Dive-watches

Automatica One Dive Watch

In a sea of clunky, overbuilt tool watches, it’s hard to find a diver that can stand up to daily use and look good doing it. With the Automatica One, Honolulu-based Mansfield Time hopes to make waves by pairing classic diver functionality with a stylish and fresh design. 

They started with a dive watch’s most essential quality: its durability. The Automatica One features 20 atm water resistance, stainless steel construction, heavy duty screw pin lugs, and a domed sapphire crystal. Underneath, the dial is where this watch really sets itself apart. It packs plenty of information from its 24-hour subdial and unique date wheel while its layered construction adds visual depth. With a 43mm case size, high-vis red accents, and lume coating its sword hands and perimeter index markers, legibility is not an issue either. At its core, a Miyota 8217 automatic movement keeps the watch ticking (or more accurately, sweeping)—no batteries necessary.

The Automatica One comes in a variety of color and bracelet options to match your everyday style with its everyday performance. You can find your favorite configuration of this affordable modern diver at its fully funded Kickstarter campaign below.

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Seiko Monster Dive Watch

Known in the watch world for its blindingly bright lume, the Black Monster is a staple in EDC watches. Seiko has updated one of their most unique diver’s watches with improved aesthetics and a new automatic movement. The substantial steel bracelet, scratch-resistant crystal and rugged construction result in an EDC watch that you'll never want to take off your wrist. The Black Monster’s Japanese movement has a hacking seconds hand (meaning you can freeze the hand for to-the-second time setting) and can be wound by hand. The heavily textured bezel not only looks great, but allows for easy setting even with gloves on. The feature-packed SRP307 is available with several different dial colors. Choose black to keep a low profile, or make a statement with the bright orange model.

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Orient Mako

A great dive watch under $150 teaches you many things. You appreciate how automatic movement removes your dependence on a battery, and how a well-maintained watch can keep on ticking for a lifetime. You benefit from the watch's more rugged construction with better quality materials than your garden-variety department store quartz. You learn to love lume, and enjoy taking the watch with you everywhere, land or sea, thanks to its underwater resistance. The Orient Mako teaches all these things and more, and with its classic design, no-nonsense face with day/date window, and stainless steel case and band, this is the perfect timepiece to get your feet wet with.

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