Our guide will show you 22 of the Best Dive Watches for Men that you can find anywhere. No matter your budget there’s something on our list for you.
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One of the earliest dive watches was the Omega SA. The first watch commercially distributed in 1932. It was able to withstand pressure down to about 13.5 atm (135 m or 443 ft). But even today cheaper divers can withstand that kind of pressure.
Since that initial release, a number of luxury brands have become synonymous with the dive watch. These include brands like Rolex, Bulova
Now most of us, me included, don’t have that kind of scratch to spend on an everyday watch. We need something with decent quality and moderate ATMs. The watches in our guide below are definitely quality and won’t break the bank. First up is one of my favorites, the Steinhart Ocean One vintage Men’s Dive Watch.
Steinhart Ocean One Vintage
The new STEINHART “Ocean One Vintage” is a tribute to the diver’s watches of the past. Featuring golden hands that beautifully contrast the dark gray dial, an anti-reflective coating and coming with its own stainless steel case this amazing watch is ideal for day to day wear and is a stunning alternative to many of the more traditional watches you see on the market today.
Helson Shark Diver 45
The flagship watch of the Helson Collection is the Helson Shark Diver. It features a forged carbon bezel, a 4mm thick sapphire crystal, water resistance of up to 2000m and the dial, hands and bezel are all coated with Swiss high-quality Super Luminova C3. It also comes with a forged carbon and titanium case for all the protection you’ll need.
The latest watch from NTH is the NTH Nacken. It pays tribute to some of the revered icons of the past. It features white-lume markers that glow blue against the matt black dial, a 316L purpose-oriented stainless steel case, water resistance capabilities of up to 300 meters and a screw down crown to name just a few of the many wondrous features it offers.
Certina DS Action
The Certina DS Action is certainly going to be a watch anyone would be happy to wear. This terrific time-piece includes a stylish black dial with luminous silver toned hands and markers, a date display, automatic movement and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and that’s just a few of its impressive features. It’s also water resistant up to 200 meters and comes with a 12.65mm stainless steel thick case so it will also be fully protected. You also get a leather and nylon strap, and an official HALIOS signed buckle.
Seiko Marine Master Professional
With a name like Marine Master you know this stunning diver’s watch from the always reliable manufacturer Seiko is going to be good. It features: high-grade Seiko 26-jewel automatic movement, offers water resistance up to 300 meters, a clear date display, luminous hands, a screw down offset crown, non-reflective coating and much more. Featuring a stainless steel bracelet, a double locking push-button clasp
Tudor Heritage Black Bay
The Tudor Heritage Black Bay is a gorgeous diver’s. This Swiss made watch has a hardy stainless steel case and variety of useful features. This includes
M2 Diver By Haigh & Hastings
The M2 Diver by Haigh & Hastings is an amazing diver’s watch that not only looks good but also does its job brilliantly. It
Squale 20 Atmos Classic DLC
The Swiss made
Orient Ray II
Designed for skin diving this glorious men’s diving watch is a wondrous alternative to the other dive watches. The Orient Ray II has been lauded for its brightness and longevity. Building upon the Ray I’s legacy it includes a variety of features for the diver of today this includes: automatic movement, hand-winding and hacking, an upgraded diving bezel with 120 click precision, water resistance of up to 200m, a day and night calendar and it comes with its own steel case.
Tag Heuer 1000
This stylish stainless steel watch from Tag Heuer is both stylish and functional and offers a huge selection of features including: increased quartz movement, gold hands, an improved battery, scratch resistant crystal and a Hadley Roma brown leather band. It also comes with a polished stainless steel buckle and an authentic Tag Heuer outer clasp and buckle. This beautiful watch offers vintage charm with the all the reliability of a modern watch and at 30 years of age it’s still reliable and in full working order.
With its bargain price tag and stunning features the Tisell Sub is sure to be a wondrous addition to your watch collection. With a ceramic insert and sapphire glass this stunning diver’s watch is truly breathtaking and comes in a variety of different forms that are all part of the Tisell collection so even if the Tisell Sub isn’t for you, there’s bound to be one in the range that is.
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Black Dial Black Rubber Men’s Watch
With a timeless design, the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Black Dial Black Rubber Men’s Watch ($5650) is a well-established player in the diving world. It has a stainless steel case fitted with a thick rubber strap. The rotating inner bezel
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
Elegant and functional, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean ($3195) will support you during any diving trip. It has a silver-tone stainless steel case with a corresponding bracelet. The uni-directional rotating black ceramic bezel allows you to track your dive time along with
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
From the world’s most iconic watch brand, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual ($10595) is a classic option for any man. It has a stainless steel body with uni-directional rotating black bezel and black
Built to withstand the elements, the Breitling Superocean ($2550) has been designed specifically for diving. It is water resistant up to 500m / 1650 feet with a screw down crown to protect the inner workings. You can use the uni-directional rotating steel bezel featuring a black top ring to track your dive time. Alongside this, luminescent hands and markers allow you to read the time in low light. The watch has an automatic movement with up to 42-hour power reserve and a date display at the 3 o’clock position. The case diameter measures in at 42mm and the entire casing have been made from stainless steel with the black ocean racer rubber strap for convenience. Supporting you through the deepest dives, this watch will keep you safe and stylish at any depth.
Luminox designed the Luminox Evo ($299) with the Navy Seal team in mind. It has a 44mm polyurethane case with a mineral screen and has a black, embossed band. Water resistant up to 200m / 600ft, this watch is suitable for professional marine activity and surface water sports. A notched unidirectional bezel and contrasting white markers allow you to track the time in low-light conditions. In addition, it includes a date display at the 3 o’clock position. This Swiss quartz watch features an
Powered by light, the Citizen Eco-Drive ($124) is a unique addition to our line up. Using a Japanese quartz movement, the watch has an internal solar panel that charges the battery using natural light. This means it never needs a new battery. With a case diameter of 43mm, it can be used during swimming and snorkeling and is water resistant to 660 feet. They made the flexible band from polyurethane. And it has a standard width of 20mm. Overall, the watch is lightweight and weighs just 16oz. As part of the brand’s diving range, the Eco-Drive is a functional piece that not only works with your active life but looks great too.
Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s Dive Master 500 Black Ice
The Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s Dive Master 500 Black Ice ($795) is a diving watch for the professionals. It features a stainless steel 43mm case with silver-toned PVD coating to create the bronze finish. An adjustable rubber band sits comfortably on the wrist and secures with a buckle clasp. The watch has time trackers printed on the bezel, used to track the length of your dive. For added security, this timepiece is water resistant to 1640 feet / 500m. Suitable for professional and passionate divers, the Dive Master 500 is an intelligent investment for your watch collection.
Casio Men’s Sport Analog Dive Watch
For practical functionality, the Casio Men’s
Citizen Promaster Professional Diver
Ideal for the modern sportsman, the Citizen Promaster Professional Diver ($140) is a durable water
Oris Aquis Dive Watch
With its chunky design, the Oris Aquis Dive Watch ($1650) has a range of features specifically for diving. It has a silver-tone stainless steel 45.5mm case and matching bracelet. The uni-directional rotating black ceramic bezel can track the length of each dive.