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Seiko Divers Watch for Men: 10 Of the Best to Own in 2023

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The seas can be an exciting place to be. There are so many adventures to look forward to underwater, whether you’re diving professionally or as a hobby. The key is to have a reliable companion all the way, and that’s what a Seiko divers watch for men offers.

First introduced to the world in 1965, the Seiko divers’ masterpiece for men has been helping adventurers and divers conquer the deep waters successfully. 

It checks all the horological requirements of the modern male diver, from its sturdy case and perfect illumination to its sporty bracelet and innovative underwater technology. Looking to explore marine life in style? Here are some of the best Seiko divers watches for men that’ll help you stay on top of your game:

1. Seiko Prospex Sea Diver – Stainless Steel, Black Dial Ref. SLA021

seiko divers watch-SLA021

About

The Seiko Prospex SLA021 is a handsome diver’s watch for men. It has a serious steel look that’s toned down by its sporty black dial. Its 44mm rugged hexagonal-shaped stainless steel case is refined with a special super-hard coating and houses a black dial and automatic movement. 

Its black unidirectional diving bezel and dial contrast the steel background perfectly, and its luminous markers and hands make diving a breeze. It also has a monocoque case back and steel bracelet with a secure lock feature to keep it fixed on your wrist throughout your underwater adventures.

Features

They include water resistance to 300m, a unidirectional rotating bezel, a date window at 3 o’clock, a self-winding Caliber 8L35 movement, LumiBrite-applied hands and hour markers, a bracelet with a three-fold clasp with secure lock, and a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating on the inner surface.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2021
  • Case Size: 44mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Black, with LumiBrite-applied silverware and indexes
    • Bracelet – Stainless steel, with a three-fold clasp with secure lock
    • Bezel – Unidirectional rotating stainless steel black, with 60-minute graduations and contours
  • Function: Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding Caliber 8L35 movement with 26 jewels, a 50-hour power reserve, and 28,800vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

It’s a versatile timepiece that can fit in almost every environment. What’s more, its price increased by 4% between 2021 and 2022, with the figures expected to be higher before December 2023.

2. Seiko 5 Sports ‘Sea Urchin’ – Stainless Steel, Blue Dial Ref. SNZF15

seiko divers watch-SNZF15

About

This is a dive watch for men with a face that closely resembles that of a Rolex Submariner. It marries ruggedness and functionality seamlessly with its 41mm steel case and bracelet and screw-down crown and unidirectional Pepsi bezel.

It has a rich dark-blue dial shielded by Seiko’s Hardlex mineral crystal. At its heart is the reliable automatic Caliber 7S36 workhouse movement that a scuba diver can adore through its see-through case back. Its 100m water resistance makes it fit for mild diving.

Features

Some of them are a see-through case back, a self-winding Caliber 7S36 movement, water resistance to 100m, a day and date display at 3 o’clock, a Hardlex mineral crystal, a recessed crown, a micro-adjustable bracelet with a safety clasp, and a unidirectional rotating Pepsi bezel.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2022
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Dark blue, with LumiBrite-applied silverware and large circular hour markers with a double triangle at 12 o’clock and bars at 6 and 9 o’clock
    • Bracelet – Stainless steel 3-link micro-adjustable with a safety clasp
    • Bezel – Unidirectional rotating, with a Pepsi color scheme
  • Function: Day, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Automatic Caliber 7S36 movement with 23 jewels, a 41-hour power reserve, and 21,600vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

It’s quickly gaining popularity among watch fans. Moreover, Its average market price increased from S$231 on August 6, 2022, to S$234 on January 30, 2023.

3. Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver – Titanium, Black Dial Ref. SBGA231

seiko divers watch-SBGA231

About

The Grand Seiko SBGA231 is a luxury men’s dive timepiece that oozes sophistication. It’s impressively lightweight due to its well-polished and corrosion-resistant 44.2mm Titanium case and bracelet. Its rich black legible dial boasts a power reserve indicator that lets you know when it’ll die down. And that’s just the beginning.

Its automatic Caliber 9R65 movement uses Seiko’s patented Spring Drive Technology, boosting its precision. Its masculine Titanium bracelet features a secure lock system and is easy on your wrist. Simply put, it has the charm and functionality that every professional (male) diver with a taste for fashion desires.

Features

The most impressive ones are a solid case with a Zaratsu polishing technique, an automatic Caliber 9R65 movement that uses Spring Drive Technology, a power reserve dial, water resistance to 200m, a bracelet with a 3-fold clasp with a secure lock and push-button release system, a date display at 3 o’clock, and a screw-down crown for maximum water resistance.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2021
  • Case Size: 44.2mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Black, with LumiBrite-applied cathedral hands and hour markers
    • Bracelet – High-intensity Titanium, with a 3-fold clasp with a secure lock and push-button release system
    • Bezel – Steel, black unidirectional rotating, with white 60-minute graduations
  • Function: Power Reserve, Anti-magnetic, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Japanese automatic Caliber 9R65 movement with a 72-hour power reserve. It’s anti-magnetic to 60 Gauss and uses Spring Drive Technology that enables it to achieve a 1-second-per-day accuracy

Why You Should Invest?

It’s a highly accurate timepiece with a nice elegant vibe. Furthermore, its price increased by 3% between 2021 and 2022.

4. Seiko Prospex Diver MarineMaster ‘Tuna’ – Stainless Steel, Black Dial Ref. SBBN033

seiko divers watch-SBBN033

About

Aptly named ‘MarineMaster,’ the Seiko Prospex SBBN033 is a bulky men’s dive watch. It has a well-rounded 44mm steel case with a black steel unidirectional bezel and matte black dial. 

The legible black dial provides a delicious backdrop against the luminous hands and hour markers. What’s more, it’s shielded by a double-domed scratch-resistant Hardlex crystal and enjoys an anti-glare feature.

It also has a sporty silicone bracelet and is driven by a durable Caliber 7C46 quartz movement. You can count on it for an unforgettable deep diving or swimming escapade thanks to its impressive 300m water resistance capability.

Features

They include a case protected by Diashield coating, water-resistance to 300m, a screw-down crown, a Hardlex crystal with an anti-fogging coating over the dial, a day and date window at 3 o’clock, a Seiko Caliber 7C46 quartz movement, and illuminated hands and hour markers.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2019
  • Case Size: 44mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Matte black, with LumiBrite-applied hands and hour markers
    • Bracelet – Black silicone strap with a pin buckle clasp
    • Bezel – Stainless steel unidirectional rotating, with teeth, a triangle at 12 o’clock and Arabic numerals painted in black
  • Function: Day, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Seiko Caliber 7C46 quartz movement with 7 jewels and a 5-year power reserve

Why You Should Invest?

It’s a rugged watch designed to go in harm’s way. Plus, its value increased by at least 5 percent between 2019 and January 2023.

5. Seiko SKX – Stainless Steel, Black Dial Ref. SKX007

seiko divers watch-SKX007

About

The SKX007 is a masculine men’s diver watch from Seiko’s SKX collection. It boasts a chunky 43mm ISO-rated steel case with an easy-grip unidirectional black rotating bezel and crown at 4 o’clock.

Additionally, it has a matte black dial that’s impressively legible with its lumed hands and hour markers. The dial also features a DIVER’S 200m writing in red for perfect contrast and is protected by a scratch-resistant chamfered Hardlex crystal. 

One of its most exciting highlights is the steel Jubilee bracelet, which summarizes its classy but laid-back design quite well. It shimmers in adequate lighting conditions, giving it a professional look fit for today’s confident diver and adventurer.

Features

They include water resistance to 200m, a self-winding Caliber 7s26 movement, a day and date display at 3 o’clock, a large crown at 4 o’clock, a unidirectional rotating black 120-click bezel with a two-tiered groove pattern, a screw-down solid case back, and a Hardlex crystal.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2021
  • Case Size: 43mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Matte black, with LumiBrite-coated hands and hour markers
    • Bracelet – Stainless steel Jubilee, with a steel Double Flip-Lock Diver Clasp buckle
    • Bezel – Black stainless steel unidirectional rotating, with 60-minute graduations and an illuminated pip at 60
  • Function: Day, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Automatic Caliber 7s26 movement with 24 jewels, 40-hour power reserve, and 21,600vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

The Seiko SKX is one of the out-of-production models. Seiko ceased producing it in 2018, making this timepiece highly popular among watch enthusiasts. Plus, Its average market price increased from S$416 on August 7, 2022, to S$457 on February 2, 2023.

6. Seiko Prospex Diver Turtle – Stainless Steel, Black Dial Ref. SRP779

seiko divers watch-SRP779

About

This is a professional diver’s watch for men that also doubles as an everyday and formal piece. Its well-polished large 45mm steel case has an iconic turtle shape and is amplified by the beautiful steel Pepsi bezel that really pops even from afar.

Its black dial has a matte touch, giving it a nice vintage vibe and, of course, improving legibility along with the lume-filled hands and index hour markers. 

The watch may not slide under cuffs easily (or at all) due to its thick case. But it makes up for it with the comfortable rubber strap and automatic Caliber 4R36 workhouse movement that’s a good choice-even for an affordable timer.

Features

Some of its features are an automatic Caliber 4R36 movement, water resistance to 200m, a screw-down crown, a unidirectional rotating steel Pepsi bezel, a day-date display at 3 o’clock, LumiBrite-applied hands and hour markers, and a matte black dial for improved legibility.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2020
  • Case Size: 45mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Matte black, with LumiBrite-applied hands and hour markers
    • Bracelet – Black silicone strap with a pin buckle clasp
    • Bezel – Unidirectional rotating bi-colored (Pepsi) steel bezel with a matte lume pip at 60
  • Function: Date, Day, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding Caliber 4R36 movement with 24 jewels, a 41-hour power reserve, and 21,600vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

Its classic vibe makes it one of the most sought-after watches among watch connoisseurs. Additionally, its value increased by 6% between 2020 and 2022.

7. Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 200m Diver – Titanium, Black Dial Ref. SBGH291

seiko divers watch-SBGH291

About

The Grand Seiko SBGH291 is a men’s dive watch with a difference. It exudes masculinity and unmatched elegance with its smooth Zaratsu-polished 43.8mm Titanium case and High-Intensity Titanium bracelet. You can feel its power around your wrist comfortably, thanks to the smooth lugs and polished case back.

Its matte black dial is in on the fun with its neat nature and eye-catching GS printing in gold. It contrasts the Titanium makeup seamlessly and gives a feeling of confidence and control, even in the dark, with its LumiBrite-coated hands and indexes. Its awe-inspiring automatic Caliber 9S85 Hi-Beat movement breathes new life into it every second of every day.

Features

The main ones are a unidirectional bezel with deep notches for easy grip, water resistance to 200m, an automatic Caliber 9S85 Hi-Beat movement, a screw-down crown, a date window at 3 o’clock, and a bracelet with an adjustable diving extension.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2021
  • Case Size: 43.8mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Matte black, with illuminated handset and indexes and a GS printing in gold
    • Bracelet – High-Intensity Titanium, with a 3-link design and a foldover clasp with an adjustable diving extension
    • Bezel – Unidirectional rotating, with Hard Coating and a graduated 60-minute scale
  • Function: Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding Caliber 9S85 Hi-Beat movement with a 55-hour power reserve and 36,000vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

Grand Seiko watches are one of the most sought-after timers in Seiko’s lineup because of their beautiful designs and unmatched movements. What’s more, its price increased by approximately S$200 between 2021 and February 3, 2023.

8. Seiko SKX Divers Watch – Stainless Steel, Dark Blue Dial Ref. SKX175

seiko divers watch-SKX 175

About

This men’s divers watch has a simple yet eye-catching design and amazing detail. It has a chiseled 43mm case, enhanced by the thick lugs that angle towards the bracelet.

It also has a dark-blue illuminated dial with a matte touch and a unidirectional rotating bi-colored bezel with 120 clicks and teeth for a firm grip, even with gloves. It’s brought to life by the durable automatic Caliber 7S26 movement that keeps accurate time for years! 

Its steel Jubilee bracelet may be jangly, but it’s sturdy and fits pretty well on the wrist without affecting your cuffs, sweater, or diving suit.

Features

They include a self-winding Caliber 7S26 movement, a day-date display at 3 o’clock, water resistance to 200m, a bracelet with a fold-over double locking clasp, a bi-colored unidirectional rotating bezel, a scratch-resistant Hardlex crystal over the dial, and a screw-down crown.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2020
  • Case Size: 43mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Dark blue, with LumiBrite-applied hands and indexes
    • Bracelet – Steel Jubilee bracelet with a fold-over double locking clasp with a safety
    • Bezel – Stainless steel unidirectional rotating Pepsi, with a 60-minute scale
  • Function: Day, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Automatic Caliber 7S26 movement with 21 jewels, a 43-hour power reserve, and 21,600vph frequency

Why You Should Invest?

This interesting piece is impressively lightweight, and its bracelet hugs the wrist comfortably. Moreover, its average market price increased from S$382 on August 7, 2022, to S$444 on February 2, 2023.

9. Seiko SKX Divers Watch – Stainless Steel, Orange Dial Ref. SKX011

seiko divers watch-SKX 011

About

Most watches from Seiko’s SKX collection are famous for their black dial-steel body design. Well, not the Seiko SKX011! This rugged men’s divers watch is absolutely gorgeous. It has broken the norm with a delicious orange dial reminiscent of an orange soda. It’s taken the changes further with its handsome black unidirectional rotating steel bezel with gold accents.

It also has a solid steel 42mm case and a robust black rubber strap with a wave design for the ultimate adventurous vibe. Bringing it to life is the SKX series’ resilient Caliber 7S26 movement, perfectly portraying the modern professional diver’s perseverance in their pursuit of thrill.

Features

Its coolest features include water resistance to 200m, a Green LumiBrite lume, an automatic Caliber 7S26 movement, a textured unidirectional steel bezel with gold accents, a day and date window at 3 o’clock, a screw-down crown, and a shatter-proof Seiko Hardlex crystal over the dial.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2018
  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Orange, with Green LumiBrite-applied hands and indexes
    • Bracelet – Black rubber strap with a ‘wave’ design and pin buckle
    • Bezel – Black unidirectional steel, with 60-minute markings printed in gold
  • Function: Day, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding Caliber 7S26 movement with 21 jewels, 40-hour power reserve, and 21,600vph frequency. It also boasts a precision of +49/-20 seconds per day

Why You Should Invest?

It’s a unique watch with impressive features. Additionally, it increases in value with time. For example, its price increased by at least 8% between 2018 and 2021.

10. Seiko Prospex Green Sea – Stainless Steel, Emerald Green Dial Ref. SBDC077

seiko divers watch-SBDC077

About

The Seiko Prospex Green Sea SBDC077 is a rugged special edition men’s dive watch that serves aesthetic appeal and functionality in equal measure. It has an attention-grabbing bright emerald-green dial and blue/greenish bezel that contrast its well-polished steel case and bracelet without being ‘too much.’

Its scratch-resistant 43mm steel case has 200m water resistance and houses the beautiful dial, bezel, and automatic Caliber 6R15 movement. Seiko put extra effort into its polished steel bracelet, making it less jangly and more secure around the wrist thanks to the clasp with a diver’s extension.

Features

Some of them are a large screw-down crown at 3 o’clock, water resistance to 200m, an automatic Seiko Caliber 6R15 movement, a case and bracelet with a Diashield coating, a date aperture at 3 o’clock, a magnetic resistance of 4,800/m, and a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2019
  • Case Size: 43mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Emerald green, with LumiBrite-applied hands and indexes
    • Bracelet – 3-link stainless steel, with a clasp with a diver’s extension
    • Bezel – Blue/greenish unidirectional rotating ceramic, with a 60-minute scale and luminous pip at 12 o’clock
  • Function: Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Anti-magnetic
  • Mechanism: Self-winding Caliber 6R15 movement with 23 jewels, a 50-hour power reserve, and 21,600vph frequency. It has a +25/-15 seconds per day accuracy

Why You Should Invest?

It’s a special edition timepiece, making it a must-have among most watch enthusiasts. Plus, its price increased by 4 percent between 2019 and January 2023.

Summary

The table below summarizes the major points of the Seiko divers watches we’ve picked in the Seiko divers watch review above.

ModelKey Features
Seiko Prospex Sea Diver SLA021• Water resistance to 300m
• Self-winding Caliber 8L35 movement
• Sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective covering on the inner surface
Seiko 5 Sports SNZF15• See-through case back
• Self-winding Caliber 7S36 movement
• Unidirectional rotating Pepsi bezel
Grand Seiko Spring Drive SBGA231• Automatic Caliber 9R65 movement that uses Spring Drive Technology
• Power reserve dial
• Bracelet with a 3-fold clasp with a secure lock and push-button release system
Seiko Prospex Diver MarineMaster SBBN033• Case protected by Diashield coating
• Water resistance to 300m
• Hardlex crystal with an anti-fogging coating over the dial
Seiko SKX007• Water resistance to 200m
• Self-winding Caliber 7s26 movement
• Unidirectional rotating black 120-click bezel with a two-tiered groove pattern
Seiko Prospex Diver Turtle SRP779• Automatic Caliber 4R36 movement
• Water resistance to 200m
• Matte black dial for improved legibility
Grand Seiko SBGH291• Unidirectional bezel with deep notches for easy grip
• Water resistance to 200m
• Automatic Caliber 9S85 Hi-Beat movement
Seiko SKX 175• Self-winding Caliber 7S26 movement
• Day-date display at 3 o’clock
• Bracelet with a fold-over double locking clasp
Seiko SKX 011• Green LumiBrite lume
• Automatic Caliber 7S26 movement
• Textured unidirectional steel bezel with gold accents
Seiko Prospex Green Sea SBDC077• Water resistance to 200m
• Automatic Seiko Caliber 6R15 movement
• Magnetic resistance of 4,800/m

The most expensive timepiece on the list is the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 200m Diver SBGH291 (S$11-12K plus). Meanwhile, the Seiko 5 Sports ‘Sea Urchin’ SNZF15 (Less than $200) is the most affordable.

The Grand Seiko Spring Drive Diver’s automatic scale with Spring Drive Technology feature is impressive, but our favorite feature is the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat 200m Diver SBGH291’s self-winding Caliber 9S85 movement.

It’s a 10-beat movement with a manual winding mechanism. It boasts an accuracy of +5 to -3 seconds a day, a Spron 530 mainspring to meet the demanding oscillating rate’s requirements, and a Spron 610 hairspring with higher magnetic resistance and stronger impact resistance.

FAQs

1. Is Seiko Prospex diver a good watch?

The Seiko Prospex diver is a good watch worth buying. It’s durable, crafted from quality materials, and is affordable- which is convenient considering its admirable movement and accuracy.

And it’s not just that. Seiko Prospex is among the most famed dive timepieces with advanced technology. It has made some notable contributions to the dive watch arena, such as being the first to use a hybrid analog digital piece with an alarm, being the first to have a Titanium case, and being the first dive watch to have a quartz movement rather than a mechanical one.

Seiko Prospex manufacturers pour out their hearts and soul into every Prospex timer. So, you’re assured that you’re getting good value for your money by investing in them.

2. Are Seiko watches good quality?

A Seiko watch is good quality- not just for its eye-catching designs and reasonable price points, but because it goes the extra mile to offer the best, from advanced technology and easy-to-use complications to durability and unmatched accuracy.

Seiko watch creators put them through intense testing and handle every phase of production themselves, from assembly to inspection. It’s no wonder every timepiece has reliable in-house components that can last a lifetime if maintained properly.

3. Are Seiko watches as good as Rolex?

Seiko watches are as good as Rolex. They’re both amazingly accurate, are made from durable materials, and are pretty versatile. However, one collection in Seiko’s lineup-specifically the Grand Seiko- is quickly gaining more popularity than Rolex.

Sure, Rolex is arguably the world’s most popular luxury watch brand. But Grand Seiko has a reputation for manufacturing exquisite timers. Grand Seiko dive watches have better, superbly-finished movements and eye-catching designs that are quickly becoming iconic.

Final Word

Seiko divers watches for men are more than just trustworthy diving companions. They’re real works of ingenuity from one of the best watchmaking brands in the world. It’s evident from their unique designs, sturdiness, practical features, and unbeatable accuracy. The best part is they offer all these without breaking the bank.

Key Takeaways

  • Seiko diver watches for men are durable and have some of the best movements in the dive watch industry.
  • Seiko divers timepieces for men have in-house movements that can last a lifetime if properly maintained.
  • A Seiko dive watch for men is a good investment not just because of their durability and accuracy but because they appreciate in value with time.
  • Seiko watches are gaining popularity among watch enthusiasts because they offer quality for less.
  • Seiko divers watches for men meet all the requirements for modern professional diving and adventure-seeking-and more!

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