Over time, we have already put numerous dive watches through their paces. A reason to present you the current status on one page to give you a quicker overview.

They often have a striking design, which sets them apart from ordinary chronographs. In addition they stand for the unknown, for adventure and risk. And what could be better than looking at the time and thinking of the first dive of a Caribbean vacation? The watches are considered very robust, sporty and masculine. Have fun!

1. Seiko Prospex SPB143J1 Automatic 200m dive watches

If you are looking for a very solid diving watch, which you can also wear as a daily on your wrist every day, I can only warmly recommend the Seiko Prospex SPB143J1 Automatic 200m. The dive watch manages to score with its functional, understated design and good quality. Seiko’s new edition of its first diving watch convinces on all levels.

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Because it’s not too special. Because it is suitable not only for one occasion, but for every situation in life. And because its good quality makes it a real collector’s item that you can still wear years later. This watch is simply timeless. Seiko’s recommended retail price is 1.250,- Euro, a more than fair price in my opinion. 

Retail Price: 1.250,- EUR

Review & Shop: Seiko Prospex SPB143J1 Automatic 200m

2. TAG Heuer Aquaracer GMT Pepsi 300M Calibre Automatic

TAG Heuer’s Aquaracer dive watch as a GMT in Pepsi dress is one of the most popular divers that the Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches currently has on the market. For all those who want to enjoy the advantages of a diver’s watch and at the same time do not want to do without elegance in everyday life.

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Because this is one of the hobbyhorses of the TAG Heuer Aquaracer GMT Pepsi. Here it is also worth mentioning that the watch offers an exceptional price-performance ratio. In the Uhrenloung store, the diver costs 2.900 euros as of February 2021. For this, you get a luxurious and very good diving watch from a renowned manufacturer.

Retail Price: 2.900,- EUR

Review & Shop: TAG Heuer Aquaracer GMT Pepsi 300M Calibre Automatic Review

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3. Longines Legend Diver Bronze dive watches

The Longines Legend Diver Bronze dive watch has been on the market since 2020 and, as part of the Heritage collection, revives the pioneering spirit of the traditional brand. It is a unique watch in so many ways. And not only because it is Longines’ only bronze representative in the collection. At first glance, the watch looks like a high-quality retro timepiece in a stylish bronze garb.

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Underneath this garb, however, is a functional diver that is in no way inferior to the competition in terms of workmanship, choice of materials and functionality. The look, on the other hand, is just right for those who prefer elegance to functionality. With a flat design and bronze look, the watch fits on every wrist for every occasion. Longines charges a reasonable $3.000

Retail Price: 3.000,- USD

Review & Shop: Longines Legend Diver Bronze Review

4. Mido Ocean Star GMT

The Mido Ocean Star GMT dive watch black adds an interesting world time watch to the collection of the Swiss manufacturer. At first glance, the timepiece is not directly recognizable as a GMT, but impresses with the advantages of a diver’s watch. In addition to good materials, Mido also installs the caliber 80, whose power reserve is an impressive 80 hours.

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When it comes to integrating the GMT theme, Mido has gotten creative. A time zone map is engraved on the caseback, which helps in setting the GMT time. One of the most amazing things, however, is the price-performance ratio. Mido estimates just 1.250 US dollars for the watch. For this quality, the competition charges much more. Conclusion: a daily rocker for all situations and requirements!

Retail Price: 1.250,- USD

Review & Shop: Mido Ocean Star GMT Review

5. Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver Manual 86012M retro dive watches

The revival of traditional brands is not coming to an end this year. Thus, in 2021, the sonorous name of the manufacturer Nivada Grenchen can be found on the wrist again. My favorite Swiss watch: the Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver. A retro dive watch.

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Behind the compact watch with manual winding movement is an exciting idea: the best of chronograph, aviator and diver watch combined in one timepiece! In addition, there is the charming as well as functional vintage look, which the watch adapts from its role model. Material selection and processing quality leave nothing to be desired! Optionally, the watch is also available with automatic movement and various leather straps. The price range of 1.570 to 1755 Swiss francs is relatively inexpensive.

Retail Price: 1.570,- to 1.755,- USD

Review & Shop: Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver Manual 86012M Review

6. Le Forban Sécurité Mer Brestoise retro dive watch

There is no end to the revival of retro-look black dive watches. This is not surprising, because there are timepieces like the Brestoise from the French brand Le Forban Sécurité Mer. The traditional manufacturer was successfully revived in 2019 and delights customers with classic watches at a reasonable price.

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The Brestoise itself is a functional diver with compact dimensions, which takes the classic design of the 60s and 70s. All this manufactures Le Forban Sécurité Mer with particularly high-quality materials and very good workmanship. What is surprising is the price. For a recommended retail price of only 490 euros, you get a lot. If the design is still too functional, you can go for the Malouine, a related model.

Retail Price: 490,- USD

Review & Shop: Le Forban Sécurité Mer Brestoise Review

7. Seiko Prospex Samurai SRPF79K1 “Save the Ocean” Special Edition

The Seiko Prospex Samurai SRPF79K1 is the dive watch for everyone! There are many reasons for this. It starts with the design, which has exactly the features we love in diving watches. It is large, black and blue, and has the typical diver features like a countdown bezel and stylized indices.

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On top of that, there are good materials, a high-quality finish, and stand-out features like the nautical skate design. At a price of 595 euros, this attractive overall package is extremely affordable – and interesting for collectors and beginners alike. Part of the money goes to Seiko’s “Save the Ocean” project. With a purchase, you support projects to protect the biodiversity of the oceans.

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Retail Price: 595,- EUR

Review & Shop: Seiko Prospex Samurai SRPF79K1 “Save the Ocean” Special Edition Review

8. Andersmann OCEANMASTER II 1000M dive watch

In 2021, no Andersmann can not be missing among the best men’s watches. The Andersmann OCEANMASTER II 1.000M dive watch black is a massive diver who loves the extremes! Made in Switzerland, the watch can boast the best materials and a brilliant finish. Under water, no one can fool the Andersmann OCEANMASTER II 1000M.

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1.000 meters of water resistance is a real mark. But the watch also knows how to convince in everyday life, even with a case diameter of 47 millimeters. Its minimalist design is softened by playful indices and goes with any outfit, from a jacket to a wetsuit. The watch costs just 1.280 US $ – my insider tip among the diving watches this year!

Retail Price: 1.280,- USD

Review & Shop: Andersmann OCEANMASTER II 1000M ANN0853 Review

9. Matterhorn Watches DiveMaster 300 

The Matterhorn Watches DiveMaster 300 dive watch is the debut of the young brand Matterhorn. The result is a diving watch that is more than solid. The goal of creating a real tool watch that combines the spirit of adventure with good quality has been achieved. What really surprised me was the choice of materials and the quality of workmanship.

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You have to consider that you are holding in your hands a watch with a Seiko automatic movement, 300-metre water resistance and a stainless steel case, which will be available at a low three-digit price. If that’s not good value for money! I am curious to see how the watch will be received by customers. In any case, I have rarely seen such a mature product at market launch.

Retail Price: from 295,- USD (Kickstarter Special Price)

Review & Shop: Matterhorn Watches DiveMaster 300 Review

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