If you’re someone who loves and enjoys scuba diving, then you should have a diving watch to dive with underwater. Dive watches are durable enough to withstand underwater pressure, and they provide accurate, illuminated time and measure underwater depth with a unidirectional rotating bezel.
But aside from being a piece of precision underwater device, a diving watch also serves as a piece of fashion wear. So, whether you’re deep under the sea or walking on land, you can’t go out of style while wearing it. So, without further ado, I will give you this list of five dive watches that you should include in your watch collection.
Certina DS Action Diver Powermatic 80
The Certina DS Action Diver Powermatic 80 is a certified watch for scuba divers. This timepiece has an impressive 80 hours power reserve, and it can go deep up to 300 m underwater.
Although it’s not as fashionable as other dive watches in the market today, you can ensure that it’s a legit precision underwater equipment with its to its name. Plus, it’s also affordable compared to its rivals.
Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial
The Rolex Deepsea D-Blue Dial boasts of its amazing deep-sea diving capability. This 44mm wide Oystersteel timepiece is waterproof up to 3,900 m underwater and features a helium escape valve, which releases gas when a diver undergoes decompression after diving at great depths.
The timepiece’s D-Blue Dial is a tribute to James Cameron’s solo dive in the Mariana Trench – which is known as the deepest place on earth – and it features a two-color gradient that turns from brilliant blue to deep black. It also has a massive power reserve of approximately 44 hours.
Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial
This timepiece is a reissue to the original Seamaster 300, which was unveiled in 1957. The new model still smacks of the design of its predecessor, with only slight changes for modern preferences.
The latest Omega Seamaster 300 features a polished black ceramic on its unidirectional bezel and a sapphire crystal case back that enables you to take a glimpse the Co-Axial Caliber 8400. The new model is a durable one due to its lightweight titanium case and sophisticated strap.
The term “co-axial” refers to the automatic movement of the watch which winds in both directions with every movement of your wrist. Its automatic movement has a massive power reserve of approximately 60 hours, 15,000 Gauss of magnetic resistance, and capability of going deep up to 300 m underwater.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC
Like the Rolex and Omega dive watches, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms also has its rich history. The original model of this timepiece was unveiled in 1953 and is known as the first modern diving watch.
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watch came about when the French Navy Seals were looking for a timing instrument for their underwater missions. Blancpain’s CEO Jean-Jacques Fiechter, who was also a diver, took it as a challenge. Then, the first-ever modern dive watch which has a water-resistance of up to 50 fathoms (91.44 m) came into being.
In 2019, the Fifty Fathoms is still among the iconic watch collection of Blancpain. In fact, the brand just unveiled its latest MIL-SPEC edition that pays tribute to the original.
The new Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC watch features a polished 40mm case with unidirectional rotating bezel coated with scratch-resistant sapphire. It has a matte black dial with SuperLuminova hands and indexes that resemble radium in texture and color. The timepiece also features a half-white, half-orange circle water indicator positioned at 6 o’clock.
The new edition is powered by an in-house automatic movement called Caliber 1151, which has a power reserve of approximately four days.
Ulysse Nardin Diver 42mm
If you’re looking for an entry-level dive watch, the Ulysse Nardin Diver is for you. This timepiece commemorates the brand’s 1964 watch Diver Le Locle, as can be seen from its dial design with the GPS coordinates of Le Locle, the hometown where the brand was established.
This dive watch features a concave unidirectional bezel and domed sapphire crystal. Its uncluttered dial has some retro beige inspiration that contains the three-hand date markers.
The Diver 42mm is powered by an automatic movement Caliber UN-816, which has a 42-hour power reserve. It’s also water-resistant up to 300 m.
For scuba divers out there, you must have a dive watch to wear in your underwater adventures. A dive watch is not only practical to wear but also takes your fashion statement to the next level. So, if you’re looking to buy a dive watch, you can take some ideas from the list mentioned above.