ScubaLab's guide to four new dive watches. Check out the latest dive-centric time pieces from Seiko, Citizen and Oris.
Seiko Prospex SRPA83
Price $795 | Contact seikousa.com
This special PADI-edition watch was designed with scuba divers in mind. The wide luminous hands and markers are easy to read at depth, and the one-way rotating bezel features deep grooves that make it easy to operate, even with gloves. The blue-and-red-colored dive watch is depth-rated to over 650 feet.
Seiko Prospex SRPB55
Price $525 | Contact seikousa.com
Water-resistant to more than 650 feet, the Automatic Diver has a black-ion stainless-steel case and a rotating bezel with yellow highlights. For easy reading underwater, the hands and markers have been treated with an eco-friendly luminous paint.
Citizen Promaster Diver BN0191-55L
Price $395 | Contact citizenwatch.com
ISO-compliant and depth-rated to 660 feet, this watch is made of stainless steel with an azure blue dial and a matching unidirectional bezel. It uses light as its sole power source, so you won’t ever have to open it up to change a battery.
Oris Aquis Hammerhead Limited Edition
Price $2,550 (rubber strap), $2,750 (stainless steel bracelet) | Contact oris.ch
Depth-rated to over 1,600 feet, this stainless-steel watch looks as sleek as its namesake. The bezel is inlaid with black ceramic and features luminous markings, and the sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating. A portion of the profits goes to the nonprofit Pelagios Kakunjá.