Field watches are a bit of a paradox — at once a very broad, yet quite niche category. Essentially these are watches originally made for military use — on battlefields. But having said that, there’s also many other tropes of military-inspired watches, like pilot and dive watches. The easiest way to think about it is, while those watches are made for a quite specific purpose, field watches are generalists. They have to be tough enough to handle some pretty rough conditions, and do their job of telling the time quickly and reliably. If we’re honest, a lot of the time these days the job will fall to a G-Shock (ain’t nothing wrong with that) —*the genre of the field watch has come to typically be defined by black dials, strong legibility, and a robust build in a fairly classic body. Here are our picks of the five best field watches, ranging from high-end to much more affordable.* Hamilton Khaki* Hamilton is a great name in watchmaking (apparently it’s a pretty popular musical too), with a strong American legacy. It’s now part of the Swatch Group portfolio and (sadly) not available in Australia. They’re also one of the most well-known producers…

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