Whether you’re just diving into a huge workload at your desk, or actually spending some time deep underwater, one thing is clear — a dive watch would be great to have on your wrist. You don’t need to be a diver to appreciate these high-performing, beautifully designed, and undoubtedly utilitarian timepieces for everyday use. In this Carry Smarter guide, you’ll get familiar with the basics of dive watches, what features to look for when buying a diver, and our picks for the best and most affordable options for 2017 to help you take the plunge into the world of dive watches.
There are plenty of capable dive watches in the $200 range, but few manage to pack in as many high-end features as the Orient Mako USA. Orient's recently released diver uses a new sapphire glass for increased scratch resistance and a 120-click bezel for better accuracy and tactile feedback. Its updated face has bold, easy to read indices coated with LumiNova pigment for a bright, long-lasting lume. Orient even went as far as including solid end links on their new bracelet. The watch uses Orient's in-house automatic movement, featuring a 40-hour power reserve, day/date window, and separate crowns for adjusting date and time. With its 200M water resistance, you'll be making waves with this handsome dive watch both in and out of the water.