Last Updated:  January 8th, 2021

Best 24-Hour Watch

There are several good reasons to own a 24-hour watch. First, they’re very cool, and a must-have for the serious watch collector. If you have an interest in horology, you know that the sundial, technically the world’s oldest way to track the time of day, had a 24-hour interface, there were just no mechanical parts.

Early clocks from the Middle Ages also had a 24-hour display and were either marked I-XII twice or I-XXIV all the way around.

A 24-hour watch can also be much more than a collector’s item or objet d’intérêt. Scientists and researchers working long hours in windowless labs, frequent world travelers, pilots, and military personnel are people who may find the 24-hour watch is more practical than a traditional 12-hour watch.

Our Top Picks

Whatever your reason for wanting one of these unique timepieces, we think you’ll find one of interest in our collection of the Best 24-Hour Watches.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

slow Jo 17 - Swiss Made one-hand 24 hour watch - Silver with dark brown leather band
Best Unisex Watch
slow Jo 24-Hour Swiss Made Watch
  • analog display
  • hard mineral dial cover
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Vostok Komandirskie Russian Mechanical Automatic GMT 24 Hour Dial Wristwatch WR 200m (650547: Steel Bezel)
Vostok Komandirskie Military 24-Hour Watch
  • Russian military watch
  • analog display
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Military Sputnik Mens Wrist Watch 24 Hours Day & Night Vintage Mens Watch Original
Best Men's Watch
RAKETA Military Sputnik 24-Hour Watch
  • Russian military watch
  • 24-hour analog dial
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slow Round 02 - Black Leather, Silver Case, Black Dial
Best Women's Watch
slow Round 02 24-hour Watch
  • 1-hand 24-hour dial
  • analog
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Gosasa Men’s Watch Sports Digital Compass Survival 50M Waterproof Stopwatch Alarm (Black)
Gosasa Men's Digital Sportswatch
  • 12/24-hr digital display
  • EL backlight
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Casio Men's MQ24-9B Classic Analog Watch
Casio Men's MQ24-9B Analog Watch
  • 12/24-hour analog display
  • resin glass dial window
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Best Unisex Watch

slow Jo 24-Hour Swiss Made Watch

slow Jo 17 - Swiss Made one-hand 24 hour watch - Silver with dark brown leather band

The slowJo watches were so named by the brand to remind people that time is precious and to stop chasing every minute. The slow Jo 24-Hour Swiss Made Watch has only one hand that rotates every 24 hours. The movement is half the speed of other watches, so you’ll see time go by for an entire day. The parchment colored round dial has a vintage look with an analog display and easy-to-read Arabic numerals. The dial cover is hardened and raised anti-reflective mineral glass.

The octagon-shaped dial is high-quality 316L stainless steel with a fully integrated case back. The GMT Swiss-made movement actually requires 4 hands and date. The manufacturer simply removed all but 1 hand. The movement requires a product-specific battery that is included and has a life of 45 months.

The slow Jo has a unisex style, and the Italian calfskin band complements the vintage look of the dial. And with a water-resistance of up to 100 meters (330 ft), there will be no worries for bathing and surface swimming.

Specifications

  • analog display
  • hard mineral dial cover
  • 316L stainless steel case
  • integrated case back
  • GMT Swiss movement
  • calfskin band
  • water resistance: 100 meters
  • case size: 38 mm
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Vostok Komandirskie Military 24-Hour Watch

Vostok Komandirskie Russian Mechanical Automatic GMT 24 Hour Dial Wristwatch WR 200m (650547: Steel Bezel)

With the classic look of a luxury watch, the Vostok Komandirskie 24-Hour Watch is a military-style watch made by the Russian Army’s Defense Department. The blue dial features luminous hands with a red seconds hand, even-numbered Arabic numerals, and indices in between. A date window is at 6 o’clock, and the Russian Army symbol is above. The dial cover is acrylic.

The Vostok’s movement is automatic self-winding. Wind the watch by the stem after it hasn’t been worn for a while. Once wound, it will run for up to 31 hours. The 41 mm case is stainless steel with a bidirectional rotating bezel. The bracelet-style triple link band is stainless steel and resin with a safety clasp.

Specifications

  • Russian military watch
  • analog display
  • acrylic dial cover
  • luminous
  • date window
  • automatic self-winding
  • bidirectional bezel
  • stainless steel case & bracelet
  • water resistance: 200 meters
  • case size: 41 mm
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Best Men's Watch

RAKETA Military Sputnik 24-Hour Watch

Military Sputnik Mens Wrist Watch 24 Hours Day & Night Vintage Mens Watch Original

The RAKETA Men’s Military Watch is a great timepiece as well as a very interesting item for any collector. RAKETA watches have been crafted in St. Petersburg, Russia by the Petrodvoretz Company since 1961, and the founding of the company dates all the way back to Peter the Great in 1771. The RAKETA line was named in honor of Yuri Gagarin who made the first manned space flight on the rocket Vostok.

The RAKETA’s analog dial is divided into black and white to help visualize day and night and features white on black and black on white Arabic numerals. The hands are luminescent green with a red seconds hand. The dial cover is a hard mineral. It has 19 ruby jewels and is powered by mechanical hand wind movement.

The 43 mm stainless steel case has a black leather croc-embossed band. It is shock-resistant and water-resistant to 30 feet.

Specifications

  • Russian military watch
  • 24-hour analog dial
  • mineral dial cover
  • mechanical movement
  • hand wind
  • 19 ruby jewels
  • stainless steel case
  • leather band
  • shock-resistant
  • water resistance: 30 ft
  • case size: 43 mm
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Best Women's Watch

slow Round 02 24-hour Watch

slow Round 02 - Black Leather, Silver Case, Black Dial

The slow Round 02 is an elegant model of the brand’s popular single-handed 24-hour analog dial for dressy occasions or business attire. The classic black dial features white Arabic numerals, and the dial cover is a premium anti-reflective sapphire crystal. It features the manufacturer’s trademark Swiss precision GMT movement.

The 40 mm silvertone case is super-thin at 8.25 mm for a slim profile. The case back is fully integrated. It’s matched by a black leather band.

This watch is water-resistant to 100 meters (330 ft) and safe for bathing and surface water sports.

Specifications

  • 1-hand 24-hour dial
  • analog
  • sapphire crystal
  • Swiss GMT movement
  • stainless steel case
  • leather band
  • water resistance:100 meters
  • case size: 40 mm
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Gosasa Men's Digital Sportswatch

Gosasa Men’s Watch Sports Digital Compass Survival 50M Waterproof Stopwatch Alarm (Black)

School kids are taught to read analog clocks in a 12-hour format. The Gosasa Men’s Digital Sportswatch is for those who find it hard to transition to a 24-hour dial. This timepiece has several great features at a low price.

The black dial has a neon green LED 12/24-hour digital display with time, day, and date. Multiple functions include a stopwatch, compass, 1/100 seconds chronograph, daily alarm, hourly chime, and EL backlight. It’s powered by quartz movement.

The 47-mm case is constructed of black polycarbonate plastic and the black band is polyurethane. It is shock-resistant and water-resistant to 50 meters (165 ft).

Specifications

  • 12/24-hr digital display
  • EL backlight
  • multi-functional
  • chronograph
  • alarms
  • quartz movement
  • PC case
  • PU band
  • shock-resistant
  • water resistance: 50 meters
  • case size: 47 mm
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Casio Men's MQ24-9B Analog Watch

Casio Men's MQ24-9B Classic Analog Watch

For those in new occupations or situations where a 24-hour watch is more practical, the Casio MQ24-9B provides the perfect transition. That’s because the bright yellow dial features a 24-hour analog display on the outer border and a 12-hour format on the inner dial. The super-low price lets you get familiar with the 24-hour timepiece before investing in a more expensive model. It’s also a great gift for tweens and teens.

The MQ24-9B features Casio’s famous and reliable Japanese quartz movement. The 38 mm case and band are made of durable black resin. The dial window is resin glass. It’s water-resistant to 30 meters (98 ft).

Specifications

  • 12/24-hour analog display
  • resin glass dial window
  • Japanese quartz movement
  • resin case & band
  • water resistance: 30 meters
  • case size: 38 mm
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