The Best Dive Watches for Under £500 to £10,000

So the time has come, you’ve saved up, you’ve decided it’s a dive watch you want …

But here comes the tricky part … which one?

You’ve got your budget sorted, and we’ve got the rest covered …

Under £500

Shock horror … get a seiko!!! We know it’s not the most unconventional decision, but that’s because they make the best dive watches under £500!!! Now which one to get? The SKZ009? No way, yes there’s so much nostalgia behind the watch but let’s be real, the turtle and the samurai are much better made watches … both bullet proof, both very well made …

Our best …

Seiko, Prospex ‘Save The Ocean’ Automatic Divers 200M SRPD21K1 Mens Watch

Next best …

Seiko, Prospex, Save The Ocean, Samurai, Automatic, SRPD23K1, Diver’s

Under £1,000

So you’re starting to get slightly braver? Maybe looking for something with a Swiss movement? Don’t worry we have you covered – you might be surprised here but if you look hard enough you can get an Oris for under £1000, yes an Oris!!! Don’t hesitate pull the trigger , you won’t regret it! Grab yourself a Oris Aquis Date!!!

Our best …

Oris Aquis Date Relief 43.5MM Grey Dial Automatic Rubber Strap Watch

Next Best …

Oris Diver ‘Sixty Five’

Under £2,000

The easiest decision of the day … Shock Shock horror, it’s the Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited edition 3, Limited to just 2000, all the AD are sold out but if you look carefully you might just find one … BUT BE QUICK, these will shortly be going at a premium

Our Best –

Oris Great Barrier Reef Limited Edition 3

Under £3,000

Things are starting to hot up , our expectations are growing with our budgets, well don’t fear … we got just what you need … and again no surprises IT A TUDOR!!! But no , it’s not the Black bay heritage ( although the burgundy/ Red bezel is one our our favourite watches available right now) you’d guess it , it’s the pelagos!!! This stunner comes in 3 different variations, the back face, the black face LHD ( Left hand drive – aimed at lefties or people who like to wear there watch on there least dominant hand without the crown diving in their hand) and our personal favourite the blue face. Now the LHD version is numbered which leads us to believe they will discontinue it soon meaning the price will prob rise … something to think about surely. The Pelagos is the perfect Holiday watch!!!

Our best –

Tudor Pelagos Blue dial

Next Best –

Omega Seamaster 300m – Grey wave dial, blue rubber strap

Under £5,000

Alright big time … chill out!!! This is where things start to get super serious, and you aren’t going to believe what you can get if you dig a little deeper than the stuff on the surface… ok are you ready for this – you can get a Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk for under £5000, yes you’ll have to to search or message us to find you one !!! But you need to understand what your getting here …. a freakin Girard-Perregaux!!! I’m not gonna go into the details of the company but , this watch was launched with owe at Basel world 2013 , and you can really see why … The Sea Hawk is an iconic watch for GP and the 2013 version maintained the visual characteristics that have created the legend: rubber strap, crown at 4 o’clock and specific layout of the dial. The case is also part of the appeal generated by the Sea Hawk, with its octagonal rubber ring underneath the bezel and the angular, and rather bulky, rugged case.

Our Best –

Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk in Cobalt Blue

Under £10,000

Guys … I’m not gonna waste mine or your time here , if you’re gonna buy a diver at £10k , your gonna buy a Rolex Submariner … you just are, I know it!!! But be careful, yes Rolex has the best wrist presence at this price point, yes everyone will know what your wearing but Rolex is a luxury brand – if they are telling you it’s a £6k watch, don’t be a sheep and pay double just because your local club hostess knows what it is!!!

Our Best …

Who cares , we all know what you’re gonna do!!!

Final thoughts –

So we hope you enjoyed this insight , and it’s helped you on your way, as always the most important thing is “buy the watch you can’t take your eyes off” yes some watches have better financial prospects than others, but ultimately it’s yours, make sure you love it. And please, please, please don’t buy a watch to impress others, if they’re impressed by your watch and not your dashing good looks … they’re defiantly not worth it!!!

Peace out,

Mike