Let’s be honest, you don’t get a great dive spec from many prestige Swiss watch brands. 200m resistance for two grand? Not that tempting really.
But Luminox take that more utilitarian, military spec approach. The new Navy Seal dive models aren’t going to impress your mates at Goodwood races, but they will do the job – and cost under £500. Handy.
Beefy 45mm steel cases, uni-directional bezel. Big crown with protector lug. Big lugs too as it goes. Yeah functional.
Swiss quartz movement, decent lume on the hadns and markers, plus 200m of resistance. Blue or black dial options, steel or rubber strap. They guarantee the lume for 25 years too, which is kinda reassuring for any preppers kitting out their bunkers right now.