Dive Watches

We review the best dive watches and publish divers watch news. Dive watches are very popular watches with sports fans, divers and aquatic collectors. WatchTime covers the full range of divers watches from all dive watch price ranges and with divers watch photos, tech specs and other useful information. On our dive watches content section you will find dive watch updates and the best dive watch news. Made specifically for diving, the best dive watches boast high water-resistance and ultra-resistant cases, sometimes with highly illuminated dials and features specifically made for ambitious divers. Among the leading divers watch models are the Rolex Submariner dive watch, Omega Seamaster dive watch, Kobold dive watches, UTS diving watch and many other divers watches. WatchTime is your source for best dive watch news and reviews of all types of dive watches in all dive watch price ranges. Our content section covers the most popular Dive watches, new Dive watches, the best Dive watches in the world and also look at the best Dive watch reviews to help you find the perfect watch for you. Read our posts about top rated Dive watches and the best Dive watches reviews and make sure to also narrow your search down by date, for example by looking for the best Dive watch 2014 or top 10 Dive watches 2013 and popular Dive watches 2015 – or even new Dive watches rumored to be launched in 2016.

Monochrome Watches: Introducing the Updated Edition Oris Aquis Depth Gauge

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Oris is known for its rugged, sporty tool-watches. The Aquis is famous within the watch diving community – a collection that includes some interesting, technical, well finished but affordable tools to be used under the deep salt waters. One is particularly noticeable because it includes a clever mechanical depth gauge. On our Monochrome-Watches blog we look at this watch; the updated edition of the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge. … [Read more...]


SIHH 2015: Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech

Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech

Panerai has launched several new versions of the Submersible, its hyper-masculine, professional-grade divers' watch. The most unusual is the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Carbotech 3 Days Automatic. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: Private-Label Dive Watches Aren’t as New as You Think

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It seems like the dive watch category has inspired more "micro-brands" and "boutique brands" over the last few years to start a watch business than has any other watch category in the industry. Of course, while some of these recent start-ups have attempted to produce their very own ideal of “the perfect diver,” many others rely on already finished, so-called "private label" watches, which are, more or less, watches manufactured by an outside supplier and simply equipped with the brand’s … [Read more...]


Escapement Watch Review: Grand Seiko SBGA029

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Angus Davies reviews the Grand Seiko SBGA029, in this article from the online magazine Escapement.  The SBGA029 is a divers' watch featuring the brand's highly impressive Spring Drive movement. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Review: My Take on the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial

Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial

Omega’s recent re-introduction of the original Omega Seamaster 300 from 1957 has undoubtedly been one of the most anticipated releases of 2014 — and probably also one of the most discussed. I finally got my hands on one for an up-close review; here are my impressions on this vintage-styled dive watch. … [Read more...]


Fratello Friday: Comparing the Original and Modern Omega Seamaster Ploprof

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I love a good, modern re-edition watch, but most of the time a lot of watch brands get it wrong — wrong case size, wrong movement (or at least not in the right "spirit" of the original movement), wrong hands, wrong printing, and so on. Sometimes it is just one of these things, but most of the time it is a nasty combination of all of them, which doesn't — in my mind — make the watch a true re-edition. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: Reviewing the Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

Of all the watches that debuted at last year's SIHH watch fair in Geneva, perhaps the one I least expected was a dive watch from Cartier. And it turned out to be one of the coolest new watches in recent years. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I give you the scoop on Cartier's foray into the world of "real" sports watches. … [Read more...]


The Charmex CX Swiss Military Watch That Broke a Scuba Diving Record

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You have probably never heard of Charmex nor of Ahmed Gabr, but there are at least two reasons why both are worth knowing. In 2005, the Swiss watch company Charmex launched a massive dive watch capable of withstanding water pressures down to 12,000 feet. It was not only the most water-resistant (serially produced) mechanical dive watch at that time, but also the only (7750-based) chronograph amongst similar "extreme" dive watches. … [Read more...]


Watch Test: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Navy SEALs

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Navy Seals

In 2011, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced a limited-edition version of its Master Compressor Diving watch designed with the input of United States Navy SEALs. WatchTime got hold of one and put it through our in-depth watch testing gauntlet. Scroll down to see the results of the test, originally published in our print edition, along with photos by Nik Schölzel. … [Read more...]


Naval Gazing: WatchTime Tests The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT

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The Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT, inspired by a vintage watch used by the Italian navy, features the brand’s P.9001 in-house movement. WatchTime put both wristwatch and caliber to the test in this feature originally published in the magazine's print edition. Click here for the full report, accompanied by Nik Schölzel's stunning original photos. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: 5 Ultra-Complicated Dive Watches

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If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to spend less money this year on watches, you might want to skip this week’s edition of Dive Watch Wednesday: Most mechanical dive watches are priced under $10,000 (even though the iconic Rolex Deepsea, Sea-Dweller, and Submariner watches, as well as many Blancpain Fifty Fathoms models, might go for a bit more nowadays), but there are several types of fascinating dive watches that go way beyond that. … [Read more...]


Dive Watches 101: How Swatch Helped Rescue the Dive Watch

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The quartz watch revolution (aka "quartz crisis") of the 1970s affected not only the watch industry in general, but also, of course, the dive watch category within it. Considering the number of model launches, innovations and constant improvements to such watches in the 1960s and the first half of the '70s, the '80s and early '90s were a rather dark time for dive watches by comparison. … [Read more...]


Monochrome Essentials: Reviewing the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GMT GoodPlanet

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In 2005 Omega launched its Planet Ocean collection, a second collection of dive watches, positioned above its Seamaster Professional collection (the James Bond watch) and it has been a huge success since Day One. The Seamaster Planet Ocean is available in two sizes, 42-mm and 45.5-mm, and in 2011 Omega introduced the Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 9300, which we at Monochrome Watches reviewed and photographed for you here. Two years later, in 2013, Omega introduced the long-expected … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 5 Interesting Pre-Owned Watches Under $4,000

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I wrote a Fratello Friday article on the things you need to consider when buying a pre-owned or vintage timepiece. I suggest that if you are not familiar with buying pre-owned watches, you read that article first to familiarize with the things you need to consider before buying a pre-owned watch... which is the subject of this week's Fratello Friday. … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 5 Watches With Diamonds That Men Can Actually Wear

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Yes, we're talking men’s watches with diamonds. No, don’t click away from this post just yet.  I am aware that this is a bit of a tricky subject, since most men don’t like to wear diamonds. However, a lot of men who love watches do have respect for the work that goes into diamonds — the cutting, polishing, setting, et cetera. … [Read more...]


WatchTime’s Top 5 Most Popular Watches on Instagram

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Did you know that WatchTime has an Instagram page, in which we regularly post a plethora of watch images, from "soldier' shots provided by the brands to original photography by WatchTime's own expert photojournalists to live "wristies" snapped at watch fairs and events? Here are, currently, the top five most "liked" Instagram photos on our page... … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Specials: My 5 Top Dive Watches from Baselworld and Beyond

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Every year, Diveintowatches.com tries to cope with the rather difficult task of creating something like a "best in show" list of the new dive watches presented at the Baselworld watch fair. Scroll down to compare my top five dive watches from this year's Baselworld to my final list of top five dive watches from all the new models introduced this year. … [Read more...]


Video: Blancpain Bathyscaphe Ocean Commitment

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In the January-February 2015 issue of Watchtime, we conduct an in-depth watch test of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronograph and also offer readers a glimpse of a new, blue-dialed limited-edition version of that watch. Scroll down to watch the official product video of the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph. … [Read more...]


6 Panerai Watches That Recently Debuted in Hong Kong

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Panerai has announced six new watches last year in Hong Kong, two of which are part of an exciting Special Edition set. The new models, introduced at the Hong Kong "Watches and Wonders" fair, range from a simple automatic with a new movement to a tourbillion GMT. We have all the prices. Let’s take a look.   … [Read more...]


SIHH 2014: Watch Insider’s Top Five Sport Watches

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I am assembling lists of my top five watches introduced at last year's SIHH in three categories: design, innovation and, today, my favorite sports watches. Keep in mind these are listed in alphabetical order, not ranked by preference. … [Read more...]