As a pilot, you need the best watch with the features that make it an essential cockpit tool. But it can also be a fashion statement - functional, classic, modern, or vintage-inspired - no matter your price range; from affordable to luxurious.

We have put together a list of top-notch aviation watches for the savvy pilot – and whether your budget is $150 or $5,000, these are the best pilot watches available right now!

 

Best Aviation Watches Under $200

1.      Casio Men’s G-Shock Watch

Casio Men’s G-Shock Watch

The first item on our list has to be the Casio G-Shock. These watches are built tough. The nut-like 10-sided bezel and screw detailing make for a rugged statement piece. Easily pair this with any look, from casual, to professional aviation attire.

Plus, the analog hands and digital display, graphics on the face and non-slip checkering on the buttons enhance visibility and usability. An all-around powerhouse–now that’s tough.

Key Features:

  • Case size (L× W× H) 52.8 × 49.5 × 16.9 mm
  • Weight 65 g
  • Case and bezel material Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Band Resin Band
  • Construction Shock Resistant
  • Water resistance 200-meter water resistance
  • Power supply and battery life Approx. battery life: 7 years on CR2016
  • Glass Mineral Glass

Specs:

  • Brand: Casio
  • Model: GA900-1A
  • Weight: 65 g

Best Aviation Watches Under $350

2.      Casio Rangemen G-Shock Black Solar Atomic Watch 

Casio Rangemen G-Shock Black Solar Atomic Watch

Next, we have the Casio Men’s G-Shock Rangemen Solar Atomic watch. This pilot watch is a must-have for the high achievers in life and it fits anyone's price range. With advanced features like direction, altitude, and barometric pressure sensors, this aviation watch will give you even more situational awareness. 

On top of everything else, its solar-powered design means you’ll never have to worry about battery power or charging!

Key Features:

  • Case size (L× W× H) 55.2 × 53.5 × 18.2 mm
  • Weight 93 g
  • Case and bezel material Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Band Resin Band
  • Construction Shock Resistant
  • Water resistance 200-meter water resistance
  • Time adjustment Radio-controlled Watch; Multi band 6
  • Power supply and battery life Tough Solar (Solar powered)
  • Glass Mineral Glass
  • Pedometer: No
  • Altimeter: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • Compass: Yes

Specs:

  • Brand: Casio
  • Model: GW9400-1
  • Weight: Not listed 

3.      Casio Mudmaster G-Shock Military Beige Watch

Casio Mudmaster G-Shock Military Beige Watch

Adventures start and end with the Mudmaster. Explore with confidence, where your path takes you! This rugged timepiece is stronger than granite, shock-resistant, water-resistant, and mud resistant. 

Never worry about getting lost–the compass with keeping you on track. Stay informed with a thermometer for accurate weather readings. And it looks good too with a beige band and functional style. Don’t let your next adventure leave you wanting more.

Key Features:

  • Case size (L× W× H) 56.2 × 55.3 × 17.3 mm
  • Weight 94 g
  • Case and bezel material Case / bezel material: Resin / Stainless steel
  • Band Resin Band
  • Construction Mud Resistant, Shock Resistant
  • Water resistance 200-meter water resistance
  • Power supply and battery life Approx. battery life: 2 years on SR927W X 2
  • Glass Mineral Glass
  • Compass: Yes

Specs:

  • Brand: Casio
  • Model: GG-1000-1A5CR
  • Weight: Not Listed

Best Aviation Watches From $350-600

4.      Airacobra P42

Aviator Airacobra P42

If you’re looking for the perfect blend of class and affordability look no further than the Aviator Airacobra. This pilot watch might remind you of the incredible fighter planes that helped win World War II, but it’s not just built for show. 

With a tough exterior and reliable spirit, this timepiece is a tool you can trust to get you through any mission. And with its sleek design and appearance, you’ll look good while doing it!

Key Features:

  • 42mm diameter
  • Fine brushed stainless steel
  • Scratch-resistant and glare-proof Sapphire crystal
  • Water resistant to 100M
  • Leather Straps

Specs:

  • Brand: Aviator
  • Model: Airacobra P42
  • Weight: 90 g

5.      Casio Mudmaster G-Shock with Quad Sensor Black Resin Watch

asio Mudmaster G-Shock with Quad Sensor Black Resin Watch

This is the second Mudmaster on our top 20 list, and with good reason. The trusty Mudmaster is an unstoppable forc eof nature with its carbon fiber construction and Quad sensor technology. You’ll get a compass, altimeter, barometer, thermometer and pedometer all linked to the dedicated app. And a sleek, black resin band. With this pilot watch, nothing can stop you.

Key Features:

  • Case size (L× W× H) 55.4 × 51.3 × 19.4 mm
  • Case and bezel material Carbon / Resin 
  • Band Resin Band
  • Construction Shock Resistant, Mud Resistant, Carbon Core Guard structure
  • Water resistance 200-meter water resistance
  • Power supply and battery life Approx. battery life: 2 years on CR2025
  • Smartphone Link feature Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth®)
  • Apps G-SHOCK Connected
  • Glass Mineral Glass, Spherical Glass
  • Pedometer: Yes
  • Altimeter: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • Compass: Yes

Specs:

  • Brand: Casio
  • Model: GGB100-1A
  • Weight: 92 g

6.      Blue Angels World Chronograph A-T Stainless Citizen Watch

 

The beautiful blue Citizen World Chronograph A-T pilot watch is a reliable pick to add to your collection. Its Eco-Drive technology means it never needs a battery, and features atomic timekeeping in 26 cities, radio-controlled accuracy in 5 zones, chronograph for up to 60 minutes, perpetual calendar, 12/24 hour time, and a non-reflective sapphire crystal.

The icing on the cake is the stainless steel case that is finished with stunning blue ion plating!

Key Features:

  • 43 mm diameter
  • Eco-Drive: Powered by any light source
  • Stainless steel
  • Blue Ion-Plated Bezel
  • Anti-reflective Sapphire crystal
  • Water Resistant 200M

Specs:

  • Brand: Citizen
  • Model: AT8020-54L
  • Weight: Not Listed

7.      Blue Angels Promaster Skyhawk A-T Bracelet Citizen Watch

Blue Angels Promaster Skyhawk A-T Bracelet Citizen Watch

This Citizen Promaster Blue Angels Skyhawk A-T is sure to be the envy of all who see it. Its navy leather band and bold yellow stitching make it a stylish addition to any ensemble. But don't let its good looks fool you—this watch packs plenty of combat ready features including atomic timekeeping, chronograph, perpetual calendar, dual time, alarms, countdown timer, digital backlight and UTC display, power reserve, and pilot's rotating slide rule bezel.

Just like the previous Citizen pilot watch we featured, the Eco-Drive technology ensures that it will never need a battery replacement.

Key Features:

  • Eco-Drive: powered by any light
  • 45 MM diameter
  • Stainless steel
  • Two-Tone
  • Pilot's Rotating Slide Rule Bezel
  • Anti-reflective Sapphire crystal
  • Water Resistant 200M
  • Navy Leather Strap
  • Brand: Citizen
  • Model: JY8078-01L
  • Weight: Not listed 

8.      Garmin D2 Air X10 - GPS Aviator Smart Watch

Garmin D2 Air X10 - GPS Aviator Smart Watch

This is one of our personal favorite pilot watches to this list. The new Garmin D2 Air X10 smartwatch will have you feeling like you have your own personal navigator by your side. It's an incredibly sophisticated piece of tech that packs a wealth of features to make flying a breeze. 

From planning for the journey ahead, to in-flight monitoring and post-flight analysis, Garmin does it all. Get ready for worry-free adventures in the sky, because this wristwatch has got you covered!

Key Features:

  • Weather
  • Navigation
  • Airport information
  • Automatic flight logging
  • Pulse Ox, and a broad range of other health monitors
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Alerts for time, distance, and altitude, plus a fuel timer.

Specs:

  • Brand: Garmin
  • Model: D2 Air X10
  • Weight: Not Listed

9.      Torgoen T16 Black Swiss Chronograph Pilot Watch

 Torgoen T16 Black Swiss Chronograph Pilot Watch

Bold. Simple. Classic. Torgoen’s T16 pilot watch offers a striking, easy to read watch face mounted on a sturdy vintage leather band. The clean statement look complements your style both in and out of the cockpit.

Key Features:

  • Water resistant to 100 meters
  • Analog display
  • Swiss movement
  • Large, illuminated digits and markers
  • Available in either K1 Hardened mineral crystal or sapphire crystal
  • Stainless steel
  • 3-year warranty
  • 44 mm case diameter
  • 24 mm band diameter

Specs:

  • Brand: Torgoen
  • Model: T16BKIP44V
  • Weight: 7 ounces 

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10.      Promaster Navihawk A-T Green Stainless Citizen Watch

Promaster Navihawk A-T Green Stainless Citizen Watch

The new Nevihawk from Citizen is made with an adventurer in mind. The dark gunmetal gray and black dial accented with green, yellow, and white highlights adds a touch of boldness to the piece. Eco-Drie technology power the watch sustainably and it has a wide range of features such as a pilot’s rotating slide rule dial ring and time adjustments in 26 time zones.

Perfect for pilots who want to feel powerful and bold.

Key Features:

  • 48 mm diameter
  • Eco-Drive: Powered by any light source
  • Gray Stainless steel
  • Promaster Crown
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Water Resisstant 200M

Specs:

  • Brand: Citizen
  • Model: AT8227-56X
  • Weight: Not Listed

11.      Bulova Men's 45mm Special Edition Lunar Pilot Chronograph Watch

Bulova Men's 45mm Special Edition Lunar Pilot Chronograph Watch

How many watches can claim that they were designed and customized especially for astronauts? Now how many of those watches have been updated and re-released to those of us who have yet to fly beyond Earth’s atmosphere?

Connect with the Apollo 15 crew’s legacy when you take home Bulova’s special edition updated version of their historic lunar pilot watch. The new model retains the look of the original and has been upgraded to include high performance quartz movement, super-luminous hands and markers plus other modern features.

Key Features:

  • Special edition updated version of lunar chronograph watch worn on Apollo 15 mission
  • Analog display
  • Water resistant to 50 meters
  • High performance 3-prong quartz crystal movement at 262 kHz frequency
  • Super-luminous hands and markers
  • Anti-reflective sapphire glass
  • Tachymeter
  • Calendar
  • Solid 316L surgical-grade stainless steel
  • 3-year warranty
  • 45 mm case diameter
  • 22 mm band diameter

Specs:

  • Brand: Bulova
  • Model: 96B251
  • Weight: 96 ounces

12.      Seiko Men's SSG010 COUTURA

Seiko Men's SSG010 COUTURA

A beautifully crafted two-tone stainless-steel case and band set the stage for Seiko’s Coutura SSG010 chronograph watch. The timeless design is crafted with attention to detail and includes extra features like a radio sync time and calendar feature. Dead batteries are a thing of the past as your new timepiece is solar powered. A 6-month power reserve will get you through even the cloudiest of months.

Key Features:

  • Powered by light energy – no battery
  • Radio controlled time and calendar updates
  • World time
  • 6-month power reserve
  • Power save function
  • LumiBrite hands and markers
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Analog display
  • Water resistant to 100 meters
  • Overcharge prevention
  • Two-tone stainless-steel case
  • 1 year worldwide warranty, 3 years in United States
  • 5 mm case diameter
  • 3 mm band diameter

Specs:

  • Brand: Seiko
  • Model: Coutura SSG010
  • Weight: Not Listed

    13.      Citizen Promaster Skyhawk A-T Titanium Watch

    Citizen Promaster Skyhawk A-T Titanium Watch

    Citizen is known for building quality watches and they have something for everyone including the discerning pilot. The Promaster Skyhawk A-T has all the features you want including radio updated multiple time zones, world time and a rotating slide rule bezel.

    The watch housing itself is a sturdy lightweight two-tone titanium. Light powered Eco-Drive technology eliminates the need for a battery.

    Key Features:

    • Radio-controlled atomic clock timekeeping
    • Light powered by Eco-Drive technology
    • World time
    • Dual time
    • Digital backlight display
    • Universal coordinated time (UTC) display
    • Perpetual calendar
    • Rotating slide rule bezel
    • 1/100 second chronograph
    • Water-resistant to 200 meters
    • Anti-reflective mineral crystal lens
    • Titanium case and band
    • 46 mm case diameter

    Specs:

    • Brand: Citizen
    • Model: Promaster Skyhawk A-T JY0010-50E
    • Weight: Not listed 

    Best Aviation Watches From $1000-$2000

    14.      Garmin D2 Mach 1 Aviator Smartwatch

    Garmin D2 Mach 1 Aviator Smartwatch

    When you invest in a watch, you want something special, something that will take you from the boardroom to the skies with ease.

    The Garmin D2 Mach 1 aviator smartwatch has all the features you need to take on both your fitness goals and journeys through the clouds, without sacrificing style. With its classic face and sleek black band, it's the perfect piece for any occasion.

    Key Features:

    • Touchscreen display
    • A trial subscription to the Garmin Pilot app
    • Weather alerts
    • Moving map
    • Horizontal situation indicator
    • Battery life of up to 11 days
    • Charging cable
    • A full suite of health and activity monitoring

    Specs:

    • Brand: Garmin
    • Model: D2 Delta S 010-01987-30
    • Weight: Not Listed

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      15.      MARQ® Aviator (Gen 2)

      MARQ® Aviator (Gen 2)

      Fly with precision and assurance with this extraordinary watch crafted for pilots! The titanium bracelet, grade-5 titanium case, and AMOLED touchscreen display imbue this luxury tool watch with strength, clarity, and durability in the cockpit. Sote your flight information directly in its worldwide aeronautical database; utilize nearby airport waypoints and access METARS, TAFs, MOS2, and runway parameters from any altitude.

      But that’s not all! Engineered to maximize wellness, this amazing pilot's watch also evaluates sleep, health, and exercise stats–making it impossible to discover a limitation this watch can’t address.

      Key Features:

      • Domed sapphire crystal
      • Titanium/ceramic Bezel
      • 46 mm
      • Touchscreen
      • Color display
      • 32GB of memory
      • Wrist-based heart rate monitor
      • Fitness age
      • Sleep Score and Insights
      • GPS
      • Compass
      • Thermometer
      • TAFs
      • METARs
      • And MANY more!

      Specs:

      • Brand: Garmin
      • Model: D2 Delta PX 010-01989-30
      • Weight: Not Listed

      16.      BR 03-93 GMT Blue

      BR 03-93 GMT Blue

      To aid you on your search for the perfect pilot's watch, this pricey gem was included on our list for its quality design and craftsmanship. Presenting the elusive BR 03-93 GMT Blue–Bell & Ross’ newcomer and a truly remarkable timepiece. This watch has dual time zone( with GMT function ) reading capabilities, crafted with skillful precision to last lifetimes–this is the heirloom you can one day pass down to your children.

      Key Features:

      • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
      • Satin-finished and polished steel. 
      • Calibre BR-CAL.303. Automatic mechanical.
      • Water resistant to 100 meters
      • 42 mm case diameter

      Specs:

      • Brand: Bell & Ross
      • Model: BR03-92
      • Weight: 96 ounces 

      17.      Bremont ALT1-ZT/51

      Bremont ALT1-ZT51

      Bremont focuses on understated style and function with the sleek ALT1-ZT/51 aviator watch. This everyday wear timepiece stands out from the crowd with a patented bi-directional inner bezel and on-trend vintage leather band.

      Key Features:

      • Anti-reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal
      • Hardened stainless steel case
      • Patented inner bi-directional Roto-Click bezel
      • Super-LumiNova hands
      • BE-54AE automatic chronometer
      • Water resistant to 100 meters
      • 43 mm case diameter

      Specs:

      • Brand: Bremont
      • Model: ALT1-ZT/51
      • Weight: Not listed 

      18.      Fleiger F-41

      Fleiger Indigo Aviator Strap Watch

      The next item on our list is the beautiful indigo Fleiger watch. The Fleiger is a powerhouse, designed specifically for professional pilots.

      It features revolutionary technology that makes it the ultimate in readability and two time zone capability on your wrist. With Synchroline®, Brixtrack®, and an easy-to-read 12h Bezel, this pilot watch redefines what it means to fly with confidence and clarity.

      Key Features:

      • Water Resistant: 200m/600ft/20 atm
      • Case diameter with bezel: 41mm 
      • Body Material: Recycled Stainless STeel
      • Bezel Tyle: 12-hour manual GMT bezel (24 clicks)
      • Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
      • Case back: Recycled Stainless Steel with Ultra Engraving
      • Power Reserve: 38h
      • Brixtrack®, Superluminova® X1 with green afterglow, Synchroline®

      Specs:

      • Brand: Fortis
      • Model: F-41
      • Weight: Not listed 

      19.      TAG Heuer Aquaracer

      TAG Heuer Aquaracer

      This watch feels like it belongs in the movie Top GunTAG Heuer’s Aquaracer is a classic pilot watch, combining the perfect balance of polish and comfort. Gleaming rhodium plating and luminescent indexes sparkle in the fine-brushed and polished steel case. Meanwhile, a black rubber band exudes an air of casual sophistication.

      Key Features:

      • Automatic Swiss movement with shock absorber
      • Antireflective sapphire crystal
      • Unidirectional turning bezel
      • Analog display
      • Polished steel case
      • Water resistant to 300 meters
      • Rhodium plated luminescent indexes
      • 5 mm case size diameter

      Specs:

      • Brand: Tag Heur
      • Model: Aquaracer
      • Weight: Not listed 

      20.      Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46

      Breitling Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46

      Rounding out our top twenty aviation watches is Breitling’s Navitimer B01. Many watch faces are black or white, so the rich blue of the Navitimer stands out.  A circular bi-directional slide rule bezel adds to the functionality and your choice of 3 case color options completes the package for this beautiful pilot watch.

      Key Features:

      • Water resistant to 30 meters
      • Analog display
      • Self-winding Breitling Caliber 01 mechanical movement
      • Choose from steel, steel and gold, and 18k red gold case options
      • Cambered anti-reflective sapphire crystal
      • Bidirectional slide rule bezel
      • 46 mm case diameter
      • 20 mm strap diameter

      Specs:

      • Brand: Breitling
      • Model: Navitimer B01 Chronograph 46 AB0127211 C1P1
      • Weight: 2 ounces

      Bonus Watch: Official United States Air Force Officer's Watch

      Official United States Air Force Officer's Watch

       

      As an added bonus, we've included the United States Air Force Officer's Field Watch Quartz (OFQ). Crafted with precision and care, these exquisite Swiss-made timepieces are not simply luxurious objects of beauty, they also contain a 3-Jewel high-torque quartz movement and an EOL indicator, providing unbeatable accuracy for those who wear them.

      The OFQ has already won the hearts of watch collectors everywhere and to wear one is to keep in mind the honored the members of the US Air Force.

      Key Features:

      • 36 mm case diameter
      • Tritium Gas Tubes
      • Sapphire Crystal
      • Stainless Steel

      Specs:

      • Brand: USAF
      • Model: MIL-PRF-46374G
      • Weight: Not Listed

      Takeaway

      Whether you are a passionate aviator or an aviation enthusiast, these top 20 of the best pilot watches are just the things for you. They’re more than just timekeepers–they’re sophisticated precision instruments tailored to fit your needs in the sky. Investing in one of these amazing timepieces will take your flight experience to another level and keep you stylishly on-time for all your aviation adventures.

      So buckle up and take off with ease, knowing your trusty watch is by your side.

      Happy Flying!

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      1 comment

      Jerry Jamgochian

      Jerry Jamgochian

      Sorry but the Marq Is the best because it’s thinner and newer than the Delta, and has the same functionality with slightly better processing speed

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