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Rolex Submariner Date 126610LN New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Rolex 2022 Submariner Date(New)126610LN full set.
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Rolex Submariner Date 126613lb New Gold/Steel 41mm Automatic
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Rolex 2022 Submariner Date Steel & Gold 18K Blue 2022 NEW....
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Rolex Submariner Date 116619LB Unworn White gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex 2020 Submariner Date white gold (New/unworn)116619LB...
R1 141 712
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Rolex Submariner Date 126610lv New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Rolex Submariner Date Starbucks 126610LV New Unworn June 2022
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Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM 00614 Very good Titanium 47mm Automatic South Africa, Paarl
Panerai 614 Luminor Submersible 47 Mm 00614 Chrono Flyback
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5015-1130-52 Very good Steel 45mm Automatic
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R170 037
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Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 16600 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, centurion
Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000
R180 000
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Hulk Green Dial Watch 116610LV
R624 567
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Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 New Steel 43mm Automatic
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R278 163
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Rolex Submariner (No Date) 5513 Good Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Black Matte Dial "Meters...
R139 999
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Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Good Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
Rolex Submariner 16610 “Tritium Dial”
R169 000
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Rolex Submariner (No Date) 5513 Good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Non Date Gilt Explorer "Kissing L" Dial...
R3 657 796
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U-Boat U-1001 8038 New Titanium 47mm Automatic
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U-Boat Classico 47 1001 SS BLU Limited Edition of 300 - 100ATM...
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5015D-1140-71B Very good Steel 45mm Automatic South Africa, Paarl
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
R213 893
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Omega Seamaster 300 233.32.41.21.01.001 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic
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R192 708
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Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM 00025 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
Panerai Luminor Submersible
R90 000
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Rolex Submariner Date 126610LV Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic
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Rolex Submariner Stainless Steel Starbucks Black Index Dial Watch
R436 520
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Tudor Black Bay 79230R Very good Steel 41mm Automatic South Africa, Paarl
Tudor Heritage Black Bay
R58 900
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Rolex Submariner Date 16613 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Rolex Submariner Date Blue Dial Blue Bezel 18k YG/Steel 40mm...
R159 999
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Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Fair Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Cape Town
Rolex "Red" Submariner Date yr1969 Tropical Dial
R649 999
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Rolex Submariner Date 116613LN Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel...
R288 541
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Panerai Special Editions PAM 00127 Very good Steel 47mm Manual winding South Africa, Johannesburg
Panerai Luminor 1950 PAM00127, 'Fiddy', Rare, Limited Edition
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Rolex Submariner Date 126610lv Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date 126610LV Starbucks
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Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date 40 Automatik Herrenuhr Oyster Perpetual...
R196 196
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 2561.80.00 Good Steel Quartz South Africa, Johannesburg
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
R31 257
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver 15710ST.OO.A027CA.01 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Stainless Steel Blue Dial...
R624 567
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Rolex Submariner Date 116619LB Very good White gold 40mm Automatic South Africa, Paarl
Rolex Submariner Date
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Tudor Submariner 76100 Good Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Tudor Prince Oysterdate Submariner, Blue Dial, S/Steel 76100...
R129 999
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Rolex Submariner Date 16610LV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date 16610LV, Sultan of Oman, Fat Four, MK1,...
R1 429 877
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Tudor Pelagos 25610TNL Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic
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R71 104
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Rolex Submariner Date Ref.1680, Patina Matte Dial, Circa 1970
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Rolex Submariner Date 16610LV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date Kermit 16610LV 2010
R354 880
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Rolex Submariner Date 16613 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date Stahl / Gold Herrenuhr Oyster Perpetual...
R196 196
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Rolex Submariner Date 16618 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date purple Dial 18K Gold Blue bezel Box +...
R746 156
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic
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Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic South Africa, Centurion
Tudor Heritage Black Bay
R78 217
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Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Unworn Steel 43mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
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R319 999
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Rolex Submariner Date 116619LB Unworn White gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date 116619LB blue, blau, 2020, Eu, unworn,...
R1 220 602
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
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R304 798
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Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
Rolex Submariner Date Ref. 1680 Red Meters First Dial Box &...
R671 596
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Omega Seamaster 300 234.30.41.21.03.001 Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial Blue
R98 534
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Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 A17320 Very good Steel 46mm Automatic
Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 Automatik Edelstahl Herrenuhr...
R50 052
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Rolex Submariner Date 116618LB Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date 18k Yellow Gold Blue Dial (Full Set 2016)
R703 496
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Tudor Black Bay 79230N Very good Steel 41mm Automatic
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Tudor Black Bay Stainless Steel Matte Black Bezel Diver Watch
R63 785
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Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic South Africa, Paarl
Tudor Heritage Black Bay
R56 900
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Rolex Submariner Date 126610LN Very good Steel 41mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
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R299 999
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic
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R366 058
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Rolex Submariner Date 16613 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
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R233 674
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Rolex Submariner (No Date) 5513 Good Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
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R235 058
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Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic PAM 00438 Very good Ceramic 44mm Automatic
Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic Tutto Nero
R181 355
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic IW329001 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic
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R72 375
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Rolex Submariner Date 126610lv New Steel 41mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date Oystersteel, 41mm Kermit (New 2022)
R334 958
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Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 Very good Steel 43mm Automatic
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Stainless Steel Black Index Dial Watch 126600
R285 411
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 2225.80.00 Very good Steel 41.5mm Automatic South Africa, Paarl
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Rolex Submariner Date 16613 Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
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R225 999
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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R496 856
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Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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R233 674
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Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic PAM 00320 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic South Africa, Johannesburg
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R230 012
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 2250-1130-71 Very good Steel 40.5mm Automatic
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R115 974
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Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic
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Diving Watches: For Wet Environments

You don't have to be a diver to appreciate a diving watch's water resistance, robustness, and sporty looks. Models like the Rolex Submariner and the Omega Seamaster have been top-selling luxury watches for years.


Top 5 Diving Watch Features

  • Water-resistant to at least 200 m (20 bar, 656 ft)
  • Unidirectional bezel with minute and five-minute markers
  • Luminous hands and indices that can be read underwater
  • Indicator that the watch is running in total darkness (e.g. luminous second hand)
  • Closed strap can withstand 40 kg (88 lbs) of weight for one minute

Water Resistant to at Least 200 m

At first, diving watches were special instruments made specifically for divers. Since their development, however, they've earned an established place in everyday life. Their functionality, technology, and water resistance are all strong arguments for buying this kind of watch. To be considered a diving watch, a watch has to meet the standards set forth by ISO 6425 or DIN 8306. Water resistance to 200 m (20 bar, 656 ft) is the minimum requirement.

To keep the water at bay, diving watches have screw-down case backs and crowns. Chronographs – a.k.a. watches with a stopwatch function – also feature screw-down push-pieces. Together with rubber O-rings, these screw-down pieces ensure that the watch is hermetically sealed.

Diving watches often feature a helium escape valve, which is required for saturation diving. This valve releases the helium that enters the watch, thus avoiding any potential damage.

An essential part of any complete, modern diving watch is a unidirectional bezel with minute and five-minute markers.

They help you to keep track of your dive time so you know when you need to resurface. Since you can only rotate the bezel counterclockwise, it's impossible to accidentally stay underwater longer than intended.

These watches have to be readable underwater and in the dark. Therefore, they feature luminous hands and indices. A common solution for making sure the wearer knows their watch is functioning in the dark is to outfit the watch with a luminous second hand. Standards for diving watches also include high levels of shock resistance as well as protection against magnetic fields and changes in temperature. Altogether, diving watches have to meet around 20 different criteria.


How much do diving watches cost?

Model Price (approx.) Water resistant to Features
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph Gold 22,800 USD 600 m (60 bar, 1,969 ft) Chronograph function, gold case
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ref. 5015-1130-52 11,300 USD 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) Date display
Rolex Submariner Date Ref. 116610 9,700 USD 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) Date display
Panerai Luminor Submersible 6,200 USD 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) Date, small seconds dial
Seiko Prospex Marinemaster Spring Drive 3,700 USD 600 m (60 bar, 1,969 ft) Date, power reserve indicator, Spring Drive
Sinn U212 2,600 USD 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft) Case made of submarine steel

The Best and Most Popular Diving Watches and Their Prices

The most difficult part of buying a diving watch is choosing which one you want. Nearly every high-quality manufacturer offers this type of watch.

It is difficult to say which diving watch is the best. That said, the most famous is clearly the Rolex Submariner. It is both a status symbol and investment all in one. You can purchase the Submariner in stainless steel, white or yellow gold, or as a bicolor model. You can also choose from models with or without a date display. Depending on the edition, prices range from 7,000 to 29,200 USD. However, well-maintained vintage models from the 50s or early 60s can easily cost up to 92,300 USD.

Similar to the Submariner, Blancpain's Fifty Fathoms has enjoyed its legendary reputation for decades.

It is considered the world's first diving watch because it was not only water resistant but also developed specifically to meet the needs of divers. Here you will find an equally wide variety of timepieces. You can purchase a simple three-hand model in stainless steel starting around 4,700 USD. For a gold chronograph, however, you will need about 26,900 USD.

The Omega Seamaster and the Breitling Superocean have also been established names in the world of diving watches for around 60 years.

Both come in a number of different models with an equally diverse range of prices, spanning from about 1,200 USD for basic models to around 35,000 USD for intricate gold or platinum editions.


The Best Alternatives from Germany, Italy and Japan

Diving watches don't just come from Switzerland. Models from German manufacturer Sinn also have an excellent reputation. Professional divers are especially fond of the watches in the 'U' series, which are made of submarine steel and are relatively affordable at 2,000 to 3,400 USD.

This is also true of watches from the trusted Japanese brand Seiko. Their Prospex collection offers a wide selection of sturdy diving watches with great value for money. Some models even sell for under 600 USD. That being said, those with Seiko's unparalleled Spring Drive can cost over 3,500 USD.

The Luminor from Italian luxury watch manufacturer Panerai enjoys cult status. This company has been developing watches for underwater use since the 1930s. Their angular pillow shape and large crown protector make them hard to ignore. In the beginning, these watches were reserved exclusively for the Italian Navy. Eventually, they would become available to the general public. The only true diving watch in the Panerai family is the Luminor Submersible, as it is the only watch to feature a diving bezel. Every other timepiece in their catalog lacks this feature. Be prepared to spend between 5,800 and 7,000 USD for a Luminor.


What does water resistance mean?

Water resistance is so much more than just a luxurious extra. If moisture finds its way into a watch case, it almost always causes damage, regardless of the type of watch. Water washes away the lubrication and causes corrosion in mechanical watches. Quartz watches are just as sensitive; they require energy from a battery or solar cells which will likely stop working if they come into contact with water.

When it comes to diving watches, the depth indicated for the water resistance is often misunderstood. This number actually refers to the amount of pressure a watch can handle, which is the same pressure experienced at the indicated depth. A watch that is water resistant to 30 m (98 ft) can survive three bar of pressure. Such watches should only come into contact with splashes and light rain at most. You should even be careful while washing your hands, as the water pressure from a faucet can exceed three bar. This also applies to swimming, surfing, and rafting. These activities put a watch's water resistance to the test and should only be undertaken with watches water resistant to at least 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft).

The water resistance of a diving watch should be checked regularly. This applies especially to pre-owned watches, whose water resistance can no longer be guaranteed. Now that diving computers exist, most divers use water-resistant watches as a backup. However, it's still essential that the watch is in good condition for diving.


The History of Diving Watches

Which was the first diving watch? There are many answers to this tricky question. Rolex patented their idea for a watch with a screw-down crown and case back and sealed gaskets in 1926. When Mercedes Gleitze attempted to swim the English Channel in October 1927, she was accompanied by a Rolex Oyster. Rolex's advertising stunt worked, as the watch withstood multiple hours underwater.

The first watch that was specially developed for use underwater was the Omega Marine. Its rectangular case was made of two differently sized parts which were fit together. This design improved water resistance. In 1937, the Omega Marine became the first watch to receive an official certificate of water resistance. It was confirmed to be water resistant to 135 m (443 ft).

Diving watch technology improved in the 1950s and increased the water resistance limit to 200 m (656 ft). The Rolex Submariner and the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms premiered in 1953. Their designs and looks still influence the characteristics of diving watches to this day. The original versions of both watches featured a rotatable bezel so that divers could keep track of their dive time. It's still disputed today whether the Submariner or the Fifty Fathoms should be considered the first "real" diving watch. In 1957, these two watches gained some competition when the Superocean from Breitling and the Seamaster 300 from Omega were introduced.

The demand for diving watches increased with the rise of offshore construction of things such as pipelines and offshore platforms. The military also requested water-resistant watches for their maritime forces. Later, that demand increased due to recreational diving, a sport now enjoyed by millions. Diving watches have since found a new use as solid sports watches and status symbols, which could make them desirable collector's items in the future.