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Best Dive Watches at Every Budget

7 Best Dive Watches at Every Budget: Get One for Your Next Dive

Everyone needs the best dive watches for sea explorations. Take a look at our recommendation for you!
Mar 26, 2024

Who doesn’t want to get the best dive watches on their hand? For all the surface and undersea explorers, a dependable watch is, somewhat, a must. We can’t breathe under the water. We can’t carelessly dive without noting the amount of breathing gas in the scuba tank. That’s when a reliable dive watch comes to help. Divers have to know the time and depth of their reach below the ocean’s surface.

Yes, you might have calculated such information through a dive computer. Yet, a backup plan is necessary for intact survival. It’s always better to be aware of one’s surroundings and needs. Yet, again, it’s kinda hard to pick one out of the hundred options. Well, you’ve come to the right place to get the right one. We’ve got a list of the 7 best dive watches under 1000 for you to consider.

What makes the best dive watches?

Many brands constantly produce new and reliable dive watches. The watches are, without a doubt, satisfactory pieces for military personnel, professional, and recreational divers. There are several important points to remember according to the ISO 6425 standard. 

The best dive watches for men must have no less than 100m water resistance, clear legibility in complete darkness, and a digital timing indicator or a unidirectional timing bezel with markings on every five minutes. Also, the watch must be resistant to thermal shock, magnetism, and corrosion.

Best Dive Watches Under 1000

Mido Ocean Star Red Bull Cliff Diving Ref. M026.430.17.041.00

As the name implies, Mido Ref. M026.430.17.041.00 is perfect for cliff diving. This watch was the Official Performance Partner of Red Bull’s championships in the field of extreme sports. You can go with it to reach the longer ocean’s depth for the watch has a 200m water resistance. For those who work in the office, the watch’s modern design will boost your confidence even as a desk diver. Limited to only 500 pieces, this one is all-around for every occupation with an affordable price of $970.Mido Ocean Star Red Bull Cliff Diving - Ltd Ed 500pcs Ref. M026.430.17.041.00

Price: $970.00 USD

Squale 50 ATMOS Fumoso

Are you going to reach a further depth point? Worry not, Squale 50 ATMOS Fumoso will accompany you up to 500m below the ocean’s surface. It uses a helium escapement valve which is suitable for saturation diving. This feature protects the watch from damages of trapped helium molecules. Moreover, the watch is built of high-quality materials: 316L stainless steel, sapphire crystal, and leather strap. It won’t hinder your underwater activity because of the robust build. This rare edition as one of the best dive watches from Squale is only $879.Squale 50 ATMOS Fumoso - Special Edition

Price: $879.00 USD

Yema Navygraf Maxi Dial

Yema produces luxury and fine French timepieces at reasonable prices. And, Yema Navygraf Maxi Dial offers high-performance as a reliable dive watch (for $621). It’s resistant to water approximately 300m. In the darkness, the watch’s hour markers and handsets on the dial and markings on the bezel shine bright green. This one is strong and tough. It won’t leave scratches by dint of accidental bumps. It is completely appropriate for military personnel and divers.Yema Navygraf Maxi Dial - Rubber

Price: $479.00 USD

Evant Polestar Pardon My Blue

Evant calls for anyone who loves the best dive watches with modern style and vintage touches. Evant Polestar Pardon My Blue really gives out the attractiveness of such a design. Futuristic yet classic. Despite the simple and elegant design, this watch is a dependable one. Made of 316L stainless steel with blue DLC treatment, ceramic bezel, and sapphire crystal, you can see Evant’s determination to create a sturdy yet affordable dive watch ($589.00). It has a 300m water resistance.Evant Polestar Pardon My Blue - Ltd Production

Price: $589.00 USD

Best Dive Watches Under 500

Seiko Prospex Solar Street Series Blue Ref. STBQ003

Who hasn’t heard the name Seiko? The famous watch brand for its outstanding quality with economical prices. Seiko Prospex Solar Street Series Blue Ref. STBQ003 represents the brand’s attempt to give the populace a remarkable dive watch. This one is just $470. It has the unique look of the Tuna. Furthermore, the watch is made of stainless steel, hardlex crystal, and silicone strap. With its 200m water resistance, you can dive and enjoy the surrounding scenery under the water.Seiko Prospex Solar Street Series Blue Ref. STBQ003

Price: $470.00 USD

Herodia Series 1 Arthur

Herodia Series 1 Arthur is the first collection to announce the revival of the brand. It comes as a bold dive watch for the appealing design of bright colors combination. Not only that, but the watch’s build is also robust. The brand uses a 316L stainless steel case, aluminum bezel, sapphire crystal, and leather strap. It’s resistant to water up to 300m while the C3 Super-LumiNova makes the watch shine green within dark environments. This one highlights wearability and comfort for watch aficionados. The price is $450.Herodia Series 1 Arthur

Price: $450.00 USD

Seiko 5 Sports “Sports Style” Ref. SBSA009

Seiko 5 Sports “Sports Style” Ref. SBSA009 is a very affordable watch yet it has good value. For only $310, it offers the best value for a mechanical dive watch. It applies the Seiko 5 principles: an automatic winding movement, water resistance, a day-date in a single window, a recessed crown, and a durable case. It has a 100m water resistance. A good choice for you who want to go swimming, snorkeling, poolside diving, and other water activities.Seiko 5 Sports “Sports Style” Orange Ref. SBSA009

Price: $310.00 USD

We’ve given you the list of the 7 best dive watches above. Under the price of $1000, you can get one that matches your budget and needs. Each watch may offer a variance of looks and functions. Check our shop for more info on the watch specifications!

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