Construction Watches

Those who work in rugged industries like construction are used to wearing protective gear. 

Items like hard hats, steel-toed boots, safety goggles and protective gloves are just a few of the items that construction workers wear on a regular basis.

But what about work watches for construction workers? On a job site, workers need a rugged watch that will stand up to the wear and tear faced and handled by the rest of their gear. There’s always the chance of falling debris landing on a watch, the possibility of scratches from climbing ladders, working with heavy equipment, and more perils that require a nearly indestructible watch. 

Depending what type of construction is involved, there’s even the threat that the watch will stop working when exposed to other types of occupational hazards. That’s when functions like shock resistance may be a focus in your search for the most durable watches.

Construction watches are also valuable tools on the job, so it’s no surprise that those in construction are always looking for the best work watches. But what should you look for when searching for the best watch for the working man or woman? Here are some important factors when looking at heavy duty watches.

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Large and in charge, this G-Shock watch is perfect for anyone who wants a reliable timekeeper with lots of extra functions and features. Powered by a three-hands Quartz movement, the timepiece is resistant to less-than-ideal conditions (mud and water-resistant) and has a large face that’s easy to read.

The dial looks like a regular analog mechanism, but underneath the three hands and large Arabic numerals that mark the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock, you can observe several layers of systems. As such, on the top half of the screen, you can read the date in digital format. On the left quarter is the day of the week (also digital format), while the right quarter features a complication with six different functions.

Overall, the watch features a stopwatch, a thermometer, a countdown timer, a digital compass, full auto-calendar, 5 alarms, 12 & 24h formats, and more. Each feature can be accessed using the lateral buttons.

Also, there is an LED backlight for improved visibility during low-light conditions.


Material:Resin Strap and Case, Mineral Crystal Lens



  • Large face with LED backlight
  • Durable materials and resistance to water and mud
  • Lots of features and functions
  • The dial features a combination of analog and digital
  • Long-lasting battery


  • There is a learning curve when it comes to setting it up
  • The negative display can be difficult to read depending on the light
  • It is a bit on the bulky side

Why We Chose This

This is a nice G Shock army watch that can be used in a wide array of scenarios. While it is bigger than your usual timekeeper, it’s also well-equipped, highly-accurate, and more durable. So, if you’re looking for a sophisticated watch that makes you look like a badass, this is a design to keep in mind!

Durable Construction Workers Watch Buying Guide


One factor related to durability is the material of the watch case and strap. Durable watches often have an outer case made of stainless steel or titanium, and sometimes resin. The watch glass needs to be scratch resistant, so mineral crystal or sapphire crystal are good choices. Otherwise, you may find your work watch is soon difficult to read with the scratches on the window. The strap is also an important consideration, as you want strength and durability. A stainless steel strap isn’t ideal, because it can scratch when put to the test. A tough plastic, resin or genuine leather strap is a better choice.

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