ProTek Watches Combine All-Terrain Mechanics With a Starter Watch Price Tag

Affordable, hard-wearing and extremely handsome

a collage of Protek watches on a blue background

Protek's elevated timepieces are crafted for virtually any conditions.

By Paolo Sandoval

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The world of watches presents a challenge: with hundreds of retailers and thousands more styles, it’s difficult to separate quality from crap. Movement, material, casing, crystals — all these factors denote quality in an end product that can separate an investment watch from a soon-to-be rusting piece of scrap metal.

ProTek is an American maker of rugged outdoor timepieces notable for their elevated designs without the associated price tag that most high-end dive watches demand. Created by the founder of Luminox with the everyday adventure and service men and women in mind (ProTek is a certified watch of the Marine Corps), the brand’s lineup of robust dive and field watches promise more durability and more value.

Crafted to withstand the punishment of an active life, the new Field 3000 boasts a premium titanium case and a multitude of features that range from superior ProGlo illumination to titanium casing and 100-meter water resistance, making it more than capable of handling any condition you might throw at it, with the added benefit of looking handsome as hell. Discretely rugged is an apt description for ProTek: sure, you can wear yours without fear on your next expedition, but they’ll look just as good at the bar.

The self-powered illumination of the Field 3000 glows for 25 years, a clear indication of superior craftsmanship.
ProTek

The best part? Unlike most watches worth their weight, ProTek’s timepieces are priced right at just $475 — an unheard-of deal for a watch that’ll last you a lifetime. Even better, the retailer is currently offering an exclusive 20% off to InsideHook readers with code INSIDEHOOK, meaning you can score yours for even cheaper than the already-affordable sticker price.

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Below, we’ve highlighted the ProTek Field 3000 style: available in five distinct colors, we’d venture that ProTek would make the perfect gift for a hard-to-shop-for husband, outdoorsy brother, discerning dad or even a much-deserved present to yourself.

ProTek Field Series 3005

The Field Series 3000 (and it’s premium titanium casing) skews more backcountry than bar, but wouldn’t look out of place in either. A clean silver dial and tough-as-nails dark leather strap play extra nice with the various pops of color ProTek dresses the series with — we’re particularly enamored with the drab green.