8 of the best men’s dive watches

For those men that like to spend time in the deep blue sea in search of adventure, you’ll need a trusty dive watch on your wrist to make sure you can accurately keep track of your timings and, as luck would have it, there is certainly no shortage of awesome looking dive watches to choose from. There is something to suit every budget and style when it comes to dive watches and you can take a look through our pick of 8 of the best dive watches for men below:

Marnaut Dark Surge Dive Watch ($599)

Marnaut is about creating stylish and enduring limited-batch dive watches and their flagship offering, the superb looking Dark Surge Dive Watch ($599) showcases their credentials admirably. Their first class timepieces work at depths of 300m and have the high-grade materials and craftsmanship to match. The design of their one-of-a-kind enamel finished dial was inspired by the texture and symmetry of the extraordinary and enduring sea urchin shell.

All of Marnaut’s watches are engineered to meet higher specifications than most other dive watches on the market (at a pleasingly affordable price point as well) and house one of the best automatic movements around – namely, Miyota 9015. ($599)

Farer Hecla Titanium Dive Watch ($1175)

The Hecla Titanium Dive Watch from Farer ($1175) boasts an impressive, deep blue dial which has been micro engraved with the watchmaker’s signature submersible wave design and framed by a halo of pure white Super-LumiNova. This makes a high-clarity dial view even in the lowest light conditions – something imperative for a dive watch. Surrounding the central dial is the unidirectional internal rotating bezel, which has been finished off in navy blue and easily adjusted with the second crown to align with the beacon red, oversized split minute hand, allowing easy reading of elapsed dive time.

The bold but understated colour palette of the Hecla Titanium Series continues with the navy blue sweep second hand, tipped with sky blue Super-LumiNova for an eye-catching contrast we’re loving here at Coolector HQ. These breathtaking dive watches are completed with Farer’s Titanium grade II lightweight compressor case that weighs just 92g and measures 45mm lug-to-lug. The beauty of this is that it creates a timepiece that’s as aesthetically superior and comfortable to wear both in or out of the water. ($1175)

Aerotec Sea Hunt Dive Watch ($399)

The striking and wonderfully affordable, at just $399 right now, Aerotec Sea Hunt Dive Watch boasts a highly distinctive design that is both eye-catching and useful for anyone seeking outdoor and underwater adventures in 2021. It is available in three different dial variations and you can choose from three different dial colours – namely, blue or burgundy brushed or black Meteorite dial and each one has its own unique design and aesthetic advantages.

This classy looking dive watch from Aerotec comes equipped with 3.3mm thick double domed sapphire glass, the double domed feature gives the watch an effortlessly cool vintage look while still showing the dial from many angles. The crystal will have a double layer of Anti Reflective (AR) coating on the inside of the crystal to reduce reflections. A real standout feature of the design is the caseback with a small sapphire crystal window and diving helmet design which enhances the luxurious style and rugged look of the watch. ($399)

Marloe Morar Emerald Dive Watch (£399)

The Morar Emerald Dive Watch from Marloe Watch Company (£399) is crafted to perform in the most uncompromising of environments – whether you’re 100 metres below sea level or 1,000 metres above it. It takes its moniker from Loch Morar in Scotland, the deepest body of water in Britain, and the Morar Dive Watch is designed for such depths, yet completely at home on dry land.

With a solid stainless steel case and 120-click uni-directional bezel, not to mention the sapphire crystal and anti-magnetic caseback, this brilliant dive watch will take on pretty much anything you throw at it. (£399)

Bell & Ross BR03-92 DIVER FULL LUM Watch (£3800)

Toying with inverted contrasts, Bell & Ross adapts its Lum concept to its diving series of watches and reverses the traditional principles of day and night legibility. With the Bell & Ross BR03-92 DIVER FULL LUM Watch (£3800), the watchmaking brand also works with different shades of luminescence to deliver a dive watch quite unlike any other.

While its metal basis dial is entirely coated with a paint made of green Superluminova® C5 pigments, the metal applique skeletonised indices and the bezel’s numerals are filled with green Superluminova® C3. This ultra-phosphorescent green light has a very long durability in low light conditions and provides a continued optimal reading of time even in complete darkness. Thanks to this most resistant, intense, and innovative variant, the time indications – that must be readable at 25 cm in the dark – create a green on green contrast on the dial. (£3800)

LIV 300m Ceramic Dive Watch (£517)

These brilliant looking LIV 300m Ceramic Dive Watches (£517) come in 41mm and 44mm sizes to suit any type of wrist and the case design of these no-nonsense looking timepieces are based on LIV’s GX1 model – a classic style, and a bestseller from day one. For this diver, they have replaced the bezel, reinforced the case to make it water-resistant to 300m, fitted it out with a screw-down crown, and six screws in the back for super-solid look and construction. 

It boasts the ETA 2824 movement, which has been modified to fit the watchmaker’s signature sandwich dial. Essentially, LIV have adjusted the movement to give the hands space to sweep over all of the layered indexes. These top class dive timepieces have up to six thick layers of BGW9 Supernova, in fact, for maximum luminescence–which is super important for dive watches when you need high legibility in low light conditions. (£517)

Seiko Prospex “Arnie” Dive Watch ($550)

Billed as a contemporary interpretation of the 1982 Hybrid Diver’s Watch, this first class Seiko Prospex “Arnie” Dive Watch ($550) uses solar technology to power the battery, charging when exposed to light as you wear it. It is water-resistant to 200 meters (660 feet), which follows ISO standards and this makes it suitable for all your scuba diving adventures.

This brilliantly robust timepiece from Seiko has a black, one-way rotating elapsed timing bezel for diving or keeping tabs on parking meters and the power reserve function activates when the watch is not exposed to light for an extended period of time. The digital readout can display a different time zone, date, battery levels, and operate the alarms and stopwatch functions. ($550)

Casio G-Shock GM5600B-3 Watch ($200)

This battle-tested timepiece is about as no-nonsense as it gets and that’s why it is trusted by adventure sports athletes, special forces personnel, and is even NASA space-flight certified. The Casio G-SHOCK GM5600B-3 Watch ($200) is part of the classic, square-faced DW-5600 series with stainless steel added to the bezel for a sharp new visual impact that we’re loving here at The Coolector. It offers resistance against electric shock, gravity, low temperatures, vibration, water, and impact.

Boasting a 200 meter water resistance, this great timepiece can handle dives, showers, swims, and surf sessions to name but a few. The electro-luminescent backlight with Afterglow is perfect for letting you see clearly in low-light situations and it flashes with buzzer that sounds for alarms and time signals. ($200)

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