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Best Watches for Teenage Boys

Updated on December 8, 2014

Are you looking to buy a watch for a teenage boy but have no idea where to begin? I have researched this subject and come up with what I believe to be the seven very best watches for teenage boys. These watches are tough. They can stand up to sports, water, and everyday life.

I have highlighted a variety of durable analog and digital watches at every price point for different types of boys—from those who will only wear their watches to school and back, all the way up to boys who want to wear their watches while diving.

Save a ton of valuable time and precious money! Consult my list to help narrow down your choices and make shopping for a great gift easier.

Which Watch Suits Your Teenage Boy?

Brand and Model
Best Suited For
Price on Amazon
Casio G-Shock Atomic Solar
School, outings, home
Solar powered, stop watch, alarm, water resistant to 660 feet
Casio Luminescent Sport
Activity, exercise
$16 - $33
24-hour chronograph and timer, water resistant to 100 or 330 feet, depending upon model
Freestyle "The Rage" Round Easy Read
Casual everyday activity
$29 - $110
Water resistant to 330 feet, price varies depending on strap material
Citizen Eco
School, outings
$100 - $112
Charges in natural or indoor light, water resistant to 330 feet
Stuhrling Watersports Regatta Grand II (Stainless Steel Watch)
Older boys, water sports
Link bracelet, water resistant to 660 feet
Adidas Peachtree
Active boys
Ten-lap memory, water resistant for showing and swimming
Seiko Chronograph
Active play, school, outings
Black leather strap, water resistant for swimming but not diving

My Personal Favorite: The Casio G-Shock Atomic Solar

This is my personal favorite. The G-Shock is a great watch for home, school, or field trips. It looks great and is comfortable to wear.

The G-Shock has a smooth texture and is lightweight. There is a long-lasting mineral window cover to protect the screen.

Get a Better Price from Amazon

Casio GW500A-1V G-Shock Atomic Solar Watch
Casio GW500A-1V G-Shock Atomic Solar Watch

This watch is not cheap if you buy directly from Casio (about $130). Amazon offers a much better price. (Read the reviews!)


Casio: Luminescent Sport Watch

The Luminescent is a lasting and reliable outdoor urban watch that will not break easily. It's the best watch for very active teenage boys. The batteries also last a very long time.

Main features include:

  • 24-hour chronograph
  • 24-hour countdown timer
  • Water resistant to either 100 or 330 feet, depending upon model

Freestyle: "The Rage" Round Easy Read

This watch is casual and inexpensive, but also durable. The Freestyle Rage is a great basic timepiece of enduring quality. It will suit any boy who is active outdoors. It comes with water-resistant polyurethane/nylon straps. The design is plain and simple—many boys will appreciate that quality.

Citizen: Eco Drive Watch

This is a simple watch, but it is also classy and has a dramatic all-black finish. The face is very durable, with a mineral crystal protecting the inner clockworks. This watch is practical for both indoor and outdoor activities.

Some special features include:

  • Mechanism charges automatically using natural sunlight or indoor light and needs no battery
  • Canvas or leather strap available

Stuhrling - Watersports Regatta Grand II (Stainless Steel Watch)

Luxurious and stylish looking, this watch will suit boys who are more mature and appreciate an elegant accessory. The quality of this watch is very good, especially considering the price.

Main features include:

  • Polished stainless steel bracelet
  • Easy-to-read interface

Adidas: Peachtree

Is your boy an attention seeker? This Adidias digital watch will attract lots of comments from his friends, who will notice the stylish black finish. This feature is quite long-lasting and will not wear off easily.

Seiko: Chronograph

Luxurious and sophisticated looking, this stainless steel watch features a very easy-to-read interface. They come with either a bracelet or leather strap and are water resistant for swimming, but not diving.

Does your boy prefer to have a digital-watch or a analog-watch?

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      A nice selection that I think would make great gifts.

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      JeremiahSay LM 4 years ago

      @SusanDeppner: Thanks Susan:) Appreciate your "squidoo-like".. It helps me level up.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      You have some really good choices here!

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