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Best Men's Dive Watches Under $500

Updated on July 27, 2014

Top Rated Dive Watches under $500

A dive watch is the perfect choice as a gift for the adventurer types or just a necessary accessory for people who enjoy scuba diving and exploring the underwater world.

The best dive watches feature at least a water resistance of 1.0 MPa (10 atm) or an equivalence of 330 feet (100 meters).

A typical diving watch will have water resistance ranging from 200 up to 500 meters. Since technology evolved so much, even greater depths have been reached, so you can take your watch even further down without it stopping to work.

Typical movements that power such watches are the quartz type and the automatic self-wind watch type.

Best Dive Watch Under $500

Victorinox Swiss Army Men's Dive Master 500 Watch

This is probably one of the best diving watches under $500 since it packs a lot of features and comes at a reasonable price. The chassis is made out of gunmetal PVD stainless steel which measures 43mm in diameter and features a durable black rubber strap.

The orange dial comes with luminous hands and dot hour and small minute markers on the outer rim. There's a magnified date display at the 3 o'clock position and the watch is based on Swiss quartz movement, so it's a very accurate timepiece.

The dial is protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Its water resistance climbs up to a huge 1640 feet (that's a total of 500 meters).

Citizen Watch for Divers

This is one of the best watches from Citizen when it comes to included features and price for the timepiece. It features the well known Eco-Drive, which powers the watch. It's built into a two-tone stainless steel case and can withstand underwater pressures up to 200 meters in depth.

The dial features three chronograph sub dials which display 24 hour time, seconds and minutes. At the 3 o'clock position there's a date display and the dial also shows a depth display which functions up to 125 feet.

This is one of the best Citizen watch choices for outdoor adventurers and divers since the watch is super durable and the main dial is protected by a scratch-resistant mineral crystal.

In normal lighting conditions, the watch will remain charged, but also features a 60-day power reserve for total darkness conditions.

Invicta Diving Men's Watch

With this Invicta Men's Diving watch you can go pro in scuba diving adventures, since it features an immense water resistance of up to 1000 meters (3280 feet).

The watch features an ion-plated stainless steel case with ultra-durability, a black rubber band and deep blue dial with white contrasting dot hour markers.

On the main dial there are three chronograph sub dials displaying 30 minutes time, 1/10th second time and seconds, while between the 4 and 5 o'clock position, there's a date display.

At the 12 o'clock position, there's an Invicta logo inscribed along with 1000 meters for further reassurance of the watches capabilities.

Luminox Diving Watch For Men

This Luminox watch is like the timepiece from an action movie. It features a unique illumination system which glows 100 times brighter than any other watches that carry luminous hands and markers. It's the perfect choice for people working during the night or in other low or non-light environments.

It's a durable watch, integrated in a stainless steel case which measures 46 mm in diameter. On the main dial there are large Arabic numerals printed which show the time in both 12 hour and 24 hour formats. At the 3 o'clock position there's a date display

This is one of the top choices for Navy SEALs and Air Force Pilots and comes with a water resistance of up to 660 feet (200 meters).

Momentum Diving Watch

What makes this a great choice among casual divers and adventurers is the array of features that come with this watch.

It's based on highly accurate quartz movement with a dial diameter of 40.8mm and the enhanced luminous details for low light working conditions.

The display features large hour markers and small minute markers on the outer rim, along with two large luminous hands and a thin seconds hand. It can withstand water depths of up to 200 meters (that's 660 feet) and features a precise stopwatch function.

At the three o'clock position there's a day and date display.

Reactor Men's Diving Watch

This watch was built to last. It is integrated in a solid stainless steel case which measures 40mm in diameter, with a thickness of 13.2 mm.

This is an innovative design and features the Never Dark technolgy and Superluminova hands for extra lighting even during long periods of dark. Printed on the dial there are large Arabic numerals for easy time telling and at the 3 o'clock position there's also a date and day display.

The watch is water resistant up to 660 feet (200 meters) and its built-in luminous system will work for years, even decades.

Seiko Men's Automatic Dive Watch

This Seiko has been designed for diving purposes and is water-tested for up to 200 meters in depth (660 feet).

It features an extra durable stainless steel bracelet to keep the watch locked onto your hand. It winds itself automatically using your own wrist motion and comes built into a stainless steel case with three Lumibrite hands.

The hour and bezel markers are also luminous and make it easy to keep track of time even during the dark.

The dial is protected by a scratch-resistant Hardlex crystal and at the 3 o'clock position there's a date and day display.

Think I should have mentioned a particular dive watch? Leave a comment bellow and tell me about it

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    • Taranwanderer profile image


      4 years ago

      Oh the Venom Chronograph - one of the best Invicta has to offer from their luxury watches line. Nice choice. Too bad you couldn't include the Bolt Zeus - although it's about a hundred bucks more....

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Good to know. This information may come in handy.


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