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These Are Some of Our Favorite Travel and Adventure Watches of the Past Year

Dive watches, pilot’s watches, chronographs — a variety of timepieces are perfectly suited for travel and adventure.

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This roundup is part of This Year in Gear, a look back at the year’s most notable releases. To stay on top of all the latest product news, subscribe to our daily Dispatch newsletter.

G-SHOCK Mudmaster GGB100

If you want the best rough and tumble watch you can do quite anything in, the obvious choice is the G-SHOCK Mudmaster GGB100. Part of a long heritage based on toughness and technology, the G-SHOCK GGB100 features a newly developed Carbon Core Guard structure that is made from lightweight and rigid carbon fiber-reinforced materials to keep the watch protected from the roughest treatment. Along with the Quad Sensors to keep you abreast of your surroundings and Bluetooth connectivity via the G-SHOCK app, you can be sure this Mudmaster will never leave you in a lurch. The G-SHOCK GGB100 is an essential piece of kit for any adventure. Learn More: Here

Oris ProDiver Dive Control Limited Edition

Price: $4,950
From: oris.ch

Oris continues to do what it does best with this bold, function-oriented beast of an oversized dive watch developed in concert with a professional offshore diver.

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Bell & Ross BR 03-92 Bi-Compass

Price: $3,900
From: bellross.com

The last few years saw Bell & Ross expand its watch offerings with round case shapes, but the Bi-Compass takes us back to the beginning.

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Rado Captain Cook MkII

Price: $2,150
From: rado.com

The new Rado Captian Cook Mk II may be styled and even sized like its 1962 ancestor, but modern features make it remarkably robust.

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Omega Seamaster New York Edition

Price: $7,600
From: omegawatches.com

Omega’s Seamaster dedicated to New York City captures the classic style of past eras in a modern, technical package.

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Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition

Price: $8,600
From: breitling.com

With the Breitling Navitimer Ref. 806 1959 Re-Edition, an iconic watch returns in a faithful recreation of the original from 60 years ago.

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Sinn 206 ARKTIS II

Price: $3,570
From: sinn.de

The 206 Arktis II and 206 St Ar recreate the original watches that first introduced some of Sinn’s legendary durability features.

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Oris Aquis Date Relief

Price: $2,000
From: oris.com

This is the same Aquis Date you know and love, but with a different bezel, dial and two sets of options for how you’ll affix it to your wrist.

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Breitling Cockpit B50 Orbiter Limited Edition

Price: $8,360
From: breitling.com

Breitling’s bold new Professional watch is crammed with features and celebrates the first non-stop hot air balloon flight around the world.

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Casio G-Shock Full Metal GMW-B5000V

Price: $1,000
From: casio-watches.com

Casio’s new G-Shock comes in a metal case with an aged treatment that gives it the look of a well-worn pair of jeans.

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Mühle-Glashütte Sea-Timer BlackMotion

Price: $2,599
From: muehle-glashuette.de

This masculine dive watch from Mühle-Glashütte is dark and serious, with tough German tool-watch cred to back up its mean looks.

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MHD SA2

Price: $833
From: mhdwatches.com

Matthew Humphries, previously Head of Design at Morgan Car Company, designed the SA2 as a sleek automatic watch with clear automotive influence.

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Alpina Seastrong Diver 300 Automatic

Price: $1,395
From: alpinawatches.com

Titanium and bronze PVD coatings over steel cases make for interesting looks on this rugged diver watch with retro-inspired dials.

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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Barakuda

Price: $19,500
From: blancpain.com

In reissuing the Barakuda, Blancpain has resurfaced an obscure military variant of the famed Fifty Fathoms, and it’s one of the best-looking recent dive watches.

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Glashütte Original Spezialist SeaQ

Price: $9,500+
From: glashuette-original.com

The Spezialist SeaQ vintage-inspired dive watch is the first in a new family of sport watches from respected German brand Glashütte Original.

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Zodiac Super Sea Wolf

Price: $1,095
From: zodiacwatches.com

Vibrant new automatic dive watches from Zodiac’s popular Super Sea Wolf collection are extremely wearable and fun summer wrist gear.

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Serica W.W.W. WM Brown

Price: $540
From: serica-watches.com

The Serica W.W.W. WM Brown edition is a handsome, modern interpretation of the famed W.W.W. watch from World War II with a Swiss automatic movement and moderate size.

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Vertex MP45B

Price: ~$3,980
From: vertex-watches.com

The new Vertex MP45P is a badass monopusher chronograph watch in all black that perfectly leverages the brand’s history in military watches.

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Luminox Sport Timer 0900 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

Price: $945
From: luminox.com

Luminox’s handsome and tough Sport Timer 0900 30th Anniversary model hearkens back to the golden age of field watches.

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Archimede 36mm Pilots Watch

Price: ~$690+
From: archimede-watches.com

The Archimede 36mm Pilots Watch takes a classic military design and downsizes it to a more wearable size.

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Oris Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre 115

Price: $7,600
From: oris.ch

The Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre115 from Oris features a completely skeletonized in-house movement and a 44mm titanium case.

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Aquadive Poseidon GMT

Price: $1,395
From: aquadive.com

The Poseidon GMT is a dual-time zone dive watch housed in a 42mm case that’s water-resistant to a whopping 1,000m.

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Omega Seamaster Diver 300m James Bond

Price: $6,500
From: omegawatches.com

Omega has released a new Seamaster Diver 300M in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond 007 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, featuring a 42mm stainless steel case, 300m of water resistance and limited to 7,007 pieces, of course.

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Mido Ocean Star Tribute Special Edition

Price: $1,150
From: shopmido.com

The Mido Ocean Star Tribute celebrates 75 years of the brand’s well-known dive watch with a handsome and relatively affordable 1960s style.

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MkII Hellion

Price: $649
From: mkiiwatches.com

Based on the American “canteen watches” of WII, Mk II’s Hellion is an automatic, military-style watch for under $700.

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Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation

Price: $2,295
From: zodiacwatches.com

The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 Saturation dive watch was made in collaboration with a renowned diver and National Geographic photographer.

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Oak & Oscar Olmstead

Price: $1,375+
From: oakandoscar.com

The Olmsted field watch from Chicago-based micro brand Oak & Oscar features a “sandwich dial” and pays tribute to the company’s hometown.

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Doxa Sub 300T Conquistador

Price: $1,890
From: doxawatches.com

Fifty years since its introduction, Doxa’s renowned dive watch gets a colorful update in the Sub 300T Conquistador.

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Ochs und Junior Two Time Zones + Date

Price: ~$9,390
From: ochsundjunior.com

The new Ochs und Junior Two Time Zones + Date watch has an unusual, minimalist dial design, but reading the time is actually a simple affair.

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Blancpain Air Command

Price: $19,800
From: blancpain.com

Faithful to the original, Blancpain’s Air Command revives a model that narrowly missed adoption by the U.S. Air Force.

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Monta Atlas

Price: $1,565
From: montawatch.com

With the Atlas GMT watch, Monta offers a ton of value in the form of a useful complication in a solid, refined package.

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Zenith Pilot Type 20 Chronograph Adventure

Price: $7,700
From: zenith-watches.com

Zenith’s bold pilot watches in 45mm bronze cases with green dials are super stylish and recall military watches from the first World War.

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Ultramarine Morse 9141N GMT

Price: $1,836
From: ultramarine-watches.com

This GMT watch from indy brand Ultramarine is competitively priced and uses all Swiss parts, down to the last screw in its automatic movement.

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Fortis PC7 Team

Price: ~$2,499+
From: fortis-swiss.com

Fortis celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Swiss Air Force’s Display Team with chronograph and time-only pilots watches.

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Haven Chilton

Price: $1,799
From: havenwatches.com

Based in the Midwest, Haven is an American microbrand debuting with a very vintage-inspired and moderately sized automatic chronograph.

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Christopher Ward C1 Moonglow

Price: $1,935
From: christopherward.com

Christopher Ward updates an old-school complication with modern design, bringing the moon phase into the 21st century.

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Maen Skymaster

Price: ~$780
From: maenwatches.com

This young microbrand is giving vintage chronograph fans just about everything they want with this affordable, 38mm classic-feeling watch. You won’t find a Swiss automatic chronograph for much less.

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Dan Henry 1962 Racing Chronograph

Price: $260
From: danhenrywatches.com

The Dan Henry 1962 Racing Chronograph watch offers the looks of a vintage collector’s favorite at a highly approachable price.

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Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown Chronograph

Price: $3,495
From: frederiqueconstant.com

The Yacht Timer watch from Frederique Constant is made for timing yacht races with a clean, handsome interpretation of the chronograph.

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Breitling Aviator 8 Mosquito

Price: $7,710+
From: breitling.com

This vintage-styled chronograph watch recalls its early aviation history with a solid, handsome package recalling a classic WWII-era wooden aircraft.

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Bremont H-4 Hercules

Price: $11,895+
From: bremont.com

Three new GMT watches from British Bremont celebrate the H-4 Hercules, or “Spruce Goose,” incorporating actual wood from the historic plane.

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IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph

Price: $13,100
From: iwc.com

IWC has introduced a limited-edition version of its popular Timezoner watch in “sepia brown” to mark a historic trans-Atlantic flight.

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Farer World Timer Automatic

Price: $1,550
From: farer.com

Farer’s World Timer, available in 3 dial colors, offers 24 time zones in a 39mm stainless steel case, all for a reasonable price.

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