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The 10 Best Watches for Travelers

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Whether you want to keep track of two time zones at once, measure your depth while scuba diving, check your route while hiking, or simply look stylish and well-accessorized, the right watch is an essential travel item. 

However, finding a legitimate watch online for a great price can be harder than snagging a cheap flight deal. You can shell out tons of money, but with knockoffs everywhere, how do you know that your watch is the real deal? The simple answer: get your watch on eBay, where you can search for watches that are covered by eBay’s amazing Authenticity Guarantee

Filter your search for watches that have eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee badge, and you can order with the peace of mind that you’re getting the real thing. Here’s how the process works: the seller ships the watch to independent experts who verify the watch through a multipoint inspection that looks at the movement, crown, bezel, dial, case, clasp/buckle, hands, end links, serial numbers, and more. The inspector then issues a NFC-enabled card that is included with the watch to prove the authenticity and ships the watch directly to you.

The Best Authenticity Guaranteed Watches for Travelers

Omega Seamaster

Omega Seamaster watch
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If you want a watch that you can wear on the beach and also out to a nice dinner, look no further than the Omega Seamaster. This classic timepiece has an eye-catching blue face with a subtle wave design that will go with any outfit. It’s also functional for outdoor activities like diving thanks to the helium escape valve, unidirectional rotating bezel, and screw-in crown.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date GMT-Master II

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date GMT-Master II
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The original Rolex GMT-Master line was designed with Pan American Airways and worn as part of the crew uniform on long-haul flights. The newer GMT-Master II model features an adjustable hour hand that can be set to local time, so you can keep track of the time both at home and at your destination. 

Rolex Yacht-Master Watch

Rolex Yacht-Master Watch
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There may be a worldwide Rolex shortage, but you can find plenty of options from this iconic brand at eBay, all for a great price. The Rolex Yacht-Master is a classic for a reason , with an easy-to-read face and streamlined design. This model is available with eBay’s Authenticity Guarantee and will save you over $4,500 compared to buying new. 

Patek Philippe Complications Annual Calendar White Gold Mens Watch

Patek Philippe Complications Annual Calendar White Gold Mens Watch
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For a splurge that won’t look out of place in the first-class cabin, Patek Philippe’s Complications watch is the best luxury watch for travelers. The stunning enamel dial center displays a map of Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Simply push a button and you can display two time zones at once, to help you stay on top of your jet lag. 

The Best Affordable Watches for Travelers

The Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6
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The Apple Watch Series 6 puts some serious tech on your wrist. On the Series 6, you can get real-time flight alerts, translate a conversation, and check walking directions, all without you having to dig out your phone. 

The Apple Watch makes a great adventure partner. It’s water-resistant so you can wear it while swimming or boating, it can track miles and your route while you hike, and it can even detect if you’ve taken a hard fall and connect you to emergency services if needed. 

Citizen Eco-Drive Elektra Women’s Crystal Silver-Tone Watch

Citizen Eco-Drive Elektra Women’s Crystal Silver-Tone Watch
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When your phone is dead and you’re far from a charger, Citizen’s Eco-Drive Elektra watch will still be able to tell you the time. This beautiful timepiece is solar-powered and doesn’t require a battery. This model features gorgeous sapphire crystals to add a touch of sparkle to any look. 

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Date Display 

Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Date Display
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Looking for an affordable, stylish, and functional dive watch? Citizen’s Eco-Drive Promaster Diver checks all the boxes. This solar-powered watch will never need a battery (so no need to worry about finding a charger or extra battery while you’re traveling). ISO rated for depths up to 200 meters, this watch will show you the date, time, and how long you’ve been in the water at a glance.

Garmin Fenix 6 Multisport GPS Watch

Garmin Fenix 6 Multisport GPS Watch
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No matter how far you venture into the backcountry, you’ll never get lost as long as you have Garmin’s Fenix 6 Multisport watch on your wrist. This watch uses multiple global navigation satellite systems to track in places that are too remote for regular GPS. No access to electricity? Put the Fenix 6 in expedition mode and it will run for weeks without a charge. 

In addition to finding your way in nature, the Fenix 6 is great for urban travels, with the ability to send and receive text messages, tap-to-pay, sleep monitoring, and hydration tracking. 

Bulova Classic Women’s Quartz Silver-Tone Bangle Watch

Bulova Classic Women’s Quartz Silver-Tone Bangle Watch
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Bulova’s Classic watch has a sleek and understated design that will look elegant without calling attention to you while traveling. The simple black enamel face features four simple metalized crystal dashes to mark the time. The link bangle bracelet is comfortable to wear and can be easily adjusted for a custom fit. 

Casio G-Shock G-Steel Tough Solar Connected Watch

Casio G-Shock G-Steel Tough Solar Connected Watch
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Need a watch that can withstand anything? Made from a lightweight and extremely durable carbon steel, the Casio G-Shock G-Steel is nearly indestructible. This watch features G-Shock’s powerful shock resistance and can even be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth. 

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