Discovering Dive Watches is here to help visitors navigate the wonderful underwater world of Dive Watches. Take a journey with us and discover the world’s best dive watches on the market today.

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At ChronoDivers we do two things

  • 1) SELL our own products to UK customers from our ONLINE STORE. Our focus is an affordable 200m Seiko powered ChronoDivers CD200SKX divers watch. We also sell a range of Dive Watch straps and other related products.
  • 2) SHOWCASE the best dive watches on eBay and other selling platforms. Everything from Bell & Ross to Vostok and all brands in between. The BRAND (A-Z) pages in the main menu provide useful information on each brand such as history, models, what to pay etc. These pages also present a selection of brand specific watches listed for sale this week.

ChronoDivers Seiko SKX Homage

We’ve been wanting to do this for years – and now we have. This is a quality homage to the Seiko SKX009 and Seiko SKX007. We’ve used marine grade 316L stainless steel, a scratch resistant sapphire glass, high lume indexes and a reliable Seiko NH35A automatic movement. We’ve called it the ChronoDivers CD200SKX and it’s available now – an affordable, quality homage to the Seiko SKX

Dive Watches on the Market today

Dive straight inclick here for a hand picked selection of the best dive watches listed for sale in the last 30 minutes. If you know what you’re looking for then simply start typing in the box below to narrow your search. Begin with the brand, then product name etc. For example “Breitling A17366” or “Rolex 116610” etc. Thank you for visiting ChronoDiversDive Watch Heaven

Doxa Sub 300t Professional Vintage

🇬🇧 delivery : A Doxa Sub 300t Professional Vintage. This watch is available now for £2,995.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this watch has been listed as Used. This watch is being sold by a seller …

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Doxa Sub 200 Aquamarine (tiffany dial)

🇬🇧 delivery : A Doxa Sub 200 Aquamarine (tiffany dial). This watch is available now for £795.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this watch has been listed as Used. This watch is being sold by a selle…

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TUDOR Black Bay Blue Men’s Watch – 79030B

🇺🇸 delivery : A TUDOR Black Bay Blue Men’s Watch – 79030B. This watch is available now for US$2,900.00. The seller is located in US. The condition of this watch has been listed as Pre-owned. This watch …

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🇺🇸 delivery : A AUTH TUDOR WATCH 25610TNL-0001 PELAGOS LHD BLACK DIAL TITANIUM AUTOMATIC F/S. This watch is available now for US$4,687.20. The seller is located in JP. The condition of this watch has been listed as…

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MORE – we have another 30 dive watches for sale here (all brands)

Luxury Brand Diving Watches

We have focused on all the major brands covering most budgets from £100 to £20K+. Some of the featured brands need no introduction – the most popular Swiss marques being Rolex, Omega and Breitling. These are some of the very best luxury divers watches on the market. Rolex have their superlative Submariner and Sea-Dweller. Omega’s range is equally impressive with their Master Chronometer certified Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean and Professional Diver 300m plus the re-invented original Seamaster 300. Breitling have a long history of watches for divers going back to the 1950’s – their Superocean carries on the tradition through innovation and technology. Please click an image for more information on each brand

More Quality Swiss Divers Watches

Don’t overlook other premium brands such as Tudor, Doxa, Sinn, Bell & Ross, Panerai and Oris etc. They all offer similar levels of underwater horological quality – at the same time showing a little more individuality. Two other brands that need a mention here are Longines and TAG Heuer. The former have recently re-invented all their classic Divers with the introduction of the Longines HydroConquest, Legend Diver and Skin Diver. A few examples of all these brands products are shown below starting with the stunning Tudor Pelagos 500m dive watch. All these watches are true scuba diving watches. Please click an image for more information on each brand

Probably the most famous of all the best dive watch brands are the Japanese giants – Seiko. A huge range covering most budgets from entry level Seiko 5 through their Seiko Prospex range to the top end Seiko LX Spring Drive. The watches below show the diversity of models that can be found on eBay and other sales sites. Know what you’re looking for and do plenty of research in to model numbers before committing to buy online. For those interested – we have produced a short history of the Seiko Dive watch detailing the most significant milestones in their innovative journey. Please click an image for more information on the Seiko Divers watch collection

Best dive watches under $300 / £200

If you want value for money – look no further than the stalwarts of reasonably priced quality watches from Citizen, Invicta and Orient. They all manufacture genuine 200m water resistant dive watches at a great price. The Citizen Promaster range is the epitome of affordable quality. If you’re shopping for the best inexpensive dive watch – look no further than one of these leading brands. Please click an image for more information on these value for money brands

Emerging Brands – Phoibos & Panzera

Phoibos & Panzera are two emerging brands offering unique ranges of affordable, high quality timepieces. We’re working with both this brands to promote their products to buyers focused on just 3 or 4 brands. Think outside the box and be surprised by the outstanding quality and value for money of these groundbreaking new dive watch collections. Please click an image for more information on these emerging brands

Homages to classic Dive Watches

Then there’s some great homage watches from leading brands like Steeldive and San Martin. These tribute watches have a strong resemblance to classic dive watches from years gone by. But don’t confuse these two brands with cheap “fakes” – these are well engineered watches built to an build quality equal to that of the big Japanese brand names. The two watches shown below are “proper” diver’s watches. The San Martin Submariner comes certified to 200m – the Steeldive Tuna is rated to a a whopping 1000m! Please click an image for more information on these quality homage watch brands

Visit the ChronoDivers store

We stock a small handpicked range of Dive Watch straps and several more related accessories. We’ve focused on the best quality products – watch straps proven robust enough to survive the harsh marine environment. At Chronodivers we know our customers expect only the very best. Below is a sample of the products you will find in the ChronoDivers store. Our most popular products are shown below

  • ChronoDiver’s own brand CD200SKX – a 200 metres water resistant diver’s watch
  • A range of NATO watch straps (Bond 007 colours included)
  • Replacement Seiko Z22 diver’s strap
  • Replacement silicone Citizen ND Limits dive watch strap
  • Heavy Duty Spring Bars – Seiko Fatboy style (22mm x 2.5mm x 1.1mm pip)

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New Products – Dive Watch News

A summary of the latest diving watch news and new product releases from all the leading brands. If you would like a product or news story to be featured here please contact us with details. If it’s of interest to our visitors – we will gladly publish it here

NEW - Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Diver for Sping with Sunburst dial
New Citizen Promaster in Spring colours

From the over popular range of Citizen Promaster Dive watches – a couple of new Citizen Promaster Eco-Drive Diver’s 200m for Spring 2023. A lovely Sunburst dial contras…

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ChronoDivers 200m Dive Watch is here
ChronoDivers 200m Dive Watch is here

I am SUPER EXCITED to announce my own brand 200m Diver’s Watches. These watches have been hand assembled by myself in Norfolk using the BEST COMPONENTS available to create a …

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Breitling Superocean at JuraWatch

JuraWatch are going full speed ahead with their Black Friday promotion codes. They have slashed the prices of some popular watches by as much as 50%. Press the link below to browse…

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Dive Watch FAQ’s

The world’s most popular divers watches are the Seiko Prospex models. This brand has a long history producing affordable, high quality timepieces. Almost as popular are Citizen – another Japanese brand who have been manufacturing watches for divers since the 1960’s

What watches do real divers use?

For recreational divers – not exceeding more than a few metres – these timepieces are perfect for timing the dive and, in the case of a handful of models, monitoring the depth (Citizen Aqualand, Casio Frogman etc). Professional divers use the type of watches featured here as a BACK UP only. Professional divers make us of the advanced dive computers produced by companies like Suunto, Garmin and Shearwater

What color is best for a dive watch?

The most important features of a good dive watch are contrast between the hands and the dial. This can be achieved either with a DARK dial and LIGHT coloured hands – or – vice versa. Equally important is the quality of the luminous dial, hands and bezel. Popular colour schemes are a BLACK dial with WHITE hands – or – an ORANGE / YELLOW dial with BLACK hands.

Is a dive watch a good everyday watch?

Absolutely. Diving watches are designed to be both an underwater tool and an everyday wearer. Most modern watches feature an accurate automatic (self winding) movement and a scratch resistant glass. This means the watch is both robust enough for physical jobs (building, gardening etc) and also accurate. A nice timepiece can look just as at home on a building site as it can in the boardroom.

What are the best dive watches?

Tricky question – which product actually is the best dive watch depends on who’s wearing it and what they’re going to use it for. For the recreational divers it’s hard to beat the Citizen Promaster Aqualand with depth alarm and max depth record. If the question is really what’s the most expensive dive watch then consider the Blancapin Fifty Fathoms, Rolex Sea-Dweller or Panerai Submersible

Diving watches are popular as they offer value for money, longevity and years of trouble free timekeeping. Certain brands such as Rolex have become, unfortunately, a bit of an investment item. However – this is not a practice ChronoDivers endorse as it a) isn’t guaranteed and b) these watches are MADE TO BE WORN !!!! not stuffed away in a bank vault.

Do divers actually use these watches?

Yes – divers do wear this style of watch – maybe not as much as they dive 20 years ago – but they still do. A dive watch is a popular backup tool for many professional divers. Knowing how long a diver has been underwater is a critical factor in safe diving.

What watches do Divers actually wear?

Pretty much all the watches featured on ChronoDivers are worn by experienced divers. Brands like Doxa and Sinn have huge followings in the dive world. Seiko and Citizen are the most popular due to their affordability and high quality. Divers with a reasonable budget will dive wearing timepieces such as the Breitling Superocean, Tudor Pelagos, Rolex Submariner and Omega Professional Diver 300m.

What are the best dive watches under $500 / £400

There are dozens of quality divers watches to chose from in the $400-$500 (£300-£400) bracket. Seiko is a brand that immediately jumps out as a must consider. The same applies to Citizen Promaster range especially the Eco-Drive Divers 200 models.

What are the best dive watches under $1,000 / £1000

The best way to invest $1,000 on a diver’s watch is to consider a preowned luxury brand timepiece such as an Oris Aquis, a Longines HydroConquest or, if you’re lucky, a Doxa Sub 200. Try to get a watch that comes with the FULL SET – that means the original box, sales receipt and warranty card / manual.

What is the purpose of a Dive Time Bezel?

One thing a vast majority of watches featured here have is a rotating bezel with markers laid out every 5 minutes going from 12 o’clock ZERO to 11 o’clock 55 minutes. Most of these bezels are UNI-DIRECTIONAL meaning they can only rotate in one direction to prevent accidental alteration while diving. Using these bezels while diving is simple. At the start of the dive rotate the TOP ARROW in line with the minute hand. As the time passes the elapsed dive time can be read from the bezel. Basically it’s a count-up timer.

Why is the first section of the bezel a different colour?

The reason why most bezels are a different colour at 15 or 20 minutes is because that is normally perceived as the “half time” point of the dive. Most recreational dives are around 30 to 40 minutes on average. Once the minute hand moves in to the second colour band, it’s time to slowly ascend.