With the 2016 Summer season officially kicking-off next week on June 20th and millions of Americans planning deep-sea diving vacations, we’re focusing on affordable diver’s watch essentials under $500 for your timepiece collection.
A true diver’s watch should be water-resistant to 200 meters or more and feature both a screw-down crown and case back to ensure that no water or moisture enters the inner chamber of the watch. The watch case and band material should be impervious to salt water to not rust or corrode. Both stainless steel and titanium are excellent metal choices, while rubber and silicone are excellent strap materials for deep-sea diving.
Legibility is another factor to consider and a diver’s watch should have luminous hands and hour markers to ensure easy viewing, while in darker environments of the deep sea. A glare-proof crystal will also prove beneficial as well when deep-sea diving.
You don’t have to looks any further for an outstanding diver’s timepiece than the Swiss Legend Abyssos automatic men’s watch. This expensive-looking Swiss-made timepiece is water-resistant to 1,000 meter or 3,300 feet. The premium-grade stainless steel case has a smooth, brushed finish and is presented on a handsome brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet with a push-button fold-over clasp for added convenience and security.
The unidirectional rotating bezel with a blue ion-plated stainless steel top ring surrounds the metallic blue dial with a date calendar window, luminous hands and hour markers. The Sapphitek crystal above the dial is scratch resistant. Features include a locking screw-down crown and case back. Swiss Legend watch is 46mm in diameter, 19mm thick and comes with a compact watch winder for added convenience.
The generous oversized case in black ion-plated stainless steel has a satiny brushed finish. The matching black ion-plated stainless steel multi-link bracelet adds to the stylish design and has a fold-over safety clasp for added security.
The unidirectional rotating bezel frames the black dial with three sub-dials, skeleton day, date and month windows, a tachymeter outer dial, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers. A scratch-resistant Flame Fusion crystal covers the dial. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside provides precise time-keeping accuracy. Invicta chronograph is 51mm in dimeter and 22mm thick.
The Bulova Sea King Chronograph for men is ideal for deep-sea adventures with water-resistance to 300 meters and patented ultra-high frequency quartz movement inside. The robust black ion-plated stainless steel case has a smooth, brushed finish. The attractive black rubber strap is durable, comfortable and ideal for deep-sea diving.
The polished black ion-plated stainless steel bezel with engraved markers surrounds the black dial with three sub-dials, an automatic date calendar, luminous sword hands and cabochon dot hour markers. Features include 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers, along with a screw-down crown and case back. Additional features include a glare-proof, scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. Bulova watch is 48mm in diameter and 15mm thick.
The TechnoMarine Cruise Night Vision watch is ultra-sleek, stylish and an ideal diver’s watch choice for men. The contoured, round case in brushed and polished black ion-plated stainless steel is presented on a black silicone strap. The unidirectional rotating bezel has a coin-edge rim and raised markers.
The black dial with a textured center background has luminous hands and luminous index markers. Features include a day and date calendar on the dial, along with precise Swiss-made quartz movement inside. A screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet. TechnoMarine men’s watch is 45mm in diameter and 13mm thick.