36SI3LSIXX PH40SI3LSIXX &Philosopher men's watch with white dial in silver with 3-link straps
PH36SI3LSIXX PH40SI3LSIXX &Philosopher men's watch with white dial in silver with 3-link straps

Philosopher

3-Link
$244.00
outlet sale
NR36SILENAXX NR40SILENAXX &Native men's watch with white face in silver with blue leather straps
NR32SILENAXX

Native

White Dial - Navy Blue Leather
$95.00 $189.00
-50%

Pioneer

Black Dial - Black Leather
$289.00
bestseller
UN28SI5LSIXX UN32SI5LSIXX
UN28SI5LSIXX UN32SI5LSIXX

Unika

White Dial - 5-Link
$274.00

Native

Mother of Pearl Dial - Brown Leather
$189.00
bestseller
NR28SIMESIMP NR32SIMESIMP &Native mother of pearl watch in silver mesh
NR28SIMESIMP NR32SIMESIMP &Native mother of pearl watch in silver mesh

Native

Mother of Pearl Dial - Mesh
$199.00
outlet sale
NR36RGLEDBNA NR40RGLEDBNA
NR28RGLEDBNA NR32RGLEDBNA NR36RGLEDBNA NR40RGLEDBNA

Native

Navy Dial - Dark Brown Leather
$95.00 $189.00
-50%
vegan
NR36SIVEBLXX NR40SIVEBLXX &Native men's watch with white face in silver and black vegan straps
NR32SIVEBLXX NR28SIVEBLXX

Native

White Dial - Black Vegan Leather
$189.00

Pioneer

White Dial - Black Leather
$289.00
outlet sale
NR36SI5LSINA NR40SI5LSINA
NR32SI5LSINA NR36SI5LSINA NR40SI5LSINA NR28SI5LSINA

Native

Navy Dial - 5-Link
$107.00 $214.00
-50%
bestseller
PI42GM3LGUXX &Nordgreen men's watch with white face and 3-link strap in gunmetal
PI42GM3LGUXX &Nordgreen men's watch with white face and 3-link strap in gunmetal

Pioneer

White Dial - 3-Link
$314.00

Is It Waterproof or Just Water-Resistant?

These are two terminologies that we tend to overlook, but it’s important to understand the slightly confusing semantics of “proof” and “resistant” before acquiring that timepiece.

Water-resistant watches typically have a set depth and pressure for which they can function before soaking it in. The average watches have a range of 30 to 200 meters or 3 to 20 Atmospheres. (ATM).

A 30-meter water-resistant watch is impermeable against rain, splashes, and sea spay exposure, but it is not suitable for swimming or bathing.

50-meter resistance will mean that you can take quick swims and accidental water exposure for more extended periods.

A 100-meter resistant watch is perfect for unlimited swimming. You can use it in pools and other water sport activities.

A 200-meter water-resistant regatta is the best watch for sailing, as it can withstand shallow diving and physically demanding water sports. Beyond the 200-meter water resistance are diving watches, which conform to ISO 6425 regulations. These are overkill for sailing (unless you plan on going spear-fishing on the seafloor).

As you have guessed, waterproof watches are only resistant to accidental water splashes and should not be seriously considered as the best sailing watches for sailing expeditions.

Choose Your Features

The watch you take has to conform to the type of on-water activities you have planned.

For a leisure sailor who regularly uses a small sailing boat or a dinghy, a sports watch may cater to your needs. It would offer 100-meter water resistance with a slim, stylish profile. It won’t knock against the boat trim or be too bulky next to your shirt cuffs.

Maintain Your Budget

When it comes to purchasing your masterpiece, the market will flood you with behemoth watch models that carry yacht-sized prize tags. It might even claim to control the Infinity Gauntlet, putting Thanos to shame. 

For an average sailor, these bells and whistles will be over the top, though.

The higher the price, the more you will be able to do with your watch. It is not recommended that you spend over $500. It’s unnecessary, and you’ll be able to find a watch with an array of features that will serve you well for an everyday sail at far more affordable prices. Here you can find our best men's watches under $200

Silicon, Stainless-steel, or Leather?

When it comes to watches, we tend to choose the look that enhances our wardrobe. A sailing watch should be solely based on function rather than visual aesthetics, though.

For a taste of class and fashion, you may choose a fabric or stainless-steel band watch, but you have to acknowledge that these bands wear out quicker than silicon due to the salt. Leather-based bands are out of scope for sailing—it is organic and, if soaked in seawater, warps, and reacts badly with some skin types.

The array of options available still points to a silicone strap watch as the best watch for sailing. It has hardwearing physical properties, versatility, and unrivaled ability to deflect dirt, sea spray, and other debris during a sail.

Happy sailing!

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