Looking for a gift for that special lady in your life?

Sorting through various manufactures dive watches aimed at women is quite the chore. Many of them are only ‘diver style’ and not actually suitable for diving. Others are so small that while they might look nice, they’d be useless for their stated purpose.

I’ve done my best to pick the highest quality, actually useful dive watches for women available today. All these watches are usable for diving and swimming, and they should all stand up to years of hard use. 

Whether she’s a SCUBA diver or just loves the style, functionality, and toughness of diver watches, one of the watches on this list is sure to make her happy.

I’ve organized the following recommendations by price point, so if you’ve got a budget limit, feel free to jump to the right section here:

Watches over $1000
$500 to $1000
$250 to $500
Less than $250

Watches over $1000

Omega Seamaster 300M – $2300 $1795.00 from Amazon

Omega Seamaster Womens

Specifications

  • Omega 1424 Swiss-made quartz movement
  • Certified ISO diver’s watch
  • 300m (990ft) water resistance
  • Unidirectional bezel
  • Anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal
  • 28mm case diameter
  • 9.5mm height
  • 14mm band width
  • Date window
  • 32 month battery life
  • Luminous hands and markers

The Omega Seamaster is head to head with the Rolex Submariner for the title of ‘Most classic dive watch’. This modestly sized (at 28mm diameter) quartz version of the Seamaster simply oozes luxury and reliability.

It really doesn’t get any better than this, the Omega Seamaster is perfect for that special lady in your life, and this watch will be sure to adorn her wrist for years to come.

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Oris Aquis Date Diamonds – $2200 $1431.95 from Amazon

Oris Aquis Date Diamonds Ladies Diver

Specifications

  • Oris 733 Swiss automatic mechanical movement 
  • Certified ISO diver’s watch
  • 300m (990ft) water resistance
  • Ceramic unidirectional bezel
  • Anti-reflective, domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • 36mm case diameter
  • 12mm height
  • 17.8mm band width
  • Date window
  • 38 hour power reserve
  • Luminous hands and markers

Oris, a Swiss company, has been designing and manufacturing gorgeous watches since 1904. They only produce mechanical watches, you won’t find a quartz watch in their catalog. While not quite the household name that Rolex or Omega are, they definitely have a reputation in the watch world for outstanding watches. 

The Oris Aquis gives the better known brands some very solid competition, and at a very attractive price point. Everything about this watch is extremely high quality, from the domed sapphire crystal and sapphire display caseback (you can view the mechanical movement and Oris’ trademark red rotor from the back of the watch) to the ceramic bezel and diamond hour markers.

If you’re looking for something a little less traditional looking than the Omega Seamaster above, be sure to give this fine watch some serious consideration.

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Watches $500 to $999

Victorinox Maverick Mechanical Lady – $895 $642.60 from Amazon

Victorinox Maverick Mechanical Lady diver watch

Specifications

  • Swiss automatic mechanical movement 
  • 100m (330ft) water resistance
  • Unidirectional bezel
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Exhibition / display case back
  • 34mm case diameter
  • 11mm height
  • 18mm band width
  • Date window
  • 38 hour power reserve
  • Luminous hands and markers

Victorinox are the makers of the original Swiss Army knife, and have been manufacturing watches for the Swiss army since 1989, right in Switzerland. Their various ‘Swiss Army’ watches are extremely popular and collectable. 

The Mavericks collection is designed to be a perfect blend of elegance and function. A go anywhere sports watch, it will be equally home in the mountains or the deep sea. A perfect gift for that adventurous woman in your life.

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Luminox Navy Seal Colormark – $600 from Princeton Watches

Luminox Colormark Ladies Dive Watch

Specifications

  • Ronda 705 HH6 Swiss quartz movement 
  • 200m (660ft) water resistance
  • Unidirectional bezel
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • 38mm case diameter
  • 11mm height
  • Date window
  • Tritium luminous markers (constant light for up to 25 years)

Used by military and law enforcement around the world, the Navy Seal Colormark from Luminox offers something just a little different.

Designed to be rugged, precise, and extremely useable, the Colormark still comes off looking quite nice on the wrist.

The most outstanding feature of the Colormark has to be the glow-in-the-dark tritium tubes. These don’t need to be recharged in the sunlight, and will always be glowing when you need them to.

This is the perfect gift for that badass, no nonsense lady you care about.

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Watches $250 to $499

Reactor Ladies Critical Mass – $349.95 from Amazon

Reactor Critical Mass Ladies Dive Watch

Specifications

  • Quartz movement 
  • 200m (660ft) water resistance
  • Unidirectional bezel
  • Mineral crystal
  • 34.6mm case diameter
  • 11.8mm height
  • 18mm band width
  • Day and Date window
  • Superluminova hands and markers

Reactor Watches claims to have the best built performance sport watches available. They’ve worked hard to design out any weaknesses and improve every feature possible in their watches. The reviews available online all give the impression that Reactor has succeeded in this endeavor.

If that lady in your life needs a watch that can handle literally anything she throws at it, and the watches above are a little rich for your budget, the Critical Mass should fit your needs perfectly. With an attractive design, it won’t clash with jewelry when dressed up, but will be just as much at home in the gym or outdoors. 

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Christopher Ward C60 TRIDENT 300 – $415 from ChrisWard

Christopher Ward C60 Trident Divers Watch

Specifications

  • Swiss Ronda 515 quartz movement 
  • 300m (1000ft) water resistance
  • Aviation-grade aluminum unidirectional bezel
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • 38mm case diameter
  • 11.75mm height
  • 20mm band width
  • Date window
  • Superluminova hands and markers

Christopher Ward makes absolutely fantastic dive watches at this price point. The quality of their entire catalog is quite amazing. You won’t find many other divers for less than $500 that can compete with their watches.

I included the image of the model with the green bezel since it caught my fancy, but there’s a large range of different styling options available for this model.

The C60 Trident isn’t specifically a woman’s watch, but at a 38mm diameter it should wear very comfortably on most ladies, and watches of this size have been very much in style among women these days. They offer several strap sizes at checkout, so be sure to select the small if buying for someone with a slight wrist.

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Watches for under $250

Momentum Watch Women’s M1 Twist – $195  $80.10 from Amazon

Momentum M1 Twist Ladies Dive Watch

Specifications

  • V-series quartz movement 
  • 200m (660ft) water resistance
  • Unidirectional bezel
  • Mineral crystal
  • 42mm case diameter
  • 11mm height
  • 18mm band width
  • Date window
  • Luminous dial

Momentum Watch is a sport watches focused brand owned by St. Moritz Watch Corp. The watches are assembled by hand at their home offices of Vancouver, Canada.

Specifically designed for active people that need a watch while diving, cycling, wakeboarding, climbing, hiking and more, these tough watches are of a straight forward, no nonsense design. 

The M1 Twist is a great looking budget diver for any active, outdoors focused lady, and comes in a variety of bold colors.

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Invicta Pro Diver – $795 $109.00 from Amazon

Invicta Pro Diver Womens dive watch

Specifications

  • Swiss  515 caliber quartz movement 
  • 200m (660ft) water resistance
  • Unidirectional bezel
  • Mineral crystal
  • 40mm case diameter
  • 13mm height
  • 20mm band width
  • Date window
  • Luminous dial

Invicta is a very well known brand of quality but reasonably priced budget watches. A lot of their watches get mixed reviews with complaints about quality control, but the Pro Diver line seems to be very well regarded.

The Pro Diver Women’s dive watch is very nice looking while staying functional as an actual dive watch. Be aware of the 40mm case diameter, as it surprises many people with it’s larger size.

It’s become popular recently for women to wear what used to be exclusively male sized watches (38mm+), so as long as you’re aware of the size before ordering you should be quite pleased at the quality of this watch, especially at just over $100.

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