This week we move the quest for great dive watches up a notch to the best dive watches under $1000 mark. At this price point, you can certainly afford and expect an excellent diver, even though you are not yet reaching the Elysian heights (or maybe depths) of the big guns such as Rolex, Blancpain, Ulysse Nardin and so on.

Nonetheless, at this price, you should be able to find yourself a robust and smoothly polished 120 click piece of dive watch perfection with lots of good competition and variety to keep prices keen. What follows are our recommendations. Prices are in ascending order. Here are our best dive watches under $1000 below.

HAMILTON KHAKI NAVY SCUBA



Beachside, poolside or in the deep, the new 40mm Khaki Navy Scuba is designed for snorkelers, surfers and beach lovers, and it comes in an underwater army of colors. Being a part of the Swatch Group, the watch runs on a trusty ETA Caliber H-10 movement with 80 hours of power reserve. Water resistant to 100 meters. Amazon price: $550.00

GLYCINE COMBAT SUB



Founded in 1914, Glycine is a watchmaker with a long history of making rugged tool watches. Today, believe it or not, Invicta holds a controlling share in the brand, but Glycine still makes mechanical, classic-looking tool watches like the Combat Sub, which comes in a choice of a 42mm or 48mm dial.  The watch features a 200-meter depth rating, orange accents, and an ETA automatic movement. Amazon price: $570.00

RELATED: Best Dive Watches Under $500

 

DEEP BLUE SEAQUEST 1500m AUTOMATIC BLUE


Founded in New York in 2007 Deep Blue Watches has quickly become a serious contender for dive watch consideration. They specialize in robust and dependable divers which have caught the attention of professional divers and military personnel worldwide. The Deep Blue Seaquest is a 42mm 316L stainless steel watch running on a Miyota 9015 automatic movement. The watch is water resistant to 1500m. Price: $599.00

STEINHART OCEAN ONE PREMIUM BLUE


We were strongly warned to include a Steinhart diver in this offering and so we have. The company was founded in 2001 by watchmaker Gunther Steinhart. Steinhart Watches is a German brand that was established in the town of Augsburg. The headquarters of the company is now based in Stadtbergen in Germany. The 42mm Ocean One PREMIUM Blue runs on a Swiss automatic movement ETA 2892 A2 Elaboré Premium whose elaborate finish can be admired through the glass case back. In addition to the sunray brushed blue dial, another highlight that stands out is the ceramic bezel inlay, also in blue color. Price: $639.00

CERTINA DS ACTION DIVER



A classic and classy diver which is actually a faithful reproduction of a late 1960s issue from Switzerland’s Certina. Certina is well known for their excellent craftsmanship and the highest precision. The ‘Double Security’ or DS concept make sure the watch is extraordinarily robust – with scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a complicated system of seals and a reinforced case back. Sporting an era-correct acrylic crystal, the watch has 200 meters of water resistance, and the Powermatic 80 movement (a modified ETA 2824) assures 80-hours of power reserve as well as excellent accuracy.  Amazon price: $714.00

SQUALE 50 ATMOS BLACK OPACO SUPER MATTE

Picture courtesy www.gnomonwatches.com

The 48mm Squale 50 ATMOS Black Opaco Super Matte watch is limited edition watch from Squale. The case of the 50 ATMOS Black Opaco Super Matte is specially treated by Squale to give it a non-shiny effect. The watch's color is bordering between titanium and aluminum. Made in Switzerland and powered by a Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 automatic movement, the watch has a standard 60 click bezel with a screw-down crown located at 4 o'clock which is specially treated to give it a non-shiny effect. The watch features a classic matte black dial with black bezel. Price: $829.00

 

RELATED: Best Dive Watches Under $1000

 

LONGINES HYDROCONQUEST



First introduced by Longines in 2007, and a part of the Longines sports collection, each watch in the Longines Hydroconquest watch collection is water resistant to 300 meters, making them suitable for any aqua sports activity, including scuba diving. A Hydroconquest watch is a high performance. The watch comes with a ceramic bezel, as well new dial colors and new NATO-style rubber straps. Amazon price: $960.05

 

RELATED: Best Dive Watches Under $2000




We are committed to finding, researching, and recommending the best products. We earn commissions from purchases you make using the retail links in our product reviews. Learn more about how this works HERE .