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Tudor Black Bay 79230R New Steel 41.00mm Automatic United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Tudor Heritage Black Bay Stainless steel Automatic Black Dial...
$3,279
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Rolex Submariner Date 40mm 116610LN 2019 Unworn DISCONTINUED
$13,345
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 215.30.44.21.03.001 New Steel 43.5mm Automatic United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Master Chronometer...
$5,169
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller Stainless Steel Automatic Black Dial...
$12,849
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Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, California, Pasadena
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Rolex 1680 Submariner—Unpolished—Box, Papers and much more...
$29,000
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Rolex Sea-Dweller 126603 New Gold/Steel 43mm Automatic United States of America, Delaware, Middletown
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Brand 126603 18 ct
$19,310
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Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Rolex Submariner No Date 2020 40mm Box/Papers/Card 114060
$11,999
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 215.30.44.21.03.001 Very good Steel 43.5mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Coconut Creek
Omega Seamaster Blue Planet Ocean 43.5 MM Men’s Watch 215.30.4...
$4,995
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IWC Aquatimer Chronograph IW379503 Good Bronze 44mm Automatic United States of America, Texas, Austin
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IWC : Aquatimer Chronograph Expedition Charles Darwin :...
$5,980
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Breitling Superocean 44 M1739313/BE92 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, Virginia, Manassas
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Breitling Superocean 44 black Special sale weekend special
$3,145
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver 15703ST.OO.A002CA.01 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, ROMEOVILLE
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver. Black. Complete....
$17,999
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Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 New Steel 43mm Automatic United States of America, New York, Brooklyn
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Rolex Sea-Dweller UnWorn Warranty 2021 “126600“
$15,999
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Submariner Date Mint, looks and feels
$13,701
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-1230-B52A Good Titanium 43mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Sarasota
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Titanium 43mm Men's Watch...
$8,499
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Rolex Sea-Dweller 126603-0001 New Yellow gold 43mm Automatic United States of America, California, ENCINO
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Brand 126603 18 ct
$18,900
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Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Rolex Submariner No Date 40mm Box/Papers/Card 114060
$11,499
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, MIAMI
Rolex UNWORN 126660 Rolex Deepsea Stainless Steel James Cameron
$16,995
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Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 A17320 Very good Steel 46mm Automatic United States of America, California, Stockton
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Breitling Superocean Heritage 46
$2,900
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Breitling Superocean 44 M1739313/BE92 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, Virginia, Manassas
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Breitling Superocean 44 black Special Fire Red weekend special
$3,145
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Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 New Steel 43mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, ROMEOVILLE
Rolex Sea-Dweller. Red. SD43. 126600. NEW. Mark II. 2021.
$14,999
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Rolex Submariner Date 116619LB New White gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, Brooklyn
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Rolex Submariner 40mm Discontinued Model Never Worn “New”...
$45,599
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Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver W7100055 Good Steel 42mm Automatic United States of America, Texas, Houston
Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver Steel Rose Gold Automatic...
$6,350
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Omega Seamaster 300 233.60.41.21.03.001 New Titanium 41mm Automatic United States of America, Connecticut, Greenwich
Omega Seamaster 300
$12,500
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Woodbridge
Rolex Submariner "Hulk" UNWORN 2019
$29,500
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Rolex Submariner Date 126613LB New Gold/Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
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Rolex Perpetual Submariner Date Ref:126613LB
$17,985
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Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex 114060 Submariner No Date 40mm 2019 Stainless Steel...
$11,999
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Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver PT6248-PVB01-332-1 Good Steel 43mm Automatic United States of America, California, Upland
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Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver Automatic 600M PVD- Rubber and...
$899
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 D-BLUE Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA James Cameron Deep Blue 2020 New...
$16,999
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Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback PAM524 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Panerai Luminor 1950 PAM524 Flyback SS (36311)
$7,850
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN New Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, Brooklyn
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Rolex Submariner Date Never Worn September 2020 40MM discontin...
$13,899
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Rolex Submariner Date 126610LN New Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Orlando
Rolex 2021 Submariner Ceramic Date 126610 LN 41MM NEW
$14,245
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Omega Seamaster 300 233.20.41.21.01.001 New Gold/Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Connecticut, Greenwich
Omega Seamaster 300
$10,200
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Rolex Submariner Date 116613LN New Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Woodbridge
Rolex Submariner Date Two-Tone UNWORN 2020 116613LN
$16,900
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Panerai Special Editions PAM 00507 Good Bronze 47mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Panerai Luminor Submersible
$23,700
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Rolex Submariner (No Date) 124060 Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Submariner 124060 41mm No Date Stainless Steel IN STOCK
$13,995
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Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 16600 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 Stainless Steel Black on Black
$8,800
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5015-1130-52A Very good Steel 45mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5015-1130-52A
$9,950
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Englewood
Rolex Submariner - 116610LN
$13,350
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Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
Rolex Submariner Date 16610 2008 EDITION
$10,589
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Rolex Submariner Date 16618 Good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Texas, Houston
Rolex Submariner 16618 18k 40mm Diver W/slate Serti Dial. "s"...
$24,900
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Ceramic Bezel Green Dial Hulk...
$18,299
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Rolex Submariner Date 116618LB New Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Woodbridge
Rolex Submariner Date Gold 116618LB NEW 2019 Blue Dial
$41,000
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Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM 00616 Very good Carbon 47mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic
$11,695
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Rolex Submariner Date 126610LN Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex Submariner Date 126610LN 41mm Stainless Steel Mens Watch...
$14,995
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Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
Rolex Vintage Submariner Ref. 1680 Nipple Dial 18K Gold Year 1979
$51,000
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Rolex Submariner Date 16610LV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Rolex Submariner "Kermit"
$15,340
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Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Totowa
Rolex Submariner 114060 2017 Complete B&P
$10,499
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Tudor Black Bay 79230B New Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Orlando
Tudor 2020 Black Bay Blue NEW 79230B Leather Strap
$3,145
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Rolex Submariner Date 126610LN Very good Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, NAPLES
Rolex Submariner Date 41mm Full Set
$13,522
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610 Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Submariner Date Artisans de Genève John McEnroe Lefty...
$130,699
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Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback PAM 00580 Very good Ceramic 44mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, Plainfield
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Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback PAM580 PAM00580
$9,900
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Panerai Luminor Due PAM 00676 Good Steel 42mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Pam00676
$5,695
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Rolex Submariner Date 116618LN Unworn Yellow gold 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex 116618LN Submariner Date 18K Yellow Gold Black Dial Men’s
$39,999
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Boca Raton
Rolex Submariner 116610LN Year 2015 Date Stainless Steel Black...
$14,500
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Panerai Special Editions PAM 382 Very good Bronze 47mm Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Englewood
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 BRONZO - PAM 382
$28,900
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Totowa
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN 40mm 2019 Complete Pristine
$12,949
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Tudor Black Bay 79230N Very good Steel 41mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Orlando
Tudor Black Bay Black 79230N
$3,195
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Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Rolex Submariner Date
$9,995
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea Black Ceramic Watch 116660
$12,599
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TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M WAY111C.BA0928 Very good Steel 41mm Quartz United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m WAY111C.BA0928
$1,295
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Rolex Submariner (No Date) 5513 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
$20,194
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Rolex Submariner Date 116613LB Unworn Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Miami
Rolex 116613LB Blue Dial Submariner Date Two Tone Men’s Watch
$16,999
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5015-1130-52 New Steel 45mm Automatic United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms - 5015-1130-52A
$12,500
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Rolex Submariner Date 16613 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, California, Pleasant Hill
Rolex Submariner Date, Ref 16613, Men’s, Stainless Steel and...
$10,195
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Diving Watches: For Wet Environments

You don't have to be a diver to appreciate a diving watch's water resistance, robustness, and sporty looks. Models like the Rolex Submariner and the Omega Seamaster have been top-selling luxury watches for years.


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Top 5 Diving Watch Features

  • Water-resistant to at least 200 m (20 bar, 656 ft)
  • Unidirectional bezel with minute and five-minute markers
  • Luminous hands and indices that can be read underwater
  • Indicator that the watch is running in total darkness (e.g. luminous second hand)
  • Closed strap can withstand 40 kg (88 lbs) of weight for one minute

Water Resistant to at Least 200 m

At first, diving watches were special instruments made specifically for divers. Since their development, however, they've earned an established place in everyday life. Their functionality, technology, and water resistance are all strong arguments for buying this kind of watch. To be considered a diving watch, a watch has to meet the standards set forth by ISO 6425 or DIN 8306. Water resistance to 200 m (20 bar, 656 ft) is the minimum requirement.

To keep the water at bay, diving watches have screw-down case backs and crowns. Chronographs – a.k.a. watches with a stopwatch function – also feature screw-down push-pieces. Together with rubber O-rings, these screw-down pieces ensure that the watch is hermetically sealed.

Diving watches often feature a helium escape valve, which is required for saturation diving. This valve releases the helium that enters the watch, thus avoiding any potential damage.

An essential part of any complete, modern diving watch is a unidirectional bezel with minute and five-minute markers.

They help you to keep track of your dive time so you know when you need to resurface. Since you can only rotate the bezel counterclockwise, it's impossible to accidentally stay underwater longer than intended.

These watches have to be readable underwater and in the dark. Therefore, they feature luminous hands and indices. A common solution for making sure the wearer knows their watch is functioning in the dark is to outfit the watch with a luminous second hand. Standards for diving watches also include high levels of shock resistance as well as protection against magnetic fields and changes in temperature. Altogether, diving watches have to meet around 20 different criteria.


How much do diving watches cost?

Model Price (approx.) Water resistant to Features
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph Gold 22,800 USD 600 m (60 bar, 1,969 ft) Chronograph function, gold case
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ref. 5015-1130-52 11,300 USD 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) Date display
Rolex Submariner Date Ref. 116610 9,700 USD 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) Date display
Panerai Luminor Submersible 6,200 USD 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) Date, small seconds dial
Seiko Prospex Marinemaster Spring Drive 3,700 USD 600 m (60 bar, 1,969 ft) Date, power reserve indicator, Spring Drive
Sinn U212 2,600 USD 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft) Case made of submarine steel

The Best and Most Popular Diving Watches and Their Prices

The most difficult part of buying a diving watch is choosing which one you want. Nearly every high-quality manufacturer offers this type of watch.

It is difficult to say which diving watch is the best. That said, the most famous is clearly the Rolex Submariner. It is both a status symbol and investment all in one. You can purchase the Submariner in stainless steel, white or yellow gold, or as a bicolor model. You can also choose from models with or without a date display. Depending on the edition, prices range from 7,000 to 29,200 USD. However, well-maintained vintage models from the 50s or early 60s can easily cost up to 92,300 USD.

Similar to the Submariner, Blancpain's Fifty Fathoms has enjoyed its legendary reputation for decades.

It is considered the world's first diving watch because it was not only water resistant but also developed specifically to meet the needs of divers. Here you will find an equally wide variety of timepieces. You can purchase a simple three-hand model in stainless steel starting around 4,700 USD. For a gold chronograph, however, you will need about 26,900 USD.

The Omega Seamaster and the Breitling Superocean have also been established names in the world of diving watches for around 60 years.

Both come in a number of different models with an equally diverse range of prices, spanning from about 1,200 USD for basic models to around 35,000 USD for intricate gold or platinum editions.


The Best Alternatives from Germany, Italy and Japan

Diving watches don't just come from Switzerland. Models from German manufacturer Sinn also have an excellent reputation. Professional divers are especially fond of the watches in the 'U' series, which are made of submarine steel and are relatively affordable at 2,000 to 3,400 USD.

This is also true of watches from the trusted Japanese brand Seiko. Their Prospex collection offers a wide selection of sturdy diving watches with great value for money. Some models even sell for under 600 USD. That being said, those with Seiko's unparalleled Spring Drive can cost over 3,500 USD.

The Luminor from Italian luxury watch manufacturer Panerai enjoys cult status. This company has been developing watches for underwater use since the 1930s. Their angular pillow shape and large crown protector make them hard to ignore. In the beginning, these watches were reserved exclusively for the Italian Navy. Eventually, they would become available to the general public. The only true diving watch in the Panerai family is the Luminor Submersible, as it is the only watch to feature a diving bezel. Every other timepiece in their catalog lacks this feature. Be prepared to spend between 5,800 and 7,000 USD for a Luminor.


What does water resistance mean?

Water resistance is so much more than just a luxurious extra. If moisture finds its way into a watch case, it almost always causes damage, regardless of the type of watch. Water washes away the lubrication and causes corrosion in mechanical watches. Quartz watches are just as sensitive; they require energy from a battery or solar cells which will likely stop working if they come into contact with water.

When it comes to diving watches, the depth indicated for the water resistance is often misunderstood. This number actually refers to the amount of pressure a watch can handle, which is the same pressure experienced at the indicated depth. A watch that is water resistant to 30 m (98 ft) can survive three bar of pressure. Such watches should only come into contact with splashes and light rain at most. You should even be careful while washing your hands, as the water pressure from a faucet can exceed three bar. This also applies to swimming, surfing, and rafting. These activities put a watch's water resistance to the test and should only be undertaken with watches water resistant to at least 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft).

The water resistance of a diving watch should be checked regularly. This applies especially to pre-owned watches, whose water resistance can no longer be guaranteed. Now that diving computers exist, most divers use water-resistant watches as a backup. However, it's still essential that the watch is in good condition for diving.


The History of Diving Watches

Which was the first diving watch? There are many answers to this tricky question. Rolex patented their idea for a watch with a screw-down crown and case back and sealed gaskets in 1926. When Mercedes Gleitze attempted to swim the English Channel in October 1927, she was accompanied by a Rolex Oyster. Rolex's advertising stunt worked, as the watch withstood multiple hours underwater.

The first watch that was specially developed for use underwater was the Omega Marine. Its rectangular case was made of two differently sized parts which were fit together. This design improved water resistance. In 1937, the Omega Marine became the first watch to receive an official certificate of water resistance. It was confirmed to be water resistant to 135 m (443 ft).

Diving watch technology improved in the 1950s and increased the water resistance limit to 200 m (656 ft). The Rolex Submariner and the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms premiered in 1953. Their designs and looks still influence the characteristics of diving watches to this day. The original versions of both watches featured a rotatable bezel so that divers could keep track of their dive time. It's still disputed today whether the Submariner or the Fifty Fathoms should be considered the first "real" diving watch. In 1957, these two watches gained some competition when the Superocean from Breitling and the Seamaster 300 from Omega were introduced.

The demand for diving watches increased with the rise of offshore construction of things such as pipelines and offshore platforms. The military also requested water-resistant watches for their maritime forces. Later, that demand increased due to recreational diving, a sport now enjoyed by millions. Diving watches have since found a new use as solid sports watches and status symbols, which could make them desirable collector's items in the future.


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