The dive watch is a classic example of tool watch turned into top-tier timepiece. Born in the 1950s as an instrument for the relatively new scuba diving sport, the modern diver’s replica watch has come a long way since then. Most leading luxury watch brands have at least one dive watch offering within their core collection. And in our opinion, no personal watch collection is complete without one dive watch—regardless if you dive or not!
Luxury dive watches are typically worn as sporty style statements rather than devices to wear whilst exploring the deep. While diving watches come in a range of styles, materials, and price points, there are a few defining characteristics of the Best Dive Replica Watches genre. For instance, ISO stipulates that a divers’ watch must have a minimum water resistance rating of 100 meters.
To use it, you align the zero-position marker on the bezel with the minute hand prior to embarking on your dive. That way, you can quickly keep track of how many minutes you’ve been underwater by looking at where the minute hand points to on the bezel. A dive bezel on modern diving watches can only turn in one direction.
Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph
Breitling is of course, most famous for their awesome range of pilot watches. However, Breitling was also one of the first Swiss watchmakers to make a purposely-built dive watch, releasing the SuperOcean in 1957. And the Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph Replica—our first pick as one of the best pre-owned dive watches—is a modern tribute to that vintage diver chronograph.
The Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronograph ref. A13320 sports a generous 46 mm case in stainless steel topped with a black bezel. In true retro form, the chronograph pushers are pump-pusher style while the steel mesh bracelet is also vintage-inspired. The Cheap Breitling Replica blue dial is easy to read with three subdials at 6, 9, and 12 o’clock, accompanied by a date window at 3 o’clock. Powering the watch is the dependable Breitling 13 automatic movement, based on the famous ETA 7750 caliber with 42 hours of power reserve.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GMT
Although Omega has been making divers’ watches since the introduction of the Seamaster 300 in 1957, the Planet Ocean collection of dive watches is relatively young having made its debut in 2005. Along with the standard diver’s watch models, Luxury Omega Replica Watches also pairs the Planet Ocean watches with other complications, such as the GMT function.
Completing the look of the sporty Omega watch is the steel bracelet, black dial with plenty of luminous accents, and pops of orange details on the face of the watch. For less than $4,400 in the pre-owned market, you’re getting a whole lotta luxury sports watch for that price.
Panerai Luminor Submersible
From the 1930s onwards, Panerai Quality Replica Watches was a supplier of military-grade watches for the Italian Royal Navy’s frogmen. These watches had large waterproof cases, straightforward and highly luminescent dials, and extra long straps to accommodate thick wetsuits. However, these timepieces would not be considered dive watches by today’s standards due to their lack of rotating and marked bezels.
But, today’s Panerai does indeed make modern diving watches within their Luminor Submersible lineup. The Panerai Luminor Submersible PAM00024, for example, does include a unidirectional rotating bezel on its 44 mm stainless steel case. There’s also the signature Luminor-style lever-operated bridge protecting the winding crown to ensure that the watch is hermetically sealed.
Calibre de Cartier Diver
Divers may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Cartier watches. Yet, the famous watch brand certainly does produce them—and great ones at that. Cartier makes a range of different styles within the Calibre de Cartier Replica Watches China but the running theme is that they all run an in-house made mechanical movements.
The Calibre de Cartier Diver ref. W7100057 is a dive watch version, complete with a black bezel, a 42 mm steel case, a black dial, and a steel bracelet. The face of this watch is perhaps the sportiest you’ll ever find from Maison Cartier’s watch collection with its oversized luminous Roman numerals, luminous sword-shaped hands, seconds subdial, and large date window. Flip the watch around and you’ll see the Cartier 1904-PS MC automatic movement through the sapphire caseback.