Last Updated:  November 15th, 2020

Best Watches for Law Enforcement in 2020

“To Protect and to Serve” has been the motto of the LAPD since it was the winning entry for the police academy in 1955. Other law enforcement personnel across the country adopted the motto, and the brave men and women in the profession live by it. Every day they put their life on the line to protect and serve us. Our collection of best watches for law enforcement have features that can help make the job safer.

Our Top Picks

An officer needs a rugged, durable watch that can take a beating. It must be tough like them. They must be able to see the time at a glance for those situations when every spilt second counts. It needs to be reliable and accurate for paperwork. Stealthiness is a good feature to look for. Officers should avoid flashy dials and high reflection. Yet it needs to be easy to read in the dark and bright sunlight. Most law enforcement jobs aren’t the highest paying, so you’ll find great budget-friendly ones as well as pricier ones to protect and serve on or off the job. 

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Luminox Men's 3051 EVO Navy SEAL Colormark Watch
Best High-End Price
Luminox 3051 EVO
  • tritium low-light illumination
  • durable polyurethane
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Victorinox Men's 241707 Night Vision Analog Display Swiss Quartz Blue Watch
Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision Watch
  • 6 lighting functions
  • analog display
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Timex Men's T5E901 Ironman Classic 30 Gray/Black Resin Strap Watch
Best Budget-Friendly
Timex Ironman Classic 30
  • tough durable resin
  • digital display
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Casio Men's GW-9400-1CR Master of G Stainless Steel Solar Watch
Casio Rangeman Solar Watch
  • multiple digital displays
  • stainless steel case
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NIXON Quartz Sport Watch with Silicone Strap, Gray, 29 (Model: A1180)
Best Mid-Range Price
NIXON Regulus Basic Operations Watch
  • silent mode operation
  • discreet LED backlight
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Uzi Men's UZI-001-R Protector Swiss Tritium Black Dial Black Band Watch
Uzi Mens UZ-001-R Protector
  • 20-year+ tritium lighting
  • analog display
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Casio Men's PAG240T-7CR Pathfinder Triple-Sensor Stainless Steel Watch with Titanium Bracelet
Casio Men's PAG 240T Pathfinder
  • digital display
  • triple power sensor
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Garmin Tactix Bravo, Black with Silicone Band
Garmin Tactix Bravo Smartwatch
  • tactical features for the field
  • night vision goggles compatible
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Casio Men's GD350-1B G Shock Black Watch
Casio G-SHOCK GD 350 Watch
  • time-adjustable backlight
  • multifunctional
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SureFire 2211 Rechargeable Variable Output WristLight with Watch, 300 Lumens, Anodized Body
SureFire 2211 Wristlight Watch
  • up to 300 lumens of light
  • fully integrated timepiece
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Best High-End Price

Luminox 3051 EVO

Luminox Men's 3051 EVO Navy SEAL Colormark Watch

Designed with Navy Seals in mind, the Luminox 3051 EOV is easy to read in low-light or no-light situations thanks to tritium illumination. The 44-mm round polyurethane case with a hard scratch-resistant mineral crystal cover can take a beating. The black face features a luminous analog display with 24-hour Arabic numerals and markings. The date is displayed at the 3 o’clock position.

This tactical watch features a notched unidirectional bezel that can be used as a countdown timer. It’s powered by an accurate Swiss quartz movement. It’s water resistant to 220 meters (660 feet) making it suitable for marine activity and water sports but not diving.

The ergonomic wrist band is also made of polyurethane and has a logo embodiment. The EVO is suitable on the beat, in the office, and on the trail.

Specifications

  • tritium low-light illumination
  • durable polyurethane
  • analog display
  • Swiss quartz movement
  • unidirectional bezel
  • date display at 3 o'clock
  • 220 meters water resistance
  • case size: 44 mm
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Victorinox Swiss Army Night Vision Watch

Victorinox Men's 241707 Night Vision Analog Display Swiss Quartz Blue Watch

Featuring an ingenious LED system with 6 lighting functions, the Victorinox Swiss Army Watch takes night vision to a new level. The light modes are activated and deactivated by pushing a button on the 42-mm round stainless steel case. The modes include dial illumination, extended light, Morse code signal, locator light at 6 o’clock, battery end-of-life indicator, and built-in LED flashlight.

The Night Vision’s blue dial has an analog display with white Arabic numerals at the 3, 9, and 12-hour markers and a date display window at the 6 o’clock position. The minute and second hands are luminous white and the black sweeping seconds hand is tipped in red. The dial cover is triple-coated sapphire crystal for extreme scratch resistance. The stainless steel bezel is stationary.
and the blue band is comfortable rubber with a tang buckle.

With dependable quartz movement, the Victorinox Night Vision tactical watch has all the qualities of a Swiss Army timepiece and the versatility of a Swiss Army knife. It’s water resistant to 50 meters (165 feet).

Specifications

  • 6 lighting functions
  • analog display
  • stainless steel case
  • rubber wrist band
  • sapphire crystal
  • stationary bezel
  • case size: 42 mm
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Best Budget-Friendly

Timex Ironman Classic 30

Timex Men's T5E901 Ironman Classic 30 Gray/Black Resin Strap Watch

Timex is known for dependable, reasonably priced timepieces, the Timex Ironman Classic 30 is no exception. As the name implies, it’s made of tough, durable resin 38 mm case. It features several police officer friendly functions including an easy to read Indiglo light-up dial with digital display and multiple time zones. The dial lens is strong acrylic.

Other functions that make the Ironman police user-friendly include a 100-hour chronograph with 30-lap memory, daily and weekend alarms, a 24-hour countdown timer, and day, date, and month calendar. Featuring accurate quartz movement, the Iron man has a stationary bezel.

The ergonomic black resin wrist strap fits up to an 8inch wrist. The Ironman is water-resistant to 30 meters (100) feet making it suitable for water surface sports but not for siding.

Specifications

  • tough durable resin
  • digital display
  • officer-friendly functions
  • quartz movement
  • acrylic lens
  • stationary bezel
  • 30 meters water resistance
  • case size: 38 mm
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Casio Rangeman Solar Watch

Casio Men's GW-9400-1CR Master of G Stainless Steel Solar Watch

It’s not all work and no play for police officers with the Casio Rangeman Solar Watch. The G-shock Rangeman is popular with outdoorsmen for its altimeter, barometer, and compass employed by a shock-resistant triple sensor. The easy-to-read black dial with digital display has a backlight with different settings lighting for 1.5 seconds, 3 seconds, or automatically. It features multiple displays, textured pushes, and red accents. The dial lens is mineral crystal.

The stainless steel case is 5.3 centimeters in diameter and is mud-resistant The sensor button has a metal cover to protect against impact and foreign matter. The black resin band is men’s standard length with a tang buckle. The resin bezel is stationary.

Features useful for law enforcement officers include military time, sunrise/sunset data, one-touch elapsed time measurement, and one-touch recording. Audible tones signal what mode the watch is in, eliminating the need to look at it.

The solar-powered Rangeman is 200 meters water resistance (650 feet) and is low-temp resistant to 14 degrees F to stand up under tough conditions.

Specifications

  • multiple digital displays
  • stainless steel case
  • resin band
  • shock-resistant triple sensor
  • mineral crystal
  • 200 meters water resistance
  • low-temp resistant
  • case size: 5.3 cm
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Best Mid-Range Price

NIXON Regulus Basic Operations Watch

NIXON Quartz Sport Watch with Silicone Strap, Gray, 29 (Model: A1180)

The NIXON Regulus is a basic operations watch designed in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations personnel. Built for missions by those on the front line, it has features police officers can appreciate. The rectangular gray dial with digital display is low-key yet features an LED backlight at the push of a button. It’s silent mode operation and looper lock strap provides security and comfort.

Made of stainless steel, the case has a diameter if 37 mm and is 12 mm thick. The comfortable band is black silicone with a tang buckle. The dial lens is hard mineral crystal for scratch-resistance. Dual chronographs are visible from the main screen along with the time, day, and date.

Powered by a dependable quartz movement, the Regulus is shockproof and 100 meters (330 feet) water resistance. Busy professionals will enjoy the long 5-year battery life.

Specifications

  • silent mode operation
  • discreet LED backlight
  • dual chronographs
  • digital display
  • stainless steel case
  • silicone band
  • quartz movement
  • water-resistant to 100 meters
  • case size: 37 mm
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Uzi Mens UZ-001-R Protector

Uzi Men's UZI-001-R Protector Swiss Tritium Black Dial Black Band Watch

Smart-looking and dependable, the Uzi Protector with tritium light source provides constant glow for at least 20 years. The light source is sealed under high pressure for oil and corrosion resistance. The tritium lighting is discrete yet the analog display with white Arabic numerals is easy to read at a glance. The minute and hour hands glow white and a red sweeping needle-thin seconds hand marks the minutes. The date is displayed between 4 and 5 o’clock.

The black plastic case has a diameter of 40 mm and is 14 mm thick. The dial cover is a scratch-resistant mineral crystal. The dial is encircled by a black plastic bezel with white countdown markers. The sturdy black rubber wrist band has a tang buckle.

Powered by Swiss quartz and water-resistant up to 200 meters (660 feet), the Uzi is a reliable timepiece for those in the protection sector as well as sports and adventure fans.

Specifications

  • 20-year+ tritium lighting
  • analog display
  • countdown bezel
  • sturdy plastic case and band
  • mineral crystal
  • date display
  • water-resistant to 200 meters
  • case size: 40mm
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Casio Men's PAG 240T Pathfinder

Casio Men's PAG240T-7CR Pathfinder Triple-Sensor Stainless Steel Watch with Titanium Bracelet

The Casio Pathfinder has features a police officer can take to the wilderness. A triple power sensor provides an altimeter, barometer, and a compass to give directions, atmospheric pressure, altitude, and temperature. An EL backlight with afterglow makes reading the digital display easy in the dark.

The Pathfinder has a 51-mm tough-looking titanium-colored stainless steel case. The dial cover is mineral crystal. An ergonomic titanium bracelet with a double-locking clasp adds an aesthetic look to the Pathfinder. The dial is encircled by a resin bezel with directional markings.

The multifunctional Pathfinder features a calendar, countdown timer, five daily alarms, and a 1/100-second stopwatch. Additionally, you can check the time in 31 time zones. It has solar-powered quartz movement and a battery indicator alerts you when it’s time for a recharge. Use the power reserve mode for increased battery life. The solid, durable Pathfinder is water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet).

Specifications

  • digital display
  • triple power sensor
  • backlight with afterglow
  • stainless steel case
  • titanium bracelet
  • quartz movement
  • water-resistant to 100 meters
  • case size: 51 mm
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Garmin Tactix Bravo Smartwatch

Garmin Tactix Bravo, Black with Silicone Band

Law Enforcement officers who employ night vision goggles on the job will appreciate the Garmin Tactix Bravo. The all-black smartwatch was inspired by tactical requirements for stealthiness in the field. The backlight settings are reduced to a level that won’t impede operations while using night vision goggles. Use the day mode to check the Garmin Chroma analog display in bright sunlight. Switch to night mode for night vision goggles compatibility.

The Tactix Bravo features an altimeter, barometer, and compass and can be used for activity and fitness training plus navigation in GPS mode. It’s smartphone compatible so you can get notifications and see messages right on the high-resolution 1.2-inch dial with Garmin Chroma digital display. The dial has a sapphire lens for the ultimate in scratch resistance. The stainless steel case has reinforced housing for superb durability and the knurled bezel has a diamond-hard carbon coating for extra scratch resistance. It’s water-resistant to 100 meters (330 feet) and suitable for swimming.

It’s pricier than most other watches for police officers, but you get lots of bang for your buck with the Garmin Tactix Bravo.

Specifications

  • tactical features for the field
  • night vision goggles compatible
  • smartphone compatible
  • reinforced housing
  • knurled bezel
  • sapphire crystal
  • water-resistant to 100 meters
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Casio G-SHOCK GD 350 Watch

Casio Men's GD350-1B G Shock Black Watch

The all-black Casio G-SHOCK Watch with olive drab display has a low-key look for police officers but with high functionality. An auto LED backlight makes reading the digital display as easy as the push of a button. Set the backlight to stay on for different lengths of time or to come on automatically when you lift your arm to check the time.

The G-SHOCK GD 350 has multiple functions including a countdown timer, time measurement modes, daily alarms (including snooze and countdown), 12/24 hour (military time) formats, city name display, automatic calendar, and hourly time signal. Get the time for 35 time zones. Powered by Casio’s Japanese quartz movement, the resin case with a resin band has a diameter of 49 mm. The dial cover is mineral crystal and the resin bezel is stationary.

The Casio G-SHOCK is water-resistant for 200 meters (660 feet). It has good functionality at a very fair price.

Specifications

  • time-adjustable backlight
  • multifunctional
  • time in 35 time zones
  • resin case and band
  • stationary bezel
  • Japanese quartz movement
  • water-resistant to 200 meters
  • case size: 49 mm
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SureFire 2211 Wristlight Watch

SureFire 2211 Rechargeable Variable Output WristLight with Watch, 300 Lumens, Anodized Body

Law enforcement officers can use their wrist almost like a headlamp with the SureFire Wristlight Watch. You have instant access to 15, 60, or 300 lumens of light by an ambidextrous switch. MaxVision disperses light widely and evenly. Use more lumens to free up your hands for locking doors, handling weapons, etc., or low lumens to check the time while remaining discreet.

The SureFire includes a fully-integrated high-quality timepiece powered by quartz movement with analog display for minutes, hours, and seconds. It’s encircled by a bezel with seconds markings. A date display is at the 3 o’clock position. An LED indicator alerts you when the battery is low. The battery is removable so you can save on recharging when the watch is not in use, It’s IPX7 water-resistant to survive sweat and rain.

With a good light source and dependable timepiece, the Surefire is perfect for night duty and night watchmen.

Specifications

  • up to 300 lumens of light
  • fully integrated timepiece
  • bezel with seconds markings
  • removable battery
  • quartz movement
  • date display at 3 o'clock
  • IPX7 water-resistant
  • analog display
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