On the hunt for an affordable dive watch? I’m here to help, no matter what your budget may be!

People’s definition of an affordable watch varies quite a bit, depending on whether you’re an eccentric watch collector ($2000!? Too cheap!) or a struggling college student trying to buy their first ‘real’ watch ($40? Anything cheaper?).

Personally, I consider anything under $200 ‘affordable’, but I’m going to include my favorite watches that are under $500 here, for those with a bit more spending money.

The list below is basically a summary of my other lower-end price guides, so be sure to check those out as well (links further down) for more detail on each of these watches.

My top pick for each budget range?

Of course, I’m open to suggestions to improve any of my guides, and good luck on your search for the perfect diver!

Best Affordable Dive Watches Quick Comparison

Clicking the model name will take you to a full description. You can also sort by clicking the headers.
Approx. PriceImageModelMovementWater ResistanceCrystalCase / Bezel MaterialCase DiameterCase ThicknessLug to LugStrap WidthBuy Now Link
~$300Seiko SRP777 'Turtle'Automatic – Seiko 4R36200m / 660ftMineral – HardlexStainless Steel45mm13mm48mm22mm
~$300Citizen BJ8050 'EcoZilla'Quartz – Citizen Eco-Drive B873300m / 990ftMineralStainless Steel48mm19mm48mm (round watch)29mm
~$480Christopher Ward C60 Trident 300 BlackChristopher Ward C60 Trident 300Quartz – Ronda 515 Swiss300m / 990 ftSapphireStainless Steel / Aluminum38mm / 43mm11.75mm45.5mm / 51.5mm20mm / 22mmBuy Now
~$350Helson Shark Diver Brass BlackHelson Shark Diver 42Automatic – Seiko NH35500m / 1640 ftSapphireBrass42mm14.5mm51.5mm22mmBuy Now
~$300Seiko SUN019Quartz – Seiko Kinetic 5m89200m / 660ftSapphireStainless Steel48mm15mm51.5mm24mm
~$450Hamilton Khaki Navy ScubaAutomatic – ETA 2834-2100m / 330ftSapphireStainless Steel41mm14mm?20mm
~$200Seiko SKX007Automatic – Seiko 7S26200m / 660ftMineral – HardlexStainless Steel41mm13.25mm46mm22mm
~$180Orient Mako IIAutomatic – Orient F6922200m / 660ftMineralStainless Steel41.5mm13mm47mm22mm
~$170Seiko SNE107Quartz – Seiko Solar200m / 660ftMineral – HardlexStainless Steel42mm11mm49.5mm20mm
~$200Citizen BN0151-09L PromasterQuartz – Citizen Eco-Drive E168200m / 660ftMineralStainless Steel43mm12mm49mm20mm
~$200Seiko Prospex SSC021Quartz – Seiko Solar200m / 660ftMineral – HardlexStainless Steel44mm14mm49.5mm20mm
~$200Luminox Navy Seal Colormark 3050Quartz200m / 660ftMineralPolyurethane44mm13.8mm?23mm
~$040Casio MDV106-1A Wrist Shot with black NATO strapCasio MDV106-1AQuartz200m / 660ftMineralStainless steel45mm12.1mm48.5mm22mm
~$075Vostok Amphibia with Life Aquatic dialVostok AmphibiaAutomatic200m / 660ftAcrylicStainless steel40mm14.4mm46mm18mm

Be sure to check out all of my price guides for more detail:

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Writer, sailor, photographer, kayak guide and SCUBA diver. Based on Bainbridge Island, Washington State, USA