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The 10 Best Watches for Handling Heat

Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop Chronograph

During the summer months, a lot of people have to deal with extremely high heat situations that can be absolutely brutal. The heat can be enough to do just about anything in, including watches. For those who spend a lot of time out in the heat, it's necessary to have a watch that can handle the environment. Below are 10 that can do just that, starting with the number 10 item on the list and counting all the way down to number one.

10. Holzkern Kay

Holzkern Kay

If you really want a watch that stands out in both appearance and performance, you would be hard-pressed to do any better than this particular option. For starters, it's not made exclusively out of metal like most watches. In fact, the center of the watch band is made out of wood, with metal elements on both sides that are finished in blue. If that's not enough to get your attention, the face of the watch is made out of marble. The sheer construction of this particular product makes it one of the options most adept at handling heat. In temperatures where most watches would start to crumble, this one is able to stand up and keep going without losing even a second.

9. Garmin Tactix Delta- Solar Edition

Garmin Tactix Delta- Solar Edition

This watch seemingly has everything. For starters, it's built to government specifications, meaning that it can take all kinds of abuse in practically any climate, no matter how hot or how cold. This is a watch that you could intentionally abuse and it would still keep going. It also does much more than merely tell time. It gives you the time of sunrise and sunset and comes complete with a comprehensive health monitoring system that you can use in conjunction with the Garmin app. When used in this manner, the watch gives you everything from your heart rate to the oxygen saturation level in your blood, and even helps you learn how to better control your breathing. It also senses any abnormal heart rhythms and gives you an overall rating for the entire day in addition to providing second-by-second readings. The watch is even capable of putting all of this information together in a special algorithm that can help you determine your energy level during any given time period.

8. Vincero Chrono S

Vincero Chrono S

This is a classic looking watch that also has the boldness that is required in today's environment. It's a simple timepiece with sturdy construction, something that is more than capable of taking all the heat you can throw at it and still being able to operate flawlessly. You might even consider this watch to be sort of James Bond-esque in its nature. It's definitely capable of holding its own in the boardroom, but it's just as capable of performing well in extreme environments.

7. Fossil Everett 3-Hand Date Stainless Steel

Fossil Everett 3-Hand Date Stainless Steel

The thing that makes this watch capable of handling high temperatures is its simplicity. As you might have already guessed from the product name, the case and bracelet are both made completely of stainless steel. This means that the watch is capable of handling high heat situations. It also has quartz movement and a very simplistic design that gives you the time and date without all of the extra bells and whistles that some watches have. It makes it a solid performer that's capable of handling extreme environments.

6. Citizen Eco-Drive Garrison Quartz

Citizen Eco-Drive Garrison Quartz

This is another watch that is designed to military standards, making it extremely durable. It has a stainless steel case and a canvas strap. It's also water-resistant to 100 meters and it's capable of converting any type of light into energy, meaning that you never need to worry about replacing batteries.

5. Timex Expedition Scout 40

Timex Expedition Scout 40

This is an affordable watch with a stainless steel case and canvas strap, much like the military grade watches that also appear on this list. It offers the time and date with simplistic quartz movement. It's capable of handling high heat situations as well as being water resistant to a depth of 50 meters. This makes the watch a good choice for short bouts of snorkeling, swimming and other recreational activities on the water.

4. Bulova Marine Star

Bulova Marine Star

This option is well constructed with a stainless steel case, quartz crystal and a silicone strap. It's definitely capable of handling environments with a lot of heat and is water resistant all the way to 200 meters. You might even go as far as saying that excessive heat is nothing out of the ordinary for this particular watch.

3. Fossil Minimalist 3-Hand Slim Watch

Fossil Minimalist 3-Hand Slim Watch

Again, it's all about simplistic design. It doesn't get much more simplistic than this particular model. Just as the name of the product implies, it's all about minimalism. You have a three hand watch with quartz movement and little else. The entire watch, including the case and the strap, are made from stainless steel that are coated in flat black. If you want something that gets the job done by simply telling the time, this is the watch for you.

2. Casio G-Shock

Casio G Shock

Don't be fooled by this watch's appearance. It's designed so that you're able to see the inner workings of the watch by simply looking at the face. As a result, it has a rather complicated appearance, at least at first glance. That in no way means that it's too delicate to handle high heat situations. In fact, the reinforced case, coupled with the canvas strap, make it an ideal candidate for exactly this type of environment.

1. Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop Chronograph

Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop Chronograph

Just as the name implies, this is an interesting watch capable of taking a lot of abuse. If you're worried about whether or not it can perform in high heat, don't be. It can definitely handle it. The case and strap are both made of stainless steel that are then plated in gold. The watch itself incorporates quartz movement. As is the case with so many of the watches on this list, it incorporates a very simplistic design that is capable of taking a lot of abuse and coming back for more.

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Lily Wordsmith is a freelance writer who has had a love affair with the written word for decades. You can find her writing blog posts and articles while sitting under a tree at the local park watching her kids play, or typing away on her tablet in line at the DMV. In addition to her freelance career, she is pursuing ebook writing with an ever-growing repertoire of witty ebooks to her name. Her diversity is boundless, and she has written about everything from astrobotany to zookeepers. Her real passions are her family, baking desserts and all things luxe.

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