Material choices for dive watches aren’t many. Most dive watches have a stainless case, but it’s not uncommon to find some that use a different material like resin. Both are solid options, but nothing beats stainless steel when it comes to durability. It also looks better.
On the other hand, some dive watches come with stainless steel bands, while others use rubber or polyurethane ones. Stainless steel bands are more durable, despite being a bit heavier. Still, rubber and polyurethane straps are much more comfortable to wear.
Imagine getting a brand new dive watch, only to find out that it’s not the right fit for you. Pretty disappointing, right? You can easily avoid that by ensuring that the watch is adjustable before buying it.
Many dive watches with stainless steel bands are equipped with removable clasps that allow you to adjust the band’s size by removing some of them. However, you’ll need to take it to a specialist to adjust it for you since this requires some special tools.
By the same token, dive watches with a rubber band include punched holes in the strap to make them suitable for most wrist sizes.
These are the key elements you need to look out for. Ultimately the best dive watch will be different for everyone based on these factors and, of course, what you intend to use it for.
If you stick to our advice above, you won’t go far wrong when picking up a dive watch. Happy shopping.
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