For the last five decades, digital watches have been into the scene. A lot has changed in their aesthetics and what they can do from 1970 when the first digital watch was manufactured.
At present, digital watches for men have evolved in the game of style and appearance, and are excellent performers in the functional department with a host of features like better accuracy, multiple time zones, stopwatch, calendar, alarm and so on.
Other than signifying an active lifestyle, digital watches are the first choice for men who are into sports or any other type of activities which regularly checks roughness.
At present, anyone can be bewildered by the available options.
Therefore, we wrote this guide on the best digital watches for men in India.
What makes this ultimate guide to digital watches for men unique from the rest is the segmentation based on price and application.
This way, you will be able to find the best digital watch for yourself or your loved one in the minimum possible time with easy navigation.
In short, it doesn’t matter what your needs are (if any), we’ve got covered the best digital watches for you.
Pro Tip: This guide is in ascending order of budget starting from ₹500 to ₹10,000. You can scroll down to view watches of your budget or refer the index at the top of the page.
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Best Digital Watches for Men Under 500
Sonata has the most extensive range of functional and durable watches in the range of under ₹500. This means that you can easily find a digital watch according to your preferences in colour and appearance.
One of the highest-rated digital watches under 500, this chronograph accommodates the most basic functions in the asymmetrical plastic case. The plastic case is surrounded by a buckle clasp strap, which is made of synthetic material.
Other than the digital display of time, it has a day and date calendar, alarm, stopwatch, light and chime. The water-resistant depth of 3 bars can bear hand washing.
Moreover, the digital watch is secured with a six-month warranty from the manufacturer.
To sum up, this watch will bring the essentials of a digital watch to your wrist on the cheapest price tag.
Model Number: NK7982PP04
Other options for digital watches in under ₹500:
Best Digital Watch under 1000
To be honest, we suggest investing at least a thousand rupees in a digital watch. In the price range, you can get some cool digital watches as well as digital watches from the top brands.
One of the best digital watches for men under ₹1000, Casio Vintage Series, is our pick to represent this price range.
The classic digital display in the rectangular case brings a sporty flavour to your wrist with the familiarity of the Casio brand.
The best thing about a rectangular case watch is convenience. They look elegant no matter what your wrist size is. This Casio digital watch is great at it with the strong black resin strap with buckle closure.
To conclude, this Casio Classic digital watch will help you in avoiding a childish look by bringing elegance to your wrist at the minimum cost.
Model Number: F-91W-1DG (D002)
If you want a stainless steel variant of this watch, it also available here: Casio Vintage Stainless Steel
Runner ups for best digital watches under ₹1000:
Best Digital Watch under 2000 for Men
A digital watch of under 2000 in India can not only tell you simple time with primitive functions but also pack some of the advanced functions in a striking design. One such amazing digital watch under ₹2000 with a striking look is Fastrack Trendies.
First, we need to appreciate the exciting dial it has with the orange and black colours. On the top of the dial, it has an Acrylic glass (aka synthetic glass) surrounded by the plastic case of 51mm (width) x 56mm (length) x 16mm (thickness). These big dimensions give the onlookers a sense of heaviness when in actuality it is lightweight (about 50 grams).
The 24mm wide buckle clasp band is made from Silicone. All this is made safe in a water-resistant depth of 100m or 10 ATM and a 24-month warranty from the brand.
It also has cool red as well as sober grey colour variants which you can check here.
If you need a more unique look on your wrist and don’t like this watch, we recommend you to check the alternatives section below as well as the analogue digital watch section.
Model Number: 38045PP03
Runner ups for best digital watches under ₹2000 in India:
Best Digital Watch Under ₹5000 for Men
We know it is very tough to find a rectangular digital watch which shares a sense of sportsmanship and roughness.
The Command from Timex hits this segment at the centre. It is a blue digital watch with a camouflage pattern on the bezels.
It is one of the best digital watches in India under 5000 for the host of features it accommodates. The list of features includes both audible and vibrating alarms, 24-hour countdown timer, special night mode, and a resin band among others.
The 100-hour stopwatch with lap and split times make it one of best chronograph watches under 5000.
On top of all this, 100m water-resistant depth will be a cherry on the cake.
Moreover, it also has other options for men with varying colour needs.
Like the exciting blue and red combination will radiate positive energy.
While the classic tan camouflage is a million-dollar bet for military lovers.
Best Analogue Digital Watch: G-Shock
There are several watches in the business which utilizes the accuracy of digital watches and the classic expression of analogue watches. Moreover, they can help in keeping an eye on two time zones at the same time, if you live away from home or has clients in another country.
G-Shock from Casio has the most extensive range of analogue digital watches. These watches are known for their capacity to bear roughness, durability, and a sense of sportsmanship.
This featured analogue digital watch for men has an Amber LED illumination which adds to the look it has with blue hands and case interiors. The round case which has a mineral glass is held by a resin band.
The digital display is not too bright outdoors, which is the leading drawback.
The 20ATM water resistant makes it useful even while swimming and diving. Other than this, it packs all the standard features.
In short, this digital watch is what we call a strong watch for a stronger presence. We strongly recommend you to browse the G-Shock collection of analogue-digital Watches for Men from the button below. They have plenty of options for varying needs of men.
Model Number: GA-100-1A2DR (G271)
Other Alternative Analogue Digital Watches:
Best Watch for Men Under 10,000
We have already covered the best digital watch for men under 10,000 in our best watches under ₹10,000 guide. You can view all digital watches for men under 10,000 from below.
The Best Military Watch for Men in India
When we talk about military watches in India, we are talking about durable, strong, sporty, and water-resistant as well as shock-resistant analogue-digital watches. Moreover, as you must be knowing, no one is better than G-Shock in producing superior analogue-digital watches, which are known for their sturdiness.
This black beast, which has a lot of information in the dial, deserves to be the best among its peers. There are plenty of reasons for it.
The 51mm case, made of stainless steel with mineral glass on top makes it strong and ready for off-road activities.
It covers a water-resistant depth of up to 200 meters with a domestic warranty of two years.
On the sides, it has oversize buttons with anti-slip surface for easy clicking and grip. Buy it now, as nothing gets better than this black-beauty to show your sporty side and love for the military.
Best Digital Watch Brands for Men
Here is an inclusive list of best brands for digital watches in India:
- G-Shock by Casio
Are Digital Watches the same as Smartwatch?
The short answer is No.
Digital watches are different from smartwatches. The primary function of a digital watch is to show accurate time in digital format. Plus, most of them offer related functions like multiple time zones, stopwatch, calendar and so forth to make it a value bundle.
On the other hand, smartwatches are more like a mini smartphone tagged on your wrist. Not only do they include the basic functions related to a digital watch, but they offer connectivity, which is their primary USP.
The biggest advantage which digital watches brings over smartwatches is battery life. In general, smartwatches last for a day or two. But, digital watches can last for years.
Besides, digital watches are more rough and tough and offer better water-resistant capabilities.
Lastly, digital watches can also be a great choice if you don’t want to carry the burden of the whole world on your wrist. Simply put, this means that you’ll not be flooded with notifications and reminders every now and then.
How can we forget the budget? A good smartwatch costs you multiple times of a great digital watch. Therefore, it gets narrowed down to what you need? If your requirement is only to know the time in digital format from a good looking watch in the budget, digital watches are for you.
Whereas, if you want a mini-computer on the wrist, which keeps you updated with the world and maintain a track of your activities, smartwatches are for you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Best Digital Watches for Men
A digital wristwatch is the one which shows time in numerical digits instead of the traditional three-hand mechanism of analogue watches. Inside the digital watch lies a quartz movement.
What makes digital watches unique and more popular is the fact that they are more accurate, last long, have additional features, and brings a sporty feel on the wrist.
Generally speaking, most of the digital watches have additional features like stopwatch, timer, and alarm which are not part of a standard analogue watch.
The best digital watch (overall) has to be Casio Youth (Orange). It is a perfect combination of style, roughness, and affordability. Other than it, there are plenty of amazing digital watches in every price range.
You can check out respective price range section is this guide to find out a suitable digital wristwatch for yourself in the budget.
According to Digital Watch Central, digital watches are very accurate in comparison to their peers. A standard digital watch has a maximum variation of plus-minus 15 to 30 seconds per month.
We have emphasised maximum variation because most of the digital watches rarely have this variation. Temperature, air pressure, and quality of the mechanism used in watch affect the accuracy of a digital watch.
The best digital watch brand has to be Casio. The entire digital watch range of Casio, which accommodates more watches than any competitor, is known for superior quality and performance. The G-Shock from Casio is well known for its roughness.
In India, Fastrack, Sonata, Timex, and SKMEI follow Casio.
In general digital watches last for at least 5 years with normal care. There are watches, which are durable and last more than ten years, whereas there are some, which does not last more than 2 years.
The life of a digital watch depends on water damage and corrosion, usage, design of the watch itself, and the age of battery inside the watch.
The most accurate watch movement is quartz, which powers all the digital watches and some analogue watches. The accuracy of a quartz movement is attained due to its frequency of 32768 times per second.
Every type of watch loses time, including digital watches. But, digital watches lose less time than analogue watches. As mentioned in our answer to the accuracy of a digital watch question, a digital watch lose plus-minus 15 seconds on maximum in a month.
Analogue-Digital Watches have a hybrid watch dial, which harnesses the accuracy of a digital watch and the elegance of an analogue watch.
In the dial, an analogue-digital watch has the tradition three-hand movement as well as numerical digitals.