Top Dive Watch Picks

a scuba diver swimming under water alone while wearing a dive watch

Dive watches are perennially a popular watch among enthusiasts. In fact, they are probably the most popular type of watch that you can buy today. Most owners of dive watches are not using them for diving, but that’s okay. You can still wear, and enjoy, a dive watch because you like the way it looks.

These versatile timepieces are just as well suited for the office as they are for the swimming pool. The best dive watches have a clean, legible design and they are also often blessed with generous amounts of lume to aid legibility in low light.

As you would expect, water resistance is the hallmark feature of these watches. You can expect anywhere from 100 to 1000 meters of water resistance from your next dive watch but look for a screw-down crown if you are planning on going swimming. Most dive watches have one but not all do, so check the specs carefully if this is going to be more than just a desk diver.

The watches below are some of our favorite dive watches you can buy today.

seiko smurai dive watch

Seiko Samurai

Our review of the Seiko Samurai reveals no big surprises. It’s a quintessential dive watch that looks good at the office and at home.…
the Tissot Seastar dive watch with a black/blue dial and a rubber strap

Tissot Seastar

The Tissot Seastar is perhaps not an obvious choice for a dive watch, but few Swiss-made watches offer so much for so little.…
citizen promaster dive watch, reference BN0151, with a blue dial and a blue rubber strap.

Citizen Promaster Diver

If you’re looking for an everyday watch that won’t let you down, there are few better watches than the Citizen Promaster Diver.…
vostok amphibian scuba dude watch on a steel bracelet

Vostok Amphibia

The venerable Vostok Amphibia is a classic for watch enthusiasts all over the world, and it remains one of the best value dive watches.…
Orient kano dive watch with a red bezel and a black dial

Orient Kano

The Orient Kano is a stylish automatic dive watch that is also very affordable. It’s a great everyday piece that you can wear with pride.…
christopher ward c60 trident pro 600

Christopher Ward C60 Trident

The Christopher Ward C60 Trident is an excellent timepiece that offers more value for money than any other watch in this price range.…
a blue dialed tudor black bay 58 watch

Tudor Black Bay 58

The Tudor Black Bay 58 is an iconic dive watch that is widely considered to be one of the best luxury watches that money can buy.…
Red dial orient kamasu dive watch on a steel bracelet

Orient Kamasu

The Orient Kamasu is a popular dive watch that combines high-quality materials with an affordable price tag. It’s a compelling choice.…
seiko 5 sports watch with a blue dial and a steel bracelet

Seiko 5 Sports

If you’re looking for a Seiko diver that is both stylish and reliable, the Seiko 5 Sports watch should be on your shortlist. Here’s why.…
Sinn U50 Dive watch with a black dial and a steel bracelet

Sinn U50

The Sinn U50 is a compelling choice if you’re looking at high-quality dive watches. It’s durable, legible, and built to last. It’s also surprisingly comfortable.…
The black dialed Casio Duro dive watch with a black rubber strap

Casio Duro MDV-106

The $50 Casio Duro is undoubtedly one of the best value dive watches you can buy, and if it’s good enough for Bill Gates, it’s good enough for you.…