We love a good Orient dive watch around here, but the Seiko subsidiary also makes complicated field watches that are perfect for everyday use. Right now, you can get an Orient Defender for just $104 (black dial) or $102 (grey dial) on Amazon. (There are also other dial color options for a bit more money, including two on matching steel bracelets.) The Defender features a steel 42mm case with 100m of water resistance, a mineral crystal, and the Orient 46B40 automatic movement with day-date display and 24-hour indicator. Lumed sword hands and a screw-down crown at the 3:30 position seal the deal.
Gear Patrol also recommends:
Citizen Eco-Drive Chandler Watch ($106)
Seiko 5 SRP513 ($249)
Marathon Navigator Sapphire Crystal Edition ($320)
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