Some watches fall right in line with their name in terms of extreme toughness and quality — the Luminox Ultimate SEAL Chrono certainly defines what it means to be an “ultimate” watch. The specs “pass the test” of everyone from the upper echelon of the military to hard-working, everyday folks, and it’s not hard to see why.
The carbon-reinforced polycarbonate construction makes the case and dial all the more rugged and hard-wearing, while the striking red-and-black color combo is both stylish and useful (no misplacing this watch, to be sure). The always-on lume also doesn’t need a light source or battery to glow, something you shouldn’t underestimate when it comes time to get out in the field.
This watch will run you nearly $600, but the brand could definitely charge more for it — we think it’s that sturdy, well-crafted and useful. For winter style and well beyond, that’s the kind of timepiece you need. – $550