There are so many different kinds of watches on the market these days and diving watches are no exception. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for when you purchase a new dive watch. When it comes time to pick out your new dive watch, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind.
The watch face should be easy to read. You can consider ones that glow in the dark or ones that have a light inside of them. Get one with a face that has numbers that are easy for you to read. Some are more artistic than others and can be more challenging to read so always keep that in mind. Also check out digital dive watches which are easier to see. Try on the watch several times on both hands before buying. You want to be sure the wrist strap is comfortable and easy to adjust, even underwater if need be. Some faces can be larger and stick out on your wrist, so be careful that it can’t get snagged or stuck on anything if you choose a larger faced watch.
Rolex brand is well known for luxury watches. They make some of the World’s fanciest dive watches, but be prepared to fork over a pretty penny. Again, you get what you pay for. While most of these types of watches are actually used for looks rather than function, they are still great diving watches with features like a unidirectional diving bezel and waterproofing. Corum brand is another top line watch maker. These can also be expensive but are always beautiful as well as highly functional. They are sturdy watches that never go out of style. Some of the face designs can be harder to read than others so be sure to check out a lot of different styles.
No matter the watch you decide on, be sure you really like it. Take it on some small test dives and play around with the features. Once you find the perfect dive watch, hang on to it and enjoy it for years to come.