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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Submariner Green Dial Ceramic Bezel "Hulk" 300M Steel...
NZ$ 32,289
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JP
Tudor Pelagos 25500TN Very good Titanium 42mm Manual winding New Zealand, 1042
Tudor Pelagos
NZ$ 5,100
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NZ
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date Automatik Stahl Herrenuhr Oyster...
NZ$ 18,044

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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-0240-O52A Very good Ceramic 43.6mm Automatic
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-0240-O52A
NZ$ 12,967
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1248
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Rolex Submariner Date 16610LV Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Submariner Date Ghiera Verde NOS 2005 FULL STICKERS
NZ$ 49,081
Free shipping
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116
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Panerai Luminor Base PAM00114 Very good Steel 44mm Manual winding
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Panerai Luminor Base Pam 114 Excellent
NZ$ 7,394
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135
IT
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner 116610LV 10/2013 LC100 FULL SET
NZ$ 29,382
Verified Dealer
174
DE
Rolex Submariner Date 16618 Very good Yellow gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date Blue Dial Yellow Gold 40mm ref. 16618
NZ$ 36,944
Verified Dealer
33
US
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 2908.50.83 Good Steel 45mm Automatic New Zealand, Whangarei
Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean.
NZ$ 4,800
Private Seller
NZ
Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM 00289 New Rose gold 44mm Manual winding
Panerai Luminor 1950 8 Days GMT PAM00289
NZ$ 35,930
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239
US
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 Very good Silver 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner No Date, Ref. 114060-0002
NZ$ 19,347
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32
DE
Oris Divers Sixty Five 017337720 4055-0782118 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic
Oris Diver Sixty-Five Automatik Ref. 0173377204055-0782118...
NZ$ 2,870

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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea Blue neue Karte
NZ$ 26,405
Verified Dealer
27
DE
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 231.10.42.21.03.004 Unworn Steel 41,5mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra James Bond
NZ$ 9,330
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5085F-1130-52 Unworn Steel 45mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
NZ$ 15,844
Verified Dealer
43
IT
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Ref.: 114060 von 14.12.2019 Box und EU Papiere
NZ$ 18,995
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174
DE
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date Stainless Steel Black 40mm (116610LN) -...
NZ$ 20,283
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33
US
Rolex Submariner Date 116613LB Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date 116613LB 'Bluesy' 2017
NZ$ 22,892
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5
UK
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 D-BLUE Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea D Blue Ref,126660 unworn, 2020, EU,...
NZ$ 26,389
Verified Dealer
58
DE
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 215.30.40.20.03.001 New Steel 39.5mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Co-Axial Master Chronometer,...
NZ$ 8,432
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32
DE
Omega Seamaster 300 233.32.41.21.01.002 Very good Ceramic 41mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster Keramik / Stahl Automatik Ref. 233.32.41.21.01...
NZ$ 7,130

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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date neue grüne Karte
NZ$ 24,468
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27
DE
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date | 2020 | FullSet
NZ$ 23,590
Verified Dealer
128
DE
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 New Steel 44mm Automatic
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 2020
NZ$ 21,658
Verified Dealer
373
US
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner 116610LV von 3/2013 Box und Papiere
NZ$ 29,012
Verified Dealer
174
DE
Rolex Submariner Date 126610lv New Steel 41mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date 41 "Cermit" Black Dial Green Bezel 41mm...
NZ$ 32,598
Verified Dealer
33
US
Rolex Submariner Date 116613LB Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date Bi Metal- Blue Ceramic- 2019 Box & Papers
NZ$ 24,352
Verified Dealer
208
UK
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 124060 Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Ref.124060 2020/10, 41, Eu, unworn, Box&Papers
NZ$ 21,636
Verified Dealer
58
DE
Tudor Pelagos 25610TNL Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic
Tudor Pelagos - 25610TNL - FULL SET
NZ$ 6,866
Verified Dealer
32
DE
Breitling Superocean Steelfish A17390 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
Breitling Superocean 2000M Automatik Datum Edelstahl Herrenuhr...
NZ$ 3,433

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DE
Rolex Submariner Date 126613lb Unworn Gold/Steel 41mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date
NZ$ 29,926
Verified Dealer
27
DE
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea | LC100 | 116660
NZ$ 20,773
Verified Dealer
128
DE
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner "Hulk" 2019 Complete 116610LV
NZ$ 28,975
Verified Dealer
373
US
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Ref.: 114060 LC170 3/2019 Box und Papiere
NZ$ 18,995
Verified Dealer
174
DE
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-0240-O52A Unworn Ceramic 43.6mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Grey Ceramic 43.60mm...
NZ$ 14,126
Verified Dealer
33
US
Tudor Black Bay 79230B Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic
Tudor Heritage Black Bay
NZ$ 5,545
Verified Dealer
34
NL
Rolex Submariner Date 126610LN Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date Ref.126610LN 41mm, Eu, 2020, unworn, B&P
NZ$ 23,748
Verified Dealer
58
DE
Tudor Black Bay 79230R New Steel 41mm Automatic
Tudor Black Bay - Ref. 79230R - FULL SET
NZ$ 5,616
Verified Dealer
32
DE
Breitling Superocean Héritage 46 A17320 Very good Steel 46mm Automatic
Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 Automatik Edelstahl Herrenuhr...
NZ$ 5,369

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DE
Tudor Pelagos 25600TN Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic
Tudor Pelagos Titanium- 25600TN- Black Dial- 2020 Box & Papers
NZ$ 6,233
Verified Dealer
208
UK
Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date Red | 1680
NZ$ 29,751
Verified Dealer
128
DE
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN 40mm 2019 Complete Pristine
NZ$ 18,761
Verified Dealer
373
US
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner 116610LV 10/2017 Box und Papiere
NZ$ 29,030
Verified Dealer
174
DE
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 New Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner No Date Stainless Steel 40mm (114060) - , UNWORN
NZ$ 19,559
Verified Dealer
33
US
Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex - Submariner Date COMEX
NZ$ 208,467
Verified Dealer
172
SE
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN unworn, Eu, 2020/09, new card,...
NZ$ 24,629
Verified Dealer
58
DE
Tudor Black Bay 79230B New Steel 41mm Automatic
Tudor Black Bay - Ref.79230B - FULL SET
NZ$ 5,616
Verified Dealer
32
DE
Breitling Superocean Héritage 46 A17320 Very good Steel 46mm Automatic
Breitling Superocean Heritage 46 Automatik Edelstahl Herrenuhr...
NZ$ 5,017

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DE
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 126660 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea- 126660- 2019 Box & Papers
NZ$ 21,722
Verified Dealer
208
UK
Rolex Submariner Date 126613lb New Gold/Steel 41mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date | LC100 | NEU | 2020 | FullSet
NZ$ 30,456
Verified Dealer
128
DE
Rolex Submariner Date 116613LN Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date 40mm 116613LN 2015 Complete
NZ$ 20,282
Verified Dealer
373
US
Rolex Submariner Date 126613LB New Steel 41mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner 126613LB 41mm von 11/2020 NEU / EU /
NZ$ 28,149
Verified Dealer
174
DE
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-0130-B52A Unworn Ceramic 43mm Automatic
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Black Ceramic 43mm (5000...
NZ$ 13,764
Verified Dealer
33
US
Rolex Submariner Date 16610LV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex "Submariner ""Kermit""" Unpolished 2005
NZ$ 22,710
Verified Dealer
124
CH
Rolex Submariner Date 116619LB Unworn White gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date 116619LB NOS, verklebt, Eu, all stickers...
NZ$ 70,400
Verified Dealer
58
DE
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea 116660 Unworn Steel 44mm Automatic
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea D Blue James Cameron
NZ$ 24,470
Verified Dealer
74
CH
Panerai Luminor Marina PAM00631 Very good Steel 44mm Manual winding
Panerai Luminor Marina Handaufzug Edelstahl Herrenuhr Ref....
NZ$ 8,010

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Rolex Submariner Date 16610 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date
NZ$ 15,489
Verified Dealer
99
UK
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date | LC100 | FullSet | 2018 | 116610LN
NZ$ 22,534
Verified Dealer
128
DE
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 New Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner (No Date) 114060 2020 40MM
NZ$ 17,746
Verified Dealer
373
US
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner 116610LV 11/2013 Box und Papiere unpoliert
NZ$ 29,012
Verified Dealer
174
DE

Diving Watches: For Wet Environments

You don't have to be a diver to appreciate a diving watch's water resistance, robustness, and sporty looks. Models like the Rolex Submariner and the Omega Seamaster have been top-selling luxury watches for years.


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Top 5 Diving Watch Features

  • Water-resistant to at least 200 m (20 bar, 656 ft)
  • Unidirectional bezel with minute and five-minute markers
  • Luminous hands and indices that can be read underwater
  • Indicator that the watch is running in total darkness (e.g. luminous second hand)
  • Closed strap can withstand 40 kg (88 lbs) of weight for one minute

Water Resistant to at Least 200 m

At first, diving watches were special instruments made specifically for divers. Since their development, however, they've earned an established place in everyday life. Their functionality, technology, and water resistance are all strong arguments for buying this kind of watch. To be considered a diving watch, a watch has to meet the standards set forth by ISO 6425 or DIN 8306. Water resistance to 200 m (20 bar, 656 ft) is the minimum requirement.

To keep the water at bay, diving watches have screw-down case backs and crowns. Chronographs – a.k.a. watches with a stopwatch function – also feature screw-down push-pieces. Together with rubber O-rings, these screw-down pieces ensure that the watch is hermetically sealed.

Diving watches often feature a helium escape valve, which is required for saturation diving. This valve releases the helium that enters the watch, thus avoiding any potential damage.

An essential part of any complete, modern diving watch is a unidirectional bezel with minute and five-minute markers.

They help you to keep track of your dive time so you know when you need to resurface. Since you can only rotate the bezel counterclockwise, it's impossible to accidentally stay underwater longer than intended.

These watches have to be readable underwater and in the dark. Therefore, they feature luminous hands and indices. A common solution for making sure the wearer knows their watch is functioning in the dark is to outfit the watch with a luminous second hand. Standards for diving watches also include high levels of shock resistance as well as protection against magnetic fields and changes in temperature. Altogether, diving watches have to meet around 20 different criteria.


How much do diving watches cost?

Model Price (approx.) Water resistant to Features
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph Gold 22,800 USD 600 m (60 bar, 1,969 ft) Chronograph function, gold case
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ref. 5015-1130-52 11,300 USD 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) Date display
Rolex Submariner Date Ref. 116610 9,700 USD 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) Date display
Panerai Luminor Submersible 6,200 USD 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft) Date, small seconds dial
Seiko Prospex Marinemaster Spring Drive 3,700 USD 600 m (60 bar, 1,969 ft) Date, power reserve indicator, Spring Drive
Sinn U212 2,600 USD 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft) Case made of submarine steel

The Best and Most Popular Diving Watches and Their Prices

The most difficult part of buying a diving watch is choosing which one you want. Nearly every high-quality manufacturer offers this type of watch.

It is difficult to say which diving watch is the best. That said, the most famous is clearly the Rolex Submariner. It is both a status symbol and investment all in one. You can purchase the Submariner in stainless steel, white or yellow gold, or as a bicolor model. You can also choose from models with or without a date display. Depending on the edition, prices range from 7,000 to 29,200 USD. However, well-maintained vintage models from the 50s or early 60s can easily cost up to 92,300 USD.

Similar to the Submariner, Blancpain's Fifty Fathoms has enjoyed its legendary reputation for decades.

It is considered the world's first diving watch because it was not only water resistant but also developed specifically to meet the needs of divers. Here you will find an equally wide variety of timepieces. You can purchase a simple three-hand model in stainless steel starting around 4,700 USD. For a gold chronograph, however, you will need about 26,900 USD.

The Omega Seamaster and the Breitling Superocean have also been established names in the world of diving watches for around 60 years.

Both come in a number of different models with an equally diverse range of prices, spanning from about 1,200 USD for basic models to around 35,000 USD for intricate gold or platinum editions.


The Best Alternatives from Germany, Italy and Japan

Diving watches don't just come from Switzerland. Models from German manufacturer Sinn also have an excellent reputation. Professional divers are especially fond of the watches in the 'U' series, which are made of submarine steel and are relatively affordable at 2,000 to 3,400 USD.

This is also true of watches from the trusted Japanese brand Seiko. Their Prospex collection offers a wide selection of sturdy diving watches with great value for money. Some models even sell for under 600 USD. That being said, those with Seiko's unparalleled Spring Drive can cost over 3,500 USD.

The Luminor from Italian luxury watch manufacturer Panerai enjoys cult status. This company has been developing watches for underwater use since the 1930s. Their angular pillow shape and large crown protector make them hard to ignore. In the beginning, these watches were reserved exclusively for the Italian Navy. Eventually, they would become available to the general public. The only true diving watch in the Panerai family is the Luminor Submersible, as it is the only watch to feature a diving bezel. Every other timepiece in their catalog lacks this feature. Be prepared to spend between 5,800 and 7,000 USD for a Luminor.


What does water resistance mean?

Water resistance is so much more than just a luxurious extra. If moisture finds its way into a watch case, it almost always causes damage, regardless of the type of watch. Water washes away the lubrication and causes corrosion in mechanical watches. Quartz watches are just as sensitive; they require energy from a battery or solar cells which will likely stop working if they come into contact with water.

When it comes to diving watches, the depth indicated for the water resistance is often misunderstood. This number actually refers to the amount of pressure a watch can handle, which is the same pressure experienced at the indicated depth. A watch that is water resistant to 30 m (98 ft) can survive three bar of pressure. Such watches should only come into contact with splashes and light rain at most. You should even be careful while washing your hands, as the water pressure from a faucet can exceed three bar. This also applies to swimming, surfing, and rafting. These activities put a watch's water resistance to the test and should only be undertaken with watches water resistant to at least 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft).

The water resistance of a diving watch should be checked regularly. This applies especially to pre-owned watches, whose water resistance can no longer be guaranteed. Now that diving computers exist, most divers use water-resistant watches as a backup. However, it's still essential that the watch is in good condition for diving.


The History of Diving Watches

Which was the first diving watch? There are many answers to this tricky question. Rolex patented their idea for a watch with a screw-down crown and case back and sealed gaskets in 1926. When Mercedes Gleitze attempted to swim the English Channel in October 1927, she was accompanied by a Rolex Oyster. Rolex's advertising stunt worked, as the watch withstood multiple hours underwater.

The first watch that was specially developed for use underwater was the Omega Marine. Its rectangular case was made of two differently sized parts which were fit together. This design improved water resistance. In 1937, the Omega Marine became the first watch to receive an official certificate of water resistance. It was confirmed to be water resistant to 135 m (443 ft).

Diving watch technology improved in the 1950s and increased the water resistance limit to 200 m (656 ft). The Rolex Submariner and the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms premiered in 1953. Their designs and looks still influence the characteristics of diving watches to this day. The original versions of both watches featured a rotatable bezel so that divers could keep track of their dive time. It's still disputed today whether the Submariner or the Fifty Fathoms should be considered the first "real" diving watch. In 1957, these two watches gained some competition when the Superocean from Breitling and the Seamaster 300 from Omega were introduced.

The demand for diving watches increased with the rise of offshore construction of things such as pipelines and offshore platforms. The military also requested water-resistant watches for their maritime forces. Later, that demand increased due to recreational diving, a sport now enjoyed by millions. Diving watches have since found a new use as solid sports watches and status symbols, which could make them desirable collector's items in the future.


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