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Author: William Boyd

William has been collecting and exploring luxury watches ever since he was 19. He discovered his passion for timepieces when he received a vintage rolex submariner as a gift from his father on his 18th birthday! And there has been no looking back ever since!

When thinking of Champagne: class, elegance, and sophistication come to mind. These themes were reiterated through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 in Wines Certificate that I took. Discovering the complexities of the notes of lemon and subtleties of brioche bread when sampling two Champagnes struck a chord with me.

However, there is more than one kind of bubbly out there. There is Prosecco from Italy, Cava from Spain, and Crémant from France (yes, different types of sparkling wine exist in France.) With each of these wines, they carry different flavors, tones, and prices. That’s exactly what we are going to be exploring today, The 15 Best Champagne Dialed Watches.

Looking at this list of watches we will explore the varying tones of the dials, the quality, and price of these respective watches. Even though the list brings in a broad variety of timepieces, like the variety of sparkling wine out in the market, it is adequate to compare them all under the umbrella of Champagne Dials. And I can guarantee you, all these watches will age like fine wine.

What is a Champagne Dial Watch? – Picking the Perfect Bottle

When going to the store to get a bottle of wine to celebrate an occasion it can be overwhelming. Isle headers with “Country” or “Types” are often floating over thousands of selections. What typically draws someone into purchasing a bottle? The label. A survey in 2016 stated that 80% of consumers buy their wine solely based on how the label looks. This is truly how this list was compiled, mainly on the look of the shimmering Champagne dials below.

Added into the mix is the variety of price points and a quick insight into the movement that helps each timepiece function. A “Champagne” dial watch is typically a gold-colored hue that stretches the face of the dial and reiterates its namesake. This can vary from a light eggshell or an off-white tone all the way to heavily saturated yellow or sherry tone.

This gold color can be achieved through gold-plated dials, silver plated with gold, the texture of the dial, or even a paint or lacquer finish. The Champagne tone of the dial typically carries a sunburst material which is a brushed metal following a radial pattern instead of the prototypical brushed parallel lines giving it a highly reflective effect.

Now let’s pop this bottle and raise a glass to The 15 Best Champagne Dial Watches.

15. The Longines Master Collection

This beige dial makes it easy to see why diamonds are a girl’s (and watches,) best friend. This Longines may be as cliché as proposing to someone with a diamond ring in a Champagne flute. But as cheesy as it is, there is something charming about it.

This watch carries a classic feel as the size comes in at 34mm, with a stainless-steel case and holds the Longines Caliber L888.5 self-winding movement with an approximate 72-hour power reserve. The dial holds 12 diamonds (2 located at the 12 o’clock indices as the date window is at the 3 o’clock position) amounting to a total of 0.055 carats. This watch is priced at 2,250 CHF.

14. Zodiac Olympos Automatic

The Zodiac Olympos has one of the best dials on this list for three reasons. The first, it is segmented into four quadrants embracing the era of old 1950s vintage Omegas with their crosshair dials. Second, the radial finishing of the dial makes it shimmer in different ways giving it a pie pan effect. Finally, that Champagne dial is gleaming. The positioning of the crown at two o’clock and a blue typeface on the date wheel is also something to take note of.

The case shape is something you do not see everyday being pentagonal in design. Under the different case shape is an automatic Calibre 1-11 produced by Swiss Technology Production that will give this Zodiac a 44-hour power reserve. If you are interested in adding a modern brand with a classic feel, put this Olympos into your rotation from Exquisite Timepieces for $895.

13.Omega Speedmaster 38 Co‑Axial Chronometer Chronograph 38mm

The dial of this watch is a silvery-Champagne tone that is offset by the warmth of this Omega’s Sedna Gold™. This Speedmaster can be classified as a Sparkling Rosé in the world of sparkling wines. The case diameter comes in at 38mm with an Omega calibre 3330 powering this watch, giving it 52-hours of life. The dulled matte alligator strap plays into the monochromatic feel of this watch highlighting the one-of-a-kind blend of gold and the light Prosecco-esque dial. This watch is priced at $17,400.

12. Oris Divers Sixty-Five

The Oris Divers sixty-five may not be your typical Champagne dial, but it carries some of the characteristics of one. The case itself is bronze and stainless steel that measures in at 40mm with a brown dial that embodies the idea of a sparkling wine. The bronze case exterior will begin to patina over time adding characteristics and personalization to the watch. This bronze patina will compliment the dial colors while embracing the sparkling wine theme through the Super-LumiNova hands in light old radium.

The movement powering this Oris is a movement based on the Sellita Caliber SW200-1, which Oris coins the Caliber 733 that has a 38-hour power reserve. Oris is a brand that is often associated with being a watch collector’s watch brand. They are able to show this through such a high-quality timepiece at the great price of $1950.

11. The Longines Spirit

Longines lists this dial as a true Champagne color. This can be debated as the spectrum of color is displayed across the list and there is no correct definition of the color. The neutrality of this watch is the charm that pulls in the wearer. The applied Arabic numerals and the PVD gray polished hands contribute to the objective of highlighting the intricacies and subtleties of the Champagne dial. Like many other Longines this has the L888.4 movement enshrouded by the stainless steel case measuring at 37mm. The Longines Spirit has a price of 2,250 CHF.

10. Seiko Presage “Cocktail Time” Star bar Limited Edition

This limited edition Seiko Cocktail Time is a definite head turner. The honeycomb shape splattered across the dial gives the depiction of bubbles floating across the watch. This Cocktail Time is coined the “Star Bar” and is limited to just 6,000 pieces. The automatic with manual winding movement has a power reserve of approximately 41-hours.

One eye-catching aspect is the skeletonized porthole that allows the wearer to see part of the movement from the front, and if that’s not enough the wearer can turn over the watch and see the displayed caseback with the engraved serial number and the number of the allocated limited edition. The diameter of this timepiece is 40.5mm of pure class. This watch is incredibly priced at $595.

9. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date Desert Edition

Blancpain is a sleeper brand that deserves more attention. This limited edition fifty fathoms could be one of the reasons why. The bathyscaphe day date desert edition shows a sandy Champagne colored dial that features day and date complications. The red tip of the second hand adds the perfect contrast across the neutral toned dial. Behind that gorgeous dial lies the Caliber 1315DD movement that boasts a 120-hour power reserve.

A unidirectional satin-brushed steel bezel with a mocha colored ceramic insert makes the dial pop even more. The sail-cloth strap compliments the ruggedness of this watch. At 43mm in diameter, it will sit hefty on the wrist, but with a Champagne dial as unique as this one it is worth the extra real estate. This Blancpain will set you back $12,700.

8. Seiko 5 Sports

The dial of this Seiko Five Sports is a matte beige tone that is lighter in the middle and dissipates to a darker matte style towards the edges of the dial. The SRPD67’s dial paints the picture of a light bottle of sparkling wine. Underneath that dial is the Automatic Seiko caliber 4R36 giving this watch approximately 41 hours of power reserve, however, it may not be the most accurate timepiece to add to your collection.

The movement can run at +45 to -35 seconds per day. A Seiko 5 is a great gift-watch to those just entering the world of watches as they are conducive to most budgets and provide indisputable quality. This model also would match well with a glass of Champagne in hand or as a celebratory gift for an important life moment. Priced on Amazon at $195.98

7.5. Seiko 5 Sports BAIT Collaboration

This watch is a sneaky addition to the list. Maybe I should have called this article “The Top 16 Champagne Dial Watches”? The reason that this watch gets a decimal listing is because it is so similar to the previous Seiko 5. This watch has the same technical specs as the prior with some additional flare.

This is a limited edition collaboration that is done with BAIT and was previously available on the Exquisite Timepieces’ website. The creamy Champagne dial does have the sunburst or reflection that a glass of bubbly produces but it does share the same color palette. This watch was priced at $440 and is limited to 300 pieces.

7. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 White Grape 116000

To make wine you gather some grapes and through the process of fermentation you can  create that beloved beverage we all love. I had to include the Rolex Oyster Perpetual White Grape in this list because this grape carries a Champagne tone. One thing that pleases me about the Oyster Perpetual models is the symmetry of the dial.

The stainless steel case back encloses the Rolex calibre 3130 automatic movement with 42-hours of power. This Oyster Perpetual 36mm has been discontinued but was on Exquisite Timepieces. Keep your eyes on the website for full sets of watches like this one.

6. The Longines Flagship

As you can tell by the third Longines on this list, I may hold some favoritism to the brand. The simplicity of the indices of the Longines Flagship is what makes it wonderful. The size of the case at 40mm makes it slightly big for a dress watch, yet coming in at 8.7mm thickness makes it feel smaller than it actually is.

This beige-champagne tone dial is contrasted by the silver hands and indices. Similar to the Longines L2.357.4.07.6 this uses the L888 movement that is based on the ETA A31.L11 movement. This handsome Champagne dialed watch is priced at 1,650 CHF and is an incredible value at this price point.

5. Glashütte Original Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920 – Limited Edition

This dial may be an off-Champagne tone but the texture is what embodies the theme on this watch. The dial is made of solid gold and is solid plated in silver by friction, replicating the texture that you may find in Champagne or the microbubbles found in different ages of sparkling wine. And of course Champagne and Tourbillon share many of the same synonyms of class, elegance, and success.

The Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920 – Limited Edition uses a manual wind Calibre 54-01 which has a running time of 100-hours and hosts a flying Tourbillon through its display caseback. This Glashütte Original is the priciest of this list, coming in at $121,800.

4. Nomos Minimatik Champagne

Nomos is a brand that brings value to the forefront of every single model that they release. The Minimatik in champagne is what I picture when people describe a champagne dial watch. Bauhaus design and the excellence of German manufacturing resonates from the typeface all the way to the minimalist inspired clasp. The dark numerals add a bold contrast to the light shade stretching across the dial.

Nestled between the contrast of light and dark, the neon orange accents compose the dichotomy of colors together. The Minimatik’s galvanized dial is accented with Champagne gold minute markers. Nomos continues to amaze by adding their in-house built caliber DUW 3001 which uses Nomos’ proprietary swing systems that promises outstanding accuracy. All of these features and beautiful aesthetic is priced at $3,800.

3. The Grand Seiko

This watch exudes the fizziness of Champagne dial watches. As we all know, Grand Seiko’s dials are masterpieces and this one surely lives up to those expectations. The muted tones on the dial are contrasted by the stunning blue tempered steel hand. This watch is powered by the Caliber 9R65 Automatic Spring Drive movement.

The movement has a 72-hour power reserve and has a power reserve indicator in the bottom left corner of the dial. Grand Seiko is known for the accuracy of their watches and time keeping ability. The SBGA373 comes in at +/- 1 seconds per day (+/- 15 seconds per month.) This Grand Seiko will cost $5200.

2.Rolex Day-Date President

When you think of a quintessential Champagne dial watch, this Rolex Day-Date immediately comes to my mind. This pristine example of a Day-Date President 18238 from 1990 comes as a full set with original box and papers. This set has been stored in a safe and has the original Rolex sticker on the back of the watch and is in new old-stock (NOS) condition. The bright 18k dial with date and day complications in champagne colored gold only add to the allure of this watch.

This is the watch that is associated with success and celebration. Whether it being a big business deal, retirement, or another celebration of importance; this 36mm piece of perfection pairs well with a bottle of Champagne like Dom Pérignon. The watch and the complete set can be yours for $36,000 found on the Exquisite Timepieces website.

1. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Co‑Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph 42mm

This watch is truly breathtaking. The dial uses a sun-brushed version of Omega’s proprietary 18K Moonshine Gold™. This may not be an exact Champagne color dial but we can get away with calling it a sparkling Rosé. This Speedmaster Professional is less of a tool watch and definitely embodies the “pop bottles” mentality being shrouded in 18k gold. However, this watch is not just a pretty face. It has the technical specs to back itself up.

This Speedy is a Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS, and resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss, (which is actually 15x the magnetic resistance of the Rolex Milgauss)! If this is not enough to convince you that this is a celebration watch, you can flip this timepiece over and see the sophisticated workings of the manual wind Calibre Omega 3861 through the sapphire caseback that has a 50-hour power reserve. This watch is well worth the price coming in at $39,700.

Time to put a cork in it!

Throughout this list of 15 (I guess 16!) watches I hope everyone found some Champagne that appeases their palate. There is a watch for every Champagne lover and these ones are worth celebrating with. Cheers!

It’s no longer news that Seiko produces some of the best wristwatches on the market. Thus, it is understandable that the brand collaborates with PADI, the world’s largest diving network. Over time, these two have collaborated to produce some of the best Seiko PADI watches. These wristwatches have gained recognition by the best of the divers.

It is quite interesting that this collaboration has birthed several outstanding timepieces. Some people even think of Seiko and PADI as a single company. However, these companies are not the same. In this article, we will look at the best Seiko PADI wristwatches. Additionally, we will consider the Seiko and PADI collaboration and how it has impacted the diver watches industry.

What is PADI?

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s largest diver organization that deals with ocean exploration. The organization operates in 186 countries and has more than 6,600 resorts and dive centers globally. Additionally, this organization has more than 128,000 members scattered all over the globe. PADI has influenced the diver community for more than half a century. The brand is renowned for its high dive training standards, safety, and customer service.

With such influence, it was only logical for PADI to team up with one of the world’s most renowned watchmakers, Seiko. Seiko is a household name for professional divers who want the best features in their dive watches. Recently, Seiko released a new PADI collection that features the official logo and brand colors. Hence, the collection makes it the first divers watch with PADI’s credentials on timepieces. We will consider some of the most prominent Seiko PADI timepieces available for divers and watch enthusiasts.

Prominent Seiko PADI timepieces

The Seiko PADI collection has several remarkable timepieces in its catalog. However, we will look at some of these timepieces, their features, and pricing. Here are some exciting Seiko PADI wristwatches to consider.

  1. Seiko Prospex PADI Pepsi SRPC41K1
  2. Seiko Turtle Prospex PADI SRPA21J1
  3. Seiko Prospex Solar PADI
  4. Seiko Prospex SRPE99
  5. Seiko Prospex SRPG19
  6. Seiko Prospex SRPG21
  7. Seiko Prospex SNE549
  8. Seiko Prospex Monster PADI SRPE27K1
  9. Seiko Analogue SRPG19K1
  10. Seiko Prospex SRPE27

1. Seiko Prospex PADI Pepsi SRPC41K1

There is a lot of history behind this timepiece. This Seiko timepiece is a special edition automatic diver’s wristwatch with many features. You will first notice the beautiful dial colors that contrast uniquely with the case material and the blue silicone strap. The black dial matches the blue silicone band on this timepiece. Additionally, the dial has an outer red and blue color near the dial window to represent the PADI official colors.

The red color begins from the noon hour marker and terminates at the three o’clock marker. The red color is immediately followed by a blue ring that extends from the three o’clock hour marker round the dial window to the noon marker. Like all other wristwatches under the PADI collection, PADI is inscribed above the six o’clock hour marker. The wristwatch also has a date window at the three o’clock marker. Furthermore, this timepiece has silver-toned luminescent hands for easy reading in low lighting conditions.

This timepiece also features a robust stainless steel case that matches the dial window’s design. Also, this timepiece suits individuals with big wrists since it has a case size of 42.3mm. Like all other Seiko wristwatches, this timepiece has scratch-resistant Hardlex material on its dial window. This Hardlex material prevents excessive scratches and protects the analog dial display on the timepiece.

Although this timepiece seems big, it does not seem heavy when worn. The wristwatch only weighs about 7.05 ounces. This watch is perfect for divers since it has a water resistance depth of 200m. Additionally, you can enjoy the automatic movement on this timepiece, which offers precision and accuracy – everything a diver needs.

Main Features

Release Year: 2018

Dial Window Material: Hardlex

Display: Analog

Case Size: 42.3mm x 13mm

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Band Color: Blue

Band Material: Silicone

Clasp: Hook Buckle

Dial Color: Black

Weight: 7.05 Ounces

Movement: Automatic

Calendar: Date

Water Resistance: 200m

2. Seiko Turtle Prospex PADI SRPA21J1

The Seiko Turtle Prospex Padi looks almost like the PADI Pepsi. However, the timepiece’s stand-out design speaks of quality and class. This timepiece has a deep blue dial that contrasts beautifully with its content. Protecting the dial and its analog display is a scratch-free Hardlex window. 

This timepiece is perfect for diving and casual outings. In the dial, you will find three luminescent analog hands that make it easier to read the time in poor lighting conditions. Like the PADI Pepsi, this timepiece has a red-colored arch near the dial rim. The red color extends from the 12 o’clock hour marker to the 20-minute marker. 

The wristwatch has a day-date window near the three o’clock hour marker. Furthermore, the wristwatch has PADI inscribed below the analog hands. This professional sports watch has a silver-colored case material. Also, this timepiece fits divers with big wrists since it has a case diameter of 45mm. For convenience, the wristwatch also has a fold-over clasp with a single push-button safety. 

This timepiece also has a steel silver bracelet to match the round watch case. Although some divers may prefer a silicone or rubber band instead of the stainless steel material, you can always change the strap to a more comfortable one. However, the strap still serves even for divers. Also, the wristwatch weighs less than Seiko PADI Pepsi, even though it has a bigger case diameter. 

You can expect accuracy from this timepiece because it has automatic movement. Furthermore, the timepiece has a water resistance depth of 200m. If you are a diver in need of a classic sports wristwatch with the right designs, this timepiece is for you.

Main Features

Dial Window: Hardlex Material

Display: Analog

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Case Size: 45mm x 14mm

Case Color: Silver

Dial Color: Blue

Band Color: Silver

Clasp: Single Push-Button Safety Fold-Over Clasp

 Calendar: Day-Date

Movement: Automatic

Weight: 5.29 Ounces

Water Resistance: 200m

3. Seiko Prospex Solar PADI

This is one of Seiko and PADI’s most innovative timepieces yet. The timepiece’s refreshing design gives off the best vibes for divers. Additionally, sports lovers can wear this timepiece for land activities because it fits the description. Nicknamed the “Tuna,” this timepiece has features you rarely find in any other Seiko X PADI collaborative timepiece.

The first thing that sets this timepiece apart from all others is the analog/digital display feature. YOu will notice that almost all Seiko diver watches have analog displays. Well, except the Seiko Prospex PADI dive watch. You will find a digital display window just above the 12 o’clock marker and the regular tri-hand analog display. The digital display has the hour, minute, and seconds feature.

Interestingly, the timepiece also has a countdown timer to help timers remain covenant with the timing. As if that is not enough, the timepiece also has an alarm function that works perfectly. This wristwatch is a modern-day interpretation of the 1982 model of the Hybrid Divers watches.

The timepiece does not require a battery change. Instead, the Seiko Tuna PADI obtains its power from solar energy. Once charged, you can go for six months without worrying about surges. Thus, this timepiece is perfect for divers who love to explore for months. You also stand to enjoy the local time indicator mode on this timepiece.

Talk about the design spotted by this timepiece. The wristwatch has a black-dial window complemented by red and blue colors near the rim. Additionally, the watch has luminescent tri-hands while the digital display has a led light function for easy accessibility in dark conditions. Overall, this timepiece suits divers and all sports enthusiasts. Interestingly, you can also use this timepiece for casual outings.

Main Features

 Shape: Round

Display: Analog

Dial Window: Hardlex Material

Case Material: Plastic and Stainless Steel

Case Diameter: 48mm

Band: Black, Silicone Material

Calendar: Date

Dial Color; Black

Special Feature: Alarm

Water Resistance: 200m

Movement: Solar

4. Seiko Prospex SRPE99

Each wristwatch from the Seiko X PADI collection is a hit. These wristwatches each have unique features that make them outstanding. This Seiko SRPE99 is no exception. The timepiece has a robust design and suits individuals with big wrists. With a case size of 45mm, this timepiece is as big as they come. Like all other timepieces under the Seiko X PADI collaboration, the watch has blue and red colors around the dial rim.

These are the official colors of PADI and signify the collaboration between the brands. Also, this timepiece has PADI inscribed just above the six o’clock hour marker. You don’t have to worry about your battery life because you get a 41-hour power reserve while using this watch. The timepiece has automatic and manual movements for precision and outstanding power reserves.

The design of this timepiece is almost the same as that of the Seiko Pepsi. This wristwatch also has a day-date window near the three o’clock marker. The tri-hand lumibrite hands offer a clear way to read time underwater when diving. Also, the 24-jewel elapsed timing (one-way) bezel makes it easier to read time while diving.

Unlike the Seiko Pepsi, this timepiece uses a mineral window to protect the analog display on the dial.
The timepiece has a stainless steel case material and a silver-tone bracelet. The bracelet has a tri-fold push clasp with a secure lock and extender for convenience. This watch is the heaviest of all the timepieces we have reviewed.

The watch weighs 12 ounces which may seem much for divers looking for a lightweight design. Additionally, this wristwatch has a 200m water resistance and suits individuals who want to dive. You can also use this wristwatch for other casual outings.

Main Features

Water Resistance: 200m 

Dial Color: Blue

Weight: 12 ounces

Movement: Automatic and Manual

Power Reserve: 41 hours

Case Diameter: 45mm

Display: Analog

Clasp: Tri-fold with lock and extender

Dial Window: Mineral

5. Seiko Prospex SRPG19

Seiko’s Prospex SRPG19 is another of the Seiko and PADI watches taht stand out. This timepiece is the first without the PADI logo’s red and blue colors. This round-shaped timepiece has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal window that protects the analog display on the dial. Like all others, this timepiece has a stainless steel case with a diameter of 45mm.

Thus, small wrist individuals will have to look for another option since this wristwatch is bigger than their wrists. The silver-tone bracelet matches uniquely with the case. This watch has a unidirectional bezel and a day-date feature near the three o’clock marker. What makes this wristwatch outstanding is its features. The watch has a screw case back, a screw-down crown, and a “special edition’ inscribed on the case back.

Additionally, the stop seconds hand function separates this watch from others. The Seiko Prospex SRPG19 has a Japanese Automatic movement for precision and accuracy. Also, like all others, it has a 200m water resistance depth. The water resistance makes it easier for divers to enjoy diving without issues. If you need something classic but different from others, you can patronize Seiko’s Prospex SRPG19.

Main Features

Shape: Round

Display: Analog

Dial Window: Anti-reflective sapphire

Case Material: Stainless steel

Clasp: Fold-over

Case Diameter: 45mm

Band Color: Silver-tone, stainless steel

Dial Color: Black

Calendar: Day-Date

Bezel Function: Unidirectional

Special Features: Screw-down Crown, Screw case back, stop seconds hand

Water Resistance: 200m

6. Seiko Prospex SRPG21

When talking about class, you cannot leave behind the Special Edition of Seiko’s Prospex SRPG21. This watch has a unique and enticing design that is quite significant. Also, this timepiece has an automatic diver movement that supports manual winding. Your watch also has 23 jewels and a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour.

Hence, you usually enjoy precision and a 41-hour power reserve. This watch is the best for diving because it has a silicone strap that enhances convenience when worn over long periods. Interestingly, the strap has a traditional Tang enclosure that makes adjustment easier. What about the design? The wristwatch has a deep 3D-pressed (black) patterned dial, making it the most unique of the timepieces you will find.

Additionally, the wristwatch has a date-only window near the three o’clock marker on the dial.
The lumibrite hands and markers speak well of the watch’s ability to improve time-telling in below-par lighting conditions. Not to forget the black ceramic and elapsed timing bezel with this uniquely-designed wristwatch.

The screw-down crown and case back ensure that the wristwatch does not allow water or other liquids into the inner compartments. The Seiko Prospex SRPG21 has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal dial window to protect the analog display and dial components. If you have a big wrist, this 44mm x 12.8mm wristwatch is one for you. Want to go scuba diving? This wristwatch has a water resistance of 200m, which makes it suitable for you.

Main Features

Clasp: Buckle

Display: Analog

Shape: Round

Dial Color: Black

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Case Diameter: 43.8mm x 12.8mm

Band Color: Black Silicone

Bezel: Stainless Steel, Unidirectional

Special Features: Lumibrite indexes and hands. Bezel, Screw Case Back, Unidirectional, Screw-down Crown, and Date Display

Calendar: Date

Water Resistance: 200m

Movement: Japanese Automatic

7. Seiko Prospex SNE549

The Seiko SNE549 is another extremely unique watch from the Seiko PADI collection. Moreover, this men’s blue dial wristwatch is a solar-powered dive watch. The wristwatch replaces the previous model of Seiko, the SNE435. Note, however, that the SNE435 and the SNE549 are similar products. Seiko only changed its model number.

Hence, there is no upgrade whatsoever when you consider the features. This watch has a 44mm stainless steel case and a silver-toned bracelet contrasting with the black dial. Additionally, the Hardlex dial window is scratch resistant and protects the analog display on the dial. The dial also houses a date window with a magnifier.

Unlike the old model, this new SNE549 has a caliber V157 solar-powered quartz movement. As with all solar-powered devices, you are assured of a power reserve. Unlike others, you can enjoy up to ten months of power reserve after charging fully (with light). This watch has another feature that makes it suitable for scuba divers; a 200m water resistance depth capacity.

Combined with its screw-down crown and unidirectional blue diving bezel, this timepiece is more than you could have wished for. The unidirectional bezel has a luminous PIP at the 12 o’clock marker. Also, the watch has a stainless steel bracelet and a dual-locking fold-over push-button clasp for easy adjustments. Overall, this timepiece favors divers looking for an outstanding and mature design.

Main Features

Dial Window: Mineral

Shape: Round

Display: Analog

Case: Silver-colored, Stainless Steel

Clasp: Double Fold

Case Diameter: 43.5mm x 12mm

Case Back: Solid Steel

Band Material: Stainless Steel

Dial: Blue

Bezel: Stainless Steel 

Calendar: Date

Special Features: Solar Movement

Water Resistance: 200m

Movement: Quartz

8. Seiko Prospex Monster PADI SRPE27K1

The Seiko Prospex PADI SRPE27K1 is another one of Seiko’s masterpieces. The timepiece has a unique design with beautiful colors that contrast correctly. Furthermore, the timepiece is as affordable and accessible for divers looking for a multipurpose wristwatch. This Seiko watch has a stainless steel bezel and a shock-resistant Hardlex crystal dial window.

The dial is black, contrasting with the luminous white hands and indices. Like most watches in the PADI collection, this timepiece has an automatic movement. The watch has a 24-jewel 4R36 movement with a 41-hour reserve. The timepiece also has a rotatable bezel, a stainless steel case, and a bracelet to match. This watch has a lumibrite glow feature that allows the hands and markers to glow in the dark.

Consequently, you can easily tell time while diving in deep waters. About the deep water, this watch has a water resistance depth of 200m, making it suitable for Scuba diving. There is one downside to this wristwatch, though.

Only people with big wrists can enjoy this wristwatch since it has a 45mm case diameter and a robust thickness of about 13mm. Hence, the watch would look out of place on people with tiny wrists. Aside from that, this timepiece is the best option for a watch with a sporty yet classic design.

Main Features

Dial Window: Scratch Resistant Hardlex Material

Shape: Round

Clasp: Tri-fold with a secure lock and push-button release

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Display: Analog

Case Diameter: 42mm x 13mm

Band Material: Stainless Steel, Silver

Dial Color: Black

Bezel: Blue Stainless Steel, Unidirectional

Calendar: Day-Date

Movement: Automatic

Special Features: Second-hand, Date, Automatic

Water Resistance, 200m, 20 bar

9. Seiko Analogue SRPG19K1

Nicknamed the Seiko Analogue, this timepiece has a unique design and aura. The most interesting thing about this timepiece is the calendar that features a day and date feature. Additionally, this wristwatch has an adjustable strap that makes it easier for the wearers to tighten or loosen its grip. Unlike other Seiko timepieces we have reviewed, the clasp on this watch is an adjustment cord.

This round-shaped watch has a sapphire crystal window and a stainless steel case. Interestingly, the case diameter is about 44mm with a thickness of 14mm. The watch comes with a stainless steel band which may not be comfortable for individuals who love rubber bands. However, you can always change the strap to your preferred type.

This is the first wristwatch in our review with a multicolored dial. Hence, you enjoy a uniquely designed timepiece when you purchase the Seiko Analogue SRPG19K1. The timepiece also has an automatic movement and a water resistance depth of 200m. Scuba divers and others interested in water sports can always rely on this timepiece for accurate readings.

Main Features

Dial Window: Sapphire

Shape: Round

Display: Analog

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Clasp: Adjustment Cord

Case Diameter: 44mm x 14mm

Band: Silver-toned, Stainless Steel

Calendar: Day-Date

Water Resistance: 200m

Movement: Automatic

10. Seiko Prospex SRPE27

The last product on our list is the Seiko Prospex SRPE27 wristwatch. This watch has manual and automatic winding capabilities. Additionally, the watch has a red and blue unidirectional rotating elapsed timing bezel. The watch also has a tri-fold push button release clasp that contains a secure lock and extender. Once you have locked this wristwatch, it will not come off your wrists. 

The watch has a black dial that houses white luminescent tri-hands. Furthermore, the timepiece has a day-date calendar near the three o’clock marker. Another feature of this timepiece is using Arabic numerals on the dial window rim for minute markers. The watch only has minute markers on the dial window rim for 15, 30, and 45 minutes. 

This wristwatch also has a silver-toned stainless steel bracelet, making it mature and adaptable for several occasions. Aside from using this watch for diving, you can wear it for casual occasions. If you want to enjoy a classic yet sport wristwatch for all occasions, you must patronize Seiko’s Prospex SRPE27.

Main Features

Movement: Manual and automatic winding capabilities

Water Resistance: 200m

Bracelet: Silver-toned, Stainless steel

Bezel: Red and Blue, one-way rotating timing bezel (elapsed)

Clasp: Tri-fold push button (release)

Calendar: Day-Date

Other Features: Screw-down crown, lumibrite markers, and hands, special edition case back

How Much Do These Seiko PADI Wristwatches Cost?

We have examined some of the most outstanding timepieces from the Seiko X PADI collection. Below is a price summary of the reviewed wristwatches. Please note that these prices are only approximations and are subject to changes at any time.

NamePrice ($)
Seiko SRPE99 Prospex Men’s Watch368
Seiko Prospex Turtle Diver SRPG19445
Seiko Prospex Special Edition SRPG21406
Seiko SNE549296
Seiko Prospex Monster SRPE27K1425
Seiko Prospex PADI Turtle SRPC41K1729
Seiko Turtle Prospex PADI SRPA21J1547
Seiko Prospex Solar Tuna PADI385
Seiko Analogue SRPG19K1453
Seiko SRPE27 Prospex393

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Seiko and PADI the same brand?


No. Seiko is a watchmaker, while PADI stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors. The two brands have collaborated to provide unique and top-tier diver watches under the PADI collection.

Which is the best Seiko PADI watch to purchase?


There are several outstanding Seiko PADI timepieces you can find. We have outlined some of the best Wristwatches for you in our review. You can go through our review to see which timepiece suits your personality.

How much do Seiko PADI watches cost?


Seiko PADI watches have varying prices. We have provided the prices for each PADI watch in our review in the section above. You can review these watch prices to select one within your budget.

Where can I buy my Seiko PADI watch?


You can buy Seiko PADI watches from the original Seiko website. Alternatively, you can visit reputable merchant sites like Amazon to buy your diver’s wristwatch.

Conclusion

The Seiko x PADI collaboration has gifted us with several outstanding timepieces. For watch enthusiasts, nothing is better than enjoying a properly designed wristwatch. Wearing a Seiko PADI wristwatch is a thing of pride for divers. One outstanding thing is that you can use these watches for various purposes.
We have reviewed ten of the best Seiko PADI watches on the market. Each of these watches has unique features, as we have previously explained. You can go through our review to see the watch with the best features.

Best Seiko Diver Watches

Seiko is one of the brands with the richest history of timepieces. This brand started its wristwatch collection as far back as 1881 and has remained on top of its game. Over time, Seiko has produced the best wristwatches ranging from vintage to new models to out-of-production models. 

Interestingly, you will find Seiko watches for different budgets, making it one of the most budget-friendly brands compared to other wristwatch companies. While you typically find every type of wristwatch in this brand, we will look at the best Seiko diver watches today. 

As with other Seiko collections, you will find several cool features when patronizing this brand. One outstanding feature of these watches is that you can use them for swimming. Additionally, you will find a new and cooler feature with every hundred-dollar increase. 

Dive watches withstand at least ten bars of water. Additionally, dive watches are legible at 25cm in dark areas, shock-resistant, and anti-magnetic. Also, dive watches can withstand saltwater and update you on your diving time. You can easily track time elapsed and check your decompression stops using dive watches. With Seiko, you will get all these features. Before discussing the best Seiko watches, let us look at diver watches.

Best Seiko Diver Watches

  1. Seiko Prospex SRPC93
  2. Seiko prospex SNE5371P1
  3. Seiko SPB083J1
  4. Seiko Prospex SBDC055
  5. Seiko SNE499
  6. Seiko Men’s Automatic SKX011J1
  7. Seiko Prospex SRPB55
  8. Seiko Men’s Kinetic SKA371
  9. Seiko Prospex Analog SSC017
  10.  Seiko Prospex Automatic SRP639K1

1. Seiko Prospex SRPC93

Seiko Prospex SRPC93

This Seiko diver 200m automatic wristwatch is a midrange timepiece known as “Turtle.” The wristwatch obtained this nickname due to its cushion-shaped case. This timepiece’s blue dial goes well with the stainless steel case. Additionally, the timepiece has a stainless steel bracelet for comfort while diving. 

As we noted earlier, this timepiece has a 200m water resistance, luminescent hands, and markers. Thus, you can easily tell time properly in poor lighting conditions. Also, the unidirectional bezel featured in this wristwatch allows you to enjoy accurate data. This feature lets you easily tell how much time you spend diving. 

Another interesting feature of this timepiece is that it is automatic. The automatic movement means you do not have to worry about winding like mechanical wristwatches. Consequently, you get to enjoy more accuracy when using this timepiece.  

This timepiece has several upsides. First, the wristwatch feels comfortable due to the dial’s medium size. Additionally, considering the automatic movement, the pricing is relatively affordable. Hence, you will enjoy more features with this watch at an affordable price compared to other brands’ wristwatches

This round-shaped wristwatch has a case back and screw-down crown. Additionally, The timepiece has a date window at the three o’clock index and bigger hour indices at 9, 6, and 12 o’clock hour markers. The timepiece also has “automatic” and “diver’s 200m” inscribed on the dial just above the six o’clock index. 

 Just below the dial window, outside the dial, you will find Arabic numeral inscriptions for 20, 30, 40, and 50 minutes. The numbering corresponds with that of the date dial. Overall, this wristwatch is as classy as they come.

Main Features

  • Diameter: 43.8mm
  • Strap and Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Clasp: Tri-fold with a secure lock and push button release
  • Dial Color: Blue
  • Dial Window Material: Hardlex
  • Case Shape: Round
  • Display Type: Analog
  • Special Feature: Automatic divers 200m
  • Warranty: Two years
  • Calendar: Date

2. Seiko Prospex SNE5371P1

Seiko Prospex SNE5371P1 is the best Seiko diver under $1000. This timepiece is a sports solar diver’s 200m device. Although this timepiece is not expensive, it has some of the coolest features you can find in a dive watch. The first feature you will notice with this timepiece is its green dial. Luminous, arrow-shaped, silver-tone hands enhance the green dial. 

Also, this timepiece has a Matt Green stainless steel case and a green silicone strap. Additionally, the timepiece has indices for hour markers and a date window near the three o’clock index. Another interesting thing is that this timepiece uses an Eco-Drive movement which accounts for its accurate timekeeping abilities. 

Interestingly, this has a water resistance of 200m which is impressive for its price. Furthermore, the wristwatch has a unidirectional bezel to help you keep track of your diving activities. The scratch-resistant Hardlex crystal window makes protecting the analog display featured on the green dial even easier. If you think you’ve seen it all, consider the solid case back, which makes the wristwatch impervious to water and other liquids. 

You also stand to enjoy a screw-down crown and a Tang clasp. If you have a large wrist, you will surely enjoy this timepiece. The wristwatch has a case size of 47mm, which makes it the largest Seiko dive watch in our review. This Seiko Prospex diver has a case diameter of 44mm and a case thickness of 13mm. Additionally, the timepiece has a band width of 30mm. Overall, this device is as solid as they come.

Main Features

  • Case Diameter: 44mm
  • Case Material: 47mm
  • Case thickness: 13mm
  • Band Color: Green
  • Dial Color: Green
  • Calendar: Date
  • Special Features: Hour, Date, Second, Minute, Solar-powered
  • Weight: 4.87 ounces
  • Movement: Eco-Drive
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Bezel: Unidirectional rotating bezel
  • Clasp: Buckle
  • Band Material: Silicone

3. Seiko SPB083J1

Seiko SPB083J1

This Seiko Prospex Marinemaster is one of the best Quartz professional men’s watches. The timepiece uses a Caliber 7C46 movement to offer higher accuracy. Additionally, this timepiece is highly desired and is nicknamed Tuna can or simply Tuna. 

The wristwatch contains a 7-jewel movement with an accuracy of 15 seconds per month. Unlike other timepieces you will typically find on the market, this Seiko timepiece has a battery life of 5 years. Another great thing you will enjoy about this timepiece is its anti-magnetic feature. Additionally, the wristwatch has a date and day display as opposed to the other timepieces we have reviewed.

This Seiko Marinemaster Quartz wristwatch has luminous hands and markers especially treated with Lumibrite. Thus, it is easier to tell time even under poor lighting conditions. Furthermore, the timepiece has a screw-down offset crown, and a diving bezel (unidirectional) with a luminous PIP positioned at 12:00. 

You don’t need to worry about scratches because this timepiece comes with an original Hardlex crystal in its dial window. Also, the wristwatch has a robustly etched, screw-down case back. This Marinemaster features a 48mm case containing a stainless steel shroud for diving protection. 

This timepiece has a 300m water resistance. Hence, this wristwatch can handle all your diving adventures without breaking. You also stand to enjoy a two-year guarantee when you purchase this product.

Main Features

  • Model Year: 2015
  • Shape: Round
  • Dial Window: Hardlex material
  • Display: Analog
  • Clasp: Buckle
  • Case: Stainless steel material
  • Case dimensions: 47.7mm x 14.7mm
  • Band: Rubber material
  • Bezel: Stainless steel unidirectional bezel
  • Calendar: Day-Date
  • Special features: Super hard outer casing and Silicone strap
  • Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Movement: Quartz

4. Seiko Prospex SBDC055

Seiko Prospex SBDC055

The Seiko Prospex Diver PADI SBDC055, also known as the Scuba PADI special model, is one of the most outstanding diver watches under $1000. This timepiece has an electrifying design that suits scuba and deep divers. This wristwatch is all you need if you need a timepiece with a classic yet simple design. 

This timepiece has a deep blue dial that correlates with its black strap. Furthermore, the wristwatch has a date window near the three o’clock marker. Instead of Arabic hour markers, this timepiece has indices. However, you will find minute markers on the case ring. The timepiece has minute markers for 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 minutes. 

Another thing is that this automatic diver’s 300m timepiece has an analog display. The tri-hand analog display has luminescent hands, making it easier to tell the time in subpar lighting conditions. You will love this timepiece if you have big wrists. This Seiko Prospex SBDC055 has a case diameter of 49.8mm, which is bigger than others. We do not recommend this timepiece if you have smaller wrists. 

Like all the other timepieces we have considered, this wristwatch has a Hardlex dial window. The dial window material used prevents your wristwatch from scratches. Additionally, the window has an anti-reflective coating that uses the appropriate amount of light to display the elements on the dial. 

There are many reasons why you must consider this Marinemaster. First, the timepiece does not cost as much as its counterparts from other brands. Additionally, this timepiece suits diving and other occasions. 

This timepiece is anti-magnetic and has a water resistance of 300m. Also, the battery life is strong enough to last up to five years. You also get to enjoy the rubber strap that makes it more comfortable to wear while going underwater.

Main Features

  • Case: Stainless steel
  • Movement: Seiko 7C46
  • Strap: Rubber, blue
  • Water Resistance: 300m
  • Diameter: 49.8mm x 13.8mm
  • Year: 2018
  • Weight: 4.37 ounces

5. Seiko SNE499

Seiko SNE499

Our review features yet another promising timepiece from Seiko. The Seiko SNE499 is another choice popular among divers. This PADI solar timepiece is also known as the Golden Tuna. Interestingly, this timepiece has a power reserve of up to 10 months. Considering the pricing, this is a good headstart. 

This wristwatch also has a rotating bezel on its features list. Also, you can enjoy the screw-down crown, which serves as security for a diver that prefers deep diving. Also, this timepiece does not have the bulky outlook seen in other models. Instead, this model has a sleek design with several functionalities. 

First on the list of features is the Caliber V175 Solar Quartz movement. This movement offers accuracy as well as a good power supply. Although this wristwatch does not have up to 300m water resistance, the 200m is quite okay, considering the price. 

This timepiece is another one for those with big wrists. The wristwatch has a case diameter of 47mm. Additionally, this wristwatch has a black polyurethane band that increases diving comfortability. The color combination on the dial is also enticing. Although the timepiece has a black dial, you will find a red-colored arch that extends from outside the 12 o’clock hour marker to the three o’clock hour marker. 

Interestingly, the timepiece has a date window at the 20-minute marker instead of the regular three o’clock marker, as we have seen with previous models. You will find Arabic numeral minute indicators outside the hour marker window. Also, this timepiece has luminescent hands that make time-telling easier.

Main Features

  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Dimensions: 43.8mm x 12mm
  • Band Color: Blue
  • Dial Color: Black and a touch of red
  • Special Features: Luminous
  • Movement: Japanese Solar Quartz
  • Water resistance: 200m
  • Clasp: Stainless steel
  • Display: Analog
  • Dial Window: Hardlex material

6. Seiko Men’s Automatic SKX011J1

Seiko Men's Automatic SKX011J1

The SKX011J1 is a Japanese men’s analog sports Automatic wristwatch that stands out in all aspects. One of the first things you will notice about this timepiece is its eye-catching dial color. Unlike the other timepieces on our list, this timepiece has a unique yet enticing dial color contrasting beautifully with the watch’s design. 

This timepiece features an orange dial that increases legibility. Additionally, the wristwatch has luminous arrow-shaped hands for easy readability in poor lighting conditions. The timepiece also has luminous hour markers inside the dial. You will find 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50-minute indicators on the dial or window frame. 

Instead of indices for hour markers, you will find round hour markers and a triangle at the 12 o’clock marker. This timepiece also has a day and date indicator near the three o’clock marker. The silver-tone stainless steel case matches beautifully with the analog hands. Also, the case contrasts sharply with the orange-colored dial to give a beautiful and pleasing outlook. 

Interestingly, this timepiece also has a 200m water resistance to match its exciting design. Thus, you will enjoy using this timepiece while diving because it can withstand pressure. Also, the scratch-resistant Hardlex crystal window protects the analog display beneath. The window also refracts light in the right proportion to enhance readability. 

The SKX011J1 also has a unidirectional rotating coin edge bezel, an important feature for divers. You also enjoy the black rubber band and buckle clasp, ensuring maximum comfortability. You can easily wear this wristwatch for hours without feeling any discomfort. This timepiece has a case diameter of 43mm, which is suitable for big wrists. 

The wristwatch also has a Japanese automatic movement. If you want a watch you can enjoy while diving and use for other occasions, you must consider using this excellent Seiko diver wristwatch.

Main Features

  • Bezel: Unidirectional black ion-plated
  • Calendar: Day-date
  • Movement: Japanese Automatic
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Dial Color: Orange
  • Band Material: Rubber
  • Case Diameter: 43mm x 13mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel
  • Display: Analog
  • Dial Window: Hardlex Mineral
  • Clasp: Buckle

7. Seiko SRPB55

Seiko SRPB55

This is also part of Seiko’s diverse group of diver 200m wristwatches. One interesting thing with this men’s black ion Prospex automatic dive watch is its black and gold combination. Hence, we sometimes think of this wristwatch as belonging to the royalty line. 

A glance at this wristwatch reveals its sturdy yet subtle design. It helps to know that the black and gold colors connect uniquely to create an aesthetically pleasing combination. This timepiece has a date window at the three o’clock marker. Furthermore, it has luminescent gold-colored hands and hour markers. The minute counter on the window rim only starts at 20 minutes to 50 minutes with 10-minute intervals per indicator. 

The Seiko SRPB55 also comes with a mineral crystal window that prevents scratches. While you may argue that it is not as scratch resistant as its sapphire counterpart, the Hardlex mineral is more impact-resistant. Additionally, the mineral material is hard enough to protect the elements in the dial. 

This timepiece has a diameter of 43.85mm, perfect for people with big wrists. Also, it has a 12mm thickness, which is just enough for diving purposes. The wristwatch also has automatic movement, which means it does not need batteries. Pure mechanical movement ensures you enjoy accuracy while diving. 

Another interesting thing is that you can enjoy 41 hours of power reserve. Additionally, you can hand-wind your timepiece for 30 seconds to keep it wound. Did we forget to mention that it is automatic mechanical? You only need to wind the watch if you do not use it. Otherwise, the timepiece winds with your arm’s movement.

Main Features

  • Movement: Automatic mechanical
  • Case diameter: 43.85mm x 12mm
  • Dial Color: Black
  • Display Type: Analog
  • Power reserve: 41 hours
  • Window material: Hardlex
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Bezel: Unidirectional

8. Seiko SKA371

This Seiko men’s kinetic wristwatch is another interesting piece for divers. This timepiece has a 42mm stainless steel case. Additionally, the wristwatch has a Hardlex dial window that protects the analog display underneath. The major distinguishing factor between this wristwatch and the others we have reviewed is that it does not have a date window. 

Released in 2007, this round-shaped timepiece has a Hardlex mineral window that protects the dial and its analog display. Additionally, this timepiece has a foldover clasp and a double push-button safety for accessibility. Also, this device has a stainless steel case material. 

This device has a 42mm case diameter, suitable for big wrists. Also, the timepiece has a silver-toned band that goes well with the black dial. The Seiko SKA371 also has a stainless steel unidirectional bezel. It has a water resistance of 200m. 

This timepiece has a Japanese Quartz movement for accuracy. Furthermore, you can enjoy a two-year warranty when you purchase this wristwatch from the device. Also, this wristwatch weighs 15.84 ounces, which makes it lightweight. Overall, this timepiece is one of the best options if you need a simple and classic design.

Main Features

  • Case Diameter: 42mm x 14.8mm
  • Band Material: Stainless steel
  • Bezel: Stainless steel, unidirectional
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Weight: 15.84 ounces
  • Movement: Japanese Quartz
  • Dial Color: Black

9. Seiko SSC017

Seiko SSC017

Do you need a complex yet classic design? The Seiko Prospex Analog SSC017 is one of the unique timepieces you can get from this brand. This wristwatch has a black dial with a touch of blue on the dial rim. Additionally, this device also has three sub-dials in the mail dial window. 

First, you will find the minutes sub-dial and an hour sub-dial. Also, the wristwatch has a stainless steel bracelet contrasting beautifully with the black dial. The 43mm stainless steel case matches the bracelet and aligns well with the dial window. 

Another enticing feature is that you get to recharge by light. You can recharge up to 3.5 with 10,000 lux. The wristwatch also has a water resistance of 200m. Thus, this wristwatch is suitable for professional divers. Also, you can use it for other marine activities. There is no need to take your wristwatch off when participating in surface water sports; this wristwatch has covered you.

Main Features

  • Model Year: 2018
  • Dial Window: Hardlex Material
  • Display: Analog
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Diameter: 44mm x 14mm

10. Seiko SRP639K1

Seiko SRP639K1

The last timepiece on our list is Seiko’s men’s automatic dive stainless steel watch. This timepiece has a Caliber 4R36 24-jewel automatic movement for accuracy. Additionally, the timepiece has a hackable second hand with winding capabilities. Thus, you get to enjoy the complexity of this watch at an affordable rate. 

The timepiece also has a polyurethane band for comfortability and a day/date display. An outstanding feature of this day/date display is that you can access the English or Spanish options. Also, the wristwatch has luminous markers for easy readability in dark conditions. 

This timepiece has a case size of 46.5mm, which makes it suitable for people with big wrists. Also, the wristwatch has 200m water resistance, a screw-down crown, and a back case. Overall, this timepiece is one of the best considering the price.

Main Features

  • Model Year: 2018
  • Shape: Round
  • Dial Window: Hardlex Material
  • Display: Analog
  • Clasp: Buckle
  • Case Diameter: 47mm x 12mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Water Resistance: 200m

Buying Guide

Getting a good diver watch requires a few things. Although Seiko has several outstanding diver wristwatches, knowing a few things will help you get value for your money. We have outlined this detailed guide to help you pick the best diver watch.

Know What You Want

The first thing you need to pick a diver watch is what you want. You need to make up your mind on the features of the wristwatch you need before going to purchase any timepiece. Different timepieces have different features. For instance, you could find one with a time-day feature or a self-winding wristwatch. The water resistance also varies. Thus, you need to pick a wristwatch with all the required features.

Consider Your Budget

Budgeting is essential when picking your dive watch. While you can find dive watches for less than $1000, you can also find some that cost more than $10000. Hence, you need to consider your budget to pick a watch you can afford.

Read Reviews

As many wristwatches bring several outstanding features, you need to read reviews. Reviews will give you a first-hand experience of what to expect when you buy these timepieces. You must read reviews to pick the best Seiko dive watch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Seiko dive watches durable?

Yes, Seiko dive watches have a two-year warranty. The warranty tells you how confident the brand is with its products. You can use your wristwatch for more than five to ten years without issues. However, it all depends on how well you handle your timepiece.

Is the Seiko SKX007 discontinued?

Yes. Seiko officially discontinued the SKX collection in 2019.

How good are Seiko Prospex?

Seiko makes the best timepieces. Its Seiko Prospex line is another one of its uniquely made watches. Like its other collections, the Seiko Prospex line offers outstanding features.

Is Grand Seiko the same as Seiko?

Initially, Grand Seiko and Seiko were from the same root brand. However, the two brands have since parted ways and are separate entities.

Are Seiko dive watches any good?

Seiko dive watches are as good as dive watches from other brands. You can use dive watches from Seiko if you want to enjoy outstanding features.

Conclusion

We have outlined some outstanding timepieces from Seiko. In our review, we included wristwatches for small and big wrists. You can use these timepieces if you want to enjoy top-tier time-telling while exploring the marine world. We also included a buying guide to help pick the best timepiece for you. If you feel confused, you can read through our FAQs section to see if you will get the answer you need.

Rolex vs Patek Phillipe

Both Rolex and Patek Philippe are incredibly iconic watchmakers known all throughout the world. These two companies are innovators and creators of their own original designs and have been leading the pack in the world of watchmaking.

Although these two are comparable, there are several big differences that make up each respective brand’s distinctive identity.

In this article, we will be looking at the similarities and differences between the two companies, and the pros and cons that come with each one. Though, there are more differences than similarities between the brands that we will discuss.

To begin this conversation, we have to talk about a sort of elephant in the room:

Why would you buy a Rolex over a Patek Philippe?

3 Rolex watches on display

The main reason one might consider a Rolex watch over a Patek Philippe one comes down to a unique factor that this brand holds true over every single other watchmaker out there: popularity and recognition.

For many decades, Rolex has expertly marketed itself better than any other brand in the game and has become synonymous with concepts such as wealth, fashion, success, style, and more. The company has overall become the epitome of a “luxury wristwatch” to the general public. The golden standard.

Simply think, if you asked someone right now about Rolex, who is generally not in touch with knowledge regarding wristwatches, they will very likely be guaranteed to be familiar with the brand and those concepts stated earlier. It is a company that has remained in pop culture for decades similar to Apple, Nike, Coke, etc.

On the other hand, if you ask that same person about Patek Philippe, there is a slight chance that they might not know anything about their company; as Patek is targeted towards people of very high wealth, more so than Rolex, and their niche market are already aware of their existence, reputation, and offerings.

From this one very unique factor from Rolex, there come other unique advantages as well. One of these being that there will always be a very high demand for their watches from people all over the world. What this means for Rolex owners is that if you purchase one of their watches, you are almost certainly guaranteed to be able to resell that watch–likely for an even higher price than what you bought it for. This is one extremely appealing advantage to any sort of investor looking into the brand.

Pricing

Rolex vs Patek Philippe pricing is another big differentiating factor between the companies. As alluded to earlier, Rolex watches generally retail for much less than Patek Philippe’s offerings; and this could either be a good or bad thing depending on what kind of value you are seeking.

Patek Philippe watches of course hold their value and appreciate similarly to Rolex, but the number of people who are able to afford the high cost of a $100,000 Patek Philippe watch is diminished as opposed to the amount of people who won’t have to sell their car after buying a $10,000 Rolex. From this standpoint, it really does depend on an individual’s personal preferences and lifestyle. 

To put this in perspective, at those prices listed earlier you could buy ten whole Rolex watches at the cost of that one Patek Philippe watch (if taxes didn’t exist).

To explore an example of this idea, let’s compare two of the most popular and iconic watches of each brand and ask a bit of a subjective question–Which is better, Rolex Submariner or Patek Philippe Aquanaut?

In this comparison, we find that the Submariner, as the name suggests, is designed for deep diving, having a high water resistance of 300m, and retails at around $10,000 – $40,000 usd. It is essentially built to withstand robust activities, has an outer timing bezel to time your dives or any other situation, and can be dressed up or down quite a bit.

The Patek Philippe Aquanaut on the other hand is also a type of “dive” watch withstanding 120m of water resistance, which is suitable for swimming but a bit riskier when diving,

Still, the Aquanaut is arguably more versatile than the Submariner. The reason for this is that it can be worn naturally with the highest end suit, but at the same time it can be rocked with jeans and a tee shirt. However this watch has a much wider range of price at approx. $30,000 – $130,000 usd.

So based on that, we once again find that this argument depends on an individual’s preferences and lifestyles. And speaking of lifestyles, that is another thing to consider when deciding between Rolex or Patek Philippe.

Types of Watches

Throughout the previous century, Rolex designed watches like the Submariner and their GMT to be robust and reliable in order to be used by personnel in the United States military. Doing so, they have created their catalog to consist of professional sport watches that have been tried and tested in true critical applications.

Additionally, their Explorer model was the primary watch provided by Rolex to be utilized by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in their expedition to become the first people to ever climb the top of the tallest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest.

Today, these models are still in production, updated every year, and are in very high demand. Models like these can be easily worn every day for any situation at 100m – 300m of water resistance with shock resistant movements.

On the other side of the spectrum, Patek Philippe’s highest water resistance timepieces come at 120m, which is not bad either, for the very popular Nautilus and Aquanaut. Extremely versatile and beautiful watches that are swimmable but are not able to be worn without precaution in deep diving or in heavy water sports as stated before.

These two watches are actually more so comparable to the Rolex Explorer in all of those regards.

Another very popular watch known from Patek is their Perpetual Calendar. This beautiful timepiece is a staple when it comes to dress watches with complex movements. On the dial, it features a day, date, month, even a leap year indicator, and most iconically, its moonphase.

It is important to note that the moon phase design was first introduced by Patek Philippe themselves, and now lives on in this iconic model of theirs.

This leads our conversation into the opposite standpoint previously taken:

Why would you buy a Patek Philippe over a Rolex?

Patek Philippe Store

Although Patek does not offer any sort of 200m – 300m water resistant dive watch, as they are not primarily a tool watch kind of company, what they instill instead are some the highest end works of art–and that is how one should look at Patek Philippe as a whole. 

When you think of it this way, those high prices are much more justified.

Think of a painting from a renowned artist. Now, that is simply colors being placed in specific areas of a canvas to make a work of art. Let’s say that painting sells for $100,000 like a Patek Philippe might. As a whole, the artist will likely have spent very little to create that art, as the real value comes from their name, talent, and work.

So although you might not know exactly who created your Patek Philippe watch, there is no denying that these are clearly artworks inside and out made by masters at their craft, consisting of precious metals, and house extremely advanced mechanical technologies inside the watches themselves. 

What’s more, these ‘art pieces’ can of course be used in real life applications of primarily telling time, as part of an outfit or ensemble, and can carry the stories of the people who have worn them in the past.

It is also important to emphasize the incredible complexity in the watches that Patek Philippe make. They strive to really push the boundaries in terms of what is possible to function inside a watch, using only mechanical features.

They can go from a simple date-only complication in a Nautilus, to their Grandmaster Chime, which boasts twenty (yes, twenty) separate complications. Patek truly have no limits, and I doubt that they will stop at that twenty.

While both companies create their own in-house caliber movements, Rolex mostly focus on perfecting their original designs in order to provide the most efficient and reliable movements possible, while Patek focus more on creating those complex designs with many complications added onto it.

Nevertheless, we cannot forget to mention this simple powerful fact: Patek Philippe was the company that started it all and created the very first wristwatch in the late 1800s. That could be all the information you need if you are looking for the winner between these two companies.

Design

In terms of exterior design, Rolex has created some of the most recognizable layouts that have become blueprints for all other watches designed today–which could either be a pro or a con depending on how you look at it.

Let’s start with the most obvious: the Submariner. The design of this watch with its geometric circles, rectangles, and triangle indexes, as well as the outer bezel’s timing layout, have been a standard in dive watch design for its form and functionality.

There is not much that can be improved in this and that is why it has rarely changed since its inception, and continues to thrive today. However, like stated before, this could be a con for some people as these designs are very often similarly seen in many other companies.

Because the design has somewhat reached a peak in simplicity and functionality, many others will struggle to come up with anything different, which leaves many of the same-looking watches all over the place.

However, that is what does make Rolex so sought after–they are THE original. But again, although some companies have managed to slightly break the mold, it is extremely difficult to change what is not already broken.

Now moving on to Patek Philippe, their outer designs are generally much more unique to their respective brand.  If you look around, you do not find many similar watch layouts like the Nautilus, Aquanaut, Perpetual Calendar, and especially not the Grandmaster Chime (I’d actually be shocked to see that). That can be a huge draw for someone looking for something very iconic, luxurious, but unique all at once.

Furthermore, Rolex cases and bracelets are very similar from model to model, such as their famous Oyster designs; whereas Patek Philippe seemingly strive to create differentiating and original cases for each one of their timepieces. So let’s summarize some of these points as they are commonly asked:

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would you buy a Rolex over a Patek Philippe?

Rolex has the unique advantage of popularity and recognition throughout the world; which Patek Philippe does as well, but Rolex is generally more known and accessible. Their average rough estimate price for one of their watches is somewhere around $15,000 usd, which is much less expensive than that of Patek Philippe’s. 

Furthermore, Rolex has its rich history in professional sport watches, which they continue to manufacture today, and that is what primarily makes up their catalog if that is what you are looking for. Lastly, the value of their watches become investable, as they often appreciate over time.

Why would you buy a Patek Philippe over a Rolex?

Now, Patek Philippe can be quite a bit more expensive than Rolex depending on the model and make, but they must be thought of more as functional works of art than watches, really. 
Moreover, their catalog consists of very unique designs that are not easily duplicated by other companies like the ones from Rolex are.  Like stated before, Patek Philippe are some of the most expensive timepieces out there, but they are also the most reputable and recognized from best of the best when it comes to that arena

Patek Philippe, Rolex, or Omega?

Another common debate being thrown around is that of Patek Philippe vs Rolex vs Omega. If we analyze these companies altogether, it is quickly evident that Patek Philippe is much more of a high end luxury and dressy brand, rather than a luxury sport watch one as both Rolex and Omega are.
Both Rolex and Omega have many more similarities than Patek Philippe in this regard, and they are real rivals when it comes to this.

Both have their own defining dive watches (Submariner vs Seamaster), ‘adventure’ type watches (Explorer vs Railmaster), chronographs (Daytona vs Speedmaster), and dress watches (Datejust vs Constellation)–just to name some of the more prominent categories. Both are also very highly marketed and recognized. Although Rolex definitely wins above all brands when it comes to that, Omega still holds its own against Rolex in that regard.

Nonetheless, their true differences lie in their price ranges, as Omega is a sort of entry-level in the world of luxury sport watches, ranging anywhere between approx. $3,000 – $15,000 usd. Whereas Rolex can range a bit higher in price as previously discussed. So this debate mostly depends on an individual’s preference in brand and their budget

Do Rolex or Patek Philippe keep more accurate time?

Interestingly, both companies likely average around the same time of accuracy. This is due to Patek’s incredibly complex movements with many different complications, and more complications mean more things that can vary an accuracy.

Meanwhile, Rolex have mostly focused on perfecting their movements with maybe one or two simple complications. After decades of testing, and thousands of people wearing their watches, Rolex have come a very long way in terms of functionality in their movements. And in doing so, they compete with Patek Philippe in the topic of accuracy.

Who was created first, Rolex or Patek Philippe?

Patek Philippe was founded in 1839, and Rolex in 1905. As previously discussed, Patek Philippe was also the company that first introduced the world to watches, but Rolex still has a lot of “firsts.”
For instance, they created the famous GMT movement for United States aviators in the 50s, which became one of their crowning (no pun intended) achievements. Patek, however, invented other features now commonly known such as the moon phase complication; which they still use in the Perpetual Calendar as one of their main lineups.

Conclusion

In summary, both Rolex and Patek Philippe are giants in the watchmaking industry. They pioneered many of the designs we see today, but they are not all that similar to one another overall. Rolex built their reputation based on creating professional sport watches to be tested in real life situations, and at the same time marketed those watches towards the average citizen. 

Whereas, Patek Philippe built their own brand based on perfecting the concept of a mechanical wristwatch, and pushing the boundaries in terms of materials, movements, complications, and designs overall.

Rolex is more affordable than Patek Philippe, but both are creators with distinct identities, rich histories, and iconic catalogs to choose from. So as stated before, choosing between these two comes down to an individual’s personal preferences, how they live their life, their budget, and the kind of value they seek. Or just get both, why not?

Best Minimalist Watches without numbers

Some of the most popular wristwatches have numbers on their dials. Most wristwatches and clocks have numbers for as long as you can remember. Some wristwatches do not come with numbers. Instead, you will find index markers on these timepieces.

But why would wristwatch brands decide not to use numbers in their designs? Not everyone loves numbers on their timepieces. Some people prefer the minimalist nature of their wristwatches. Hence, for more inclusiveness, some watch designers deliver minimalist timepieces for people that fancy them.

If you are a minimalist that loves watches without numbers, you are in the right place. Our article will consider the 22 best watches without numbers.

22 Outstanding Minimalist Watches to Consider in 2022

Without wasting any time further, we will look at the 22 most outstanding timepieces with minimalist designs in 2022. These wristwatches include

  1. Mondaine Classic Swiss Railway
  2. Bulova Classic 98A167 Ultra Thin Quartz
  3. Muhle M1-40-72 Glashutte Panova
  4. Stowa Antea Back to Bauhaus
  5. Vacheron constantin Patrimony
  6. Stowa Antea 1919
  7. Junghans Max Bill 027/3701.04 Hand-Winding
  8. A Lange & Sohne 201.026 Saxonia
  9. Rolex Cellini 50509 Time
  10. Bulgari Octo Finissimo
  11. H. Moser & Cie Pioneer 3200-1214 Centre Seconds
  12. Cartier Tank Louis
  13. Grand Seiko SBGW259
  14. JLC 397846J Reverse Tribute Small Seconds
  15. IWC Purtugieser Automatic
  16. JLC Master Ultra Thin
  17. Zenith Elite
  18. Glashutte Original Sixties
  19. Rolex Oyster Perpetual
  20. NOMOS Orion 301
  21. Oris Art Blakey 01 733 7762 4081 Limited Edition
  22. Meistersinger Nº 01

1. Mondaine Classic Swiss Railway

Mondaine Classic Swiss Railway

The Mondaine A66030314.16SBW Classic Swiss Railway is a unique timepiece for minimalists. This timepiece is legible, so you will not miss your way around the dial markings. Additionally, this classic collection has the purest form of minimalism with a simple, bold dial.

This timepiece spots the Quartz Rhonda 513 movement for efficiency. You can highly depend on this watch’s accuracy in time telling. Also, you can trust this watch’s dial window to remain unscathed since it has a mineral crystal window. The window protects the dial components from the external environment. Overall, this timepiece is one you must acquire.

Main Features

  • Case Size: 36mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Lug Width: 18mm
  • Bracelet Material: Silver-toned, stainless steel
  • Dial Window: Mineral
  • Display: Analog
  • Movement: Quartz Rhonda 513
  • Resistance: 30m
  • Reference: A660.30314.16SBW
  • Price: About $275

2. Bulova Classic 98A167 Ultra Thin Quartz

Bulova Classic 98A167 Ultra Thin Quartz

Another brand that has taken the initiative to create a watch without numbers is Bulova. As expected, Bulova makes an entire collection out of this minimalist design. One good thing about this watch is that you do not need tutorials on how to tell time on a watch without numbers. Once you own one, you can easily enjoy time-telling as though the wristwatch had numbers. 

If you need quality, you cannot look past this wristwatch. The watch has a Quartz 9T22 movement that powers its accurate timekeeping. On top of that, you will find a mineral dial window protecting the dial and its elements. Overall, this timepiece fits the ideal minimalist’s mindset.

Main Features

  • Dial Color: Black
  • Bracelet: Black Leather
  • Reference: 98A167
  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Movement: Quartz 9T22
  • Dial Window: Mineral
  • Price: Around $187

3. Muhle M1-40-72 Glashutte Panova

Muhle M1-40-72 Glashutte Panova

If it’s not Muhle, it’s not classic enough. This brand always produces top-notch timepieces. It is not surprising that they have cheap minimalist watches you can patronize. One exciting thing about this model is that it is as rugged and minimalist as you would like. 

Unlike other timepieces we have reviewed, this one has a water resistance rating of about 100m. Thus, you can use this wristwatch for light swimming activities and other water games. You cannot, however, use this wristwatch for deep diving. It is fair to say that this wristwatch is as good as they come considering its pricing. You can get this wristwatch for about $999.

Main Features

  • Dial Color: Dark Green
  • Display: Analog, Tri-hand
  • Case Diameter: 40mm
  • Lug-to-Lug: 47.5mm
  • Case Thickness: 10.4mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Movement: Automatic SW200-1
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Price: About $999

4. Stowa Antea Back to Bauhaus

Stowa produces some of the best watches that tell time differently. The watches are products of Hartmut Esslinger, the inventor of the Apple design language and founder of the Frog Design. It is no surprise, then, why these timepieces have a certain level of elegance about them. 

The watch also has several dial colors to allow for diversity. You can purchase either white, blue, black, green, pink, or brown dial-colored wristwatches. Also, the watch has a water resistance of 30m – 50m, depending on the type you pick. The sapphire crystal window also helps protect the wristwatch’s dial elements. Overall, this timepiece is one for those who love minimalist designs.

Main Features

  • Case Diameter: 35.5mm, 36.5mm, and 39mm
  • Case Thickness: 6.9mm to 9.2mm
  • Lug-to-Lug: 44.6mm to 47.8mm
  • Lug Width: 18mm and 20mm
  • Display: Analog
  • Movement: Manual or Automatic
  • Water Resistance Depth: 30m to 50m
  • Dial Window: Sapphire
  • Dial Color: Blue, White, Black, Green, Pink, or Brown
  • Price: About $1000

5. Vacheron Constantin Patrimony

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony

This timepiece stands out when it comes to dressing watches. With its uniquely tailored design, the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony fits every outfit you wear. The dial has a white gold color with a uniquely designed pencil-style handset, which pleases the eyes. 

With the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony, you enjoy a water resistance of 30m. Although this resistance depth is not enough for deep diving or serious water activity, it protects your watch from damage when it comes in contact with rain. Also, this timepiece has a manual VC 1400 movement that makes time-telling easier. Rest assured that the sapphire dial window will protect your wristwatch from external harm and absorb shock.

Main Features

  • Reference: 81180/000G-9117
  • Thickness: 6.79mm
  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Lug-to-Lug: 45.6mm
  • Movement: Manual VC 1400
  • Display: Analog, dual hand
  • Dial Window: Sapphire
  • Dial Color: White Gold
  • Price: About $18,100

6. Stowa Antea 1919

Stowa Antea 1919

It is no mystery that Stowa’s Antea 1919 makes it to this list. Frankly, the timepiece has an elegant design that is hard to pass up when looking for minimalist watches. Interestingly, minimalist watch women and men can enjoy this timepiece since it has a somewhat unisex design. 

Stowa allows you to choose between manual or automatic movement for your Antea 1919 wristwatch. The watch has a 39mm case size and a thickness of 8.2mm. Furthermore, the watch has a Lug-to-Lug of 47.80mm and a lug width of 20mm. Overall, this timepiece is a perfect choice for classic watch lovers.

Main Features

  • Reference: Antea 1919
  • Display: Tri-hand, Analog
  • Dial Color: White Matte
  • Dial Window: Sapphire
  • Case Size: 39mm
  • Case Thickness: 8.2mm
  • Lug-to-Lug: 47.80mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Water Resistance: 50m
  • Movement: Manual or Automatic
  • Price: About $800 to $900

7. Junghans Max Bill 027/3701.04 Hand-Winding

Dating back to 1861, this brand has become one of the best watchmakers in history. This Junghans timepiece speaks volumes about the brand. Interestingly, this brand has a minimalist design with bolder indexes and smaller numbers. 

The watch features an ETA 2801-2 movement and has a Plexiglass dial window. The dial window protects the intricately designed dial from external forces. Also, this timepiece has a tri-hand analog display that matches the stainless steel watch case. Overall, everything about this timepiece speaks of class and style. If you love classics, this watch is one you must acquire.

Main Features

  • Reference: 027/3701.04
  • Dial Color: White
  • Display: Analog, Tri-hand
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Size: 34mm
  • Thickness: 9.0mm
  • Lug-to-Lug: 37mm
  • Lug Width: 18mm
  • Movement: ETA 2801-2
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Dial Window: Plexiglass
  • Strap: Leather, Brown
  • Price: About $795

8. Lange & Sohne 201.026 Saxonia

Lange & Sohne 201.026 Saxonia

If you are a true watch lover, you must have heard of A Lange & Sohne. The brand produces some of the best luxury dress watches for its users. Priced at about $17,050, this timepiece is for small-wrist individuals with a case size of 35mm. The thickness is perfect at 7.3mm, and it has a lug width of 19mm. 

Double indexes are at the three, six, nine, and twelve o’clock hour markers. The rest of the hour markers only have single indexes. Also, the wristwatch has a stainless steel case and a leather bracelet to improve your user experience.

Main Features

  • Reference: 201.026
  • Movement: Manual L941.1
  • Dial Color: White
  • Display: Analog, dual-hand
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Case Size: 35mm
  • Thickness: 7.3mm
  • Dial Window: Sapphire
  • Lug Width: 19mm
  • Strap: Black leather
  • Price: About $17,050

9. Rolex Cellini 50509 Time

Rolex Cellini 50509 Time

This list wouldn’t be complete if we did not include the Rolex brand. Regarding moving units, you cannot ignore Rolex and its timepieces. Although Rolex is well known globally, some of its pieces, like this one, have not hit hard like others. 

Rolex spares no expense on this watch. The wristwatch features an Auto Rolex 3132 movement with a sapphire crystal window to protect the dial elements beneath. If you need an elegant wristwatch to match your outfit, you must purchase the Rolex Cellini Time. 

Main Features

  • Reference: 50509
  • Case Size: 39mm
  • Thickness: 11.2mm
  • Lug-to-Lug: 45.3mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Movement: Auto Rolex 3132
  • Dial Color: White
  • Dial Material: Sapphire
  • Price: Around $15,200

10. Bulgari Octo Finissimo

Bulgari Octo Finissimo

Bulgari Octo Finissimo is a combination of minimalist and classic. If you are unsure whether you want a watch with no numbers or whether you don’t, you can go for this timepiece. The wristwatch has numbers at the six and twelve o’clock markers. Additionally, the watch has a mono-hand subdial at the seven o’clock marker. 

With the Bulgari Octo Finissimo, you get a well-designed timepiece that tells time the way you want. Unlike the other timepieces we have reviewed, this one has an octagonal design. On top of that, this wristwatch once held the record for the thinnest automatic movement.

Bulgari uses titanium to make the bracelet, case, and dial of its Octo Finissimo. This watch is not only thin but also very light. Also, the timepieces’ movement is only 2.35mm thick and has a power reserve of 60 hours. The Bulgari Octo Finissimo has a frequency of 21,600vph.

Main Features

  • Reference: 102713
  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Thickness: 5.15mm
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Lug-to-Lug: 45.6mm
  • Movement: Auto BVL 138
  • Case Material: Titanium
  • Dial Window: Sapphire
  • Bracelet Material: Titanium
  • Price: About $13,900

11. H. Moser & Cie Pioneer 3200-1214 Centre Seconds

H. Moser & Cie Pioneer 3200-1214 Centre Seconds

Watch lovers know how important this brand is in the Swiss watchmaker industry. H. Moser & Cie’s Pioneer Centre Seconds is one timepiece you cannot ignore. The watch fits individuals with big wrists since it has a case size of 42.8mm and a thickness of 14.2mm. 

With this watch, you can enjoy swimming and other light water activities because it has a water resistance of 120m. While the design is beautiful, you will love the Automatic HMC 200 movement, which offers accuracy and precision. Also, the wristwatch has a sapphire crystal window to protect the delicate dial and its elements.

Main Features

  • Reference: 3200-1214
  • Price: About $12,900
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Size: 42.8m
  • Case Thickness: 14.2mm
  • Water Resistance Depth: 120m
  • Lug Width: 51mm
  • Movement: Automatic HMC 200
  • Dial Window: Sapphire
  • Display: Analog

12. Cartier Tank Louis

Cartier Tank Louis

Price at about $12,400, the Cartier Tank Louis timepiece has a beautiful design that deserves recognition. The rectangular-shaped timepiece has a case size of 33.7mm by 25.5mm. Additionally, the wristwatch has a thickness of 6.6mm and a lug width of 18mm. 

It is interesting to see how the Cartier Tank Louis dial places its markers. You will find Roman numerals lined up around the dial, with black-colored hour and minute hands in the middle of the dial. The watch also has a water resistance of 30m and uses a manual 8971MC movement. Also, the watch has a black leather bracelet that matches the dial design. 

Main Features

  • Reference: WGTA0011
  • Display: Analog, Bi-hand
  • Case Dimension: 33.7mm x 25.5mm
  • Case Thickness: 6.6mm
  • Lug Width: 18mm
  • Movement: Manual 8971MC
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Price: About $12,400

13. Grand Seiko SBGW259

Grand Seiko is another popular name we must not ignore in this review. The brand has created something unique with its SBGW259 timepiece. The timepiece has a brilliant hard titanium case for a lightweight feel. Additionally, the watch has a symmetrical dial design, making it aesthetically pleasing. 

The Grand Seiko SBGW259 has a case thickness of 10.9mm and a size of 38mm. Also, the watch features a lug-to-lug of 47mm and a water resistance of 30m. The watch also features a manual 9S64 movement and a sapphire crystal window. Overall, you will enjoy this minimalist design if you love multipurpose wristwatches.

Main Features

  • Reference: SBGW259
  • Price: About $8,000
  • Case Thickness: 10.9mm
  • Case Size: 38mm
  • Lug-to-Lug: 47mm
  • Movement: Manual 9S64
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Dial Window: Sapphire

14. JLC 397846J Reverse Tribute Small Seconds

JLC 397846J Reverse Tribute Small Seconds

The JLC 397846J Reverse Tribute Small Seconds is a timepiece for people with big wrists. The watch features a 45.6 x27.4mm case size and a thickness of 8.5mm. Also, the watch has a lug width of 20mm and a water resistance of 30m. 

Patronize this watch if you want to enjoy manual movements at its best. The timepiece has a Manual 822/2 movement and a sapphire crystal window to protect the dial and its elements. Overall, this timepiece is worth it based on the design and pricing.

Main Features

  • Reference: 397846J
  • Case Diameter: 45.6mm x 27.4mm
  • Case Thickness: 8.5mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Movement: Manual 822/2
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Dial Window: Sapphire
  • Price: About $7,650

15. IWC Portugieser Automatic

The IWC Portugieser Automatic is an organized and symmetrical interpretation of reference 325 that made headlines in the 1930s. This timepiece only recently got introduced to the Portugieser collection for minimalists. IWC goes all out, flexing the horologic muscles of this watch. The Portugieser Automatic 40 is a superior horological dress watch designed for those with the sharpest eyes. This watch perfectly illustrates how good mainstream watch brands can do when they branch out.

Main Features

  • Case Size: 40mm
  • Case Height: 12mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Bracelet Material: Leather
  • Dial Window: Mineral
  • Display: Analog
  • Movement: IWC 82200
  • Resistance: 20m
  • Reference: IW358303
  • Price: About $5,218

16. JLC Master Ultra Thin

JLC Master Ultra Thin

Jaeger LeCoultre Ultra Thin is one of the watches that come to mind when discussing the most elegant minimalist watches. The watch embeds a lot of style in a simple masterpiece design with an exquisite finish. 

The Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin is built around an in-house JLC caliber 925/1. Furthermore, the caliber delivers everything you’d expect from a high-end luxury watchmaker in technical terms. Made of 30 jewels, the watch movement is automatic and self-winding. The dial design is nothing short of perfection. The design is so good; it blends every complication and makes it one.

Main Features

  • Case Size: 39mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Bracelet Material: Leather
  • Display: Analog
  • Movement: Automatic, Self-Winding 925/1
  • Resistance: 50m
  • Price: About $10,000

17. Zenith Elite

Zenith Elite

Some watches are designed to take your breath away; Zenith Elite is one such watch. The minimal design is a timeless show of finesse and style that will catch any collector’s eye. Zenith Elite has very few models presently; however, nothing of class and style has many models. 

The most noticeable feature of this watch is the lovely bronze dial that perfectly reflects a spotlight. The dial has a very fine grain sunray finish that radiates outward from the center of the dial. Also, the watch captures light rays perfectly and gives you that professional shine everywhere you go.

Some watches are designed to take your breath away; Zenith Elite is one such watch. The minimal design is a timeless show of finesse and style that will catch any collector’s eye. Zenith Elite has very few models presently; however, nothing of class and style has many models. 

The most noticeable feature of this watch is the lovely bronze dial that perfectly reflects a spotlight. The dial has a very fine grain sunray finish that radiates outward from the center of the dial. Also, the watch captures light rays perfectly and gives you that professional shine everywhere you go.

Main Features

  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Case Material: 18kt rose gold, Stainless Steel
  • Bracelet Material: Leather strap
  • Display: Analog
  • Movement: El Primero caliber 4069
  • Resistance: Enough for light poolside swimming
  • Reference: A660.30314.16SBW
  • Price: About $5122

18. Glashutte Original Sixties

Glashutte Original Sixties

The Glashutte Original Sixties has always been an annual watch collection enthusiasts looked forward to. Since the collection’s release in 2018, the watch has won the hearts of watch collectors worldwide. From the extravagant green in 2018 to the orange/red in 2019, the watch collection brings a new edge to the watch-making industry. The 2020 model of the collection brings a sublime elegance to the collection with a cool glacier blue. The coloring gives the collection a profound and impressive appearance.

Main Features of The 2020 Annual Edition

  • Case Size: 39mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Display: Analog
  • Movement: 39-52 automatic movement
  • Power Reserve: 40 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • Resistance: 30m
  • Reference: 1-39-52-14-02-04
  • Price: About $10,500

19. Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Rolex is always a wonderful addition to the timepiece world. The Oyster Perpetual isn’t the most expensive of the Rolex collection but is quite formidable. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is a simple, sleek Rolex that comes with a smell of elegance. The Oyster Perpetual comes with a clean stainless-steel case that is incredibly beautiful. Rolex Oyster Perpetual is one of the most wearable watches from Rolex.

Main Features

  • Case Size: 36mm
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Bracelet Material: Stainless steel
  • Display: Analog
  • Movement: Calibre 3230
  • Resistance: 300m
  • Reference: 124300
  • Price: About $5100

20. NOMOS Orion 301

NOMOS Orion 301

Another outstanding timepiece with a fair price is the NOMOS Orion. If you love pieces with sentimental value, you will love this watch. The watch uses an Alpha Manual Caliber and complements it with a lovely white dial. Also, the watch has a symmetrical design with a tri-hand analog display. 

Small-wrist individuals have something to look forward to when they purchase this timepiece. The design is so sleek that it allows you to wear it for long periods without discomfort. If you love your timepieces, classic yet simple, you must go for this watch.

Main Features

  • Reference: 301
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Size: 35mm
  • Thickness: 7.9mm
  • Lug-to-Lug: 44.8mm
  • Lug Width: 18mm
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Movement: NOMOS Alpha Manual
  • Dial Color: White
  • Dial Window: Sapphire
  • Price: About $2,020

21. Oris Art Blakely 01 733 7762 4081 Limited Edition

Oris Art Blakely 01 733 7762 4081 Limited Edition

The Oris brand is one with a massive history. One interesting thing about this timepiece is how the brand arranges the indices on the dial. Although you might find it quite difficult to tell time as a newbie, minimalist lovers will enjoy everything about the design. 

The watch has a 38mm case size and a thickness of 11.4mm. You will also find a lug width of 20mm and a lug-to-lug of 44mm. Also, this timepiece has an Auto SW 200-1 movement and a sapphire crystal window. Thus, you will enjoy pure.

Main Features

  • Reference: 01 733 7762 4081
  • Case Size: 38mm
  • Thickness: 11.4mm
  • Lug-to-Lug: 44mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Movement: Auto SW 200-1
  • Water Resistance: 30m

22. Meistersinger Nº 01

This timepiece is a classic one you cannot pass by. The first thing you will notice is that this wristwatch only has a single-hand function in contrast to the double and tri-hand displays we have reviewed. Additionally, the watch has a cream dial and a Manual 210 movement to complement its beautiful aesthetics. 

The wristwatch features a water resistance of 50m and a case size of 40mm. Thus, people with moderate wrist sizes can use this timepiece. This watch is fairly priced at about $2,000 compared to other wristwatches we have reviewed.

Main Features

  • Reference: DM303
  • Case Size: 40m
  • Case Thickness: 11.5mm
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Movement: Manual SW210
  • Price: About $2,000

Buying Guide

Minimalist wristwatches are quite different from conventional timepieces you find on the market. Hence, picking the best minimalist wristwatch that fits your perspective gets quite stressful. We have outlined a few things to help you pick the best minimalist wristwatch.

Wrist Size

The first thing you must consider before purchasing a minimalist watch is the case size. You must first check your wrist size to know if you have a small, moderate, or big wrist. Ensure to stick with watches that are for your wrist size. Wearing too big or too small wristwatches may make them seem out of place on your wrist.

Pricing

Another essential factor you must consider is the price. You must compare the watch and its offerings to the price. If the watch is not worth the price, you can look for another watch with excellent features and an affordable price. Ensure you do not buy a watch because it comes from a renowned brand. First, ensure that the watch has the features you desire.

Design

Minimalist wristwatches have different designs. It would be best to pick a design that makes you feel comfortable. Always ensure that the design is legible enough to allow you to tell time properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to tell time on a watch without numbers

Telling time on a watch without numbers is the same as telling time on a watch with numbers. Since we already know the position of the hour markers, it is quite easy to tell time on a numberless watch. The indices replace the numbers. Hence, you can use their positioning to tell time. If you have issues with telling time on a watch without numbers, it would be best to get a watch with numbers or obtain another less complicated design to help you tell the time properly.

What is a minimalist watch?

A minimalist watch has a simplified design. Such watches strip off the complicated features of complex wristwatches. Consequently, you will only find the basic features needed for time-telling.

How many watches should a minimalist have?

There is no particular number of watches a minimalist can have. You can have as many watches as you desire, provided you can afford them all. However, ensure that you do not use all your funds on watches.

Is there a watch that doesn’t tell time?

Yes. Some wristwatches do not tell time. Examples are the rubber ducky watches, the Haldimann H9 Reduction, and the rosin Jerome’s Day and Night Tourbillon.

Are there any Watches with no Letters or Numbers?

Of course. You can find several timepieces without letters or numbers in them. Instead, you will find indices in the place of letters or numbers. We have included some of these watches in our review. You can find examples by reading our review again.

Why don’t luxury watches have numbers?

Not all luxury watches don’t have numbers. The type of luxury watch you pick determines whether or not it will have numbers. You can also find luxury watches with numbers. Hence, you must pick those with numbers if that is what you desire.

What are watches without numbers called?

There is no particular name for watches without numbers. However, you can call it an analog watch since it is not digital. All digital watches have numbers on them.

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