Baltic has added a blue gilt model to their Aquascaphe dive range and it makes an interesting alternative to something like the Christopher Ward C65. A stunning deep blue, sunray effect dial, 39mm case width and a domed sapphire crystal all combine with some bright lume to make this a decent spec watch for £580.
It’s a leisure dive/swim watch with 200m of resistance and a 120 click uni-directional bezel. Does the job for most people.
The movement is a Miyota automatic 9039, with 42 hours of reserved. That’s avery common movement across the Indie sector, so bodes well for long term reliability and affordable wachmaker servicing too.
In this price zone you have the Tissot Seastar to consider, maybe an entry level Seiko Prospex, or the Christopher Ward C65 Dune Auto with 150m of depth resistance. Then there are loads of indie brand 200m dive watches to check out, many of which use the Miyota 9039 or Seiko NH series auto movements, which are workhorses of the industry.
More at Baltic here.