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Dive watches have long become appealing to guys from all kinds of style due to a combination of rough good looks, practicality and the instant air of adventure. It doesn’t matter if you’re not planning to go deeper than a swimming pool, the point is that a decent dive watch should be able to perform in the most distinct situations – whether it’s a trip to a luxurious island with your loved one, or an adventurous deep-sea diving with your friends.

Here is a selection of the 10 best dive watches you can buy, ranging from $300 to $11,000 – which means you don’t have to spend loads of money to have a cool, precise and worthy of admiration watch.

1. Rolex Submariner

ROLEX SUBMARINER

The most classic dive watch, and certainly one of the most beautiful sports watch ever made. We strongly recommend you save some money to buy this timeless piece. $5,595

2. Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea

ROLEX SEA-DWELLER DEEPSEA

With a cool blue-black gradient dial and patented gas scape valve, Sea-Dweller is the Submariner’s big brother. There’s a big step in price, but also in style. $11,195

3. Tudor Heritage Black Bay

TUDOR HERITAGE BLACK BAY

At half the price of a Submariner, Tudor Black Bay will have you arriving and diving in great style. It sports an automatic movement to boot. $2,525

4. Panerai Luminor

PANERAI LUMINOR

Panerai invented the modern dive watch for the Italian navy’s elite underwater members, but the brand was just available to the general public in 1997. Unique in design, the Luminor doesn’t have the usual rotating bezel. $3,995

5. Seiko Prospex SRP779K1

SEIKO PROSPEX SRP779K1

Surely the best deal on a real dive watch! This Seiko model won’t take you to the bottom of the ocean, but it performs very well at most recreational moments. $254

6. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

OMEGA SEAMASTER PLANET OCEAN

James Bond wears an Omega Seamaster. That’s enough. A professional-grade piece with secret agent style. $3,740

7. Omega Seamaster Ploprof

OMEGA SEAMASTER PLOPROF

One of the most professional diving watches, that can really be taken into the depths, Jacques Cousteau helped testing out the original Seamaster Ploprof. $8,295

8. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

BLANCPAIN FIFTY FATHOMS

A beautiful, badass diver with impressive heritage, this is the most elegant watch on the list and wouldn’t look out of place with a tuxedo. This traditional Swiss brand dates back to 1735. $10,800

9. Doxa Sub 1200T

DOXA SUB 1200T

Another Cousteau favorite, Doxa Sub 1200T was recently updated but it still packs lots of retro punch, not to mention weapons-grade waterproofing. Highly considered by watch collectors and a great deal for the price $1,890

10. Jaeger-Lecoultre Master Compressor

JAEGER-LECOULTRE MASTER COMPRESSOR

If you have enough money and confidence, this is your watch. From the revered JLC, this is one of the most overlooked high-end diving watches you can get. $11,450