For a long time now, diving watches have not been intended solely for professionals in the sea. They are everywhere and we admire both their style and their capabilities, without making them even dive ‘to the tenth of their limit. Some models have become legendary, on the wrist of great explorers, revolutionaries or even astronauts. Here are the best dive watches in 2020 to know. ( in no particular order).
Seiko SKX007K1– 5 Sports Diver
An excellent model from the Seiko SKX007 brand, both comfortable with its black rubber strap, very light (only 150g) and extremely impact-resistant thanks to its Hardlex glass. The case and the unidirectional bezel are made of stainless steel. The latter particularly facilitates the calculation of the stages with its 120 notches (2 notches per minute). The placement of the crown at 4 o’clock is studied so as not to hinder the movements of the wrist.
On the black dial, the numbers and hands are quite large, covered with a Lumibrite treatment thus offering good visibility even after several hours in the dark. There is also a day / date calendar at 3 o’clock.
This automatic diver allows great underwater performance since it is waterproof up to 200m.
Technical specifications: 42mm, automatic movement, rubber strap, 20 ATM.
Zodiac Super Sea Wolf
First observation, this watch of the Zodiac brand looks great with its sporty and neat lines! It is made up of a stainless-steel case, a unidirectional black bezel and a black silicone strap as well. On the black sunray dial, large indexes covered with a SuperLuminova treatment. The orange outline of the minute hand brings a reminder to the seconds markers but also and above all a dynamic touch.
The Super Sea Wolf is equipped with a relatively reliable and precise STP 1-11 automatic movement. It allows diving up to 200m deep. It is a beautiful piece, robust and efficient!
Technical specifications: 40mm, automatic movement, silicone strap, 20 ATM.
Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Diver’s watch
This solid, reliable and light diver is equipped with Eco-Drive technology, an innovation patented by the Citizen brand. This allows the movement of the watch to be activated by light, but also to store energy for several months if the watch is not exposed to the light for a while.
The Promaster is fitted with a stainless steel case covered with a rotating bezel with minute display. On the dial, we once again note the imposing size of the indexes and hands, for an optimal time reading. Without forgetting the luminescent treatment to see in the dark. A window indicates the date at 4 o’clock.
The silicone strap is available in navy blue or black. This Citizen model offers a lot of leeway underwater since it is waterproof up to 200m.
Technical specifications: 44mm, solar energy mechanism, silicone strap, 20 ATM.
Davosa Ternos Diver Ceramic Black Automatic
This model from the Swiss watch brand Davosa is the ideal diving companion and will accompany you up to 200m underwater! It includes a black unidirectional ceramic bezel allowing a visual countdown. The robust case is made of stainless steel and the bracelet of steel. On the black dial, there are three white hands and indexes, all covered with a SuperLuminovatreatment. A date window is positioned at 3 o’clock.
The Ternos Diver Ceramic Black Automatic watch is for professional use and operates using an ETA 2824-2 Swiss automatic movement.
Technical specifications: 40mm, automatic movement, steel bracelet, 20 ATM.
Seiko Prospex Sea
This model of diver celebrates the partnership of the Seiko brand with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). The Prospex Sea is a reliable, efficient and elegant watch that will accompany you both underwater, up to 200m, and in your daily activities.
It is entirely made of stainless steel and includes a unidirectional rotating bezel with blue and red carbon titanium coating. The crown is located at 4 o’clock to facilitate wrist movements. On the blue dial, the indexes and hands are covered with a Lumibrite treatment. The minute hand is in red for more visibility and there is a day / date window at 3 o’clock.
The Prospex Sea operates using an automatic 4R36 caliber (21,600 vibrations per hour) offering a 41-hour power reserve.
Technical specifications: 45mm, automatic movement, stainless steel bracelet, 20 ATM.
Squale 50 Atmos 1521
Record in all these models with Squale, a watch that allows you to dive up to 500m! With its sporty and masculine look, this technical watch is as well suited for the city with its leather strap as for outdoor activities with the silicone strap. Particularly robust, it is made up of a 316L steel case with a blue unidirectional bezel like its dial. On the latter precisely, the indexes and hands benefit from a SuperLuminova treatment for optimal legibility of the time in the depths. It also displays a date window at 3 o’clock.
The Squale model works with a Swiss automatic movement renowned for its precision: the ETA 2824-2 which offers a power reserve of 38 hours.
Technical specifications: 42mm, automatic movement, leather or silicone strap, 50 ATM.
Glycine Combat Sub Phantom
This Glycine signed watch displays a simple yet very appreciable outdoor army look with its black/gray striped Nato bracelet. A fixed bezel is housed on the stainless-steel case. The black satin-finished dial has the advantage of being readable and displays the essentials for diving or practicing outdoor activities: orange hands and indexes with luminescent treatment, a date window at 3 o’clock, everything is there!
The Combat Sub Phantom has an automatic Swiss-made GL 224 movement with a power reserve of 38 hours and an oscillation frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. It is an efficient model with a good quality of assembly.
Technical specifications: 42mm, automatic movement, Nato bracelet, 20 ATM.
Casio G-Shock Gulfmaster
A true summary of technology, the Casio G-Shock line was developed according to the technical requirements of the pilots of the Royal Air Force. The Seiko Gulfmaster is therefore no exception to the rule and presents itself as an incredibly robust and efficient watch. The bracelet and the resin case resist corrosion, while the bezel is made of blue aluminum plated with ionization. In addition to its solidity, it displays a resolutely masculine and sporty look!
On the dial side, watch your eyes, there are everywhere! The Gulfmaster does not skimp on the functions: alarm clock, altimeter, barometer, compass, countdown, thermometer, etc. There is plenty to do during your expeditions in kind. The same dial has a display with hands and LCD, it also has dual LED lighting.
This model is waterproof up to 200m underwater and works with solar energy.
Technical specifications: 44.9mm, solar energy mechanism, polyurethane bracelet, 20 ATM.
Marathon Search & Rescue Diver’s
Designed for search and rescue missions, this model of the Marathon brand was manufactured in accordance with specifications of the American government and carried by the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is what we can call a competition watch, ultra-robust, able to withstand the most extreme conditions and which will easily follow you everywhere!
It consists of a 316L stainless steel case and a black notched unidirectional bezel. On the dial, stick indexes and numbers whose dimensions allow excellent readability. The Search & Rescue Diver’s uses autonomous Tritium gas tubes to ensure constant visibility in low light situations.
This handcrafted watch is definitely a quality model. Its ETA F06 quartz movement made in Switzerland guarantees reliable and precise timing. Finally, for diving, it offers an immersion up to 300m underwater.
Technical specifications: 41mm, quartz mechanism, rubber strap, 30 ATM.