Wrist wear and everyday accessories are often overlooked when comes to collecting prepper gear. However, I believe having a durable watch is important to a prepper. This is especially true when it comes to a time that you will have to bug out or even if the power grid goes down.
Finding a good watch has always been a pain to me. It just seemed like the battery would die within a year and really didn’t have a way to change the battery myself. So I would just task myself to buy a new watch but never got around to it.
So after starting my prepper journey it came time for me to buy a new watch. Before doing so I took somethings in consideration. If there is a TEOTWAWKI situation or if I ever have to bug out then most likely I am not going to have the opportunity to buy a new battery or get a new watch.
Then I considered what I would need from a watch if I ever had to bug out. Watches will have to be durable and handle a lot of roughness if I am building a shelter or anything else. Of course it would also have to be water proof as well.
If you are bugging out then you will not want the “bling” from you watch giving away your location. So I decided not to buy a watch based on my fashion like I normally do.
So after doing to some research I have read and watched a lot of reviews about Casio G-Shock watches. G-Shocks are apparently the preferred brand by military and law enforcement officers due to their durability. The watches are not blingy or have a big face so there won’t be any shining to give away locations.
So after finding a sale on Amazon I bought the Casio G-Shock G100-1BV to add to my prepper gear. I have to admit that I have been thoroughly impressed. It is extremely comfortable, has an attractive design, and easy to use.
There are many other great features that are included such as the resin band material. This is some of the strongest material that you are going to find on Earth. On top of that the watch is shock resistant. Being the cluts that I am I drop watches a lot. As a result of that I have broken quite a few watches in the past. However, the G-Shock has been holding up. Plus the design makes it virtually impossible to break the plastic lens.
- Shock resistant
- Dual time display 12/24 hour formats
- Daily alarm
- Magnetic resistant
- EL backlight with afterglow
- 1/100 second stopwatch
- Auto calendar
- Regular face doesn’t reflect much sunlight
- Easy to blend in with surrounding
- Not solar powered (however, battery is easy to change)
With all of this being said I would highly recommend that you add this to your prepper gear. The price isn’t bad since it is almost their base model. However, if you can afford it I would recommend that you upgrade to the solar powered model. That would be very important during a grid down situation. Check out the 44% off deal on Amazon HERE!
- Display type: Analog/Digital
- Clasp type: buckle
- Band material: resin
- Band length: men’s standard
- Band width: 20mm
- Case material: resin
- Case diameter: 47mm
- Case thickness: 15mm
- Bezel material: resin
- Movement: Japanese quartz
- Water resistance: 200 meter (660 feet)
- Special features: calendar, alarm, dual time display
- Other features: shock resistant, magnetic resistant
- Battery life: 3 years
- Warranty: 1 year