Best Watch for Hunting Under $100.00

For the avid hunter or outdoors man or woman on a tight budget and looking for a dependable sport watch this article was written with you in mind. The Casio G Shock DW-9052 is the watch for you! I will breakdown the review under the following headings:

  • Specifications
  • Pros / Cons
  • Price & Availabilty
  • Conclusion

I wrote this article form personal experience as I have owned many watches thru the years some (cheap) like (the alarm would not shut off while hunting until it met its end on the trunk of a tree!) but my Casio has exceeded all expectations. I have taken this watch thru 4 hunting seasons in water / tree climbing and field dressing deer and with a little soap and water it comes clean every time!

Casio DW-9052 Black

Specifications for the Casio DW-9052

The Casio DW-9052 model has a number of featured options but wanted to list a few and comment on them……

  • Shock Resistance (a durable plastic housing that can take some abuse)
  • 200M Water Resistance
  • Mineral Glass
  • Shock Resistant 200 Meter Water Resistant
  • Electro-Luminescent Backlight with Afterglow (best feature for this watch hands down)
  • Mineral Crystal
  • 1/100 second stopwatch Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99″ Measuring mode: elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Countdown Alarm Input range: 1 second to 24 hours Measuring unit: 1 second Auto-repeat function
  • Daily Alarm
  • Hourly time signal
  • Accuracy: ± 15 seconds per month
  • Battery: 2 years on CR2016 (this will help my Casio battery has actual last 2.5 years so far)

Pros / Cons

Even though I think this is one of the best watches for under $100.00 I did want to be fair and make a listing of the proactive features as well as the negative ones based on my personal experience with this make and model of watch:


  • Durable watch for the money
  • Illumination button easy to locate and press
  • Watch casing can take some punishment
  • Easy to adjust the settings


  • Can be bulky for smaller wrists
  • Strap could be made stronger
  • Only two colors to choose from black and black/red

Casio wrist

Price & Availability

The Casio DW-9052 can be bought in the following locations on line via Amazon of course but you can find this model at Walmart and Academy Sports + Outdoors as well. This model is coming in at just under $70.00 I have seen some offered at $65.00 obviously both under $100.00.

Casio comparison

Tempus Fugit ( Latin for “time flies”)

Final thoughts and comments about the Casio DW-9052 I feel that this is a dependable watch for the field in all sorts of weather and water type conditions. Furthermore, the Casio name is behind the watch and this model has been around for several years I have not had any problems with the unit to date and it easy of operation will allow you to adjust your time and modes easily. This model has been field tested (I know I have abused it) and it still works as advertised.

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