Best Dive Watches Review

The Best Dive Watches Review with a broad range of exquisitely designed and crafted diving watches to suit all budgets

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Today we will be reviewing some of the Best Dive Watches in the world of the professional diver. This will form part of a series dive watch reviews collecting reviews of the coolest and best dive watches in the world and facilitating their sale and shipping to you wherever you may be. We will gather the best offers from the likes of Amazon as well as where suitable shipments from the manufacturers themselves.

Before we proceed it might be a good idea to clarify what exactly is a divers watch? This wikepedia article (click link) covers everything you ned to know about the classification of the diver’s watch elaborating on the ISO 6425 benchmark standard which professional diver’s watches are rated buy. So watch out! A watch being water resistant to 50, 100, 150 and even up to 200 metres doesn’t mean that it is suitable for scuba diving just because of its water resistance. You might just get away with a 200 m water resistant watch for skin diving only but it certainly will not be suitable for scuba diving according to the classification of the ISO 6425 standard.

Watches conforming to ISO 6425 are marked with the word DIVER’S to distinguish ISO 6425 conformant diving watches from watches that might not be suitable for actual scuba diving.

Be warned! Picking just one may not be enough to justify the quality and brilliance of the selection of top diver watches we will be presenting.

Let’s start with the mother of all deep sea diving watches with unbelievable specifications.

 

1. ROLEX DEEPSEA D-BLUE DIAL

REASONS TO BUY

  • Unbeleivable great deep sea diving ability up to a full 3,900 metres (12,800 feet) that’s just about 4 km underwater! That is AWESOME !
  • Great for watch collectors. Rolex watches have the pedigree and heritage to become great investments

 

REASONS TO WATCH OUT

  • AT 44mm WIDE IT MIGHT BE JUST A TAD TOO CHUNKY FOR SOME OF US
  • FOR MOST ENTHUSIASTS THIS WATCH MIGHT JUST BE PURE OVERKILL

 

ROLEX DEEPSEA D-Blue Dial

PRICE: Around $14.500,-

This watch is not only for for serious divers but also serious professional divers. The Rolex DeepSea D-Blue Dial is made using the finest craftmanship and materials possible. Nothing but the best is incorporated into this matchless champion. The champion who is able to ride the surf up above and dive deep below to almost 4 KM underwater, that is 3900 metres to be precise! That’s 12,800 feet below surface. Composite materials are used specially developed for the task at hand. Obviously a watch with these crudentials will also have an Helium escape valve built in. That is quite amazing! I can imagine that this watch is very hard to match.

 

2. Omega Mens Seamaster Titanium – Sedna Gold 300 Master CO-Axial 41 MM

REASONS TO BUY

  • Classic design from a thoroughbred watchmaker
  • Relationship with James Bond cannot be understated
  • Long 60 hours of power reserve
  • 300 m (1000 feet) water resistance
  • Lightweight Titanium case
  • Transparent casebook

 

REASONS TO WATCH OUT

  • Pricey for a Seamaster

 

Omega Mens Seamaster Titanium - Sedna Gold 300 Master CO-Axial 41 MM

 

PRICE: Around $8.500,-

 

3. CERTINA DS ACTION DIVER POWERMATIC 80

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • Really good price for what it is 
  • ISO 6425 standard Waterproof to 300m
  • +80 hour power reserve

 

REASONS TO WATCH OUT

  • Not as flashy for dressing up as other watches in our selection

 

Certina Ds Action Diver Black Dial Automatic Mens Watch

PRICE: Around $700,-

 

 

4. GLYCINE COMBAT SUB AQUARIUS

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • Exceptionally attractive and outstanding sporty design 
  • Water resistant to 500 metres with Helium release valve
  • 5 bold and outstanding colour ways to choose from
  • +80 hour power reserve

 

REASONS TO WATCH OUT

  • Large bezel 46 mm

 

GLYCINE COMBAT SUB AQUARIUS

 

PRICE: Around $700,-

The stainless steel round case of 46mm is beautifully wrapped up with a high visability orange strap with band width of 22mm and deployment clasp adding a more sporty flavour to the already bold and beautiful design of the watch. The case thickness is 18.8mm with solid case back. The Uni-directional rotating stainless steel bezel has a black ceramic top ring. The Black analog dial face is contrasted by highly luminous hands and 24 index hour markers. Minute markers are found around the outer rim. Date display can be found at the 3 o’clock hour marker position. The Glycine calibre GL224 automatic movement has a 38-hour power reserve. The watch face is protected by a high quality scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The Glycine combat sub aqarius has a screw down crown at three o’clock and a helium release valve at 8 o’clock and is water resistant at 500 meters / 1650 feet. Functions: date, hour, minute, second, 24 hour. Nice and Sporty

 

5. ALPINA SEASTRONG

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • Big and Bold Design is easy to read when deep down underwater 
  • Water resistant to 300 metres with treated leather strap
  • 4 different colour bezels available
  • Transparent glass case back for admiring the movement

 

REASONS TO WATCH OUT

  • Large bezel 46 mm

6. Bell & Ross Blue Diver BR03-92 DIVER BLUE

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • Unusual and outstanding design 
  • Looks chunky but actually only 42mm
  • ISO 6425 compliant
  • Water resistat to 300m
  • Nice woven black rubber strap

 

REASONS TO WATCH OUT

  • Average water resistance when considering the other top specs.

 

 

 

PRICE: Around $3.500,-

The square shaped satin polished steel case holds a 42mm diameter round unidirectional rotating steel bezel with 60-minute scale and blue anodised aluminium insert to frame the blue watch dial with appliqué metal indices and Super-LumiNova® inserts. The watch has metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hands protected by the anti-flective coated Sapphire crystal glass. This automatic watch uses a Bell & Ross calibre BR-CAL.302. mechanical movement. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date.  This Bell & Ross Blue Diver watch is water resistance up to 300 metres. The watch strap is made of blue rubber with ultra-resilient black synthetic fabric.

 

 

7. AQUADIVE BATHYSPHERE 100GMT TURQUOISE

 

REASONS TO BUY

  • Big and Easy to read   
  • Eyecathing turquoise details
  • Water resistant to 1000m
  • 1970’s look and character
  • 42 hours of reserve power

 

REASONS TO WATCH OUT

  • At 43mm diameter it might be a tad on the larger size for some
  • The turquoise luminance is quite loud for some above water

 

AQUADIVE BATHYSPHERE 100GMT TURQUOISE

 

PRICE: Around US$ 2,490 However it can pre-ordered at around US$ 1,990.

The 500 piece serial numbered limited editionis Aquadive Bathysphere 100 GMT Turquoise is based on the original Aquadive model from 1972. The 43 mm wide and 15 mm thick case is turned and CNC machined in Germany from one solid block of 316L surgical grade stainless steel with a screwed down case back. The watch dial is given character by the turquoise arrow-shaped GMT hand and the 24-hour chapter ring.  The Bathysphere 100 GMT is a very professional divers watch thanks to the ceramic inlay used for the 120-clicks unidirectional rotating bezel which adds extra protection to the scratch resistant Swiss sapphire crystal glass. This great diver’s watch Features an automatic helium release valve at the 6 o’clock hour marker and is waterproof up to 1000 meters / 3300 feet. This cool diver’s watch movement uses the automatic ETA 2893-2 beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and also features a 24-hour GMT hand and a stop second device regulator system as well as a shock protection system design. The Aquadive Bathysphere 100 GMT Turquoise has an Isofrane watch strap which completes the stylish look of this cool diving watch.