Underwater Wednesday boldly plunges into one of the most popular of men’s watches – the diver’s watch. Diver’s watches first became popular in the late 50s and early 60s when recreational diving became popular in the blue waters of the Mediterranean and along the endless stretches of shoreline in Florida. All the high-end brands quickly wanted to jump on the bandwagon to promote their own particular dive watch, and then came the legion of specialist diver watches from hundreds, if not thousands of different brands. These days you could turn up a new one as easily as you could pebbles on Brighton beach.
So this week, rather than me tell you about what should be on your underwater wish list, why not take a look at this YouTube video that takes you through a range of options for under US$300.
Even at this low end of the price bracket you really can find a watch that is more than fit for purpose. Of course some brands try no harder than to copy the look of one of the most famous divers of them all, the Rolex Submariner, but others are inventive and have developed a unique and cool look that is all their own. The Seiko Monster, featured here, I have already covered, so it’s good to have my choice affirmed.
So for the next few minutes immerse yourself in the wide variety of what’s available when you want to take a watch under the deep blue sea. And of course if you don’t like any of them, you could take the advice of one viewer and just buy a Casio G-Shock, and that’s not bad advice!
Here’s the video: