Bear Grylls watch
Bear Grylls Watch
In a survival situation, watches can provide more than the time. If you use the right technique, your watch can actually act as a compass in coordination with the sun. The watch Bear Grylls wears can send out an emergency distress call if the wearer is in trouble. So, what watch does Bear Grylls wear on Man vs. Wild?
Bear Grylls wears a Breitling Emergency® watch.
Breitling® makes quality, world-renowned watches. The Professional Emergency® watch is designed for aviators who might be stranded after a crash or a forced landing. It’s an ‘instrument watch’ with a built-in micro transmitter that broadcasts on the 121.5 MHz aircraft emergency frequency. Rescuers are tuned into this frequency and the distress signal will be active for 48 hours and has a range of about 100 miles. The signal begins once the watches antenna is deployed.
If you’re the type of person who travels frequently or spends a lot of time exploring remote wilderness areas, it could save your life one day. Murphy’s law says that if you buy this watch, you’ll never use it. But, it also states if you have the extra cash and you don’t buy it, you’ll eventually find yourself in a situation where it’s essential to deploy a distress beacon. Taking this into consideration, this watch will cost you a pretty penny. It runs around $4,200-$5,500 most places.
Fortunately, you can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars waiting for a good deal to pop up on eBay®. You can find it for around $3,000 if you’re patient. If you decide to go with the Emergency® watch, please make sure you buy it from a “Top-Rated Seller.” Weeding through eBay’s amateur sellers will lead you the more serious dealers, who are often legitimate retailers offering excellent customer service, money back guarantees, and warranties.