The best dive watches for spring and summer are here to upgrade your wrist game in style while also providing a shot of functionality and utility. There’s a heck of a lot that the best dive watch can do for you, so wear it with a henley to the beach or pair it with a business casual look (think an Oxford shirt, sleeves rolled, with tan chinos).
The best dive watches on this list aren’t overly technical, though. Keep these on the shelf for a true deep-sea dive, as the luxury market (think four-to-to-five figures in price) has the true depths of the ocean covered. But for the rest of us adventure lovers? Go with one of these dive watches and enjoy it the whole summer.
Best Dive Watches to Wear for Summer 2019
With “Search and Rescue” right in the title itself, you can be sure this tough dive watch is fit for summer adventures aplenty, from scaling waterfalls to strolling through your favorite park en route to a brewery. It’s not flashy, but with water resistance up to 300 meters, it can handle a little rain – and a spilled beer or two.
With a look that calls to mind a much more expensive watch, the Jack Mason Diver Watch, while less durable and less ready for the deep, deep sea, is a suitable replacement. Flashy yet rugged, this timepiece is ready for a weekend brunch or a day on the boardwalk.
Timex continues, as ever, to impress us when it comes to affordable, stylish and surprisingly rugged watches. The Navi Harbor isn’t quite a full-on deep sea diver, but for the looks and the quality, you’re getting a heck of a lot of bang for your buck. Wear it with a short-sleeve tee and slim light wash jeans to face the day.
This MVMT Watches timepiece is a dressier take on the dive watch style, the sort of watch that would wear admirably with a sharp suit or a navy cotton blazer. It will definitely stand out at a rooftop or boardwalk bar.
You know Shinola for the brand’s Detroit-based production, classic store designs and timeless everyday watches. The Lake Michigan Monster Automatic ties all that up into a bow, featuring a design inspired by the Great Lakes to go along with a high-grade stainless steel construction and a depth rating of 1,000 feet.
For those evening dinner dates when you’re not going to plunge backward from a boat for a bit of scuba, you’ll need a slightly more refined watch. We’ve got suggestions for that.
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