When looking for a good quality professional dive watch always remember that they are different from standard watches in many ways.
Professional watches are water resistant up to at least 900 feet, are extremely rugged and well constructed, often have tough crystal faces and feature stainless steel construction while still being very comfortable.
What exactly should you look for in a dive watch?
The most important features are a high water resistance and good visibility underwater.
Here's the best for under $200 dollars.
Invicta 1153 Subaqua Noma IV Dive Watch
Credit: www.amazon.comThis great dive watch from Invicta features a thick, polished stainless steel case for great durability and visibility, especially underwater. It features a rubber strap for the most comfort and a flame fusion crystal face to prevent scratches, scuffs and other marks on the face.
The face is meant to be simple and easy to read while also having a useful single date function. The hands are completely luminous for easy viewing in the dark, or in dark water while the watch itself is water resistant up to 1,640 feet (500 meters).
Credit: www.amazon.comThis light powered dive watch from Citizen is actually completely powered by both natural and indoor light, meaning no batteries will ever need to be replaced. It features a stainless steel case and rubber strap to maximize durability and comfort at the same time. The face is completely luminous and has a hardened mineral crystal face to prevent scratches, scuffs and other marks.
The black dial has a simple date function and large second accents along the outside of the face so its easy to read both day and night. This watch is completely water resistant up to 984 feet (300 meters).
Invita 0779 Subaqua Noma III Dive Watch
Credit: www.amazon.comPacked with a ton of dive specific features and great overall quality, the Subaqua Noma III from Invicta is a high end dive watch at a great price. It features swiss quartz movement, a polished stainless steel case and a black polyurethane strap for toughness and comfort all in one.
The bright silver dial with simple date function and luminous hands is protected by a durable flame fusion crystal face. Other features include a GMT hand for other time zones, screw down crown with protected cap, traditional buckle clasp and is water resistant up to 1,640 feet (500 meters).