Best Women's Dive Watches - Quality and Best Looking Ones for Every Budget 

Ladies dive watches with the level of water resistance to go under water without damage. Affordable and luxury diver watches for everyday wear, swimming, scuba diving, and professional use. Water resistant and small enough to suit ladies wrists.

Dive watches are very important accessories for divers. They measure the time spent under water, track the depth, oxygen consumption, and monitor ascent and descent times.  




And if you like the diving watch style, a dive watch is a great fashion accessory as well. It signifies toughness and confidence. Today's diving watches combine classic styling with practical functions.

Go scuba diving in style with fashion dive watches that are made to be worn under water without any damage and to be stylish fashion accessories out of the water. 


Top Watches and Brands for Every Budget

The Best Brands for Ladies Dive Watches  

Top dive watch manufacturers: Citizen, Momentum, Invicta, Technomarine, Seiko, Casio, Luminox.

Top brands for high end and luxury mechanical and automatic dive watches for women: Edox, TAG Heuer, Omega, Blancpain, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling.


Ladies Dive Watch Buying Guide

A diving watch, a diver's or dive watch, is a watch designed for underwater diving. A true diver's watch is up to ISO 6425, which defines test standards and features for watches suitable for diving with underwater breathing apparatus in depths of 100 m (330 ft) or more. Watches conforming to ISO 6425 are labeled DIVER'S.


Features To Look For and Factors To Consider When Buying Diving Watches

First consider these two factors: 

1.) Is it your primary or a backup timing device? Are you using it together with a dive computer? A computer dive watch is more sophisticated and can read temperature and depth, monitor the breathing mixture and sound an alarm to alert you in case of anything. If the dive watch is your main timing device, it should be of extremely high quality and reliable.

2.) What kind of diving will you be doing? Recreational scuba diving or professional diving? The right diving watch for you will depend on whether you will be engaging in recreational scuba diving or the serious saturated diving in mixed gas helium environments.

Then consider:


First consider these two factors: 

1.) Is it your primary or secondary timing device? Are you using it together with a dive computer? If the dive watch is your main timing device, it should be high quality and reliable.

2.) What kind of diving will you be doing? Recreational scuba diving or professional diving? The right diving watch for you will depend on whether you will be engaging in recreational scuba diving or the serious saturated diving in mixed gas helium environments.

Then consider: 

Dive Watch Water Resistance

The number one criteria when selecting a dive watch is its ability to resist water damage. The level of water resistance you need depends on the depth at which you will be diving.

There are water resistant diving watches for recreational divers and diving certified watches for professional divers who go into the mixed gas environment

Divers Watch Standards:

Diver's 100m or 330 ft: The minimum water resistant rating for scuba diving at depths NOT suitable for saturation diving.   

Diver's 200m or 300m: Suitable for scuba diving at depths NOT suitable for saturation diving. Most contemporary diver's watches have this water resistance rating.

Fivers 300+m: Helium safe professional diving watches suitable for mixed-gas saturation diving in a helium enriched environment.


Diving Watch Bezel

The bezel is the metal ring around the face of the watch. For dive watches, it has indicators that make it easy to tell how much time has elapsed and therefore monitor the air supply.

The zero marking is the origin/starting point. To tell how long you've been under water, you just have to check the number on the indicator where the minute hand is pointing.

Scuba diving watches should have a unidirectional (one way) adjustable bezel for safety reasons. This kind of bezel only turns in a counterclockwise direction. If you accidentally knock it, the wrong reading will indicate that you've been scuba diving longer. The misdirection will be on the conservative side. The bezel should also be firm and tight so it is not easy to move unintentionally.

Digital dive watches accomplish the elapsed time function by use of a standard stop watch function. 


Other Important Features of Dive Watches

Visibility- Diving watches have large clear faces and anti-reflective crystals for ease of reading and luminous dials and markers for night dives and low light conditions reading.

Screw Down Crown and Solid Case Backs- Screws into the side of the case via a special tube to lock out debris and water. These provide tighter `waterproof' seals than the push/pull crowns or case backs used in non water resistant watches.

Style- Appearance is also important especially when you are looking for a watch you can wear in and out of the water as a fashion watch to make a style statement.  

Durability- Made out of tough materials shock and resistant to rust/corrosion caused by exposure to salty water. Diving watches are typically made of materials such as rubber, silicone rubber, polyurethane, fabric, ceramic, grade 316L or 904L stainless steel and titanium that are water resistant and able to withstand the corrosive nature of seawater.  

Extension Bracelets- If you are pairing with a wetsuit, will you wear the watch under or on top? If on top of the wetsuit, ensure it fits or has special extensions to enlarge it so it fits.

Most watches for professional divers also have a helium escape valve that allows pressure to escape from the watch when diving at extreme pressure depths helium enriched environments.  


Water Resistant Diving Watches Care and Maintenance Tips

A good ladies dive watch is an investment. Proper care and maintenance ensures it continues to be `water proof', look good for years and function well. Here are some tips to follow:

Always rinse your watch thoroughly with fresh water after exposing it to clean out the salt or chlorine.

Avoid exposing your dive watch to any chemicals- sprays, cosmetics, solvents as this may damage its parts and functions.

Always ensure the crowns and case backs are screwed down tightly before exposure to water.

Take your watch to a professional to be resealed frequently to maintain its water resistance ability as the seals wear out over time. The recommended period for resealing is 18-36 months depending on how often you use the watch under the water and the level of deterioration of the rubber/plastic seals or gaskets that make the watch water resistant.

Dive watch manufacturers recommend having diving watches pressure tested annually or every two to five years and the seals or gaskets replaced.

With stylish and reliable ladies dive watches, you can go scuba diving in style and peace of mind that you have a reliable timing device. Remember to give it the proper care and maintenance to maintain the water resistance, keep it looking as good as new and functioning as it should.

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