With the multitude of dive watches on the market it can be difficult for a consumer to choose which model is best suited to fulfill their needs and style. Below you will find a short review and comparison of five popular models to assist you in narrowing your search. The following watches with orange faces are comparable in style and function, with slight differences in material and build type.
Seiko Men’s SKX011J1 Stainless Steel Solar Dive Watch
The SKX011J1 is a 2011 dive watch with classic Seiko styling. It is water resistant up to 660 feet, which will work for everyone’s needs except deep sea divers. It’s design includes a gorgeous rounded orange face with analog display, day and date window at the three O’clock mark, buckle clasp, stainless steel case and bezel with the combined appearance of both a brushed and polished finish. The luminous watch hands work great in the dark and are almost comparable to the lume on Seiko’s famous Monster line.
The band is made of a black polyurethane material, which will stand up well to air, water, and the rest of nature’s elements. It will also keep the watch light and comfortable on the wrist. The case itself measures at a diameter of 42 millimeters which is a fairly standard size, this watch will not be an overly large block on your hand.
The power source of the Seilko dive watch is automatic, powered solely by the movement of the wearers wrist. We recommend frequent frequent wear to keep the watch powered.
Orient Men’s Ray Raven II Automatic Dive Watch
The Ray Raven from Orient is very similar to the Seiko, yet comes in at a much more competitive price point. Both watches feature a day/date window, clean orange face, 200 m water resistance, great lume, and automatic movement. While Orient’s history in the watch making world is not quite as robust as Seiko, they are certainly not far behind and have plenty of credibility as excellent watchmakers.
The Ray Raven’s band length is men’s standard length, with a width that is 2 millimeters less than the Seiko’s. The case diameter measures 1 millimeter less than the Seiko’s and its thickness measures exactly the same at 13 millimeters. Aside from the slight difference in measurements, clasp design, band color and material, the Seiko and Orient could pass for the same watch. The Orient comes at a higher discount than the Seiko and is a great choice for those looking for a deal.
Luminox Men’s 3059.SET Scott Cassell Specials Watch
Luminox is known for producing, light, durable watches with (as the name suggests) – great Lume. The brand originally got started making watches for the Navy Seals, and has since expanded to offer a variety of models to the general public. The 3059.SET features a carbon fiber reinforced pc case that is sure to withstand whatever you can throw at it. The dial is protected by Sapphire crystal, generally the strongest type of dial sold on the market. The water resistance is excellent, and the piece will keep ticking up to 660 feet underwater. This model is conveniently shipped with multiple straps to suit individual preference. One of the options has a compass attachment, a rare feature useful for the adventurous types.
Victorinox Swiss Army 241428 Dive Master 500 Orange Dial Watch
Victorinox is the Swiss Army brand, widely admired for consistently building high quality watches since 1884. Every model is carefully designed to optimize usefulness. This model features bold orange and white styling, with large hands and hour markers to ensure that the time is easily readable with a quick glance. The water resistance is particularly impressive, able to withstand depths up to 1640 feet (500 M). Accurate swiss quartz movement keeps the time on this thick and sturdy piece.
Stuhrling 129A2.331517 Aviator Tuskegee Thunderbolt Watch
The Tuskegee series is inspired by the famous Tuskegee Airmen of the US Air Force, and feature a pilot style design modeled after the special mechanics of an airplane. There are a few unique features to this watch that set it apart from the competition. Firstly, the dial is built of Krysterna crystal, which is proprietary to the Stuhrling brand and supposedly stronger than Sapphire over a spread surface area. While the orange dial is striking to behold on its own, the entire surface (rather than just the hands) is treated with Luminova, making it quite readable in the dark. Automatic movement powers the watch, and as long as it is worn fairly frequently it will keep ticking without a hitch.