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Best Apocalypse-Ready Watches

No matter how the apocalypse comes—zombies, alien attack, nukes, Mother Nature, political upheaval, or a world-wide Sharknado outbreak—there’s a watch that will help you survive in style. Gear up with us as we break down our list of the most survivable timepieces

Breitling Professional Emergency


You never know where you’ll be when the apocalypse strikes, but with the Breitling Professional Emergency watch, you can let your loved ones know you’re safe (or in need of rescuing) thanks to the authentic dual frequency distress beacon that can send a distress signal from anywhere on earth. The Breitling 76 SuperQuartz movement is COSC certified, for unparalleled accuracy. The black DLC titanium case includes a bidirectional rotating bezel with compass scale, caseback with screws, and a glareproof convex sapphire crystal. The bold black dial with digital display features a day and date indicator and 2nd time zone indicator, so you won’t lose track as you make your way through the desolate apocalyptic landscape.

Luminox Bear Grylls Survival 3780 Land Series


Bear Grylls knows a thing or two about survival, as this rugged tool watch aptly demonstrates. The Survival 3780 Land Series is built tough to work tough, with a case hewn from Carbonox™, a high performance carbon compound, along with a walking speed scale on the bezel, screw-in caseback, and screw-in crown. The textured green dial has chronograph counters, date indicator, easy-to-read numeral markers and indices, and night vision tubes. The black nylon strap can be unwound and used as rope should you find yourself stranded high on a cliff with zombies closing in. Finally, this watch is water resistant to 200 meters, in case you need to dive to safety.

Officine Panerai Submersible PAM00731 Limited Edition


If ever a watch was designed and manufactured to grace the wrist of a post-apocalyptic warlord, this is it. The 44mm polished stainless steel case is sturdy and uncompromising, with a distinctive locking lever that protects the crown from shocks and blows. The striking deep blue dial is adorned with big, clean, luminous numerals and indices, so they are clearly visible through dark, smoke, and mayhem. Water resistant to 300 meters, this watch is finished with a handsome black strap, because even warlords shouldn’t have to sacrifice style. But act fast – once this pre-owned piece is gone, it’s gone for good.

G-Shock Master of G – Land GWG2040FR-1A Mudmaster 40th Anniversary Flare Red


G-Shock is justly famous for strength and durability, but this Anniversary model takes durability to a level fit for fighting your way through a horde of nuclear wasteland desperados. Stainless steel case with engraved caseback, multicolor-carbon insert bezel, screw lock crown, and sapphire crystal. The list of complications—battery level indicator, LED backlight, 29 time zones, alarm, altimeter, barometer, countdown timer, digital compass, full auto-calendar, hand shift feature, power saving, shock resistant stopwatch, thermometer, time calibration signal—are a veritable end-of-the-world toolbox. The black dial, with orange and red accents, and the black rubber strap, make a daring statement.

Oris ProPilot Altimeter in Feet Scale

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Since clearly the most likely scenario for an impending apocalypse is a zombie uprising, and since clearly the most sensible way to escape that uprising is in a hot air balloon, the Oris ProPilot Altimeter in Feet Scale is the watch to wear if you want to survive. It has a built-in mechanical altimeter gauge in feet, to keep you flying safely above the flesh-eating throng. Other features include a tough as nails carbon fiber case with grey PVD-plated titanium bezel, screwed grey PVD-plated titanium caseback, and domed double-side anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Along with the altimeter gauge, the black dial includes a date indicator, ambient pressure gauge, and Super-LumiNova hands, hour markers, and indexes for superior visibility at any altitude.

Ball Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime


Whether living in a dark bunker deep underground, or surviving beneath a collapsed shopping mall, the Ball Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime is just the ticket. Thanks to Tritium’s special properties, the gas-filled tubes on the dial and hands can shine bright all on their own, with no external light source needed. The case of this COSC certified automatic chronometer is stainless steel, with sapphire crystal transparent caseback, unidirectional diving bezel, and screwed-in crown. The green and black dial features a day and date indicator, and world time indication. And, if you find yourself deep underwater instead of deep underground, this timepiece is water resistant to 300 meters.

Omega Constellation Co-Axial Chronometer 38mm


When the worldwide economy collapses thanks to the apocalypse, you’ll need something to barter with for food, shelter, and maybe a nice bottle of wine. That makes this ladies Omega Constellation essential—the case and bracelet are beautifully crafted of 18K white gold, and the bezel and dial are fully diamond-paved so you’ll have plenty of currency with with to barter. An anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal embraces the dial, and the hands beneath it are luminous. With this much precious treasure on your wrist, you’re bound to live in luxury amidst the rubble.

Discover these and other luxury watches from Feldmar. Browse our online store or stop into our flagship location.

(But don’t wait too long, because you never know when the apocalypse will kick off…)

About The Author: Tom Roth


Born in Washington state, Tom developed an interest in photography during college at University of San Diego. There, he got started in music journalism, interviewing artists and taking photos at concerts. A life-long tinkerer and collector, it wasn’t long before Tom became fascinated with fountain pens and watches.

Those interests collided in November 2020 when Tom started at Feldmar Watch Company where he lives out every watch geek’s dream: photographing and writing about timepieces. When he’s not tinkering with his watch collection, Tom can be found traveling, biting his nails while watching PNW sports teams, and taking flying lessons.

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