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Top 10 Diving Watches 2017

Scuba diving can be one of the maximum enjoyable interests on the planet. However, time may slip away from you while you are mesmerized by means of the lovely colorations of all the fish and coral underwater, so make sure you revel in your aquatic adventures safely with the help of such a dive watches which can reliably song your time spent underneath the waves.

Cressi Leonardo Dive Computer Watch -Wrist (Black / Blue )Citizen Men's BN5030-06E Altichron Eco-Drive Titanium Black Rubber Strap WatchG-shock DW9052-1V Men's Black Resin Sport WatchVictorinox Swiss Men's Army Dive Master 500 Mechanical Grey WatchFreestyle Men's FS81324 Momentum Men's 1M-DV06B4B M1 DEEP 6 Analog Dive Date WatchOrient Men's FAA02005D9 Ray 2 Analog Japanese Automatic Silver WatchInvicta Men's 0076 Pro Diver Collection Chronograph Black Ion-Plated Stainless Steel WatchSeiko Men's SKX007K Diver's Automatic WatchStuhrling Original Men's 395.33I117 Aquadiver Regatta Champion Analog Swiss Quartz Silver Stainless Steel Link Bracelet Watch

Looking Good Wet

Water-resistance is a strange bit of technology. Warranties can only guard against so much, and you're at the mercy of a lot of individual company policies if you get water on your watch. For one thing, it's hard to prove whether you took it too deeply, whether it was defective from the start, or whether something happened between your acquisition of the watch and its failure that caused it to become susceptible. You also might get a customer service representative on a bad day, and that could cost you a lot of money in out-of-warranty repairs.

The diving watches on our top ten list are all water resistant up to at least 100 meters, and they do so with a combination of water-resistant coatings and gaskets made from rubber, Teflon, or similar materials.

Manufacturers have to account for any potential weak spot. That means that the rear plate, front glass, and crown (the part you turn to set the time) all have to have water-resistance measures in place. If the watch has chronograph features, the buttons that operate those functions also need gaskets to keep water from finding its way into the timepiece.

In addition to providing you with an accurate readout of the time in wet and pressurized conditions, a diving watch makes a particular statement. Anyone who recognizes the style will read a number of implications into your personality. It says that you're the type of person who isn't afraid of diving into the depths (literally and metaphorically), someone who's ready for adventure at a moment's notice, and who knows a thing or two about men's fashion.

Even if you never strap an air tank to your back, the very suggestion of aquatic activity is enough to give a huge jolt to a pair of old jeans and a sweater, or to add just the right amount of boyish James Bond charm and sportiness to an elegant suit.

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In order to become a Scuba diver, you need to undergo a certain amount of training and certification. It requires hours of lessons and time spent underwater, and it's totally worth it if you've never been. Diving watches are no exception to the rigorous standards set by the ocean herself, and by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

I don't want you to panic if you've gotten this far on our page and you've already fallen in love with one of the watches on our list, only to find out here that it doesn't meet ISO standards for scuba diving. Only about half of the watches on our list actually meet the criteria, and they aren't even necessarily the watches that you can take the deepest underwater.

In order for a watch to meet with ISO standard number 6425, which certifies it as an official diver's watch in the eyes of the international diving community, that watch has to meet a ton of very specific criteria. It must, among other things, have a unidirectional bezel, maintain readability at 25 centimeters in total darkness, resist the influence of a magnetic field of 4,800 A/m to the tune of no more than thirty seconds in either direction, stand up to the shock of a 3 kg hammer hitting it at 4.43 m/s, and keep all of its water resistance after spending 24 hours submerged in a 30g/l solution of sodium chloride to test it against the galvanic corrosion of seawater.

It's understandable that a company wouldn't want to invest any capital in all this testing if their primary demographic is looking for the style of a diving watch and not necessarily the full function. If you fall into this camp, then any of the watches on our list will suffice, so you can base your choice on personal style.

If you actually plan on taking one of these watches on a scuba diving expedition, look for the ISO's marker of genuine testing. Any of the watches on our list that say "DIVER'S" on the front in all caps are the ones you want. The one full dive computer on our list does not meet these specifications simply because they don't apply to digital apparatuses.

A Century Submerged


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Until the 1920s, any watches produced with water-resistance were done so on a customer-by-customer basis, meaning that no companies were making them as a standard piece. Divers in hard hats and diving bells would often bring their pocket watches into the deep by suspending them within or affixing them to their helmets, allowing them to track their time spent underwater.

All that changed in 1926, when Rolex unveiled its Oyster series of water-resistant watches. When Mercedes Gleitze swam the English channel in 1927, she had an Oyster hanging around her neck. After the swim, it checked out, fully sealed and still operational.



Rolex and its sister company Tudor have since partnered with several famous dives and swims in an effort to reinforce the power of their brands, though it was Omega who produced the first industrially made, water-resistant watches for widespread distribution back in 1932. Since then, the race has been on among companies and the diving community to find the best watch for underwater adventures.


#10.Stuhrling Original Men's 395.33I117 Aquadiver Regatta Champion Analog Swiss Quartz Silver Stainless Steel Link Bracelet Watch


Stainless steel round shaped case with orange unidirectional ratcheting bezel and screw down crown Protective Krysterna crystal on front and decorated case back Water-resistant to 200 M (660 feet) Stainless steel triple row link bracelet Black matte finish dial with applied Luminous filled Arabic numerals and markers


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#9.Seiko Men's SKX007K Diver's Automatic Watch


- Imported
- Quality Japanese Automatic movement; Functions without a battery; Powers automatically with the movement of your arm
- Hardlex crystal
- Case diameter: 42 mm
- Stainless-steel case; Black dial; Date-and-day functions
- Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving


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#8.Invicta Men's 0076 Pro Diver Collection Chronograph Black Ion-Plated Stainless Steel Watch


The bold and striking Invicta Men's Pro Diver Collection Chronograph Black Ion-Plated Stainless Steel Watch is ideal for the water sports enthusiast. The circular, black dial features luminous dots for hour indexes, luminous hands, and a date display at four o'clock. The three subdials offer full chronograph function while the black-ion plated, stainless steel bezel is unidirectional with five-second indexes. The oversized crown and pushers come in handy during a deepwater dive, and the flame-fusion window provides scratch resistance. The wide, black-ion plated, stainless steel bracelet features a fold-over clasp with a safety button. This sporty timepiece is equipped with precise, Swiss quartz movement and is water-resistant up to an impressive 660 feet (200 meters).


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#7.Orient Men's FAA02005D9 Ray 2 Analog Japanese Automatic Silver Watch


The new Orient Ray II is destined to become a massive bestseller. The new Ray II is now powered by a 22-jewel, Caliber F69 automatic movement. This new movement is self-winding, hand winding, and it hacks (second-hand halts when you pull out the crown). In addition to the new improved movement, the new Ray II watch has an improved uni-directional bezel with 120 clicks, and it has a new case design (gone is the quick day pusher at 2:00) for a trimmer, more simplified look. The day and date window are the same, but you adjust both via the screw-down crown. The case size comes in at 41.5mm in diameter and it's about 13mm thick. As always, you get an excellent stainless steel bracelet with a smooth operating, push-button deployment clasp (a hallmark of Orient watches). Features Movement: Orient 22-Jewel Cal. F69 Automatic (self-winding, hand wind, hacks) Case: Brushed stainless steel, 41.5mm x 13mm thick. Back: Solid screw-in back Crystal: Hardened Mineral Band: Stainless steel bracelet with push-button deployment closure, 22mm. Water Resistant: 200 meters Warranty: 1 Year


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#6.Momentum Men's 1M-DV06B4B M1 DEEP 6 Analog Dive Date Watch


The best-selling Deep 6 Series responds to a growing number of requests for an "oversize" dive/watersports watch at an affordable price. While oversized watches are a strong fashion trend, we remain true to our reputation and put function first. A striking dial design and huge, "exploding" date ensure unmatched legibility, while the subtly shaped case and offset crown permit the M1 DEEP 6 to offer unparalleled comfort, combined with an X-L, 47.5mm case. Features a quartz analog movement, offset screw-down crown, mineral crystal and water resistance to 200M/660 ft.


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#5.Freestyle Men's FS81324 "Hammerhead XL" Stainless Steel Watch


Big time dive performance delivered in an oversized Hammerhead case, this watch is accomplished in the water and stylish on land. It features a solid stainless steel case, a rotating bezel screw down crown, a chronograph, luminous hands, hydro pushers, and a durable polyurethane strap. It is water resistant to 200 meters.


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#4.Victorinox Swiss Men's Army Dive Master 500 Mechanical Grey Watch


Constructed for professional divers, this Dive Master 500 has a self-winding mechanical Swiss ETA 2892.A2 movement, durable rubber strap, and bold dial markings. . . . . Swiss ETA 2892.A2 self-winding mechanical movement . Stainless steel case with black finish . Unidirectional rotating bezel with a 20-Minute indicator . Protected screw down crown . Water resistant to 500 meters (50 ATM, 1650 feet) . Scratch-resistant, triple coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal . Luminescent hands, hour and bezel markers . Date . Genuine rubber strap . 43mm case width (approximately 1 3/4 inches) .


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#3.G-shock DW9052-1V Men's Black Resin Sport Watch


Overall, this is a very solid time piece. It is very easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. The only complaint I had was that the standard band is a bit too short for a larger wrist. To correct this, I removed the band and put my old nylon strap holders in its place from an older G-Shock. They were a perfect fit. So far, so good as I have no other complaints and these watches withstand a lot of punishment from my job. A highly recommended budget G-Shock.


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#2.Citizen Men's BN5030-06E Altichron Eco-Drive Titanium Black Rubber Strap Watch


First introduced to the venerable Promaster collection in 1989, Altichron is now updated with the latest technologies and innovative design. Promaster Altichron combines Eco-Drive technology with altimeter and compass functionality to create the ultimate adventure-seeking timepiece. Hands for altitude and direction operate independently from the hour and minute hands so that the watch can display altitude or direction simultaneously with the time of day. Lightweight titanium ensures comfort and durability for those looking to push themselves beyond their limits and seeks out new adventures.


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#1.Cressi Leonardo Dive Computer Watch -Wrist (Black / Blue )


An elegant expression of simple functional design. The Leonardo is a must-have for divers entering the sport and those who just want to dive. A single button interface makes it effortless to program Air, Nitrox and Gauge modes the first time a driver picks the computer up, and an edge-to-edge, the high-definition screen gives large numerical displays on a computer that is still compact and travel-friendly. The clearly visible battery life indicator and distinct audible alarms deliver critical information as well as peace-of-mind during the dive. The Leonardo can also be fully re-set after each use, making it an excellent choice for rental departments.


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