The 10 Best men's watches

Every action man needs a sporty timepiece, whether or not he’s doing anything more active than paddling

1. Luminox

£270, mrporter.com

These Swiss-made watches have an easy-to-read display in low light. With black leather strap and orange numbers it is now the official watch of the Navy Seals.

2. Red Herring

£19, debenhams.com

The Red Herring brand has a pared-down approach to fashion, which extends to their watches – this one is made from hardwearing plastic with a basic, unfussy design.

3. Armani Exchange

£65, armani.com

These Colour Pop watches from the Armani stable target a younger crowd and come in myriad colours, which can be matched to the colour of an outfit.

4. Burberry

£395, burberry.com

A Swiss-made watch from Burberry with a sunray dial, three-handed movement, day and date functions, gun-metal stainless steel face and sturdy rubber strap.

5. Guess

£119, guess.com

Wearing a bright yellow watch is an antidote to the British weather. The sporty silicone strap fits on to a grey metal face, which is fitted with a textured yellow top ring.

6. G Shock

£125, selfridges.com

This G Shock watch is a bold and vivid combination of colours. The red, white and blue are obviously in keeping with this year’s patriotic vibe.

7. Adidas

£50, houseoffrazer.com

This aqua-blue polyurethane watch is given a final ostentatious flourish with the bright pink logo in the middle of the face – ideal for lounging around the pool.

8. Casio Edifice

£225, edifice-watches.co.uk

Known as the Formula 1 of sporty watches, this Casio is coated in Neobrite, illuminating it after only minimal light exposure. It has five alarms and a world time function.

9. Diesel

£125, diesel.com

The black face is set off by the bright purple of the resin bracelet strap, while the oversized numbering gives this water-resistant analog watch a flamboyant finish.

10. Seiko

£201, yoox.com

A steel face and black rubber strap give a hard-edged feel to this watch. Water-resistant to 100m with separate date window, this is perfect for the city dweller.

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