Dive Watches

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.

Dive Watch Wednesday: Hands-on with the Oris Diver Sixty-Five “Deauville”


In March 2015, Oris introduced a re-edition of one of its earliest dive watches, the Oris Diver Sixty-Five (read Jason Pitsch's review here), named after the year it was introduced. Nine months … [Read more...]

5 Iconic Watches from the Mind of Gérald Genta

Gerald Genta

Throughout his career, legendary watch designer Gérald Genta (1931-2011) created some of the most iconic models in the watch world, working with brands from Omega to Audemars Piguet and IWC and … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Reviews the Longines Heritage Diver

Longines Heritage Diver

In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I take a look at the Longines Heritage Diver watches, released last summer, which are re-issued versions of Longines watches for divers produced in the … [Read more...]

Blackout: 17 Black-on-Black Watches

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

Blue-on-blue isn't the only popular watch-color trend of recent years. "All-black" watches, with ebony-colored cases, dials, and straps, have also remained popular. Nearly every watch brand, from … [Read more...]

What Makes a Dive Watch a Dive Watch?


One leading source offers a definitive answer to the question of what determines whether a timepiece can legitimately called a "dive watch" or "divers' watch" in this article.  … [Read more...]

Dive Watch News: Oris Launches A New Version of its Diver Sixty-Five


Oris has recently released a blue-and-gray-dialed version (note also the white-on-black date) of its popular Oris Diver Sixty-Five model, which was first introduced at Baselworld 2015. (For a review … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 10 Divers’ Watches

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GoodPlanet

Because divers' watches continue to be very popular, we've continued to cover a lot of them here on WatchTime.com. Here we collect photos of some of these timepieces, all of which have been introduced … [Read more...]

The Rolex Deepsea and 6 Other Extreme Dive Watches

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea D-Blue

All divers' watches share certain characteristics that make them divers' watches: unidirectional rotating bezels, secure screw-down crowns, higher-than-typical water resistance. Some of these divers' … [Read more...]

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


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 … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: Hands-On with the First Diver from Franc Vila


Geneva-based Franc Vila has a rather unique way of designing watches, and this can definitely be said about the brand’s first dive watch, as seen below. The Franc Vila Intrepido Diver … [Read more...]

On Sale Now: WatchTime November-December 2015 Issue

WatchTime December 2015 - Cover

The November-December 2015 issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our test of the revamped Lange 1 from A. Lange & Söhne, an in-depth report on … [Read more...]

Watches With Diamonds? Here Are Five That Men Can Actually Wear

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 5402B

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. … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Review: Hands On with the Tudor Pelagos

Tudor Pelagos

If you are a regular reader of WatchTime’s "Dive Watch Wednesdays," you will probably remember one of our blog posts in which we revealed our personal “Top 5 Most Wanted” list of dive watch … [Read more...]

10 Things to Know About Rolex

10 Things to Know About Rolex

Rolex is the world’s most widely recognized luxury watch brand. That global recognition is the product of decades of success in a range of fields, from early timekeeping records to a string of … [Read more...]

For Vintage Watch Fans: 5 Iconic Omega Watches

Omega Seamaster Ploprof

From the "Fratello Friday" archives, we present this post focusing on five iconic Omega watches. Of course, many models from this brand could be considered iconic, but for the purposes of this list, I … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Review: Citizen Promaster 1000 M Professional Diver

Citizen Promaster 1000M Professional Diver

A while back, our editors went 11 feet under water to test various divers’ watches for legibility, ease of use, and toughness in actual diving conditions. One of these watches was the Citizen … [Read more...]

For Veteran’s Day: 7 “Tribute to the Military” Watches

Breitling Honor Flight Navitimer Side

Wristwatches have long been useful tools in military life, and over the years various watch brands have created special timepieces to honor certain branches of the armed forces and those that support … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: New Unlimited Versions of the Sinn U212


In the past, German watch manufacturer Sinn would occasionally release several highly sought-after limited editions of its U-series of dive watches with an increased diameter of 47 mm. Now — good … [Read more...]

Timepiece Timeline: The History of Seiko Through 12 Milestone Seiko Watches

Seiko 5 Sports Speed Timer 1969

Those who know Seiko mainly for its lower-priced quartz watches — and even many who have recently discovered the Japanese brand's high-horology Grand Seiko timepieces — may be unaware that Seiko's … [Read more...]

The 10 Best Dive Watch Brands You Don’t Know About

Pita Oceana Bezel Watchtime

To someone who's not all that interested in dive watches, many of them may look alike. But if you are into collecting dive watches, you're always looking for another one to buy. In doing so, you have … [Read more...]

James Bond’s New Watch: The Omega Seamaster 300 “SPECTRE” Limited Edition

OMEGA Seamaster 300 Spectre LE

"Does it do anything?" "It tells the time. We know you have trouble with punctuality." So goes the exchange between James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Q (Ben Whishaw) as Agent 007 is handed his newest … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: The New Limited-Edition Seiko Marinemaster SBEX003


Just in case you did not manage to get your hands on one of the 700 Seiko Marinemaster 1000 SBEX001 models — featuring Seiko’s Hi-Beat 8L55 caliber —Seiko is now releasing the SBEX003, a … [Read more...]

Depths of Complexity: 5 Ultra-Complicated Dive Watches

Richard Mille RM 032

If your plan was to spend less money this year on watches, you might want to skip this article. Most mechanical dive watches are priced under $10,000 (even though the iconic Rolex Deepsea, … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: Diving into WatchTime New York 2015


If you are as much into dive watches as we are at DiveIntoWatches.com, last week's WatchTime New York event offered at least 30 additional very good reasons to visit the show at Gotham Hall. And just … [Read more...]

German Watchmaking Struts its Stuff at WatchTime New York 2015

Lange Saxonia FA Lange - Honey Gold

Despite a predominance of very fine Swiss watch brands (along with one notable brand each from Japan and the USA) at last weekend's WatchTime New York event, Germany, especially the German watchmaking … [Read more...]

Splash of Color: Watch Insider’s 10 Colorful Dive Watches


Assuming that all divers' watches from luxury brands are similarly suited to perform their functions properly underwater, how best to determine which one is right for you? Obviously, the look of the … [Read more...]

Fratello’s Top 5 Favorite Divers’ Watches

Omega Seamaster Ploprof

Admittedly, I do not dive. In fact – and this has been a secret until now – it took me a lot of effort to even get my swimming diploma when I was a young boy. For my parents, this must have been … [Read more...]

Tudor Watches: A Test of the Heritage Black Bay from the Tudor Watch Collection


Download this FREE article and read our exclusive test of one of today's most popular Tudor watches. In the WatchTime magazine article, “Bay Watch,” WatchTime tested a Tudor watch, the Heritage … [Read more...]

7 New Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years showed no signs of abating at this year's Baselworld watch fair. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: 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 was undoubtedly one of last year's most anticipated releases of 2014 — and probably also one of its most discussed. I … [Read more...]