Watches & Alarms

Don't oversleep!

When you travel, it's extremely important to have some type of alarm with you.  You may rely solely on your phone, but you should also consider wearing a watch as a backup.  Most Smartphones will have an alarm app or one you can download for free.  It's important that your watch also have an alarm.

In today's world of Smartphones, some people tend to no longer wear a watch but having one makes it very convenient to quickly check the time.  Having a watch provides a backup alarm should something happen to your Smartphone.

The Jantar Mantar monument in Jaipur, Rajasthan is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II and was completed in 1734 CE.

It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Jantar Mantar - Jaipur India  

There are several important things to remember considering alarms.

Don't rely on the hotel's wakeup call or the in-room alarm clock (if there is one).  Any number of things can happen from the hotel not calling you, to you incorrectly setting an unfamiliar alarm clock.

Don't depending on the in-room alarm clock to wake you up.

Make sure you have adjusted your watch and phone to your current time zone.

Make sure you can easily set the alarms on your watch and phone.

Prior to travel, set and test your alarms by using them to wake yourself up in the morning so that you become used to the sound and will not sleep through them.

You will find countless watches available having alarms and other features.  Watches can be found virtually anywhere including the internet and local stores.  They don't have to be expensive but purchase something that looks nice, is dependable and will last.

Brands Shopping
  • Armitron
  • Casio
  • Timex
  • Amazon
  • Target
  • Wal-Mart

We have focused on two specific watches here, one for men and one for women.  These are the actual watches we own and have traveled with on our trips so can highly recommend them.

Casio Men's SGW-100-2BCF Twin Sensor Digital Display Quartz Black Watch
  • Water Resistant - 200M/100M
  • Round watch with black digital dial featuring colorful bezel
  • Five daily alarms
  • Digital compass
  • Thermometer
  • World time
  • Backlight
  • Stopwatch
  • Countdown timer
  • 45 mm stainless steel case with mineral dial window
  • Quartz movement with digital display
  • Resin band with buckle closure
Timex Women's Ironman 30-Lap Digital Quartz Mid-Size Watch
  • Iconic Performance Design
  • Sports Stopwatch with 30 Lap Memory
  • Countdown Timer
  • Alarm
  • Fast Wrap Velcro Strap
  • Indiglo Light-Up Watch Dial
  • Water resistant to 100 m (330 ft) - In general, suitable for swimming and snorkeling, but not scuba diving
Men's Casio Watch
Women's Timex Watch