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.