You don’t need a dive watch. You likely won’t encounter more than a light rain shower or a dip in the sink in everyday life. And if you actually dive, you have a dive computer. But you want a dive watch. Dive watches are big, they’re bold, they’re durable, and the best ones tend to turn their bulky exteriors into a handsome, rugged sculpture of stainless steel, ceramic and luminescence for your wrist. Herein lies a guide to our favorites.
Is This the Most Capable Purpose-Built Wristwatch Ever Made?
In 1975, after seven years of development, Seiko introduced a dive watch that would change the category forever.
These Dirt-Cheap Dive Watches Are Perfect for Summer
Eight great watches with dirt-cheap price tags, tough cases and great looks to boot. If you’re looking for a beater watch, start here.
A Beloved ’70s Dive Watch Returns
The Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 68 pays faithful tribute to its legendary forebear, the alpha male of 1960s dive watches.
Dive Watches Through the Decades
The 1940s through the 1980s was the heyday of dive watch design. Here are the five best watches that harken back to that period.
The Beloved Seiko Dive Watch, Reimagined 3 Ways
We asked three top watch modders to make the classic Seiko SKX007 Dive Watch their own.