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Kids Waterproof Watches

Updated on August 21, 2014

About Kids Waterproof Watches

Whether a child is just learning to tell time or has become more independent, a watch can give them the tools they need. However, we all know that kids can be tough on delicate belongings, which is why kids waterproof watches can be necessary. Whether your kid just forgets to remove their watch before washing up, finds themselves exploring puddles or streams, or they enjoy watersports, these watches can be perfect.

We'll introduce you to some features to consider and show you some of the more popular models on this page.

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Choosing Your Kids Waterproof Watch

Here are just a few things to consider when choosing a kids waterproof watch:

Water resistance

Some watches are good for standing up to rain, others can take a dive in the pool or a snorkeling trip just fine. Manufacturers will indicate at what depth of water the watch can still function.

Durability

A plastic watch with velcro strap can handle most situations and are quite affordable. The Timex Stretch Band watches are an example of this. Watches with a polyurethane or resin body will tolerate rougher handling. A velcro strap is easiest but tends to be a bit less durable if worn for many years. Buckle clasps are more secure but are more difficult to handle. However, a pinless buckle clasp can be a good compromise.

Features

For many kids, having the date and time is all that's necessary. For other kids, especially those who swim, a timer and stopwatch function is valuable. Certainly, backlighting can make the watch face easier to view, especially at night.

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Popular Kids Waterproof Watches

Below you'll find some of the kids waterproof watches that are most popular with customers.

Speedo offers theirs in a variety dual toned designs: aqua/gray, pink/gray, red/gray, neon green/gray, blue/black, and black. These watches feature quartz movement and a polyurethane strap with pinless buckle for easy and secure fastening. They are water resistant to 164 feet. The backlit digital display provides the time, day, date, and month. Functions also include an interval timer, stopwatch, and alarm.

Timex has several digital waterproof watches for kids as well as some analog options. Their affordable stretch band watches offer quartz movement with an elastic fabric strap and velcro clasp. They feature a stopwatch, alarm, and timer function. The large buttons make them easy to operate for kids ages 6 and under. They display both date and time in digital format and provide an Indiglo night light.

They're water resistant to depths of 99 feet and with their kid focused warranty, you can even replace any watch lost within a year for only $10.

Timex also offers their Iron Kid's designs which have a nylon band and sturdy resin body that's shock resistant as well as water resistant to 165 feet. You'll also find Timex's stainless steel "My First Outdoor" watch that offers and analog display and canvas band with velcro clasp that is water resistant to 99 feet.

Buy a Kids Waterproof Watch

Timex Kids T71912 Green Camouflage Digital Watch with Elastic Fabric Strap
Timex Kids T71912 Green Camouflage Digital Watch with Elastic Fabric Strap

This is a good watch for outdoors, incidental water contact won't harm it, but it's not designed for wear in the pool.

 
Timex Kids T79051 My First Timex Outdoors Watch with Black Fast Wrap Velcro Strap
Timex Kids T79051 My First Timex Outdoors Watch with Black Fast Wrap Velcro Strap

This watch isn't designed to handle swimming, just incidental water contact.

 
Speedo Active Swim Grey Digital Dial Kid's Watch #SD55179BX
Speedo Active Swim Grey Digital Dial Kid's Watch #SD55179BX

This watch is designed for wear while swimming.

 
Speedo Kids' SD55149BX Analog Polyurethane Strap Watch
Speedo Kids' SD55149BX Analog Polyurethane Strap Watch

This one is said to be water resistant to 165 feet; suitable for swimming.

 
Timex Kids T89022 Time Teacher Purple/Pink Flowers Resin Watch Elastic Fabric Strap
Timex Kids T89022 Time Teacher Purple/Pink Flowers Resin Watch Elastic Fabric Strap

This one is best for incidental water contact rather than immersion.

 
Freestyle Kids' FS84962 "The Rage" Watch with Black Nylon Band
Freestyle Kids' FS84962 "The Rage" Watch with Black Nylon Band

This watch has luminescent hands, a second hand, a durable nylon strap, and is water resistant to 330 feet.

 

A Few Words of Caution about Waterproof Watches

As mentioned above, it's important to know if a watch is water resistant or if it is waterproof, or capable of withstanding immersion. Before purchasing a watch, even one for a kid, it's good to know a few more facts about how effective this waterproofing might be. You can find some good basic information here.

A waterproof watch should have special seals that keep water out. Over time these seals will fail to do their job and have to be replaced. Most people don't want to consider doing this with an inexpensive kids waterproof watch. Luckily, when you have growing kids, this often is not an issue, they will outgrow the watch somewhat quickly.

Users also have to remember that if they open the watch to change the battery, it will break the seal, and likely spell the end to effective waterproofing unless there is an O ring you can replace. Most of these inexpensive watches for kids aren't that sophisticated. They are great for kids in the short term, but probably shouldn't be considered something that will last for years to come.

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      weballan 4 years ago

      Good idea! Great lens and thank you for sharing. Kids love waterproof watch.

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      VioletteReibert 4 years ago

      Kids' watches definitely need to be waterproof! ;)

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      JeremyRustling 4 years ago

      Cool lens!

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      MarkJones21 4 years ago

      Great lens indeed ^^

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      annie-ramdin 4 years ago

      nice watches, now i know what to get my daughter for her birthday.

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      TarahFlesch 4 years ago

      Nice lens! :)

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      dellgirl 4 years ago

      You have a nice selection of Kids Waterproof Watches. I love every one of these, theyâre so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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      RafaelRais 4 years ago

      This lens... is... awesome!! :)

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      IssacAlouf 4 years ago

      Definitely need to get some of these

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      LongoriaVenus 4 years ago

      @anonymous: As far as I know them, the answer is Yes.

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      mistaben 4 years ago

      Amazing choice of water-proof watches for kids =)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      Great lens, nicely done!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Are they all waterproof?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      yo yo timex watches

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @watchdog1920: yeah....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      cool

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      darrenmacmoore 5 years ago

      @GramaBarb: Children love waterproof watches. They are very much fond of it. Timex IronKids digital watches are the kidsâ version of IronMan sports watches. The IronKids watch is a sporty watch that has additional features including an alarm, a timer and a stopwatch function. It has a nylon fast wrap watch band that is easy to use and durable. The IronKids watch is perfect for active kids; itâs durable the functions are easy to use and itâs even waterproof.

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      watchdog1920 5 years ago

      i think TIMEX does a great job with kids watches, i used to own a few back in the years. great post!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      love love love these watches gotta get me one

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      Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Every kid needs a waterproof watch!

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      Tamara Kajari 6 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      Glad I was here :)

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      babyfavors1 6 years ago

      Nice watches.I will surely give my niece this as birthday gift!

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      skirtofthemonthclub 6 years ago

      Cool! Now I have a great idea for my daughter's next birthday!

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      Gail47 6 years ago

      A waterproof watch for any kid is a great idea. Great lens!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love Your Collection of Waterproof Watch For Kids. Very Nice lense :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great info. Thanks for the suggestions

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      I really like the Timex Kids Guarantee. Kids are bound to lose watches or break watches. Lensrolling to my watches for girls page.

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      GramaBarb 7 years ago from Vancouver

      I am happy I stopped by.