The Best Dive Watches Under P30,000
A dive watch, as the name implies, is built for plunging into the ocean, sea, or any body of water, large or small, for a prolonged period. They are, by many accounts, some of the most durable timepieces available, because they are made to be impervious to liquid and pressure. Sounds expensive, right? Well, dive watches really don’t have to be. Many of the best fall under P30,000, and will do the job of those that cost six figures or more.
The key characteristic to look out for is the resistance to water pressure, which is usually measured by meters. The standard is 100 meters, and the higher the number, 200 and 300 meters being the most common, the better a timepiece is for, well, diving. Also, you really don’t have to be a professional diver or hobbyist to sport one; they are great to wear in any environment and any scenario. And we gathered 10 of the best below.
Stainless Steel Quartz Dive Watch
The Casio Duro—that's the name fans have given to the dive watch you see here—is one of the best values on the market today. Sure, you won't get features like screw-down crown, but you'll get a perfectly dive-y aesthetic and 200 meters of water resistance for a very nice price.
Navi World Time Fabric Strap Dive Watch
P6,920 AT TIMEX
Timex, the name to know in affordable horology, of course has a selection of great dive watches, including this one with a world timer, sturdy nylon strap, sorbet-colored face, and 100 meters of water resistance.
Mako II Japanese Automatic Stainless Steel Diving Watch
Japanese steel: used for samurai swords, chef knives, and one of the sharpest dive watches around.
Marine Star Dive Watch
Bulova's timepieces, especially the Marine Star, will always steer you in the right direction.
Promaster Automatic Dive Watch
Citizen's Promaster, as its name suggests is for big-league divers; the watch is not only made of durable stainless steel, but it has a water resistance of up to 200 meters.
Solar Chronograph Diver Watch
The movement of this highly rated Seiko watch is powered by the sun, so feel free to catch some rays before taking a dip.
Pacific Diver 3121.BO Sea Series Watch
Pacific may be in its moniker, but this Luminox—with a water pressure resistance of 200 meters—will work swimmingly in any ocean.
Khaki Navy Scuba Strap Dive Watch
This Swiss-made Hamilton watch—with an automatic movement, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and ability to withstand water up to 100 meters—is great for diving. Just take a look at its name.
Maverick GS Stainless Steel Dive Watch
VICTORINOX SWISS ARMY
P29,500 AT LAZADA
Victorinox, the brand that offers the best pocket knives around, also offers impressive dive watches made of sleek stainless steel.
Seastar 1000 Chronograph Dive Watch
P29,300 AT LUCERNE
With water resistance of 300 meters, this watch from Tissot is built for diving deep into the ocean (or any other large body of water). It's also tested for intense water sports, if that's your thing.
From: Esquire US