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Top 20 Affordable Luxury Diving Watches
By Kunal Bajaj — June 22, 2014
 
Trifoglio Italia Sette Mari Watch

Trifoglio Italia Setter Mari Watch

A brand synonymous with high fashion, Triofoglio Italia is the innovation of famous Italian watch designer Alessandro Baldieri and watch veteran Jessie Yeo. The latest from his basket is a military diver watch "Sette Mari” which means 7 Seas.This novelty watch is represented in a 49-mm aluminium case with a ceramic coating. The dial of Sette Mari is coated with mineral glass while the waterproofing of this watch is rather modest, given the fact that the watch is set up for divers – only 100m. The total weight of the case is about 105 grams. Further features of the watch include a rotational bezel and an automatic movement by Officine Baldieri, the IT3HD with 25 jewels. It comes on a 24mm hypoallergenic green silicon divers strap with suede effect and beige stitching.Trifoglio Sette Mari collection will be available in a limited edition of 300 and the dial is available in various "Military Chic" colour variants: light blue, tobacco, green, white, etc. The Trifoglio Italia Sette Mari Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 525.
 
Steinhart Ocean Two 01 Watch

STEINHART Ocean TWO 01 Watch

A complete mix of classic & modern divers is what is clearly evident in STEINHART Ocean TWO. The most amazing part of this watch is its looks & features. The bezel has negative loomed indexation for the first 15m which look really trendy and sporty. The other part of the bezel looks vintage and classic, which is a perfect match. Powered by ETA 2824-2 Swiss made automated movements, this watch has a date box at 6’o clock. The 43mm stainless steel case has got satin finish with polished highlights. The diameter is 22mm wide and the watch is water-resistant up to 300m. The calf leather rubber coated strap has screwed, stainless steel buckle to support. Laced with 25 jewels, this watch is one to look out for.

Price: USD 550.

Molarity Watch Group Deep Diver Watch

Molarity Watch Group Deep Diver Watch

Molarity watches are tailor-made for fashion trendsetters & those who love to flaunt it in style. Dave Simmons, the founder of ZURINER, is the man behind this MWG. The price point of MWG watches make it a desirable element on everyone’s wrist. With a solid tank-like built, Deep Diver is a serious watch for Deep-dive lovers. A uni-directional rotational diver’s bezel with elapsed dive time scale, light green luminous 12hr pip, Avenger Sea-Wolf style screw-down crowns, chrono pushers and manual HEV, a domed solid steel screw-down case-back & flat sapphire coated mineral crystal are just some of the wonderful features this watch consists of. Japanese Miyota OS20 movement commands 1/1 sec chronograph, minute, hours, sub-seconds and date. The case measures 48mm diameter * 18mm thickness and is water resistant upto 2000mts. The case is made of sandblast finished stainless steel along with black IP finish.  A U-boat style 316L stainless steel end-piece beautifies the 22mm black silicon rubbers divers strap with a brushed steel buckle. MWG Deep Diver Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 675.

Vostok Europe Anchar Watch

Vostok Europe Anchar Watch

Anchar - Named from the fastest submarine ever built, the new Anchar from Vostok-Europe represents a culmination of all the winning aspects of previous Vostok Europe watches. Set with a Soviet Era mechanical watch movement, it’s really robust and stable. The ergonomic bezel design gives a supreme gripping pleasure. ANCHAR uses 15 tritium tubes so that the marks are always lit up and lets you free from the hassles of charging. The case is 48mm wide with sandblasted steel and it looks a bit like titanium due to the finish. The case is 300m water-resistant and has anti-reflective crystal glass to prevent from damages. The case back has an etched image of the Anchar submarine. The straps are leather and silicon integrated with a screw driver specially designed for strap exchange. Vostok Europe Anchar Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com.

Price: USD 700.

Swiss Army Dive Master 500 Chronograph

Swiss Army Dive Master 500 Chronograph

Swiss Army has always stood for durability and glaring craftsmanship. Life is an adventure and this watch always reminds of this fact. Swiss Army’s new watch Dive Master 500 chronograph is up to 500m water-resistance. You can descend upto a quarter of a mile below the surface and this watch will still function. A central 60-second and 60-minute counters, a 12-hour counter, a data calendar and a uni-directional rotating bezel which helps calculates the length of your underwater time are just some of the exciting features. The watch has a Calibre ETA 251.262 Swiss Quartz movement along with 27 jewels and is custom-made for deep divers. The gunmetal stainless steel case has sapphire coated anti-reflective scratch resistant glass to protect from damages under water. The dial measures 43mm diameter and 48.9mm width, the case has matching crown at 5.65mm thickness made of strong black PVD stainless steel. The rubber strap has gunmetal PVD tang buckle with Victoriana Swiss Army symbol.

PRICE: USD 835.

Lum-Tech V Series Automatic V4 Watch

Lum-Tech V Series Automatic V4 Watch

Amazing watches, great quality, and unbeatable support, all for a superb price-this is what defines Lumtech watches. Lumtech has tied up with secret entourage and come out with one more classic in the V series "V4”. The watch is designed in a lovely 316 L stainless steel case with rose gold titanium carbide PVD hard coating. It is powered by Japanese automated ETA 2824-2 movement with hacking and hand-winding features can be admired from the sapphire crystal case back which has double sided anti-reflective coating for increased protection. The watch is 100M water resistant. The black dial has date position at 4.30’o clock and 8 layered LUM-TECH MDV Technology on the broad hands to provide amplified illumination. 22mm black leather strap with gold stitching and a custom-moulded anti-static rubber strap have been provided to get a perfect grip.

Price: USD 935.

Alessandro Baldieri Seamonster Panarea Watch

Alessandro Baldieri Seamonster Panarea Watch

The Seamonster diver sports watch by Alessandro Baldieri is a definite eye-catcher with bright colors like pink and gold. The case of the watch is made of 316L Stainless Steel and has a diameter of 46mm. The dial of the watch is in pleasing pink and is made of Suede Super Matte. The indicating hands are skeletonized and to assist time reading in the dark they are Superluminova™ coated. The watch uses Calibre IT3HD – Officine Baldieri movement with 25 Jewels and provides a power reserve of about 42-hours. The strap of the watch is hand made from Italian Nobuk Leather. It also includes rotational diver’s bezel and is water resistant up to 200m. Alessandro Baldieri Seamonster Panarea - This elegant and sporty watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 980.

Lynx Acqua Watch 

Lynx Acqua Watch

The Lynx Acqua Watch is a fusion of contemporary and classic. The case is made of 316L stainless steel and has the diameter of 42mm excluding the crown. The round shape and the exceptional lug design make the watch fit perfectly on the wrist. The bezel is comparatively narrow giving the dial a larger diameter as compared to the outside diameter. The watch has a serious and crisp attitude to it. The Acqua Watch uses Calibre ETA 2824-2 automatic movement and comprises of 25 jewels. The straps are made from high quality rubber and are available in two color variants: Black and Orange. The dial is clear and the use of orange against the black background makes time reading easy and also renders it a bold look. The watch is water resistant up to 200 meters.

Price: USD 1,050.

Dennisov Baracuda Watch
 Dennisov Baracuda Watch
The Dennisov Baracuda uses the Russian Poljot 31681 movement, comprising of 25 jewels and every element of it is designed intricately to enhance the overall beauty of the watch. The case of the watch is made of Stainless steel and has a diameter of 47mm. The dial of the watch is white with blue numerals and markings. Apart from traditional time telling the watch also has a stop watch and a 24-hours indicator. A window positioned between 6 o’clock and 5 o’clock shows the date. The strap of the watch is made from genuine Shark skin and has a tang clasp. The Baracuda Watch is water resistant up to 100m. Dennisov Baracuda is a limited edition watch, limited to 999 pieces. Dennisov watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 1,250.

EXTático Rejois Juntor Watch

EXTático Rejois Juntor Watch

Extatico Rejois Juntor, a new diver sports brand from Spain, is inspired from screws and bolts used to connect different elements. It has a uni-directional bezel with 12 clicks. The case of the watch is made in Stainless steel and a diameter of 46mm. The markings on the dial and the indicators are coated in Superluminova™ to make time readability easy in the dark. The watch has a rubber strap with 316 L SS buckle carrying the EXTático logo and is available many other color variants. The Juntor uses an automatic movement with Calibre ETA 6498-1, made in Switzerland.  Sapphire crystal with red anti-reflective is used for both sides. Water resistant to 400 meters.

Price: USD 1,300.

Helberg CH1 Bronze Watch

Helberg CH1 Bronze Watch

Helberg CH1 Bronze is a special watch that picks inspiration from the Rolex Deep Sea Special (DSS) from 1960. The watch case, bezel and buckle are made of CuSn8 bronze alloy having a high copper content and hence it has the pleasing reddish golden tinge to it. The crown is made of stainless steel and the case back is in hypoallergenic Grade5 Titanium. The crystal is available in two variants: 15mm Sapphire crystal inspired by DSS which had a similar 15mm high Plexiglas acrylic crystal, water resiatant up to 6000m and a 7mm high double domed Sapphire crystal, water resistant up to 3000m. The hands, dials and bezel markers are coated with blue BG9 Superluminova™. The watch has an original Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement and has an anti-magnetic shielding of 70,000A/m. 

Price: USD 1,390. 

Dievas Shadow Watch  

 Dievas Shadow Watch
The German made Dievas Shadow has an aura of masculinity around it and the features are true to its looks. The case of the watch is made from 6Steel – A Dievas proprietary material and is approximately 6 times harder than regular steel, and has a black plasma coating that renders the watch even stronger than 6Steel at 18,000Hv. Not only the case but also the every part of the watch is made of 6Steel, like crown, case back and bezel. The watch uses an ETA 2824-2 Calibre and comprises of 25 jewels. The indicating hands and markers are coated with Superluminova™ giving a vibrant look to the watch over the black background. The Shadow has a custom molded Italian anti-static rubber strap and is water resistant up to 500m. The rough and tough Dievas Shadow can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com. 

Price: USD 1,800.

HAMILTON Khaki Navy Sub Auto CHRONO

HAMILTON Khaki Navy Sub Auto CHRONO

With the kind of advanced materials and watchmaking technology put into the HAMILTON Khaki Navy Sub Auto CHRONO, rest assure that it is going to be stable and reliable even in the deepest ocean. The watch uses a unique H-31 automatic movement, comprising of 27 jewels, that provides an unrivaled accuracy. The watch has a power reserve of 60-hours and is water resistant up to 300m. The case is made of stainless steel and has a diameter of 43mm. The watch is available in two combinations: Gray dial and orange rubber strap, Black dial and rubber strap. The detailing on the bezel is done with rubber and the indicators are coated with Superluminova™ that makes time reading in the dark easy. 

Price: USD 1,900.

Alpina Extreme Diver 1000 Watch

Alpina Extreme Diver 1000 Watch

Timing equipment is of utmost importance when it comes to diving and therefore Alpina has come with a watch that features a counter-clockwise uni-directional rotating bezel that measures the dive time. The 1-60 markers are coated with Superluminova™ providing readability in very low visibility conditions and the groves around the bezel ensure maximum manipulation with the diving gloves. The movement of the watch is protected by a built-in Helium escape valve that allows the helium to escape during ascension. The watch uses Calibre AL-525 and comprises of 26 jewels. The case is made of stainless steel and has a diameter of 44mm. The Extreme Diver is water resistant up to 1000m and has a power reserve of 38-hours. The Alpina Extreme Diver 1000 can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 2,200.

Muehle Glashuette 300m Diver Watch

Muehle Glashuette 300m Diver Watch

Limitless performance on sea coasts across the world is the motto of Muehle Glashuette 300m Diver watch. It gives a new meaning to outdoor adventure. This German watch is equipped with second time zone just to give your more depth when you dive deep. To get the ease of multiple time zones on this watch, a red dial matching the GMT hand points outwards to uni-directional bezel which showcases the second time zone. Stocked with Muehle-specific ETA 2893-2 automatic movement, it gives a power reserve of 42-hours, has stop seconds and quick set date mechanism. Glashuette solar grinding is an instant inbuilt feature of the Muehle-rotor that is well-fitted into the watch. It’s got an anti-shock ‘woodpecker neck regulation’; the company’s own adjustment in shape of a woodpecker’s head. A stainless steel case measuring 42.2mm diameter * 12.2mm height & water resistant upto 30ATM suits perfect for a designer timepiece. The 2.5mm reflective glass & the Super-luminova coated hands and indices enhance the visibility of the watch. Well edged crowns with side protectors give a perfect frame to this German beauty.

Price: $ 2,700.

Nauticfish MSC - A Grade - 2000M Watch 

Nauticfish MSC

The German made MSC 2000 watch from Nauticfish has a patented stainless steel case that has an 8-parts case and is remarkably very apt for deep sea diving. The diameter of the case is 45mm and has a 5mm sapphire crystal with anit-relex coating screwed from above apart from the V-seals-system. The watch use a complex mono safe pressure cabin in the case hence eradicating the use of a helium valve. The watch uses a Swiss made automatic movement with Calibre SW20A. The dial is black with white SuperLuminova coated numerals and indicators. The two thousand comes with a 30mm rubber strap but steel bracelet or buffalo strap is also available as options. The watch is water resistant up to an incredible 2000m. The Nauticfish MSC - A Grade - 2000M Watch can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 2,862.

Schaumburg Bullfrog Vision Titanium Watch

Schaumburg Bullfrog Vision Titanium Watch

One more wonder comes out to you from the tough & high pressure-proof aquamatic watches from Schaumburg named "Bullfrog”. Inspired from the shape of a water frog, this watch creates new dimensions in chronometry. The ergonomic shapes shouts for comfort to your hand as the undesirable wrist angle gets eliminated. As vertical viewing angle is really important when underwater, the watch possess an increased case angle which gives easy viewing to your dial. The definitive in precision-engineering, you can keep track of the time-frames of any length using the stop-watch functionality. SW20A & SW50A self-winding movements ensure that the watch stands its word even in the toughest of environs. High strength titanium has been infused in the sandblasted case. Measuring 42mm and heighted 12 to 15mm, the case stands out. Clear cut dial are protected by scratch-proof sapphire crystal glass. It is water resistant up to 200m. The band is made of vintage leather while the watch possesses a titanium buckle to support the case. So if you are looking for a mechanical beauty to gild your wrist, this one is a must-watch. Schaumburg watches can be purchased at www.chronowatchcompany.com

Price: USD 3,000.

Oris - Aquis Depth Gauge Watch
Oris - Aquis Depth Gauge Watch
 
  
A watch which tells you the depth of your dive by allowing water to enter the timepiece. This is the unique & ultra-mechanical concept behind this wonder piece. Based on Boyle Mariotte Law for pressure and volume, this watch gives utmost importance to safety and protection. The watch has automatic Oris Movement 733 measuring 25.60mm and automated winding, uni-directional rotating red rotor with a power reserve of 38hrs, vibrations 28’800A/h and 26 jewels. It functions with a centralized hour, minute and second display, and a date window with date corrector which makes a perfect fine timing device. The dial features Superluminova™ indices & hands which can never let your time darken. A hole near 12 o’ clock lets the water enter which shows the depth in meters on the bezel. The stainless steel case measures 46mm diameter, 1.811 inches height and is water resistant up to 500m. The sapphire laced top glass protects the watch with double-sided anti-reflective coating. The strap is made up of multi-piece stainless steel metal with a folding clasp with extension. Buy ORIS Watches at www.chronowatchcompany.com. 

Price: USD 3,000.

Jean Richard Aquascope 2013 Watch

Jean Richard Aquascope 2013 Watch

The re-designed Aquascope 46mm robust cushion style case with a durable Sapphire crystal and screw-down case-back and crown. The watch has a unidirectional rotational divers bezel and is designed in a manner to provide remarkable grip and precise setting of dive time. The indicators are shaped distinctly with large applique markers and numerals. The Superluminova™ coating provides for optimal visibility to divers. The seconds hand’s tip is red and helps in quickly re-checking the working of the watch according to the requirement for some regulations. The Aquascope is powered by an automatic hand wound mechanical movement – JR60. The dial is blue with vertical satin finish and has a matching rubber strap. The watch is water resistant up to 300m. 

Price: USD 3,100.

Sinn U1000 Diving Chrono

Sinn U1000 Diving Chrono

Sinn started designing watches 50 years ago for pilots and race car drivers. Slowly it entered into technical watches, watches that can hold any kind of pressure even in the toughest of environs. Along came Sinn U1000, a diving chronograph which is based on sturdiness and is a technical marvel. The U1000 projects and imposing presence: tough, well constructed and guaranteed to work. The water-resistance capacity of 1000M is the first proof of its strength (and that too with a chronograph). A well-thought watch, this visual aesthetic has a classical style bezel in a unidirectional way. The push buttons are on the left side which is a quite useful. The thick anti-reflective coating on the thick sapphire glass improves readability. Superluminova light also helps in dark times. To display the chronograph time on a sub-dial graduated over 60 minutes, the SZ02 movement has been customized by Sinn which provides 28 800 vibrations per hour and has 25 bearing jewels .To have constant functioning between -45 and +80 degrees Celsius temperature, the lubrication has been done using special oils. The highlight is the German submarine steel that is resilient to high pressure, magnetic fields and seawater penetration. Moreover, a dehumidifying capsule keeps the dial from fogging and protects the mechanism. Sinn U1000 is completely resistant to the damage caused by sea water, and also to the numerous hits and bumps that are a common diving experience provides.

Price: USD 4,800.

 
 
 
 
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I agree these are all fine watches. My Tissot Seastar 1000 automatic from 2004 keeps impeccable time and has been put through hazards probably unthought of by any manufacturer.
 
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