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If you’re looking to purchase a dive watch in this price range, you’re most likely looking for quality, style, and functionality.

Don’t worry, as Scubaotter has got you covered.

We’ve scoured the internet looking at several reviews and compiled our findings into this post. This guide will cover 5 of the best dive watches under $1,000.

If this seems out of your price range, feel free to check out our other post that reviews some of the best dive watches under $500 .

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Seiko SRPB55 Watch

First up, we have the Seiko SRPB55, this beautiful watch makes a great addition to any divers arsenal.

Reincarinated from the 2000s — the iconic Seiko Samurai watches have been brought back to life for the fame and popularity of their predecessors. The watch is capable of going to depths around 200 meters, making it fantastic for scuba divers.

One thing that stands out aesthetically about the Seiko in the Samurai collection is the sword-like minute hand and arrowhead-like hour hand. With attention to detail like this, it’s no wonder why they revived these timepieces.

It comes with a stainless steel case, waffle style dial, and black ion finish making it incredibly stylish. One common complaint with the watch is — sometimes there some misalignments on some of the watches produced. Depending on your reasoning for using a watch, this may or may not be an issue.

As far as battery life, expect to get around 41 hours of use with its in-house automatic movement. To give the power reserve more juice, manually rotate the crown to tighten the mainspring.

To help keep this watch within a budget, the glass uses Seiko’s signature hardlex crystal. Although it’s not as scratch-resistant as sapphire, the hardlex crystal still fares well as shatter-proof.

Besides the cool name of the Seiko Samurai, the modern and detailed features make this watch the perfect accessory for enthusiasts.

Although the Seiko is a very cool watch, it may not match as well when it’s dressed formally.

  • Max Depth: 200m
  • Bezel: Unidirectional
  • Strap: Rubber
  • Case: 43.8mm Gun Metal Ion Plated

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Longines Hydro Conquest Watch

Even though this watch has been out for over 10 years, it has reigned as a best-seller while staying at an irresistible price point.

Not only is the HydroConquest exceptional for diving, but it is also suitable to dress up with a suit. The case and bracelet have a satin brush finish giving your wrist a stunning accessory while also being suitable for diving and style and able to withstand the menaces of your daily environment.

The scratch-proof and anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal glass helps prevent unwanted scratches that will kill your style and stops the sun from blocking your view of the time.

The legibility of the dial on a watch is vital to help the user able to read the time. The hands are wide and polished silver to give it a classy aesthetic while being easily visible. The Super Luminova technology highlights the index — making the time easily readable in the dark.

As an all-around exceptional timepiece, there are almost no cons with the HydroConquest. However, because of the large luminous hands, readable contrasting dial, and uni-directional bezel, critics may point out that the HydroConquest resembles the Rolex Submariner.

The watch comes powered with automatic movement and a 64-hour power reserve to keep your time accessory reliably running when you need it most.

The date may not be that important to you, but the piece does come with a date window at the 3 o’clock.

  • Max Depth: 300m
  • Bezel: Unidirectional
  • Strap: Stainless Steel/Rubber
  • Case: 40mm Stainless Steel

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G-Shock GFW-1000-1 Frogman

If you’re looking for a diving watch that comes with a lot of useful tools all in one package, then this is the watch for you. This watch is not just a watch that you can happen to use for diving, but a tool that can offer you value in your everyday life.

The features on this watch are unmatched by any other on this top 5 list, as expected from a product of G-Shock.

With its solar-power charging capability, your watch will always have power as long as the sun is shining — this means no hassling with swapping batteries.

Thanks to G-Shock’s Full Auto EL light with afterglow — the watch will always be readable in the darkest of situations.

Coming in at a reasonably hefty 115 grams, you won’t feel bad because they have packed so much into just one wristwatch.

Among these features include:

  • Countdown Timer
  • World Times
  • Daily Alarms
  • Moon Phase Graph & Tide Graph
  • Dive Time Function

G-Shock has always been known for their watches intended for military, sports, and outdoor activities — you’d think that you could trust a watch that holds up against the tests of the military

There are no significant complaints to have with this watch. However, it's important to take note that the illumination is nothing to call home about, and there's no additional depth meter could. Despite these minor cons, this is a great choice of a watch for divers and enthusiasts alike.

  • Max Depth: 200m
  • Bezel: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Neoprene/Carbon Fiber
  • Case: 59.2mm Stainless Steel DLC-coated

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Marathon Dive Watch

Imagine a watch coming in at around $600, meeting the requirements for Mil-Spec, built to ISO 6425 standards, and trusted by the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. What could make you trust a diving watch more for such an incredible price?

This watch is part of Marathon’s diving series. Marathon is known for its tough, durable, affordable, and quality wristwatches. This watch isn’t an exception to this rule. The quality and durability of this watch is something often seen in movies. You wouldn’t believe that a watch with these specs would be real.

Designed for search and rescue operators, this wristwatch is capable of much more.

This watch has water resistance up to 300m underwater, although it’s unlikely you’ll be this deep. This watch is designed from pure scratch-resistant sapphire glass crystal with an easily readable face.

This watch comes with a self-illuminated tritium gas tube lasting up to 25 years. Thanks to the isotope of hydrogen within the tubes — you'll have continuous visibility in all low-light situations.

It’s a durable and reliable watch designed for folks on military dive assignments that prefer a reduced size of their regular underwater wristwatches. This wristwatch is guaranteed to get the job done.

  • Max Depth: 300m
  • Bezel: Unidirectional
  • Strap: 18mm Black Rubber
  • Case: 36mm 316L Stainless Steel

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Seiko SKX007K2

Seiko has punched above its weight again, the SKX007K2 is another great example of how affordability and performance can be mashed together to create an instant classic.

ISO certified and able to reach depths up to 200 meters — this watch makes an excellent dive watch.

The movement on the SKX007K2 is exceptionally reliable. You may be surprised when 15 years down the road, your Seiko still ticking like it was the day you bought it. When the movement stops, you can simply just use Seiko’s Magic Lever Winding System — this drastically decreases the time it takes to wind up the movement.

Aesthetically, this Seiko is very practical. The white hands are illuminated and contrast perfectly against the deep black dial. The illumination — to no surprise — is excellent.

Seiko’s signature LumiBrite technology coated hands stay lit for hours on end with a minimal charge. This Seiko model also sports the sword-like hour hand. Every minute is marked with a thin white line and every hour is marked with a larger white circle.<'p>

You won’t find many people who will have something to complain about with the SKX007K2 — unless of course, they have a problem with the classic, sporty Seiko design.

At such a great price — can you really complain about this nearly flawless watch?

  • Max Depth: 200m
  • Bezel: Unidirectional Stainless Steel
  • Strap: 22mm Stainless Steel
  • Case: 42mm Stainless Steel
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