Here are the top 10 best-rated dive watches under $2000. You can also check the buying guide given here to make your selection perfect.
For all tastes and budgets – our best timepieces below € 3,000
Good watches do not have to be expensive. Following this motto, we have put together for you the most beautiful pieces in our collection, which are priced below the 3,000 euro mark. From Rolex to Sinn, from vintage to brand new – the selection offers excellent quality at entry-level prices.
Read more: Top 10 Best Automatic Watches Under 2000
1. Oris Big Crown Pro Pilot Day Date
A reliable companion in the air and on the ground, this Oris Big Crown Pro Pilot has all the core features of a solid pilot’s watch, The clear dial of the 45-millimeter watch is characterized by the contrast of black and white and ensures optimal readability. So a pilot in the cockpit can see the time every second. The traditional aviator watch optics receives here by the slightly ribbed bezel a distinctive feature. Inside the Oris Big Crown ProPilot is the stable Oris 751 automatic movement based on the Sellita SW220-1. The red rotor, the hallmark of Oris, can be admired through the sapphire crystal back.
2. Fortis B-42 Aviator
The second aviator watch in our list is the Fortis B-42 aviator, popular among watch enthusiasts. The classic aviator watch design gains functionality in the form of a 12-hour chronograph. Straight-line Arabic numerals underline the character of a Tool Watch, and the two-dot triangle at 12 o’clock recalls the decade-long connection between Fortis and aviation. Both the watch glass and the transparent bottom are made of scratch-resistant sapphire.
3. Union Glashütte Belisar Pilot
Made in Germany: The Belisar Pilot by Union Glashütte combines functional design with a rugged automatic movement. With a case width of 45 millimeters, the watch may overstrain a slender wrist, but its understated dial design makes it look stylish and appropriate. The dial in deep brown is harmoniously complemented by a light brown bracelet with pin buckle. The movement of the Belisar Pilot enjoys a 42-hour power reserve, which can be read on a sub-dial between 6 and 8 o’clock.
4. Sinn 856 S UTC
The second German watch brand in our list is the Sinn Sinn watchmaker from Frankfurt, which has succeeded in proving that good watches come from Germany not only be made in Saxony. Around the globe, watches are of sense for innovation and quality. The Sinn 856 S UTC, for example, also demonstrates the competence of the Frankfurt-based company: The watch’s steel case was processed in a special TEGIMENT process, which made the material much harder and more scratch-resistant. The functionality of the 856 UTC is reduced to the essentials: In addition to the time and date of the window, the watch has only the eponymous second-time zone complication. In this variant, the popular model is equipped with a rubber strap.
5. Junghans Max Bill Chronoscope
After the many aviators watch in our list, the Max Bill Chronoscope by Junghans provides a bit of variety. The watch is regarded as a classic of watch design and looks just as timeless today as 50 years ago. Unlike the classic Max Bill, the Chronoscope has a short-term measurement feature, yet retains the clean lines and shapes of the original design. The stainless steel Milanaise bracelet completes the overall picture.
6. Hanhart Pioneer MonoControl
Hanhart watches combine history and design with reliability and quality. The Pioneer Monocontrol, a classic from Hanhart, is reminiscent of the pilot’s watches from the past decades. Already in 1938, the company created a precision chronograph for naval officers, in which the short-term measurement was operated by a pusher. This distinctive pusher in the red color now also controls the chronograph of this MonoControl. Thanks to its distinctive dial and rippled bezel, the watch gains individuality and exudes pure stylistic confidence.
7. Nomos Tangomat Ruthenium Ref. 604
Like no other watch manufacturer, Nomos is able to combine excellence in quality with innovative design and friendly prices. Together with its sister model Tangente, the Tangomat is one of the most sought-after wristwatches by the renowned manufacturer, which has its headquarters both in Glashütte and in Berlin. Clean lines and focused design – the Tangomat stands for minimalism. The interior of the 38-millimeter watch lives up to the expectations of sophisticated watch enthusiasts: the Zeta manufacture movement tirelessly drives the shapely Tangomat. The highlight is the dial coated with platinum metal ruthenium.
8. Heuer Carrera Re-Edition
One of the world’s most famous chronographs, the Carrera, owes its name to the Carrera Panamericana. In line with this dangerous race track in Mexico, Jack Heuer named a new watch model of his family business in 1963, which soon became a cult watch. After the merger with TAG, the corporate strategy changed, but at the latest in the 1990s, the demand for classic models of the house became unmistakable. TAG Heuer responded with a remake of the classic Carrera models from the 1960s and equipped the new watches with the famous Lemania 1873 movement. This piece, which unites the entire history of TAG Heuer in a 36-millimeter case, is undoubtedly on our list.
9. Tudor Black Bay “Midnight Blue”
The relationship between Tudor and its parent company Rolex is clearly visible at Black Bay. The watch immediately reminds the connoisseur of the Rolex Submariner, and in fact, the Rolex case and components were used to make the Tudor Submariner Oyster Prince in the 1950s. Meanwhile, the Tudor Submariner is one of the sought-after vintage watches with the striking snowflake hands – and this model was revived in the Black Bay. The model with a dark blue bezel features a classic dive watch design and retro look and seems to fit well on any wrist.
10. Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601
A Rolex under 3,000 Euros? Yes, that’s also possible if you look around the vintage watch market. Rolex’s Datejust has changed only slightly since its launch in 1945 and has proven over the decades to be the perfect watch that will never go out of fashion. With its silver-colored dial and stylish 36-millimeter steel case, this vintage Rolex knows how to delight both men and women. A timeless classic: With the waterproof case, the watch appears appropriate both in everyday life and on a festive evening.