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IT
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UK
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AU$ 8,604
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HK
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AU$ 24,500
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AU$ 6,872
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AU$ 21,428
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116
US
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Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk II TITANIO
AU$ 5,956
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182
IT
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Rolex Submariner 1680
AU$ 28,353
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US
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 New Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner - 5514 Comex Remake - Limited Edition /10...
AU$ 25,483
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43
IT
Panerai Luminor Marina PAM00660 Unworn Steel 44mm Manual winding
Panerai Luminor Marina Stainless-Steel White Dial Watch PAM00660
AU$ 8,195
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250
US
Tudor Submariner 9411/0 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Tudor Submariner Snowflake
AU$ 18,597
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203
UK
Tudor Black Bay 79220B Very good Steel 41mm Automatic
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Tudor Black Bay 79220b black dial blue bezel perfect full set
AU$ 6,323
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150
FR
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM 01359 New Steel 44mm Automatic Australia, Naremburn
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic NEW
AU$ 9,500
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9
AU
Tudor Black Bay 79230N New Steel 41mm Automatic Australia, Surfers Paradise QLD
Tudor Black Bay
AU$ 4,199
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Panerai Luminor Power Reserve PAM 090 Good Steel 44mm Automatic
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Panerai Luminor Power Reserve PAM 090 Watch with Leather...
AU$ 6,607
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596
US
Tudor Black Bay Dark 79230DK New Steel 41mm Automatic
Tudor Black Bay Dark
AU$ 6,213
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IT
Ball Engineer Master II Skindiver DM3108A-SCJ-BK Very good Steel 43mm Automatic Australia, Treeby
Ball Engineer Master II Skindiver
AU$ 2,509
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AU
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 New Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner - 6538 Remake - Limited Edition /10 Black...
AU$ 25,483
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43
IT
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 232.30.46.51.01.001 Very good Steel 45mm Automatic Australia, Kangaroo Point
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph
AU$ 5,900
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AU
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M WAY111A.BA0928 Very good Steel 41mm Quartz
TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M Quartz 41mm Black Dial MINT
AU$ 1,664
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76
US
Tudor Submariner 79090 Good Steel 40mm Automatic Australia, Keysborough
Tudor Submariner 79090 - 1992 - Freshly serviced
AU$ 9,500
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13
AU
Rolex Submariner Date 116613LB Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic Australia, Coogee
Rolex Submariner Date
AU$ 18,500
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AU
Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback PAM 00524 Good Steel 44mm Automatic
Panerai PAM 524 Luminor 1950 3 Days Chrono Flyback // Full set
AU$ 13,726
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FR
Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days GMT Automatic PAM 438 Very good Ceramic 44mm Automatic
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Panerai Tuttonero PAM 438 Watch with Ceramic Bracelet and...
AU$ 18,985
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596
US
Breitling A1733010/B906 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
Breitling Avenger II Seawolf A1733010/B906
AU$ 4,767
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164
US
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 14060M Good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner 'No date'
AU$ 17,573
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87
UK
Hanhart Primus 742.270-1320 New Steel 44mm Automatic
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Hanhart Primus Diver Blue
AU$ 4,655
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420
LV
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days PAM 00422 Good Steel 47mm Manual winding Australia, sydney
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days
AU$ 7,900
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AU
Breitling Superocean Héritage 46 A17320 Very good Steel 46mm Automatic Australia, Melbourne
Breitling Superocean Héritage 46
AU$ 4,250
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AU
Tudor Submariner 79190 Good Steel 40mm Automatic Australia, Keysborough
Tudor Submariner 79190
AU$ 12,729
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13
AU
Sinn UX 403.060 New Steel 44mm Quartz
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Sinn Taucheruhr UX S (EZM 2B)
AU$ 4,655
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93
DE
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 215.30.46.51.03.001 New Steel 45.5mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph 600M Steel Blue Dial...
AU$ 9,713
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300
UK
Panerai Luminor Due PAM 676 Good Steel 42mm Manual winding
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Panerai Luminor Due PAM 676 Watch with Leather Bracelet and...
AU$ 8,588
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596
US
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic Australia, MELBOURNE
Rolex Submariner Date
AU$ 14,999
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AU
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 6536/1 Very good Steel Automatic
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Rolex Submariner (No Date)
AU$ 42,151
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16
CH
Panerai Luminor GMT Automatic pam 00088 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
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Panerai Luminor GMT Automatic Very Rare - PAM0088
AU$ 7,056
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624
NL
Rolex Submariner Date 16610V Good Steel 40mm Automatic Australia, sydney
Rolex Submariner Date
AU$ 18,500
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AU
Panerai Luminor Marina PAM 00005 Very good Steel 44mm Manual winding
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Panerai Like New Limited Edition 44mm Logo Luminor Marina Manual
AU$ 6,955
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515
ES
Tudor Submariner 9411/0 Fair Steel 40mm Automatic Australia, Keysborough
Tudor Submariner 9411/0 Snowflake - 1976
AU$ 15,900
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13
AU
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving GMT 160.T.05 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic Australia, Dingley Village
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving GMT
AU$ 7,490
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AU
Sinn U1 1010.0101 New Steel 44mm Automatic
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Sinn U1 Camouflage
AU$ 3,574
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93
DE
Panerai Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic PAM 312 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
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Panerai Luminor 1950 PAM 312 Watch with Rubber Bracelet and...
AU$ 8,113
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596
US
Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver W2CA0008 New Gold/Steel 42mm Automatic Australia, Melbourne
Cartier Calibre De Cartier Diver Blue
AU$ 15,779
Free shipping
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37
AU
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic Australia, SYDNEY
Rolex Hulk 116610LV
AU$ 25,000
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11
AU
Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic Australia, sydney
Rolex Submariner Date
AU$ 19,700
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AU
Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic Australia, Eden Hill
Rolex Submariner Date
AU$ 13,900
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AU
Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 00233 Very good Steel 44mm Manual winding
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Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT
AU$ 14,890
Free shipping
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43
CH
Rolex Submariner Date 16803 Good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic Australia, Keysborough
Rolex Submariner 16803 Two Tone 'Bluesy' - 1987
AU$ 12,900
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13
AU
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic Australia, Sydney
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea
AU$ 16,500
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AU
Seiko Prospex SKX009K-2 New Steel 42mm Automatic
Seiko Pepsi SKX Divers Men's Stainless Steel Strap Watch...
AU$ 550
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61
PH
Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic PAM 104 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
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Panerai Luminor Marina PAM 104 Watch with Leather Bracelet and...
AU$ 7,360
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596
US
Ulysse Nardin Diver Black Sea 263-99LE-3C New 45.8mm Automatic Australia, Melbourne
Ulysse Nardin Blue Ocean (Limited Edition)
AU$ 13,397
Free shipping
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37
AU
Breitling Superocean A17040 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic
Breitling Superocean Ref. A17040
AU$ 2,896
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341
DE
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic Australia, Sydney
Rolex Deepsea James Cameron
AU$ 23,500
Verified Dealer
11
AU
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 2907.50.91 Unworn Steel 45,5mm Automatic Australia, Perth
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Casino Royale 007 limited edition
AU$ 7,777
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AU
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660-0001 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic Australia, Eden Hill
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea
AU$ 23,500
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AU
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner
AU$ 15,305
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403
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver 15707CE.OO.A002CA.01 Unworn Ceramic 42mm Automatic Australia, Sydney
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver
AU$ 46,000
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AU
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 2531.80.00 Good Steel 41mm Automatic Australia, Chadstone Vic.
Omega Seamaster Diver James Bond 300m Blue Waved Dial 2531.80.00
AU$ 3,500
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47
AU
Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback PAM 526 Good Titanium 47mm Automatic
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Panerai Luminor 1950 PAM 526 Watch with Rubber Bracelet and...
AU$ 17,564
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596
US
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5015-1130-71S New Steel 45mm Automatic Australia, Melbourne
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique
AU$ 25,620
Free shipping
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37
AU
Rolex Sea-Dweller 126660 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic
Rolex Sea-Dweller Stahl 126660
AU$ 26,372
Verified Dealer
323
DE
U-Boat Flightdeck U-7750/50 Fair Steel 50mm Automatic Australia, Enmore
U-Boat Flightdeck
AU$ 1,963
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Diving Watches: For Wet Environments

You don't have to be a diver to appreciate a diving watch's water resistance, robustness, and sporty looks. Models like the Rolex Submariner and the Omega Seamaster have been top-selling luxury watches for years.


This page contains information about:


Top 5 Diving Watch Features

  • Water-resistant to at least 200 m (20 bar, 656 ft)
  • Unidirectional bezel with minute and five-minute markers
  • Luminous hands and indices that can be read underwater
  • Indicator that the watch is running in total darkness (e.g. luminous second hand)
  • Closed strap can withstand 40 kg (88 lbs) of weight for one minute

Water Resistant to at Least 200 m

At first, diving watches were special instruments made specifically for divers. Since their development, however, they've earned an established place in everyday life. Their functionality, technology, and water resistance are all strong arguments for buying this kind of watch. To be considered a diving watch, a watch has to meet the standards set forth by ISO 6425 or DIN 8306. Water resistance to 200 m (20 bar, 656 ft) is the minimum requirement.

To keep the water at bay, diving watches have screw-down case backs and crowns. Chronographs – a.k.a. watches with a stopwatch function – also feature screw-down push-pieces. Together with rubber O-rings, these screw-down pieces ensure that the watch is hermetically sealed.

Diving watches often feature a helium escape valve, which is required for saturation diving. This valve releases the helium that enters the watch, thus avoiding any potential damage.

An essential part of any complete, modern diving watch is a unidirectional bezel with minute and five-minute markers.

They help you to keep track of your dive time so you know when you need to resurface. Since you can only rotate the bezel counterclockwise, it's impossible to accidentally stay underwater longer than intended.

These watches have to be readable underwater and in the dark. Therefore, they feature luminous hands and indices. A common solution for making sure the wearer knows their watch is functioning in the dark is to outfit the watch with a luminous second hand. Standards for diving watches also include high levels of shock resistance as well as protection against magnetic fields and changes in temperature. Altogether, diving watches have to meet around 20 different criteria.


How much do diving watches cost?

Model Price (approx.) Water resistant to Features
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph Gold 22,800 USD 600 m (60 bar, 1,969 ft) Chronograph function, gold case
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ref. 5015-1130-52 11,300 USD 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) Date display
Rolex Submariner Date Ref. 116610 9,700 USD 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) Date display
Panerai Luminor Submersible 6,200 USD 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) Date, small seconds dial
Seiko Prospex Marinemaster Spring Drive 3,700 USD 600 m (60 bar, 1,969 ft) Date, power reserve indicator, Spring Drive
Sinn U212 2,600 USD 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft) Case made of submarine steel

The Best and Most Popular Diving Watches and Their Prices

The most difficult part of buying a diving watch is choosing which one you want. Nearly every high-quality manufacturer offers this type of watch.

It is difficult to say which diving watch is the best. That said, the most famous is clearly the Rolex Submariner. It is both a status symbol and investment all in one. You can purchase the Submariner in stainless steel, white or yellow gold, or as a bicolor model. You can also choose from models with or without a date display. Depending on the edition, prices range from 7,000 to 29,200 USD. However, well-maintained vintage models from the 50s or early 60s can easily cost up to 92,300 USD.

Similar to the Submariner, Blancpain's Fifty Fathoms has enjoyed its legendary reputation for decades.

It is considered the world's first diving watch because it was not only water resistant but also developed specifically to meet the needs of divers. Here you will find an equally wide variety of timepieces. You can purchase a simple three-hand model in stainless steel starting around 4,700 USD. For a gold chronograph, however, you will need about 26,900 USD.

The Omega Seamaster and the Breitling Superocean have also been established names in the world of diving watches for around 60 years.

Both come in a number of different models with an equally diverse range of prices, spanning from about 1,200 USD for basic models to around 35,000 USD for intricate gold or platinum editions.


The Best Alternatives from Germany, Italy and Japan

Diving watches don't just come from Switzerland. Models from German manufacturer Sinn also have an excellent reputation. Professional divers are especially fond of the watches in the 'U' series, which are made of submarine steel and are relatively affordable at 2,000 to 3,400 USD.

This is also true of watches from the trusted Japanese brand Seiko. Their Prospex collection offers a wide selection of sturdy diving watches with great value for money. Some models even sell for under 600 USD. That being said, those with Seiko's unparalleled Spring Drive can cost over 3,500 USD.

The Luminor from Italian luxury watch manufacturer Panerai enjoys cult status. This company has been developing watches for underwater use since the 1930s. Their angular pillow shape and large crown protector make them hard to ignore. In the beginning, these watches were reserved exclusively for the Italian Navy. Eventually, they would become available to the general public. The only true diving watch in the Panerai family is the Luminor Submersible, as it is the only watch to feature a diving bezel. Every other timepiece in their catalog lacks this feature. Be prepared to spend between 5,800 and 7,000 USD for a Luminor.


What does water resistance mean?

Water resistance is so much more than just a luxurious extra. If moisture finds its way into a watch case, it almost always causes damage, regardless of the type of watch. Water washes away the lubrication and causes corrosion in mechanical watches. Quartz watches are just as sensitive; they require energy from a battery or solar cells which will likely stop working if they come into contact with water.

When it comes to diving watches, the depth indicated for the water resistance is often misunderstood. This number actually refers to the amount of pressure a watch can handle, which is the same pressure experienced at the indicated depth. A watch that is water resistant to 30 m (98 ft) can survive three bar of pressure. Such watches should only come into contact with splashes and light rain at most. You should even be careful while washing your hands, as the water pressure from a faucet can exceed three bar. This also applies to swimming, surfing, and rafting. These activities put a watch's water resistance to the test and should only be undertaken with watches water resistant to at least 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft).

The water resistance of a diving watch should be checked regularly. This applies especially to pre-owned watches, whose water resistance can no longer be guaranteed. Now that diving computers exist, most divers use water-resistant watches as a backup. However, it's still essential that the watch is in good condition for diving.


The History of Diving Watches

Which was the first diving watch? There are many answers to this tricky question. Rolex patented their idea for a watch with a screw-down crown and case back and sealed gaskets in 1926. When Mercedes Gleitze attempted to swim the English Channel in October 1927, she was accompanied by a Rolex Oyster. Rolex's advertising stunt worked, as the watch withstood multiple hours underwater.

The first watch that was specially developed for use underwater was the Omega Marine. Its rectangular case was made of two differently sized parts which were fit together. This design improved water resistance. In 1937, the Omega Marine became the first watch to receive an official certificate of water resistance. It was confirmed to be water resistant to 135 m (443 ft).

Diving watch technology improved in the 1950s and increased the water resistance limit to 200 m (656 ft). The Rolex Submariner and the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms premiered in 1953. Their designs and looks still influence the characteristics of diving watches to this day. The original versions of both watches featured a rotatable bezel so that divers could keep track of their dive time. It's still disputed today whether the Submariner or the Fifty Fathoms should be considered the first "real" diving watch. In 1957, these two watches gained some competition when the Superocean from Breitling and the Seamaster 300 from Omega were introduced.

The demand for diving watches increased with the rise of offshore construction of things such as pipelines and offshore platforms. The military also requested water-resistant watches for their maritime forces. Later, that demand increased due to recreational diving, a sport now enjoyed by millions. Diving watches have since found a new use as solid sports watches and status symbols, which could make them desirable collector's items in the future.