The dive watches below have been carefully selected by the team at Chronodivers.com. They represent high quality with VALUE for MONEY. For that reason, I’m afraid you won’t find an Omega, Rolex, Tudor or Breitling here – excellent as they are. Nonetheless, these entry level dive watches will satisfy the budget concious shopper seeking a quality timepiece. At the time of publication all watches are available for UNDER £200. Without further ado, here are our recommendations for the best value for money dive watch of 2021
Thinking of a pre-owned Seiko SKX009 or similar?
Currently there is a huge market for pre-owned Seiko dive watches, like the Seiko SKX009 and Seiko SKX007 for sale here. A majority of these watches are great and would make a fine addition to most people’s collections. However, some are what we might call “Feikos” or “FrankenWatches” … watches made from salvaged Seiko cases with aftermarket dials, hands etc. As an alternative to a 20 year old Seiko SKX of unknown origin, why not get a BRAND NEW dive watch. That comes with a guarantee to it’s water resistancy and will keep excellent time for many years to come.
We present – the best alternatives to a pre-owned Seiko
Importantly every watch listed here has a water resistancy rating of 200m – the entry level requirement of a recreational divers watch. All watches have an average 4/5 star or more review on Amazon and each has over 1,000 genuine user reviews. If you buy one of these watches you are making a statement. That is – you like quality watches but you don’t want to pay too much for a Swiss brand name or a 25 year old “Feiko SKX009“
1) Orient Mako Diver 200m – Automatic movement
Orient is a brand that everyone should consider when shopping for a value for money, entry level divers watch. The Orient Watch Company have been around since 1951. Currently owned by Seiko Epson assuring the customer of Japanese quality at an everyday affordable price. The most popular Mako model is available in Mako I, Mako II and now the Orient Mako III. Think about this for a moment – a quality stainless steel dive watch powered by an automatic, self winding Japanese mechanical movement for less than £200! That’s why it’s No1 in our VALUE for MONEY dive watch awards for entry level dive watches. More Orient Dive Watches for sale here
2) Invicta Pro-Diver – 24 jewel quality for little money
No2 on our list is this Invicta Pro-Diver 200m with self winding automatic movement and an attractive glass display caseback. One of the oldest watch brands listed on ChronoDivers. The Invicta brand has a long history of watch making going back to 1837. Some of their range are officially certified as “SWISS MADE” featuring a high quality ETA Quartz movement.
This watch is the perfect entry level dive watch for a realworld user hoping to take it on a journey under the waves. The majority of the range are powered by reliable Japanese movements made by TMI and SII. One thing they all have in common – great value for money. More Invicta Dive watches for sale here
3) Casio WR200m – casual Sports watch, great value
At No3 is the Casio WR200m – how could we leave this watch off our list of the best value for money dive watches. This is a hugely popular sports / divers watch with over 5,000 4+ star reviews on Amazon. Rubber traditional divers strap with a nice clean black face with luminous hour markers. Unlike the other models listed here – this one is QUARTZ making it a little cheaper than the others. Quartz watches (battery powered) are more accurate than a mechanical watch.
4) Citizen Promaster Diver – 200m Divers Watch with Eco-Drive
Sitting at a very honourable No4 in our list is another Japanese watch – this time from Citizen. We couldn’t have a TOP 4 DIVE WATCHES without at least one Citizen. I know how good these are as I have one in my own personal dive watch collection. It’s hard to choose which of the many Citizen Promaster Dive watches to include here but I’ve gone with the BN0151-28E for it’s clean lines, 200m water resistancy and unusual 4 o’clock crown. This model is extremely popular with sports divers – it’s even fully ISO compliant – what more could you want for under £200! More Citizen Promaster Dive watches for sale here