Dive watches are a must for anyone who spends a lot of time around water, or for anyone who doesn’t want to constantly have to worry about taking their watch off – and then losing it – whenever they’re up for a swim.
So, whether you need a dive watch because you’re a serious scuba diver, or because you just don’t want to worry when you take a shower, we’ve got you covered with one of these best dive watches on the market today.
Seiko Men’s Silvertone Stainless Steel Watch
A crystal scratch-resistant face keeps this striking watch safe as you’re out in the elements, and with water resistance of up to 165 feet, you should be able to handle light diving without any problems. A great mix of function and form, you will wear this watch everywhere.
Orient Men’s Mako XL
Water resistant to 200m, this Japanese watch looks good, with a striking blue dial, and is built to be just a little bit bigger – and thus easier to read – than most dive watches. Sometimes, you just want a watch that you know you’re wearing, especially when you’re underwater so you won’t have to keep checking to make sure it slipped off into the murky depths.
Seiko Men’s Diver’s Automatic Stainless Steel Watch
Stainless steel with Japanese automatic movement, this watch is water resistant to 200m, which makes it a great dive watch for anything other than serious deep-sea scuba diving. The two-tone display makes it stand out, and the scratch-resistant crystal face and luminous hands make it a watch that’s both built to last and easy to read in all conditions.
Invicta Men’s Pro Diver Collection Grand Diver Automatic Watch
This is perhaps the most affordable quality dive watch out there. The stainless-steel case and mineral crystal face make it built to last, and the yellow dial makes it easy to see and gives it that extra little flair. And, of course, it’s water resistant to 300m.
Tissot Men’s Seastar
This dive watch adds an anti-reflective sapphire window, which makes it both more scratch-resistant and easier to read than most watches. It also features Swiss-quartz movement, multiple sub-dials, luminous hands and markers and, well, just about everything you could need or want in a great dive watch. Oh, and it’s water resistant to 300m.
This watch with a 300m water resistance features an automatic helium valve, which is a terrific feature because it allows the watch to equalize pressure as you go up or down underwater, ensuring that it won’t, you know, implode on you. Of course, it also features a stainless-steel finish, sapphire quartz and all the other goodies you’d expect from a quality dive watch.
Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Promaster
Water-resistant to 200m, this is listed as “Amazon’s Choice” when it comes to dive watches. The combination of quality and price is tough to beat, and what sets it apart is the Eco-Drive technology, which means that it’s solar-powered so you’ll never have to worry about it dying or about needing a new battery.
Phoibos Men’s Dive Watch
Another great blend of quality and price, this dive watch is water-resistant to 300m. The Swiss-quartz movement and sapphire crystal window are features not typically found at this price point, which makes it a killer bargain.
Bulova Men’s Precisionist Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch
This chronograph-style watch gives it a unique look, making it something of a fashion piece along with being a great dive watch. It’s water resistant to 300m, and at 47mm, the watch face is huge compared to most dive watches.
Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Titanium Perpetual Chrono Atomic Timekeeping Watch
This is a step-up on the Promaster both in terms of quality and price. It has that same Eco-Drive solar powered goodness, but it adds atomic timekeeping, which means it will work at perfect accuracy down to the second without slowly losing or gaining time, which is a dirty little secret of virtually all watches and timepieces.
A watch typically sold by Seiko in their domestic market – Seiko typically holds back their best watches for the homeland – you know right away that this watch is on another level. Virtually every aspect of the build – from the clasp to the bezel to the sapphire crystal face – is higher grade than other dive watches. It’s subtle, but it’s the sort of thing watch aficionados notice – and the sort of thing that makes it last longer and work better.
Davosa Swiss Made Men’s Watch
Right away, “Swiss Made” gives you a pretty good idea of the quality of this watch. Water resistant to 500m, with a helium escape valve, it’s also a serious dive watch. A terrific blend of style and function, this is a serious watch for serious dudes.
Neymar Men’s Sport Watch
This is an insane price for a watch with water resistance to 1,000m. Yes, you read that right. One thousand meters. That’s over half a mile below the surface. Half a mile! I’m not sure there’s anything else that needs to be said.
Yes, it’s a smart dive watch. The water resistance is “only” 100m, but you also get GPS positioning and a heart rate monitor. Add that it’s constructed to US Military standards for toughness – things like shock resistance, temperature resistance and, yes, water resistance – and you begin to understand why this is such a unique watch.
Mulco Buzo Dive Watch
In the words of one reviewer, this chronograph style watch is “built like a tank.” That’s, uh, that’s good to know. Add in the Swiss quartz movement, and, oh yeah, water resistance to 1,000m, and you have a serious badass of a watch. Don’t make me start ranting about half a mile again. Just buy this watch and be set for every scenario, whether you’re on land or deep – and I do mean deep – at sea.
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