Steeldive Watches (UK & USA)

Steeldive watches summed up in a few words – exceptional quality usable dive watches at prices that will surprise most watch fans. All their watches are tested for water resistancy and built from modern, high quality components.

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Unlike many other homage watches you can swim and even scuba in a Steeldive watch. Most models are powered by reliable movements like the automatic NH35 (made by TMI / Seiko).

Are Steeldive watches FAKE?

No – Steeldive watches are generally designed as a tribute to some of the best and most famous dive watches. They are often, but not always influenced by iconic Seiko dive watches and other Swiss dive watches. Importantly, they are NOT fake watches as they do not make any claim to be the original watch. These watches do NOT bear any of the original branded livery (logos etc). Just look at the spec below – that’s not what you’d find in a cheap copy watch. We have more Homage Watches here – a collection of Rolex, Omega and Blancpain tributes from Parnis, Bliger, Corgeut and Tandorio

For customers in the UK we recommend Steeldive UK Direct and avoid DUTY & POSTAGE

Steeldive 1953 – Rolex Submariner tribute

The SD1953 is Steeldive’s tribute to the Rolex Submariner. The SD1953 comes in several colours including traditional black, “hulk” green and “smurf” blue. The one shown here is the Steeldive HULK with all green dial and bezel. For a tribute watch the SD1953’s specification reads like a that of a watch double it’s price. Marine grade 316L steel casing – Seiko NH35 automatic self winding movement, sapphire crystal and BGW9 lume.

Steeldive 1975 – an homage to the Seiko Tuna

Another very popular model from Steeldive is their bomb-proof, deep diving SD1975 – a clear tribute to the iconic Seiko Tuna. The original Tuna was made famous in the 1970’s due to it’s innovative solution to a common deep-dive watch problem- the ingress of helium gas in to the watch. Instead of installing a helium escape valve as found in watches like the Rolex Sea-Dweller and Omega Planet Ocean – Seiko solved the problem with an external “helium proof” gasket. It’s this gasket that makes the Steeldive SD1975 instantly recognizable as a Seiko Tuna Homage.

There are two models shown above. The first is the all black SD9175 5 link Tuna. The other is the vintage styled SD1975V with a tropical patina on the watches luminous indexes giving the impression it’s been around for several decades. Both watches are constructed from a 316L marine grade steel case with an AV coated sapphire crystal, 120 click uni-directional bezel and Japanese Seiko NH35A automatic self-winding movement. All models are certified water resistant to 300m with some models such as the Steeldive SD1978 Emperor Tuna rated to a whopping 1000m

Steeldive Captain Willard – SD1970 Turtle Tribute

Possibly the most popular watch in the Steeldive collection. This is their version of the classic Seiko Turtle as worn by Martin Sheen in the movie “Apocalypse Now“. The Steeldive Turtle features a smooth, shell like case with rounded lugs. The Steeldive SD1970 is a mid-sized dive watch that looks right both on the beach and in the office.

As with all Steeldive watches it features quality marine grade components and inside it’s powered by the Japanese NH35A self-winding movement. If you’re in the market for a dive watch made famous in patrolling the Vietnam rivers – look no further than this Steeldive Captain Willard tribute.

Steeldive SD1970 Specification

  • Sapphire Crystal Glass
  • NH35 Automatic Movement
  • 120 Click Rotational Ceramic Bezel
  • 200m Water Resistance
  • Screwdown Crown
  • Screwback Case
  • 316L Stainless Steel Case
  • Stainless Steel Strap and Extra Steeldive branded rubber strap included
  • Hacking Movement
  • C3 Luminova on the face
  • BGW9 on the bezel
  • Lug Width – 20mm
  • Case Diameter – 44mm
  • Lug to Lug – 46mm
  • Case Thickness – 13.5mm
  • Weight – 140g
  • Hard Presentation Box and warranty card

SD1969 – Omega Ploprof Homage

The Steeldive SD1969 pays tribute to the highly innovative Omega Ploprof – “Plongeur Professional” – French for Professional Divers. A deep dive watch that broke records in the late 1960’s and early 70’s. The orange button on the side is a helium escape valve.

‘It may not look pretty on the surface, but deep down it’s beautiful.’- that’s genuinely how Omega described this deep diving masterpiece. The Steeldive PloProf is, believe it or not, like the Omega original, waterproof rated to a depth of 1,200m. Honestly? We don’t know, but that’s what it says on the spec sheet and we’ve not got a testing machine capable of testing beyond 200m! One thing is certain – it’s good for scuba, snorkeling, bathing etc.

Steeldive SD1969 Ploprof Specification

  • Sapphire Crystal Glass
  • NH35 Automatic Movement
  • Lockable Bi-Rotational Ceramic Bezel
  • 1200m Water Resistance
  • Screwdown Crown and Crown Guard
  • Screwback Case
  • 316L Stainless Steel Case
  • Stainless Steel Sharkmesh strap fitted and free Rubber Strap also supplied
  • Hacking Movement
  • Helium Escape Valve
  • C3 Luminova on the face
  • Lug width – 22mm
  • Case Diameter with crown- 56mm
  • Lug to Lug – 46 mm
  • Case Thickness – 13.8mm
  • Weight – 250g
  • Hard Presentation Box and warranty card

LIVE Listings – Steeldive watches available today

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STEELDIVE SD1953 Stainless Steel 41mm Watch with Black Dial and Bezel NH35 mvt.

🇬🇧 delivery : A STEELDIVE SD1953 Stainless Steel 41mm Watch with Black Dial and Bezel NH35 mvt.. This watch is available now for £109.50. The seller is located in Chesterfield, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with …

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STEELDIVE Men Diver Watch Automatic Wristwatch 120Bar Helium Exhaust Valve NH35

🇺🇸 delivery : A STEELDIVE Men Diver Watch Automatic Wristwatch 120Bar Helium Exhaust Valve NH35. This watch is available now for US$469.00. The seller is located in Xiamen, China. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with tags. This wa…

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Steeldive SD1970, 6105 Turtle Captain Willard, NH35, Sapphire, Diving, Bronze V2

🇬🇧 delivery : A Steeldive SD1970, 6105 Turtle Captain Willard, NH35, Sapphire, Diving, Bronze V2. This watch is available now for £166.51. The seller is located in Burnside, SA, Australia. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with tags…

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STEELDIVE Men Luxury Watch Bronze Automatic Wristwatch Diver 30Bar Luminous NH35

🇺🇸 delivery : A STEELDIVE Men Luxury Watch Bronze Automatic Wristwatch Diver 30Bar Luminous NH35. This watch is available now for US$189.00. The seller is located in Xiamen, China. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with tags. This w…

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Steeldive SD1970 “Captain Willard” 6105 Homage Seiko NH35 200m Milled Clasp

🇬🇧 delivery : A Steeldive SD1970 “Captain Willard” 6105 Homage Seiko NH35 200m Milled Clasp. This watch is available now for £99.99. The seller is located in Newton-le-Willows, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed …

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Steeldive SD1953 Green Sub 300M Quartz Dive Watch UK Stock

🇺🇸 delivery : A Steeldive SD1953 Green Sub 300M Quartz Dive Watch UK Stock. This watch is available now for US$102.90. The seller is located in Redruth, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with tags. This watch is bein…

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NEW & PRISTINE! STEELDIVE SD1975 TUNA (BLACK) 300M AUTOMATIC DIVER WATCH

🇬🇧 delivery : A NEW & PRISTINE! STEELDIVE SD1975 TUNA (BLACK) 300M AUTOMATIC DIVER WATCH. This watch is available now for £149.99. The seller is located in London, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with tags. Th…

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Steeldive SD1970, 6105 Turtle Captain Willard, NH35, Sapphire, Diving, Bronze V2

🇺🇸 delivery : A Steeldive SD1970, 6105 Turtle Captain Willard, NH35, Sapphire, Diving, Bronze V2. This watch is available now for US$201.59. The seller is located in Burnside, SA, Australia. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with ta…

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STEELDIVE SD1952T 55 Fifty Five Fathoms NH35 Diver Automatic Watch BGW9 C3 41mm

🇬🇧 delivery : A STEELDIVE SD1952T 55 Fifty Five Fathoms NH35 Diver Automatic Watch BGW9 C3 41mm. This watch is available now for £166.99. The seller is located in Canton, China. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with tags. This watc…

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Steeldive SD1970 ‘Captain Willard’ 6105 Automatic Homage Diver Watch- Seiko NH35

🇺🇸 delivery : A Steeldive SD1970 ‘Captain Willard’ 6105 Automatic Homage Diver Watch- Seiko NH35. This watch is available now for US$121.06. The seller is located in Rochester, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed …

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Steeldive SD1983, DS-3, NH35, AR Sapphire, Lume, 1000m Diver, Orange, Rubber

🇬🇧 delivery : A Steeldive SD1983, DS-3, NH35, AR Sapphire, Lume, 1000m Diver, Orange, Rubber. This watch is available now for £230.56. The seller is located in Burnside, SA, Australia. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with tags. Th…

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STEELDIVE Mens Diver Watches Tuna 300M Automatic Wristwatch C3 Luminous NH35

🇺🇸 delivery : A STEELDIVE Mens Diver Watches Tuna 300M Automatic Wristwatch C3 Luminous NH35. This watch is available now for US$179.00. The seller is located in Xiamen, China. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with tags. This watch…

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Steeldive Blue SD1970T 44mm Dive Watch PT5000 CERAMIC Bezel Upgraded Clasp

🇬🇧 delivery : A Steeldive Blue SD1970T 44mm Dive Watch PT5000 CERAMIC Bezel Upgraded Clasp. This watch is available now for £150.00. The seller is located in London, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with tags. This …

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STEELDIVE Men Diver Watch Bronze Luxury Automatic Wristwatch Luminous NH35 20Bar

🇺🇸 delivery : A STEELDIVE Men Diver Watch Bronze Luxury Automatic Wristwatch Luminous NH35 20Bar. This watch is available now for US$279.00. The seller is located in Xiamen, China. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with tags. This w…

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NEW & PRISTINE! STEELDIVE SD1975XT NINJA DARTH TUNA (ORANGE) 300M DIVER WATCH

🇬🇧 delivery : A NEW & PRISTINE! STEELDIVE SD1975XT NINJA DARTH TUNA (ORANGE) 300M DIVER WATCH. This watch is available now for £199.99. The seller is located in London, United Kingdom. The condition of this watch has been listed as New with tag…

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Examples of Steeldive watches sold on eBay

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Dilema – a modern reliable homage watch or a vintage refurbished one

In our opinion it makes sense buying one of these watches over a 20 year old watch of unknown origin. Steeldive make a lovely homage to the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. They also produce tribute watches to many of the most popular Seiko diver’s watches. This includes homages to the Seiko SKX, Tuna, Turtle and a very nice Seiko Captain Willard homage. That one reproducing the looks of the classic 1970’s 6105 Seiko Turtle. Other best sellers are the Steeldive SD1970 (Captain Willard), the SD1975J Kanagawa Wave (Seiko Tuna homage) and the Steeldive SD1952 MilSpec (Blancpain Fifty Fathoms tribute)

ChronoDivers homage to the SKX009 & SKX007

For fans of the original Seiko models – we have commissioned our own homage to the Seiko SKX009. The ChronoDivers CD200SKX is a 200 meter water resistant dive watch powered by the reliable Seiko (SSI) NH35A automatic self winding movement. With 24 jewels, sapphire crystal, silicone watch strap, screw-down crown, hacking (start / stop time) our version offers excellent value for money. Currently we have this timepiece available with 4 different bezels including the all black SKX007 and the red & blue Pepsi version. >> ChronoDivers 200m diver’s watch here

VJS Trading – Steeldive UK

UK Buyers > Take the hassle out of buying a Steeldive watch and buy it from the official UK suppliers. It is possible to buy these watches direct from China and save a couple of £’s. However, the shipping and duty charges can be a little “random” and there’s little comeback if it arrives faulty. We would recommend sourcing your watch from the official Steeldive UK dealer >> VJS Trading. All these watches are held in UK stock and arrive with NO duty or additional shipping charges. All purchases are covered by the comprehensive eBay Money Back Guarantee

Steeldive UK examples

All watch prices correct at time of publication. In order of image we have a Steeldive SD1953 Submariner “HULK” for £119.99. A Steeldive Captain Willard SD1970 selling with a Buy it Now price of £119.99. The third in this lineup from Steeldive UK (VJS Trading) is another Submariner homage with the word MARINE on the dial in COMEX styling. Finally we have two images of the SD1971 Seiko SUMO tribute – this one for £139.99 with TWO straps (steel bracelet and blue rubber divers)

Could you Build Your Own Diver’s Watch?

Yes you could – we did. True watch fans like the team at ChronoDivers might be excited to know that it’s possible to Build Your Own Dive Watch for the same price as an entry level Citizen Promaster Automatic or Seiko Turtle divers watch. With the DWC – the DIY Watch Club – you get EVERYTHING required to construct a high quality timepiece made from trusted components like the Seiko SII NH35A movement. We were keen to learn more so we took the plunge and got this stunning DWC Batman Diver’s Watch kit.

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 >> DIY Watch Club reviewed here

“Branded” alternatives to Steeldive

There are two other brands that may appeal to customer’s looking at these Steeldive watches – Invicta and Orient. They are massively popular brands in Asia – known for their own quality and innovation, not simply “tribute” watches.

Invicta Divers Watches

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 Dive Watches

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.

A final word of warning!

When you wear your Steeldive watch expect to be asked over and over – “where did you buy it? – I want one

Further Reading

Global website : Steeldivewatches.com