A watch is a necessity as much as it is a fashion accessory, so it’s important to consider equally your requirements of style and function. Analog versus digital is a debate that pitches the two up against each other, but you don’t necessarily need to pick a side. Sure you have to choose which one to wear for the duration of the day – because wearing more than one at once is just not an option – but rack up a collection of watches and you can rotate them like your shoes. Analog watches offer a load of benefits – they’re perfect for sports because they’re more durable, usually more affordable and have way more possibilities for design. We rounded up 10 of the best digital timepieces available now.
Braun Prestige Digital
Under the “more possibilities for design” category appears this Braun digital watch. German made for guarantee of quality, the case is made from stainless steel, is 30m water-resistant, and features Braun’s patented EasySkroll v2.0 operating system. You can buy it from Amazon.
Nixon The Unit SS
The best of both worlds, this Nixon timepiece combines a digital module with 12- or 24-hour time display, a calendar and countdown timer with a custom solid stainless steel case, and fixed bezel to give the aesthetic of an analog. Get hold of one from Nixon.
Casio A159WGEA-1EF Gold Digital
We couldn’t have a digital watch Buyer’s Guide without the O.G. of digital watches, the Casio. Their timepieces have been going strong since the ’70s and see no signs of abating. This gold-tone one is a classic, retro style that still looks contemporary today. Get one from ASOS.
Diesel White Digital
Diesel are set for big things with Nicola Formichetti having recently taken over the helm. Make a start on your collection with this white watch. It has a digital display set in a rectangular bezel and a silicone strap for ultimate comfort. Available now from ASOS.
Timex Expedition WS4
If you’re going to wear a digital watch, you may as well make the most of the advantages it has over analogs. On the oversized screen of this Timex you’ll find the temperature, a compass, altimeter, stopwatch and that basic function of time. Buy it now from Amazon.
The Mutewatch is simple and intuitive beyond its minimalist design. It has a touchscreen which acts as the control pad for the time, alarm and timer. The battery of the watch charges via USB and there is a visual warning system so you know when it’s running low on juice. Buy it from Menlook.
Medicom x Casio Bearbrick G-Shock White
For spring this year, G-Shock teamed up with Medicom Toy. Based on the iconic Bearbrick toy, the two present a DW-6900 watch in white with trademark Medicom graphics and tonal highlights. Cop one over at Wellgosh.
Nixon The Unit
Another watch from Nixon that combines the benefits of analog and digital watches. This one features a body and bezel made from 100-meter molded polycarbonate, with a polyurethane strap, both in a pure royal blue colorway. Get hold of yours from oki-ni.
Black Dice Gamer
Go all out with the flossy gold face of this watch, even if it is only PVD gold-plated. It has an LCD display with high-visibility numerals and a broad cuff-style leather strap. Buy it online from Watch Shop.
adidas took on the classic look of the original Casio watch and gave it an adidas twist. With a minimalist monochrome colorway and a super clear display screen, the watch also features the trademark adidas logo. Buy it direct from adidas.