Military Automatic Watch- Shape Up without the Boot Camp

November 11th, 2009 | 6 Comments

I lied. Your basic training starts now, but don’t worry. All you need to do is sit there. Even if you don’t want the rigidity of a military lifestyle, a little organization and support never hurt anyone. After all, a fit lifestyle equals a fit mind. By the end of this article, you’ll know how to improve the structure and discipline in your life without drill sergeants hurting your ear drums. The way to achieve this, and look great doing it: a military automatic watch.


Automatic watches offer the convenience of being self-winding. The watch is powered by the motion of wearer’s arm. The kinetic energy gets stored into a wound spring, which then releases the energy to power the watch. The wearer doesn’t need to worry about manually winding the watch. It’s done automatically! Military watches are expected to be precise and durable. The installation of the automatic movement-the mechanism responsible for keeping time-takes extreme precision and lots of time. There’s a cool video at, showing the quality and care it takes to assemble one.

Here are some automatic watches offering military concepts:

Seiko 5 Automatic Military Ivory Watch- $99.00 on

This self winding watch delivers the design of a military inspired time piece. The durability and ivory-color of the nylon band gives a look reminiscent of military camouflage. It received mostly positive reviews on, pertaining largely to its appearance. There was discontent in all the reviews about its accuracy, and was noted as having “gained two minutes per week”, which tends to defeat the purpose of a time piece.


Orient Automatic Military Watch CEM5Z009D

This model actually uses the concept of military functionality through a feature known as slide-rule calculations. The rotating bezel allows for calculations of arithmetic, currency conversions, and distance conversions. The rotation aligns 2 logarithmic scales into proportions that are useful in mathematics. The uses can range from vacationing in Europe to measuring the nautical miles of a Navy boat. The price of this model varies, depending the retailer. The MSRP is $190. Anything that seems too good to be true probably is.



Tutima Pacific 300- $1,550 on

Tutima watches are available from only a few online retailers. Their entire military collection is inspired by all the branches of the armed forces. The Pacific 300 has a rubber band, and is water resistant up to 300 meters. This automatic watch has a rotating bezel, anti-reflective crystal and a power reserve of nearly 40 hours. You should consider the main reason you want a military watch; you don’t want to spend extra for extensive features you won’t use.


Automatic military watches deliver convenience, precision, and durability, but you don’t need to be part of the Corps to get it. With a utilitarian build and a fashionable design, these watches make sure that you are the greater good.


  1. 6 Comments | Tell us what you think!

  2. By RobG on Jul 26, 2009

    The CEM5Z009D doesn’t strike me as a military watch, it’s more of an engineers watch (with great, novel symmetry, very handsome).

    Now, design/pump out a Flieger hommage and I’ll be first in line to buy that military model. :)

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  6. By kyle on Nov 14, 2009

    I really like the looks of this watch and the sliderule function. it reminds me a lot of the CFT00004B – Semi-Skeleton Sliderule, only it has the day/date which to me is a must. Personally, I am a fan of the CEM5Z008B in black.

    I agree, that it’s not as much a military watch as an aviator’s watch, the sliderule makes it a bit of a descendant of the B-ling Navitimer, the same way that any diver owes it’s lineage back to the R-lex Submariner.

  7. By kyle on Nov 14, 2009

    By the way, Jordan, pretty funny watches to compare it to. The other two are pretty much hideous :) It definitely makes the point.

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