Sometimes, it’s more convenient to go old school and wear a wristwatch than it is to be constantly checking the time on your cell phone. One of those occasions is when you need your timepiece to be waterproof. It may be waterproof and analog, but the Wenger Ladies’ Sea Force Watch is far from old school.
The case is brushed and polished stainless steel, hands and markers stand out in white (and are luminous). There’s also a date display, for those of you who easily forget what the date is. Don’t laugh—I do that all the time.
The watch is water resistant to 200 meters, and the crown screws down to prevent water from entering the case. The watch comes with a silicone strap or stainless steel bracelet. I’ve got the silicone strap, which is soft and nowhere near as sweaty as plastic straps.
The bezel rotates one way, and it’s not as likely to spin on its own (or with the lightest touch) as many bezels I’ve seen. The bezel’s zero position has a luminous marker.
This is no delicate ladies’ watch. It’s chunky and solid. But it’s not too heavy, either. After a while, I stopped noticing it on my wrist and the little bit of extra weight seemed normal. I’ve worn this on a variety of water adventures, and it’s with me right now in Australia.
The watch comes in black & blue, black & yellow, and black & pink colors. I wanted a black & orange combination, but that’s only available in the men’s version. But I’ve gotten used to my color combo, and honestly, it’s really all about the watch performance.