Whereas the key a part of summer time 2020 is over we nonetheless have one month to go and kit up for the seashore. In case you haven’t had any luck including a dive watch to your assortment right here’s an inventory for you. We collected 10 superior watches which might be all below €1,000.
This listing just isn’t assembled in any specific order. What connects these items is that they’re all below 1k and all have a mechanical motion inside them. Tell us within the feedback beneath what can be your choose for this listing. It could be nice to see which one comes out on high!
Certina DS PH200M — €695
Certina is understood to provide actually well-made diver watches for an inexpensive value. Not solely previously however nonetheless at the moment. Classic Certina divers such because the DS-2 Tremendous PH1000M are favorites amongst classic collectors. The model’s timepieces are nonetheless simply nearly as good and, within the case of our choose, the DS PH200M, additionally vintage-inspired. When the DS PH200M got here to market a number of years in the past it was an on the spot hit. The vintage-inspired design is nice and the worth at €695 was greater than wallet-friendly. Since then the model continued to launch new fashions primarily based on the DS PH200M and they’re breath-taking. Having stated that, the unique mannequin will at all times keep near our hearts.
Tissot Seastar 1000 — €653
Whereas Tissot just isn’t a traditional diver’s watch model like Certina, it has had an excellent few fashions previously that handed being solely a “enjoyable watch”. Take the Tissot Seastar 1000, for instance. Priced just below €700 (at €690 to be actual) this watch gives nice bang in your buck. Initially, it appears superior. It has an attractive deep blue dial, ceramic bezel. Contained in the watch is a Powermatic 80 motion. The design is clearly trendy (and subjective), the case dimension is giant, and the 80 hours of energy reserve may be very comfy after we speak about an computerized watch. The Tissot Seastar 1000 was born to be a seashore watch, however due to its water-resistance score it may well do rather more.
Baltic Aquascaphe — €695
I adore it when a plan comes collectively — the traditional quote from John “Hannibal” Smith is the easiest way I can describe the best way I really feel about Baltic. Had it not been for the model’s first Kickstarter marketing campaign, we might have by no means been in a position to benefit from the rise of this little French microbrand to the place it’s at the moment. And I’m optimistic that that is just the start of the model’s journey.
…the Baltic Aquascaphe appears like the right re-edition of a classic mannequin.
Thus far, just about all the things we now have seen from Baltic is simply grand. Just like the Baltic Aquascaphe, a timepiece that bends previous and current in a really sympathetic approach. Since Baltic is a brand new model there have been no classic fashions to reap when looking for inspiration. Nonetheless, the Baltic Aquascaphe appears like the right re-edition of a classic mannequin. And the worth? €695, that’s not too dangerous both.
Doxa Sub 200 — €950 on a strap €990 on a bracelet
Doxa has been on the rise for some time now. Just lately the model switched gear with the arrival of a charismatic CEO, however Doxa had been doing nice stuff earlier than that as properly. The fruit of its labor was, amongst different issues, this watch. The Doxa Sub 200 is aiming for a special viewers than the Sub 300. The look remains to be vintage-inspired however much less “edgy”. The Doxa Sub 200 is a superb and inexpensive diver watch from one of many OG manufacturers. Yessir, Doxa was one of many trailblazers in growing divers’ watches again within the days. However what makes the Sub 200 so particular? Properly, the worth certainly, because it’s below 1K on the bracelet or on the strap. We are able to select from six totally different colours if we need to take a splash of shade into the water (sorry for the lame pun).
Seiko SRPC35K1 — €439
Okay, you knew this Seiko was coming, proper? It’s just about unimaginable to write down an inventory about diver watches that gained’t break the financial institution with out including (a minimum of) one in all Seiko’s price range instrument watches within the combine. The Japanese model is understood for a lot of issues, one in all which is the superb high quality and ruggedness. Even when we speak about its inexpensive divers, just like the SRCP35K1. We’re speaking about €439 for an computerized metal diver that has 200m of water resistance and comes on the bracelet.
…if you’d like a two-tone bezel you may get the SRPC41Okay…
Nevertheless, the SRPC35K1 just isn’t the one timepiece in Seiko’s so-called Mini-Turtle collection. Should you fancy a little bit of shade you possibly can select the SRPC39K1 with a mesmerizing blue dial and bezel. Although, if you’d like a two-tone bezel you may get the SRPC41Okay with black dial and purple/blue bezel. One of the best factor about these two is that they’re even cheaper than then SRPC35K1.
Bulova Oceanographer — €599
The Bulova Oceanographer is a watch that I just lately reviewed however this was not my first encounter with the piece. I keep in mind strolling into Bulova’s sales space throughout Baselworld and seeing it in one of many shows. There have been a bunch of classic Bulova fashions in addition to a number of the trendy reinterpretations and the watch that caught my consideration was the Oceanographer.
…a really properly construct instrument watch on a bracelet.
Sure, it appears lots like different divers from the identical period, however they largely include a premium value. Not this one. For just below €600 you may get your self a really properly construct instrument watch on a bracelet. The dimensions is on the bigger finish of the spectrum at 43mm however regardless of that, the Oceanographer does put on smaller. With a depth score at 200m, the Bulova Oceanographer is a correct diver watch that additionally appears beautiful. No to say that it additionally is available in different colours.
Citizen Promaster Automated — €300
Whereas we’re speaking about Bulova, we have to point out one other model — Citizen. In case you didn’t know, Citizen owns Bulova, so we’re technically speaking about sister manufacturers. Though, the 2 manufacturers’ gives couldn’t be extra totally different from one another. Should you’re searching for an affordable entry-level mechanical instrument watch, there are hardly higher manufacturers to take a look at than Seiko or Citizen. Since we already talked about Seiko above let’s have a look at one in all Citizen’s supply, the Promaster Automated reference NY0040-09EE.
This can be a 42mm metal diver with a depth score of 200m, day-date, a black dial, and a rubber strap. By way of design, the Citizen Promaster appears identical to any of their earlier fashions from a decade or so in the past. Nevertheless, you don’t purchase one for cutting-edge design. You get it as a result of it’s sturdy and low cost at round €300 or much less.
Eza Sealander — €699
Eza is a microbrand that has been on the watch scene for an excellent few years now. Its choice consists of three totally different mannequin strains and some totally different variations in every line. Clearly, the one that’s the most attention-grabbing to us is Eza’s Sealander watches. This time we’re not speaking a couple of Swiss Made or a Japanese watch however one which comes from Germany as you possibly can see on the dial. As a facet observe, Eza comes from Pforzheim, which is a big metropolis in German watchmaking (additionally only some kilometers away from Karlsruhe, the place I reside) with many ateliers and suppliers for the business. The Sealander fashions are available metal, DLC, and bronze circumstances in quite a lot of dial and bezel colours. The most affordable Eza Sealander is €699 and comes on a leather-based strap.
Marloe Watch Firm — €495
Marloe Watch Firm is a micro model from Nice Britain. It has three core mannequin households. One in every of which is the right match for our listing. I’m speaking about Marloe Watch Company’s Morar fashions, a collection of attention-grabbing computerized divers. The timepieces are smaller than your common dive watch at 40mm. They arrive in metal or bronze circumstances with a bunch of various dial colours. The bead-blasted case is certainly one thing you don’t see too typically as of late and whereas the case design is spherical it additionally jogs my memory of classic watches.
However Marloe Watch Firm is a brand new micro with out a lot historical past but. The house owners, nevertheless, hope to alter that with an eye fixed for design. The entire watch simply appears totally different than different divers’ fashions. You may get a Morar on a rubber or leather-based strap, or each if you happen to fancy a little bit of change. The value is pleasant too at €495.
Lorier — $499
Lastly, let’s take a better have a look at one other microbrand that gives a collection of totally different divers. The model is Lorier and the mannequin line is named Neptune. These timepieces, identical to an excellent few above, are vintage-inspired, which you’ll clearly inform after the primary look. Nevertheless, the watches don’t look outdated in any respect. The Lorier Neptune fashions are easy and stylish, a lot in order that they’ll simply stand in for dressier watches. Clearly, the black diving bezel makes the Neptune look sportier and fewer elegant however hey, every to their very own proper? The value right here is $499 (or round €435) and whereas the watches will not be out there but, you possibly can join the ready listing. Judging by what we now have seen to this point you’ll not be dissatisfied.