Every man has an inner James Bond. That James Bond
is evoked every time a man takes a glance at the dial of a dive or dive-style watch. While we all can't afford a Rolex Submariner on a NATO strap, there are plenty of other dive style watches that do fit our budgets.
Rolex Submariner Watches - Photo by Eternalsleeper at English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)
Caravelle by Bulova Diver-Style Watch
The first dive-style watch that I added to my collection was this Caravelle by Bulova
. It's an awesome looking watch with the simple dial and rotating bezel that everyone likes. Unfortunately, the rubber band used tends to deteriorate quickly and finding a replacement that doesn't cost more than the watch is a real challenge.
|Caravelle by Bulova Diver-Style Watch|
Fortunately, this watch (or one just like it), is available with a stainless steel band. It makes perfect sense to have the dive look in a rugged package.
Pulsar Diver-Style Watch
If you like a dive style watch with a black rubber strap, you might check out this Pulsar dive watch. It gives you the classic look, a reputable watch manufacturer, and a strap in a standard size that you can easily replace when it gets worn out.
This black and business-like watch is Pulsar Model PXH227. It offers 100 meters of water resistance so that you can actually get it wet and go snorkeling or swimming.
|photo By Wusel007 (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons|
Perhaps even better, is this Pulsar diver-style watch on Amazon with solar power and 100 meters of water resistance!
Casio Dive Watch
If you want a great looking dive watch with 200 meters of water resistance and a great low price, you absolutely have to check out this Casio.
It features a Marlin on the dial and it looks great. It also gets phenomenal ratings with 4 1/2 stars on Amazon. Plus, it's priced lower than most of its competition!