Best divers watches under $5000


Recommendations by Alexander – Founder and Owner of swissdiverswatches.com


The very best divers watches under $5000

Breitling Superocean

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There is a multitude of high quality divers watches on the commercial market today, but since the pricing of watches is the main priority to most customers, I’ve compiled a list of the very best and recommended divers watches below $5000.


Selection Criteria:

  • Price below $5000
  • Swiss Made
  • Swiss Movement
  • Respected and trusted Swiss wrist watch quality brands
  • Minimum water resistance of 200 meters/656 feet

Recommended divers watches under $5000:

  1. Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver
  2. Oris Prodiver
  3. Tudor Heritage
  4. Breitling Super Ocean Heritage 42 & 44
  5. Breitling Avenger II
  6. Breitling Avenger II Seawolf
  7. Omega Seamaster Professional 300M
  8. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean

1. Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver ($2,000 – $3,000)




Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver

Water resistance: 600 meters/1,970 feet. Case diameter: 43mm. Case material: Stainless steel or black PVD sandblasted stainless steel case.

Movements:

  • Maurice Lacroix automatic movement ML 115, base movement Swiss automatic Sellita SW200, with 26 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 38 hour power reserve.
  • Maurice Lacroix automatic movement ML 112, base movement Swiss automatic ETA/Valjoux 7750, with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 46 hour power reserve. This movement is used for chronographs.

Comments:

All of their watches are equipped with a Rolex style automatic helium valve at nine o’clock, at the side of the case. This means that the watch will automatically adjust and restore the pressure inside the case of the watch without you having to do anything manually by hand.

Unlike most divers watches, the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver is equipped with an inner bidirectional bezel operated from the outside with a crown/button. This is a massive safety feature which makes it impossible for the diver to accidentally knock the bezel out of its position. Knowing exactly at what time you entered the water is key to not running out of oxygen.

One of the most versatile, rugged and affordable men’s divers watches and tool watches available on the commercial market today, the Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver will prove to be a loyal companion to any divers watch aficionado, or to any gent or lady, that wants an all-round watch which can be used for daily wear and life’s special occasions.


2. Oris Prodiver ($1,500 – $4,000)




Oris ProDiver

Water resistance: 100 bar/1,000 meters/3,280 feet. Case diameter: 49mm & 51mm. Case material: Titanium.

Movements:

  • Oris automatic movement 733, base movement Swiss automatic SW 200 (Sellita), with 26 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 38 hour power reserve.
  • Oris automatic movement 761, base movement Swiss automatic SW 220-1, with 26 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 38 hour power reserve.
  • Oris automatic movement 774, base movement Swiss automatic SW 500 (Sellita) with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph, and a 48 hour power reserve.

Comments:

Oris ProDiver, in similarity to Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver, too is equipped with a Rolex style automatic helium valve at nine o’clock, at the side of the case. This means that the watch will automatically adjust and restore the pressure inside the case of the watch without you having to do anything manually by hand.

Some of the Oris ProDivers come with a chronograph, but all are equipped with a date function.

The water depth is a massive 100 bar/1,000 meters/3,280 feet. Physically it’s impossible for any human being to go down that deep but it is reassuring knowing that your watch has resources beyond what any diver would need.

Built out of a light weight material, titanium, your watch will be lighter on your wrist despite its massive diameters of 49mm and 51mm respectively, depending on the model.

Oris ProDiver is one of the most rugged, robust and relentless quality divers watches available today on the commercial market that money can buy.

Recommended use: for daily wear, diving and sports activities.


3. Tudor Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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