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Best Women's Dive Watches – Omega Seamaster Pro 300 Midsize
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2019’s Best Women’s Dive Watches

Are you in need of a smaller dive watch, either due to small wrists or just preference? Prefer brighter colors? The guide to best women’s dive watches should help!

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Orient Triton RA-EL0001B
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2018’s Best Dive Watches Under $500

Need a new watch and have a budget of under $500? You’re in luck since the best dive watches under $500 but above about $250 are the ultimate sweet-spot (in my humble opinion) for features and finish vs. cost of the watch.

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2018’s Best Dive Watches Under $200

Need a wrist watch that’s stylish, but also rugged and useful?

Or you don’t dive with a computer, and need a reliable watch to keep track of your dive time? These inexpensive dive watches fit the bill perfectly. Extremely water resistant, shock-proof, and good-looking, you won’t have to worry about breaking one of these watches while on your next diving, kayaking, surfing, or mountain biking trip.

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Christopher Ward C60 Trident Pro 600 Banner
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2018’s Best Dive Watches Under $1000

In need of a new watch? The thousands of options too much to sort through? Dive Watches Blog is here to help. This is a short-list of the best dive watches under $1000 that are currently available.

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Casio MDV106-1A Diver Wristshot On Beach
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Best Affordable Dive Watches

On the hunt for an affordable dive watch? I’m here to help, no matter what your budget may be! $500 or less, $200 or less, or even under $100.

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Best Orange Divers – DOXA SUB1200T
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The Best Orange Dive Watches

A lot of people are completely obsessed with orange dive watches, and for good reason. They offer a very bright alternative to the mass of black and white dialed watches available, and visually pop off of the wrist. Why are bright orange dials so popular on dive watches?  Orange faced …

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Casio MDV106-1A Wrist Shot with black NATO strap
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2016’s Best Dive Watches under $100

Finding proper dive watches under $100 that aren’t complete garbage is quite the chore. offers several nice looking inexpensive divers, but everything I’ve read and heard about them is that they fall apart very quickly, or are broken on arrival. I’ll be reviewing a few myself here soon to see if those …

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Evolution of the Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is one of the most popular dive watches of all time, easily shown by the .  While reading an article about the history of the Rolex Submariner, I found myself wanting a visual guide to the various changes made throughout the years to the iconic diver. I couldn’t find …

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Helberg CH1 Bronze diver
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Holiday Gift Guide – Watches for Him

Trying to find the perfect gift for a special man in your life? Watches make an outstanding present – they not only provide a practical and useful function (telling time) but are also commonly the only piece of jewelry (besides a wedding band) worn by men. As such they allow …

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Holiday Gift Guide – Watches For Her

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 …

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Benarus Moray
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Top Boutique Dive Watch Companies

H2O / Helberg H2O and Helberg are two brands from the H2O Watch Company, based out of Germany. H2O Watch specializes in extremely customizable, high tech mechanical dive watches. Each watch is tailor-made to your exact specifications, making every watch unique. In addition to their watches being fully customizable with …

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Seiko SKX007 Unboxing - Wrist shot of brand new SKX007
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Dive Watch Sizing Guide

What size watch will look best on your wrist? Watch sizing can be a complicated topic, and there’s no hard rules. A lot of the ‘look best’ part comes down to personal preference. Some people with small wrists are perfectly comfortable wearing a behemoth diver that others may consider outlandish …

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Guide to Dive Watches
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Dive Watches: A Quick Guide to the Basics

Just getting into watches? Be sure to reference our guide to common watch terms while reading this. What is a dive watch? At it’s most basic, a dive watch (also known as a diving watch, or a diver’s) is a watch designed for underwater diving that can withstand at a …

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Basic Watch Terminology

Just getting into watches? If you’re like me, you’re running into a lot of seemingly obscure terms and phrases.  So what do all these watch specific words mean? I’m not going to be able to cover everything you might see, but this guide will provide a good reference, so you’ll be …

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Sandris

Does the Strapcode bracelet fit properly? Read somewhere that there were slight diferences in lug shape between Ray II and III..

Harry Bouma

I am glad you didn't Reed! Too many people allready wear a warch for a short time and then review it. What you do is a niche, really special! And…

Reed Gibson

Thanks Harry! I keep telling myself I'm going to buy a watch, wear it for a couple weeks, write a review and then sell it on so that I can…

Reed Gibson

Thanks for the feedback Matt. Where are you getting this info about the Mako 3 vs. Ray 3? The Japanese Orient site doesn't seem to use that branding ( I…

BeKinder DesignChateau

Picked up the Red Dial Ray III from a Japanese website for 280. Beautiful case and dial as usual for Orient. The bezel has a smoother, more Seiko-esque click and…

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