Like the Steeldive watches San Martin timepieces are made in China to the highest quality standards. All San Martin dive watches are certified 200m water resistant and most feature the Seiko NH35 automatic movement. They are accurate, robust and look like they should have cost considerably more than they do.
All dive watches displayed here are UK stock and shipped directly to the customer with Royal Mail. We have partnered with a TRUSTED SELLERS ✅ for ease of purchase and quality of supply. For San Martin watches in the UK we recommend VJS Trading
San Martin Diver’s Watches available from VJS
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Finest Quality Homage Watches
San Martin watches are produced as tributes to some of the finest and most expensive dive watches in the world. There is no denying their similarity with the Rolex Submariner. San Martin have the all green HULK, an all blue SMURF and a two tone gold & blue version of their Submariner. Their most popular is the stunning VINTAGE Submariner – a homage to the watch that Sean Connery wore in the early James Bond films. One things about their watch range is common in all models – they all offer great value for money
Detailed look at their Vintage “Submariner” Diver’s watch
This is the San Martin SN004-G Vintage Sub, a tribute to the Rolex worn by Sean Connery when playing James Bond. Take a look at the specification under this gallery and you’ll be amazed at what you get for under £200. Sapphire Glass, Ceramic Bexel and a 24 Jewel Seiko made NH35a self winding movement to name just a few.
Specifications of this San Martin SN004-G
- Sapphire Crystal Glass
- NH35A Automatic Movement
- 120 Click Unidirectional Rotational
- Ceramic Bezel
- NH35a 24 Jewel 21600bph hacking movement
- 200m Water Resistance
- Screwdown Crown
- Screwback Case
- 316L Stainless Steel Case
- Stainless Steel Strap
- San Martin branded milled Clasp
- AR coating
- C3 Lume
- Lug Width – 20mm
- Case Diameter – 38mm
- Lug to Lug – 46mm
- Case Thickness – 13mm
- Weight – 150g
- Band length – 8.5 inch
- Hard Presentation Box and warranty card
DIY Watch Club – Build Your Own Divers Watch
If you’re as interested in Diver’s Watches as we are you might like to Build your own watch for the same price as an entry level Citizen Promaster or Seiko Prospex watch. With the DIY Watch Club you get EVERYTHING you need to build your own high quality timepiece made from trusted components. Chose from a list of movements like the super reliable Seiko SII NH35A. We were fascinated to learn more so we bought this stunning DWC Batman Watch kit with it’s distinctive blue and black bezel.
The entire construction took less than half a day and we have documented the build in a couple of videos available on the ChronoDiver’s YouTube channel. For more information on building your own Diver’s Watch please visit our Review of the DWC
Quality alternatives – Orient, Seiko & Invicta Dive watches
Three other brands that may appeal to shopper’s considering a San Martin diver’s watch are Steeldive, Invicta and Orient. The Invicta range of dive watches include the hugely popular Invicta Pro Diver and the 300m water resistant Invicta Grand Diver (both pictured below). Invicta Dive watches feature very good quality Japanese movements like the Miyota 8215 (Citizen owned) and the Seiko produced NH35 (automatic / hacking).
Orient watches are a wholly owned subsidiary company of Seiko Epson. All Orient dive watches use movements Made in Japan – in other words – great quality at a sensible price. The most popular from this brand are often referred to as the Orient Mako – a Rolex Submariner styled divers watch – and the Orient Kamasu. However, Orient themselves do NOT refer to these watches by those nicknames. Not surprisingly – both Orient and Invicta have listings on our best value for money divers watches.
Don’t forget to also take a look at the Seiko diving watches – without doubt the most popular brand. Seiko have it covered with their traditional, mechanical, self winding Seiko automatic diver’s watches. And, for those who demand ACCURACY, they offer their range of Seiko Kinetic dive watches – quartz accuracy, motion charged.
Invicta and Orient Dive watches
Quick Links & References
- San Martin UK – VJS Trading (eBay store – 100% feedback)
- Official Website – SanMartinWatches.com