What Is a Special Forces Watch?

What Is a Special Forces Watch?

A special forces watch is a type of watch that adheres to strict standards and must contain specific military markings. It also features mechanics specific to the needs of the special forces branch of a military.

Modern-day military watches originated during World War I, and continued to gain popularity through World War II and beyond. As of 2014, military watch manufacturers include Swiss, Hamilton, Citizen, Luminox and Zenith. Military watches are typically engineered to withstand extreme conditions and are designed with unparalleled accuracy. They can also feature radiation detectors and UV lights, which help detect traces of blood invisible to the naked eye.