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3 Affordable Watches to Wear to the Beach This Summer

Summer’s here, and it’s time to get your wrist ready for the beach with one of these sporty, water-resistant watches.


All sorts of styles and qualities can make for a good warm-weather watch, but only a subset of them are right for that quintessential, hotly anticipated summer experience: going to the beach. A beach watch should of course be able to handle salt water and sand, but it doesn’t hurt of the watch is sporty and colorful as well. The four sub-$1,000 beach-ready watches below are each great options.

Seiko Prospex “Samurai” SRPB53

Beloved for its value, robustness and character, Seiko’s “Samurai” is up to just about any task, and will feel right at home on the sand, on the boardwalk or in the water.
Movement: Seiko 4R35 Automatic
Diameter: 44mm
Price: $495

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Casio G-Shock G-Lide GWX5700SS

Made for surfers and featuring a digital tide chart, the G-Shock Glide GWX5700 is made for soaking up rays with its solar-charging tech, and it’s comfortable and colorful as well.
Movement: Casio Tough Solar Quartz
Diameter: 51.7mm
Price: $140

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Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Auto

Though not rated for deep diving, the Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Auto’s dive watch style and fresh colors are appropriate for the beach, and its 100m of water resistance is more than enough for swimming.
Movement: Hamilton H-10 (ETA Base) Automatic
Diameter: 40mm
Price: $745

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