The waves ripple. The sun is setting. You’re sitting on a boat, drying off after an afternoon of scuba diving. On your wrist? A diving watch of course. Also known as a dive or diver’s watch, these timepieces were originally made for the purpose of deep sea exploration. They feature water resistance upwards to hundreds of meters or more.
If you need a new watch, plan to do some diving or would like to add one to your collection, dive watches are an excellent choice. Ahead are the best dive watches with many budgets taken into consideration. Enjoy.
Best Dive Watches Under 5000
TAG Heuer Aquaracer Automatic 500M Calibre 5.
Sleek, stylish and simple. The Aquaracer features a 43mm stainless steel case, stainless steel bezel and black face. A crown on the right and pusher on the left are surrounded by the textured black bezel. It is powered by legendary Swiss automatic movement with luminous hour markers/hands. A the 9 o’clock position, a date display window tells you day of the month it is. The three link construction, stainless steel bracelet will keep this watch comfortable on your wrist.
Oris Men’s Aquis Analog Display Dive Watch.
A 46mm stainless steel case sits in the middle of a comfortable rubber strap, engraved with the Oris name. The stainless steel bezel is uni-directional. Luminous hands and markers are placed on a sleek black dial with minute markers on the rim. A convenient date display is at the 6 o’clock position. There are three sub dials with 60 second, 30 minute and 12 hour displays. Along with dependable automatic movement, the sapphire crystal window is scratch resistant.
Few brands have the rich history that Omega does. They’ve made watches which were taken on space missions and models given to some of the world’s most skilled pilots. It should be no surprise they released a watch made for deep sea diving. The Seamaster features 1000 feet water resistance, automatic movement, scratch resistant window, and a beautiful dark blue dial/bezel.
The case is 41mm and it along with the bracelet is made out of stainless steel. Luminescent hands and markers assure you can always tell the time. A date display located at the 3 o’clock position will also keep you punctual. This watch is functional and will catch the eyes of others nearby.
With a name like Superocean, you know this is a serious dive watch. The model was originally released in 1957 and has more than held its name as a quality timepiece. It features self-winding automatic movement, a 46mm stainless steel case, stunning blue dial and mesh bracelet. Date, chronograph, hour, minute and second functions make this watch very practical. with a 31 point inspection you can be confident you’re always getting quality with Breitling.
Best Dive Watches Under 2000
TAG Heuer Formula 1.
Don’t be fooled by the name. The Formula 1 model from TAG has water resistance up to 660 feet. It’s an all-around sports watch for the fast paced gentleman. The case, bracelet and uni-directional bezel are all stainless steel. The black dial creates nice contrast along with luminous silver hands/markers. It has quartz movement and analog display you can count on. Don’t worry about scratching the window either, it’s composed of sapphire crystal.
Oris Divers Sixty-Five.
a 42mm stainless steel case with comfortable rubber strap. The uni-directional bezel is accompanied by a black DLC top ring. The beautiful blue dial has luminous silver hands/markers so you can always keep time. Minute markers are also placed on the outer rim. Automatic movement and a 38 hour power reserve will keep you on time every day.
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra.
Made to be a clean, simple and balanced watch. This Aqua Terra features a grey dial with silver tone hands and markers. The stainless steel case is 38.5mm in diameter, accompanied by a stainless steel bracelet. It is water resistant up to 500 feet and also features a scratch resistant window. There is a convenient date display at 3 o’clock and a textured crown.
Best Dive Watches Under 1000
Gucci Men’s Dive Watch.
From the luxury brand we all know, Gucci presents this sleek all-black dive watch. The case, bracelet and dial are all composed of stainless steel. It features quartz movement, scratch resistant sapphire, and 660 feet water resistance. If you’re looking for a black dive watch, this is a great option.
Alpina Seastrong Diver 300.
The Seastrong Diver 300 features a brushed stainless steel case, sapphire crystal, and a natural caouchouc rubber band. It’s water resistant up to 300 feet and has green luminescent hands/markers. The date display will make sure you’re always up to date, literally.
Tissot PRS 516.
The PRS 516 has everything you need in a sports watch. An accurate chronograph, tachymeter, 330 feet water resistance, a soft rubber band, you name it. The red black and silver colourway gives a lot of life to its appearance. You’ll have a lot of fun wearing this while being active. The glass used for the window is anti-reflective too so don’t worry about glare with this bad boy.
Best Dive Watches Under 500
Citizen Eco-Drive Men’s Promaster Diver.
An eco friendly watch, how about that? Powered by light, the Promastere Diver doesn’t need a battery and uses Japanese quartz movement. It features a unique PU band with buckle closure. It’s water resistant up to an impressive 660 feet. With a date display, luminous hands/markers and cool design, this is a great band for your buck.
Seiko Prospex Samurai Black Ion.
In Samurai black, the Prospex model features LumiBrite hands/markers, 660 feet water resistance and a 41 hour power reserve. The black silicone strap will sit comfortably on your wrist all day. It has both hand and automatic winding capabilities.
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