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Best Watches for Travel in 2020

Now that stay-at-home orders are slowly being lifted across the country, you may be gearing up for a travel-filled summer, fall or winter 2020. If so, check out these awesome travel watches that make the perfect companion for your next adventure – let’s get started!

Garmin Instinct

Price: $299.00

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Garmin has become a mainstay in terms of top-tier travel watches, and the Instinct is no exception. With a built-in compass, barometric altimeter, GPS system and more, you’ll never get lost — wherever your travels take you. Its rugged construction and water resistance provide is perfect for those that need a durable timepiece.

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster

Price: $290.00

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The Eco-Drive Promaster is perfect for traveling by sea or sky. And, with its strong sense of style and simplicity, it can double as your everyday watch. Featuring water resistance up to 660 feet and solar power activation, it’s the perfect option for those with an adventurous, travel-heavy lifestyle.

Apple Smartwatch

Price: $399.00

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In today’s health-conscious day and age, the Apple Smartwatch can make a great companion on your trips. Not only can it monitor your health, including updated features to track COVID-19 symptoms, it provides wireless headphone streaming to keep you entertained, call and text capabilities to keep you connected to close ones, and Apple Pay to keep transactions convenient.

Longines Heritage Military 1938

Price: $2,450

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This WWII-era inspired watch features a understated design within a 43-mm stainless steel face. With a hand-wound mechanical calibre, and two styles of leather straps, both included with the timepiece, this is the perfect watch for those that like solid functionality without foregoing style. There were only 1938 pieces made of this collection, so you better snatch it up fast!

Tag Heuer Formula 1 

Price: $1,700.00

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This sleek wrist watch comes from high-end watch brand, Tag Heuer, and was built with aviation in mind. Its built-in chronograph offers sub-dials broken out in 1/10-second, 60-second and 60-minute intervals, perfect for private pilots. Plus, Swiss quartz movement ensures that this watch never goes out of time, just as it will never go out of style.

MTM Status

Price: $750

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For travelers without limits, look to the MTM Status. This smartwatch can be connected to any smart phone and utilize its unique features through its apps. With its OLED screen, more than 30 band options, and full travel functionality like multiple time zones and digital compass, this watch will keep you on the grid, even when you’re traveling outside of it. 

Shinola Canfield Sport

Price: $850.00

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When it comes to a smart, sporty travel watch Shinola’s Canfield model makes a great choice. This timepiece provides complexity behind a classic look, with top-loaded case construction, navy-colored face and brown leather strap. This watch is sure to add a refined look to your on-the-road wardrobe.

Archimede 42

Price: $1,180.00

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With all kinds of variations available, the Archimede 42 was designed to not just tell time, but navigate the skies. Whether you’re a pilot or just a passenger, you can trust this watch to get you to and from your destinations. The case is manufactured by ICKLER, an iconic watch face manufacturer in Denmark, and offers anti-reflective coating, water resistance and pilot’s crown.


Looking for other great watch options? Take a look at our blog post, 10 Luxury Watches, Perfect for a Pilot

In Conclusion: The Best Travel Watches in 2020

Now that you know more about the best travel watches for 2020, you can narrow down your choice to what makes the most sense for your needs. Whether you’re traveling by plane, boar or automobile, there’s something on the market for everyone. So, before you take off on your next adventure, make sure you have a trusty travel watch that can keep you on track.