best dive watches under $2000

13 of the Best and Astonishing Dive Watches Under $2000

A pleasing and long-lasting addition to any collection of timepieces

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March 28, 2022
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I have to agree. Dive watches are an ever-popular choice by watch enthusiasts alike for their durability and reliability. The technologies that allow it to be carried meters below water and the abundant design choices out there mean that you can always count on the watch to be there for you however you look. Here is a list of the best dive watches under $2.000.

Although a $2000 price tag would not count into the realm of affordable dive watches, the hefty tag integrates some fine qualities you can only find on premium timepieces such as sturdy bracelets made with top-notch materials or a sturdy movement to power them. Read on to find out which timepieces make the list.

13 Best Dive Watches Under $2000

Whether you are into the vintage styles or more of the sports and active look, here is a curated list of 13 best dive watches you can get for under $2000.

Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Automatic

The first watch on the list of best dive watches is the Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Automatic. Its outstanding vintage design is prominent in the oldish blue dial with squared hour markers.

Additionally, the orange accents are peppered through the face of the watch, in its hands, and 12 to 3-minute markers on the bezel.

A powerful timepiece. This watch runs on the automatic STP-13 movement providing 40 hours of power reserve. This classic design and exceptional quality come at $1.395.

Mido Ocean Star Tribute

The next alternative on the best dive watches under $2000 that you can get is the Mido Ocean Star Tribute. Made from the renowned Swiss watch company, Mido, this particular timepiece is a rendition of their popular 1960s dive watch design.

With a polished stainless steel case, the measurements also fit well into most wrists coming at 40.5 mm case size and 13.4 mm in thickness. The distinctive vintage design can be seen from its black dial, squared hour markers, and orange needle-like hands. This classic watch can be attained by watch enthusiasts alike for $1.150

Longines Hydroconquest

Next, the Hydroconquest dive watch from the Swiss watchmaker, Longines. With a 41mm case and 11.9mm in thickness, the dive watch runs fitting and accentuates wrists with its green dial and bezel. This dive watch is also constructed mainly from stainless steel giving the wearer a neat and classic aura. This quality watch is priced at around $1.600.

Seiko Prospex SPB13

The next featured dive watch under $2.000 comes from the infamous Japanese brand, Seiko the Prospex SPB13. Strong, and reliable, the SPB13 highlights a stainless steel case and measures 40.5 mm case and 13.2 mm in thickness. 

Aside from that, the simplicity of the dial in gray-brown color and squared luminous hour markers provide for high eligibility even when submerged. This creates a chameleon-like watch fitting for most situations from casual to formal—all of which you can own for $1.200.

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Christopher Ward C60 Sapphire

England designed and Swiss manufactured, Christopher Ward also houses a fantastic contender on best dive watches under $2.000, the C60 Sapphire. A very much unique design when compared to the other pieces on the list, this particular timepiece features a thin, sapphire dial allowing us to see the inner workings of automatic Sellita SW200 movement.

What’s more, this watch features an outstanding 600 m in water resistance. If you’re on the lookout for something different yet powerful, this watch for $1.070 is for you.

Farer Endeavour Titanium

The next watch on the list is of a more contemporary design, the Farer Endeavour Titanium. Featuring titanium built for lighter weight and coated with white lume, this timepiece looks sleek and modern. Furthermore, it has a non-clicking unidirectional bezel.

Sporting a 300 m water resistance and a slim 12.5 thickness, and powered by the Automatic Sellita SW200-1 movement from Swiss, this $1.370 is a state-of-the-art choice for the present-day man.

Doxa Sub 300T

The Doxa Sub 300 T is a timepiece influenced by the 1960s Sub 300 T from the same Swiss watch manufacturer. Among one of the higher-priced on the list at $1.850, this particular timepiece sports an incredible 1.200 m water resistance powered by the ETA 2824-2 Swiss-made automatic movement allowing up to 38 hours of power reserve.

The design stays mostly true to the original Sub 300, with a unidirectional rotating bezel, squared hour markers, a Super-LumiNova lume, and a metric dive bezel as opposed to feet in the original design. This classic and powerful rendition coming at $1.890 is an assuring value to any watch collection.

Oris Divers Sixty-Five 40mm

Next, the Oris Divers Sixty Five. This particular timepiece is simple yet classic in its design and proportions. Featuring an enchanting dark blue dial, rotating bezel with vintage yellow hour markers either in squares or circles. This timepiece can resist up to 100 m of water. 

Running on the Swiss-made Sellita SW200-1 Automatic 1, this powerful yet classic watch of $1.850 deserves to be considered on the list of best dive watches under $2000

Unimatic Modello Uno U1-FM

This minimalistic and straightforward timepiece delivers quality in the essentials. Born from a Milan-based company, the Unimatic Modello Uno sports a 300 m water resistance, a 120 rotating bezel, and a matte black dial with circle hour markings glowing green in the dark along with a ladder-like hour hand. 

You can get this contender on the list of best dive watches under $2000 by paying a sum of $650.

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Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster

One of the cheaper alternatives on the list of best dive watches under $2000 is the Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster. Coming from the renowned solar-powered timepieces from the brand, the watch houses many accessories such as three sub-dials, a date window, and a depth meter.

All this is packaged in a stainless steel case and rubber strap. Furthermore, this watch can resist up to 200 m of water. With a price tag of $587, this is one of the affordable dive watches on the list and a great addition for the sports-inclined timepiece enthusiast.

Seiko Prospex Padi

Highlighting an enveloping case and deep ocean blue dial, this is another watch from the infamous Seiko brand, Seiko Prospex Padi. This is one of the best dive watches under $2000 with an interesting component. The timepiece runs on kinetic movement, meaning that the watch will tick away whenever you, the wearer, move. 

Aside from that, it has a unidirectional dive timer bezel and a 200 m water resistance. It does have a sporty look with its gear-shaped case and chunky hands and hour markers. This $522 watch is perfect for those with an active lifestyle.

Oris Aquis Date

The next one on the list of best dive watches under $2000 also comes from the renowned Oris watch house, the Oris Aquis Date. Its stainless steel, small 39.5 mm case makes it a durable tool watch. Furthermore, the bezel is made entirely of ceramic black. This $1.900 watch also features a similar colored dial giving it its minimal design.

With a 300 m in water resistance, and an Oris 733 automatic movement inspired by the Sellita SW 200-1 Caliber, this powerful and chameleon watch is a reliable choice for any watch collection. You can find a series of Oris Aquis Date here.

Hamilton Belowzero 2826 Auto

Another sleek yet bold contender on this list of best dive watches under $2000 is the all-black Hamilton Belowzero 2826 Auto. Don’t let the all-black deter you as this watch offers legibility in its different shades of dark color. 

The design features a durable rubber strap, convex crystal, and a screw-down crown. This is a powerful watch allowing up to 1000 m of water resistance and a helium release valve. This daring timepiece can be attained at $1.845.

That is it from our recommended list of quality and beautiful dive watches you can buy for under $2000. The price tag definitely allows for different quality alternatives than their affordable dive watches counterparts. If you’re looking to buy from Seiko, Hamilton, Citizen, and more look into our trusted watch collection here. 

Also, don’t forget to ‘dive’ deep into the world of horology written for the watch enthusiasts new and old at our Gnomon blog.

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