What can you expect for $290 when it comes to dive watches? Well you’d be pleasantly surprised.
There are lots of Indie brands out there, hundreds in fact, some on Kickstarter, some more fully rounded companies with websites and international distributors. But we can agree on one thing; today is a golden age for dive watches.
Why do we say that?
Well look at this Dan Henry 1970 Compressor for example. Seiko NH35 movement, inner rotating bezel, decorated caseback, 200m of depth resistance, plus AR sapphire crystal and a decent application of lume to the hands and markers.
$290 is just £214 and yes, you have import tax and postage on top, but compare that to many Swiss branded Compressor watches and you can see we are living in an age of dive watches for Everyman – or Everywoman, or beefy trans swimmer.
The Dan Henry 1970 comes in vivid blue, blue and white, a moody black with a splash of orange and a black/white variant. It’s limited to 1970 pieces too. More here.