Dive watches need to be made of the right stuff in order to stand up to the rigours of the Deep Blue Sea and this invariably means they cost an arm and a leg. But it’s pleasing to see that you can still get your hands on a high-quality dive watch for under $1k as is the case with the superb looking Open Water Dive Watch from Vero, available from Worn & Wound’s WindUp Store.
The Vero Open Water Dive Watch can be on your wrist for $895 this summer and if you’ve got some underwater adventures planned, it will be your perfect ally. This classy timepiece has an impressive 200m water resistance which will be more than enough for any dive trips planned. Vero’s new Open Water series of dive watches are purpose-built to be your go-to accessory for adventure, whether you’re in or out of the water.
A New Adventure
These Open Water Dive Watches represent a re-launch of sorts for Portland-based Vero Watches, and aim to better align the watchmaker with their owner’s passions – namely, swimming, hiking, and appreciation of the great outdoors. The dive watch form factor with its chunky rotating bezel makes a first-class base for a timepiece to wear during adrenaline pursuits. You’ll appreciate the contemporary/understated aesthetic that makes for a sharp legible timepiece that’s comfortable on the wrist.
The Vero Open Water Dive Watch ($895) has a matte-finished steel case which measures in at 40mm wide by 47mm lug-to-lug, with a thickness of 11mm. These dimensions position the timepiece firmly in the mid-sized territory — enough watch to make a subtle statement while remaining small enough to be comfortable for a full day of outdoor activity. A flat sapphire crystal up top helps to keep the dial protected, while a single layer of anti-reflective coating within will ensure it stays readable in high glare situations.
Powering the Open Water from Vero is Sellita’s SW200-1 Swiss-made automatic movement which is robust and reliable. The movement has 26 jewels, a 38-hour power reserve, and beats away at 28,800 bph. Vero regulates each movement in their workshop to guarantee reliability and accuracy. The movement also features “hacking” seconds and can be manually wound. After a new dive watch that doesn’t break the bank? You’ve just found it.