Seiko's Oyster SKX011J
In 2009, online store pricing of Seiko's Oyster SKX011J watch averaged under $300. Its water depth capability is at 200 meters (over 600 feet). The watch is available in either rubber banding or stainless steel and it keeps Automatic time. The SKX011J also features a unidirectional bezel.
Rolex, Seiko and Omega come in different styles and price points to fit most budgets. But at least if you know what to look for when purchasing diving watches, you can make a more knowledgeable decision and a wiser, and much safer investment.
Widely considered as most famous, the Rolex Submariner has a water depth range of 300 meters (1,000 feet). It is made of stainless steel and has a certified chronometer (COSC). The watch is also self-winding. It was first introduced in 1954. The Rolex Submariner's 2009 price tag is listed at over $4,500. However, there are many less expensive watches in Rolex terms. There are also many replicas around.
Omega Seamaster 3000M Diver Chronometer Automatic
Closer to Rolex's rival in price and quality, the Omega Seamaster 3000M has a depth range of up to 1,000 feet (300 meters). Omega watches have been worn by the leading actor in James Bond flicks and hence is often referred to as the "James Bond" watch. The Seamaster is also a self-winding automatic and has a unidirectional bezel. In 2009, prices ranged up to $4,000.
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