The Coolest Automatic Dive Watch in All of King’s Landing

I’m going to come out and admit it, I am a big fan of HBO’s hit show ‘Game of Thrones’. I’ve read the books and the show can be a hell of a lot of fun to watch as the characters try to connive, seduce, and manipulate the people around them.

Obviously, due to popularity, HBO is not one to miss a merchandising opportunity. Have you seen the store? There is everything from the typical t-shirts to wine charms, mousepads, shield-shaped pillows, and cookies. Because of course no shop is complete without cookies. However, the best (and possibly the coolest) thing to hit the store is the automatic dive watch belonging to the Night’s Watch made by Ulysse Nardin.

Look at this baby:


automatic dive watch

Comprised mainly of black rubber (the strap is stainless steel with a vulcanized rubber coating and rotating bezel), this one is a looker. The hour markers are in red to be easier on the eyes but as others have mentioned before me, if they were gray it would have given a more all around look of ‘taking the black’. After all, the Night’s Watch is also known by their crow-like appearance.

This watch is part of the Ulysse Nardin Marine Diver Black Sea version of watches.


automatic dive watch

For the bigger Game of Thrones geek, seeing the Night’s Watch logo and motto (‘I am the sword in the darkness’) is sure to be a hard one to pass up. But, there aren’t many of these automatic dive watches in existence. In fact, there are only 25 so I am sure, at this point, you have a good idea of what that means: let the money rain. To put it in a more Westeros term- you will have to live more like a king than a crow to get your hands on this. At a whopping $10,500 it isn’t for the faint of heart.

I know, I am sad about it too.

Now, if you happen to have that sort of cash lying around and would love to purchase it, this automatic dive watch can only be found in one of two locations both in New York City. The first is Cellini Jewelers and the second is he HBO shop located at 42nd St and 6th Avenue. Good luck on your quest and remember the oath!

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Invicta Men’s 6998 Pro Diver Collection Stainless Steel and Polyurethane Automatic Watch with Mother-of-Pearl Dial

A solid stainless steel case and stainless steel bezel gives the Invicta Men’s Pro Diver Collection Automatic Watch a rounded look. A sporty, yet fashionable black polyurethane band is held safely with a buckle style clasp. The unidirectional stainless steel bezel imprinted with white Arabic numeral and stick minute markers allows the wearer to time elapsed time. A stylish mother-of-pearl dial displays round hour markers in between Arabic numeral markers at the twelve, six, and nine o’clock positions. A date window at the three o’clock, luminescent hands, large push-pull crown, and water-resistance to 330 feet complete this Japanese-automatic, self-winding timepiece.

Features:

Watch Features:

Automatic Watches

Automatic watches do not operate on batteries. Automatic watches are made up of about 130 or more parts that work together to tell time. Automatic movements mark the passage of time by a series of gear mechanisms, and are wound by the movement of your wrist as you wear it. The gear train then transmits the power to the escapement, which distributes the impulses, turning the balance wheel. The balance wheel is the time regulating organ of a mechanical watch, which vibrates on a spiral hairspring. Lengthening or shortening the balance spring makes the balance wheel go faster or slower to advance or retard the watch. The travel of the balance wheel from one extreme to the other and back again is called oscillation. Lastly, automatic movements come in different types, including movements that are Swiss-made, Japanese-made, and more.

Also referred to as self-winding, watches with automatic movements utilize kinetic energy, the swinging of your arm, to provide energy to an oscillating rotor to keep the watch ticking. They’re considered more satisfying to watch collectors (horologists) because of the engineering artistry that goes into the hundreds of parts that make up the movement. If you do not wear an automatic watch consistently (for about 8 to 12 hours a day), you can keep the watch powered with a watch winder (a great gift for collectors).

Pro Diver Collection

Plunge into any horizon using the steadfast guidance of the Invicta Pro Diver. Stylishly classic, internal workings are forged with variations of either Swiss chronograph or 21-jewel automatic movements and willingly navigate in depths up to 300 meters. Built with confident prowess, the fortitude with which these timepieces function makes the Pro Diver the quintessential in performance.

Screw Down Crowns: Many Invicta watches are equipped with a screw down crown to help prevent water infiltration. This is most common on our Diver models. In order to adjust the date and/or time on such a watch, you must first unscrew the crown before you can gently pull it out to its first or second click stop position. To do this, simply rotate the crown counterclockwise until it springs open. When you have finished setting the watch, the crown must then be pushed in and screwed back in tightly. Not doing so will cancel the water resistance of the watch and will void all warranties from the manufacturer. Overall, this process should not require a lot of effort or force.

The gray mother-of-pearl dial, luminous gunmetal hands, and intricate exhibition back of this Invicta diving watch provide a resplendent radiance that makes this timepiece look right at home in the sparkling ocean water.

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Seiko 5 Black Dial Stainless Steel Automatic Mens Watch SNZF17

Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. Uni-directional rotating stainless steel bezel. Black dial with luminous hands and index hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Day of the week and date display at the position. Automatic movement. Scratch resistant Hardlex crystal. Skeleton case back. Case diameter: 44 mm. Case thickness: 13 mm. Round case shape. Fold over clasp with safety release. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. Functions: date, day, hour, minute, second. Casual watch style. Seiko 5 Black Dial Stainless Steel Automatic Mens Watch SNZF17.Japan 21 Jewels Automatic Movement by Seiko (Calibre 7S36)

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Invicta Men’s 8926OB Pro Diver Collection Coin-Edge Automatic Watch

Classic styling and high performance add up to an outstanding sport watch for your land or sea adventures. This automatic watch, from Invicta’s Pro Diver series, places a large round stainless steel case on a robust triple link steel bracelet. The black dial is designed for quick and easy read-off, even in low light conditions. It offers three-hand function with Tritnite-coated luminous hands and hour markers and a magnified date display at the three o’clock mark. The dial is capped with a resilient mineral crystal and framed by a black unidirectional rotating steel bezel with coin edge detailing. This watch is driven by Japanese automatic movement, which is visible through the see-through skeleton case back. It is rated water resistant to a full 660 feet (200 meters).

Automatic Watches

Automatic watches do not operate on batteries. Automatic watches are made up of about 130 or more parts that work together to tell time. Automatic movements mark the passage of time by a series of gear mechanisms, and are wound by the movement of your wrist as you wear it. The gear train then transmits the power to the escapement, which distributes the impulses, turning the balance wheel. The balance wheel is the time regulating organ of a mechanical watch, which vibrates on a spiral hairspring. Lengthening or shortening the balance spring makes the balance wheel go faster or slower to advance or retard the watch. The travel of the balance wheel from one extreme to the other and back again is called oscillation. Lastly, automatic movements come in different types, including movements that are Swiss-made, Japanese-made, and more.

Also referred to as self-winding, watches with automatic movements utilize kinetic energy, the swinging of your arm, to provide energy to an oscillating rotor to keep the watch ticking. They’re considered more satisfying to watch collectors (horologists) because of the engineering artistry that goes into the hundreds of parts that make up the movement. If you do not wear an automatic watch consistently (for about 8 to 12 hours a day), you can keep the watch powered with a watch winder (a great gift for collectors).

Screw Down Crowns: Many Invicta watches are equipped with a screw down crown to help prevent water infiltration. This is most common on our Diver models. In order to adjust the date and/or time on such a watch, you must first unscrew the crown before you can gently pull it out to its first or second click stop position. To do this, simply rotate the crown counterclockwise until it springs open. When you have finished setting the watch, the crown must then be pushed in and screwed back in tightly. Not doing so will cancel the water resistance of the watch and will void all warranties from the manufacturer. Overall, this process should not require a lot of effort or force.

Pro Diver Collection

Plunge into any horizon using the steadfast guidance of the Invicta Pro Diver. Stylishly classic, internal workings are forged with variations of either Swiss chronograph or 21-jewel automatic movements and willingly navigate in depths up to 300 meters. Built with confident prowess, the fortitude with which these timepieces function makes the Pro Diver the quintessential in performance.

Quality Japanese-automatic movement; functions without a battery; powers automatically with the movement of your arm

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Orient Men’s CEM65001B “Black Mako” Automatic Dive Watch

This diver series is the most popular collection that Orient has to offer. A feature that makes this model into a professional diver watch is its water-resistance of up to 200 meters. This is perfect for you if you enjoy scuba diving on your vacations to Hawaii. You will notice that this watch combines the timeless design of the dial with the sporty look of the bezel to create a work of art.

This collection of diver watch is all mechanical. What this means is that it runs on the spring of the watch. When the diver watch is worn, it will automatically store power in the spring. Hence the name, automatic watches.

The dial for this watch comes with both day and date indicators located at the 3 o’clock position. The day indicator is adjusted by unscrewing the push-button, located on the 2 o’clock position, and pushing the button for the specific day. The date indicator is adjusted by the crown (time-setting piece) located on the 3 o’clock position.

This watch has a two-level crown which adjusts both the time and the date. The 1st level corresponds to the time while the 2nd level corresponds to the date. To adjust either level, you must first loosen the screw-down crown. The purpose of a screw-down crown is so that water does not enter the case. Not only does the crown have shoulders for added protection, but it also has the official orient logo engraved on the crown.

Another attribute that adds to the value of this watch is its unidirectional bezel. The purpose of this feature is so that you can adjust the time bezel to the minute hand to see how many minutes have gone by. The time hands, as well as the hour indicators, are both luminescent. This allows for the owner to view the time during the evening.

The band for this series comes in either stainless steel metal or black urethane. In the metal band variation, the links come in matte finish. You will notice the double-locking clasp and how it gives added protection so that the watch does not come off inadvertently. Unlike the metal band, the urethane variation comes in a deployment clasp.

Since this collection is so popular, Orient offers a total of 8 variations to this watch: 4 with metal bands and 4 with urethane bands. Within the metal bands, there are different dial and bezel colors: black dial on black bezel, blue dial on blue bezel, blue dial on blue/orange bezel, and orange dial on black bezel. Likewise, the urethane band variation has different dial and bezel colors: black dial on black bezel, blue dial on blue/orange bezel, blue dial on blue bezel, and orange dial on black bezel.

Enjoy the classic appeal of an automatic timepiece with this Orient watch, constructed in polished stainless steel and designed with a sleek black dial.

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Seiko Men’s SKX781 “Orange Monster” Automatic Dive Watch

The 21-jewel, automatic Seiko Men’s “Orange Monster” Automatic Dive Watch winds itself with the motion of your wrist, so you’ll never need to change the battery. It has a stainless steel case and features an orange dial with three-hand function, easy-to-read bar markers, and an English/Spanish day/date window at the three o’clock position. Additional features include a screw-down case and crown, a scratch-resistant Hardlex crystal, and a one-way rotating bezel that keeps track of elapsed time. With its Lumibrite hands, markers, and bezel, this watch is easy to read in both light and dark conditions. The watch secures to a durable, stainless-steel bracelet band. Designed for diving, this watch is water-tested to 200 meters. It meets ISO standards and is suitable for scuba diving.

This is an automatic mechanical watch. Automatic watches do not operate on batteries; instead, they are powered automatically by the movement of the wearer’s arm. If the main spring in your automatic watch is not wound sufficiently, timekeeping may become less accurate. In order to maintain accuracy, wear the watch for 8 hours or more per day, or manually wind the main spring by turning the crown. When not in use, automatic watches may be kept charged with an automatic watch winder – a watch storage unit which may be purchased separately.

21-jewels automatic movement

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Automatic Dive Watch – 3 Great Watches for Father’s Day

I have got to admit: Mother’s Day was a walk in the park for me. Usually moms are totally cool with just getting flowers and a sentimental card from their kids. Heck! Even the latter is enough alone to make most mothers happy on that day. Fathers however, can be tad bit trickier. You cannot really get him flowers – what guy really wants that? A sentimental card is alright but if he is anything like my dad, he wants some sort of gadget, rifle, or gift card to his favorite barbecue joint. This got me thinking though: What about an automatic dive watch? They are cool. It’s a gadget. He’s going to love it. So, in my quest to find my dad the perfect watch, I bring you three watches that are sure to make him happy this Sunday.


Entry-level: Orient Men’s CEM65001B ‘Black Mako’ Automatic Dive Watch
Price: $128.45

If you are thinking about getting your dad a starter watch or are on a budget, Orient’s ‘Black Mako’ automatic dive watch is a really great option for you. Also, because your dad may have been used to wearing quartz movements, an automatic movement may take him a bit of time to get accustomed to. “So, how do you change the battery? What do you mean there is no battery?” are just two questions that may come out of his mouth if he hasn’t heard about an automatic wrist watch. This guy in particular is water resistant up to 200 meters (660 feet) and contains a rotating bezel. If your dad is not a diver, there is no problem! He can always jump in the pool or shower with it and if he wants to keep track of the amount of time his steaks been on the grill, he can do that.


Mid-range: Seiko Men’s SKX173 Automatic Dive Urethane Strap Watch

Price: $211.50

So, maybe your dad does not like the feel of all that cold stainless steel on his bare skin, what do you do? Well, luckily for the both of you, Seiko has a great automatic dive watch with a urethane strap. Of course, the case is made of stainless steel for durability. I do not think a polyurethane case would really look all that attractive anyway. Seiko is a great and reliable brand when it comes to automatic wrist watches. Like the ‘Black Mako’, this watch is water-resistant up to 200 meters. There is a day and date function on the watch which you could always joke that it will keep him a little less senile. Read our review of the watch here.


Mid-range: Seiko Men’s SKXA35 Automatic Dive Urethane Strap Watch
Price: $236


Maybe your dad enjoys having a bit of ‘flash’ in his life. Maybe he likes being surrounded by things which will fascinate onlookers. Well, this is probably the watch for him them. The bright yellow dial is sure to catch anyone’s eye especially as it is against a black polyurethane strap. This too is water-resistant to up to 200 meters. The crystal (glass over the dial) is Hardex which is very strong and protects the dial from any scratches. As I am sure your father is a man’s man his watch is sure to take some abuse and it is a good thing this automatic dive watch can handle it.

There you have it! Three great watches for one really great father. I hope you all have a wonderful Father’s day and that an automatic dive watch can be thrown somewhere into the mix then. I know it will be for me.

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Automatic Wrist Watch – Skeleton Watches

This week I wanted to take a little leave from the typical automatic dive watch and just get straight to the automatic wrist watch. Although you should not take some of them with you to the beach, pool, or shower, there are a great deal of them that can be quite attractive. Ah, what am I saying? Skeleton watches are just plain cool looking!

So, some of you may wondering what a skeleton watch really is. Perhaps you just stumbled onto here through a Google search of what your friend advised or you are a beginner automatic wrist watch collector. A skeleton watch is very similar to what the name insinuates: it is a watch that allows you to peer into all of its gears. You can literally see just what makes it tick.

One of the best companies to purchase a skeleton watch from is Stuhrling – a company that can trace its history back to the 1800s. They do focus on quality and if you happen to Google reviews, you will find plenty of folks that have been happy with their watches. For today, I would like to share with you three watches I feel are particularly striking and you may too!

The Classic: Stuhrling Symphony Aristocrat Executive Automatic Skeleton Watch
Price: $79.99
What do you get when you cross a classic looking automatic wrist watch with a skeleton watch? This guy! And boy does he look the apart. An attractive design, it is hard not to notice this guy as it seems like James Bond would be a wearer of it himself. It is a round-shaped case with a protective krysterna crystal on both the front and the back of the watch. Proving high end, the black leather strap is actually made with alligator and although not an automatic dive watch, it is water-resisant to up to 50 meters. Plus, this watch is at a bargain on Amazon.com as it is selling for just $79.99. That is a savings of $445 off the original price.

The Grand: Stuhrling Classic Winchester Grand Automatic Skeleton Gold Tone Watch

Price: $126.00

For the second Stuhrling I wanted to share with you one for the gold-lover. You know that guy, the one who has gold (or gold-plated) cufflinks, necklaces, or even a gold car. Gold is typically regarded as opulent and whether you are, whether you would like to be, or just like the color, this watch is probably for you! Even now when scrolling through the page, didn’t the watch pop out to you? It would be difficult for this watch not to catch your eye with the 23K gold layered on the round-shaped case.

The Unusual: Stuhrling Leisure Raven Diablo Automatic Skeleton Watch
Price: $180.99

For my third (and last) example of a Stuhrling skeleton watch, here we have the Raven Diablo – a strong name for a watch with a strong statement. This one is a watch you won’t be able to forget as it’s silhouette is on the “unusual” side. I know this one may not be for everyone, but this black carbon-fiber watch will surely leave an impression. It is for the guy that is confident enough for some flashiness and who is not afraid to mean business. Like the first watch I have featured, this is not an automatic dive watch but it is water-resistant to up to 50 meters.

There you have it! Skeleton watches are great conversation pieces regardless of the style you feel is a better fit for you. Coincidentally enough, I have arranged these three watches in terms of budget. Some of these watches are indeed water-resistant however, you must remember that water-resistant does not mean water-proof. So, you can go swimming with them without a worry. You may not be able to go on that ultimate dive with a skeleton watch but you sure can show them off.

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Automatic Dive Watch – The Engineer Master II

Product: Ball Engineer Master II Diver
Price: 1,840.00
Rating: Highly recommended

Well, look who is back. As summer is winding down, so are my summer dives so now I may be able to have a bit more of a chance to update this awesome site dedicated to the automatic dive watch a bit more often. Great news? Yes it is! Especially when I have been eyeing a specific brand of watch: Ball.

Now, just a bit of a caution: Ball specifically makes watches that can be considered higher-end to most folks. Most of their watches will cost you four figures but there is a very good reason for that. Their watches are unique. They are timeless. They are damn good. Couple their mastery of watchmaking with an automatic movement and how can you lose?

One of the first things that will stand out to you about this watch is its use of tritium gas tubes. Years ago I would have been like, ‘What kind of gas tube?” and I am sure some of you are wondering the same thing. Tritium in essence is a radioactive type of hydrogen gas that illuminates. But, there is no need to worry because you will not become some kind of mutant in wearing this watch, it is perfectly safe. Because tritium does not use any form of electricity to illuminate, you can find it in other daily items other than watches such as exit signs in buildings. Needless to say, the Ball Engineer Master II contains no fewer than 53 of these tubes in micro-form to illuminate your watch. What does that mean? It means that this is most definitely one of the easiest and most readable watches I have come across. Perfect for night and other dark conditions.

Another interesting feature on the Ball Engineer Master II Diver is the internal rotating bezel. You heard me right: internal. Most bezels on an automatic dive watch tend to be external bezels. The internal bezel was well thought out so that if you bump or scrape the watch for whatever reason the bezel will not be moved out of position and give you an incorrect reading.

–>> Ball Engineer Master II Diver — Click HERE to Buy <<--

As that may be an advantage of having an internal bezel, there is a clear disadvantage to keep in mind. Who knows some of you may have thought the same thing I did, “How do I rotate the bezel then?” You do it by unscrewing and turning the crown. Now, for some of you this may be a slight inconvenience. For divers, this also means that you cannot adjust the watch underwater. Unscrewing the crown would not be a good idea for any reason. Just remember to do it beforehand.


A couple of other features to be aware of:

  • Water-resistant up to 300 meters (1,000 feet)
  • Can handle 5,000Gs of shock
  • It is anti-magnetic to 4,800A/m
  • 42mm Satin finish solid Stainless steel
  • Anti-glare treated

As you can see, the Ball Engineer Master II is one hell of a watch. It is strong, it has an overall well thought out design, and it will be one great automatic dive watch to have. It will surely be welcome on my night dives. But first thing is first, let’s start saving money.

–>> Ball Engineer Master II Diver — Click HERE to Buy <<--

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Automatic Dive Watch – Victorinox Swiss Army Dive Review

In terms of luxury, the Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s 241356 Dive Master 500 Mecha Automatic Watch embodies just that. Swiss army, is normally known for its impeccable knives but the quality you find in those pocket knives are easily found in this watch as well. This week, I will be reviewing this automatic dive watch so that you may get a better idea of just what you are in store if you decide to purchase it for yourself. Also, as a little note: I will be referring to this watch as the Victorinox from here on out to make mentioning it a little bit easier for the both of us.

OVERALL APPEARANCE
Just on first impression, the 500 Mecha has a real striking presence. The gunmetal steel case is really what catches my eye though. It is not like the usual stainless steel which can be a bit bright for some and predictable. This watch is rugged and it looks it. The case is 44mm wide and 14mm thick which does tend to be on the slightly larger size in terms of watches and can be a bit heavy for some.

The face of the watch is black-on-black which blends in incredibly well with the gunmetal color of the watch itself. The markers are fairly large as well so it makes it a bit easier to read. But, one of the greatest features of this watch is most definitely the illumination (a.k.a. the glow). So, it is very easy to read in the darkness whether you are on a night dive or are camping outside under the stars.

 

–>> Victorinox Swiss Army 241356 — Click HERE to buy <<–


MOVEMENT
As mentioned before, the 500 Mecha is an automatic dive watch (my personal favorite sort of watches). For those of you who do not know what an automatic movement is, the watch does not run on batteries. The watch winds itself and powers itself using the movement of your own arms. How cool is that? However, this watch actually has an interesting fact: it also comes in quartz. So, for those of you who are still not sure whether you should go automatic (which you should because who needs batteries?) you could go with the typical quartz watch. Regardless of the wrap some automatic dive watches may get, this one actually keeps excellent time.

THE BEZEL
I cannot stress enough how important the bezel is for us divers. It is what helps us keep track of the time we have been under water without needing to buy an expensive dive computer. The bezel found in this 500 Mecha is unidirectional. Some people I know have wished that it came bidirectionally but it really depends on your preference. Most dive watches come with a unidirectional bezel and the majority of people tend to not have much issue with that. Of course, the bezel does not only need to be used by divers. Whatever reason you may have to track time, you can use one. Personally, what I love most about this bezel is how large the markers are.

THE BRACELET
In my previous review, (of the Seiko SKX173) the one real negative that I had with the watch was the band itself. I prefer stainless steel bands as they tend to be stronger and last much longer. The 500 Mecha has just that! Plus, it is a fold-over clasp with safety which adds to the quality and luxury feel of the watch. The link bracelet also gives the watch a lovely sort of depth.

FEATURES
One of the coolest features found on this watch is actually found on the back of the watch. There is a sturdy glass backing which allows you to take a look at the way this watch works: the automatic movement. It really ends up being a neat party trick that you will most likely be showing off to your friends.

This is a dive watch and I have not even gotten to the best part: water resistance. You see, the greatest thing about having a mens dive watch whether you are a diver or not, is the water resistance. You can take it into the beach, the pool, or even the shower and not worry that you will break it or get water into the face of it. Plus, this watch actually can go up to 500m! That is equivalent to 1,650 feet! Hence how sturdy this watch is to encounter so much pressure and be able to withstand it.

CONCLUSION
Do you want to feel like James Bond? Where you not only have luxury but you have the quality and the manliness to match? This would be the perfect watch for you. I wore this watch through renovations so it was not as if I treated it the best but the crown took it so well. No scratches so the watch itself looks as good as new. I highly recommend this automatic dive watch. It will be with you for a really long time and well worth the money spent.

–>> Victorinox Swiss Army 241356 — Click HERE to buy <<–

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Automatic Dive Watch – Seiko Men’s SKX173 Review

Seiko is one of the most trusted brands when it comes to watches, let alone when it comes to an automatic dive watch. It is no coincidence that I have reviewed Seiko’s notorious Orange Monster before. Seiko knew what they were doing with that watch back then but can the said be same for the SKX173? We are going to find out!

OVERALL APPEARANCE
The SKX173 is much different in look than its sister, the Orange Monster. First and foremost (and the most obvious different) is found on the face of the watch itself. The Orange Monster is so aptly named for its bright, bold orange face. On the other hand, the SKX173 has just a simple black face. For some people, this may be a negative aspect of the watch if you are looking for something fun, unique, and eye-catching. However, if you are looking for a sporty watch that won’t demand too much attention and can go with about whatever you are wearing, the SKX173 is a great option for you. Also, you can keep in mind that the Lumibrite hands, bezel, and markers will be more easily seen because of the black background it is against. Reviewers of this model have also mentioned that the Lumibrite glow tends to last much longer on this watch compared to its competition which is a definite plus if you are diving at night, in murky water, or just walking around in a darker area.

At 42mm, this watch is sturdy but it is not so big where you look like you are weighed down by your watch either. There is also a day and date calendar on the watch that can help you track what day it is when you are swamped at work and looking forward to Friday.

MOVEMENT
The SKX173 is an automatic dive watch. If you are new to this blog or to the concept of what an automatic dive watch is, I am more than happy to help you out. An automatic dive watch does not depend on a battery like most watches with a quartz movement for example. Instead, an automatic dive watch is powered by the swaying of ones arm or of any other sort of movement. There is no need to worry about a battery leaking into your watch or having it replaced. It runs on the power of you.

THE BEZEL
One of the most important features found on any dive watch is the bezel. Bezels are most commonly used to track the time that a diver has spent underwater which allows them to accurately calculate the future ascent to the surface. On a SKX173, the bezel rotates in a unidirectional fashion. It is made out of sturdy stainless steel (like the rest of the watch) which makes it hardy and easy to take the abuse of use that divers may place upon it. The markers on the bezel are also pretty large which makes it easy to read especially if you are underwater.

—>>>The Seiko Men’s SKX173 — CLICK HERE TO BUY<<<---

FEATURES
This Seiko men’s watch is proved to go up to 200m in the water. That is about 660 feet of pressure! Most divers do not dive to that depth but if you do, you will be in good hands. The SKX173 also is protected by Hardlex crystal which is why it can withstand such depth. Hardlex crystal is also scratch-resistant which allows the life of the watch to be extended and really, who wants to look at their watch and see a mess of scratches?

THE BAND
One issue I see that some folks may have is in the band of the watch itself. The stainless steel of the case is not carried to the band. Instead, the band is made of Polyurethane and is also a buckle. So, if you were wanting to wear this watch with a nice suit, you may want to get an extra band or replace it completely. Sure! Polyurethane can be reliable but it just does not compare to the class and strength of stainless steel.

CONCLUSION
All in all, this Seiko Men’s SKX173automatic dive watchis one great value for the price. Yes, if you are looking for something attention grabbing and classy, the SKX173 may not be for you. But, if you want a sporty watch that you know will be by you while you dive, you can count on this one.

—>>>The Seiko Men’s SKX173 — CLICK HERE TO BUY<<<---

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Automatic Dive Watch – Winder Boxes for Every Budget

With my last post, I introduced something that perhaps not everyone visiting this website has come across before: winder boxes. As a little recap, winder boxes are meant to keep time on your automatic dive watch when your arm is not moving. They are also great for those with multiple automatic watches.

Today, I want this post to be a little different. I want to show you that you can own a winder box regardless of your budget. I have already mentioned just how convenient they can be for keeping time on your watch and they are so much better to own than having to constantly manually wind your watch.

Because an automatic dive watch winder box is meant to sit on a dresser and be right on display, they are designed to look attractive. After all, would you really want one that is ugly to look at? So, a lot of them have velvet lined boxes (or other soft fabrics) to protect your watch from any scratches and exteriors with polished woods, elegant metals, and beautiful leathers are common.

Let’s get to it then.

1. Under $50 – Diplomat Single Black Watch Winder with Built In IC Timer

As is quite obvious, this Diplomat watch winder comes in black and with almost 100 reviews on Amazon.com, has 4 stars which is quite a feat for any watch winder!

It was made for a single watch and rotates in a clockwise and a counter-clockwise position. It is very compact so not only will it easily find a space on our dresser or nightstand, it can also be taken with you during travel. The built in IC Timer will wind you watch for an hour and then let it rest for 3 hours.

Price: $34

2. Under $100 – Diplomat Burl Wood Double Watch Winder

With the previous winder box, you can see that Diplomat watch winder are made of good quality and yes like the previous one, with almost 100 reviews on Amazon.com, this one too has a 4 star rating. However, this one was built for two watches which is perfect for a couple.

The exterior is made of a sturdy plastic made to resemble a beautiful wood. This winder box also has four different settings that allow you to easily customize it.

Price: $60

3. Over $100 – Brookstone Double Automatic Watch Winder
Look at that! It is not a Diplomat winder box! Is it not interesting? It’s a Brookstone actually and do they know a lot about elegance. This is a double watch winder which is great again for couples or the man that cannot help but collect his automatic dive watch.

You can choose clockwise, counter-clockwise, or a bi-directional rotation with this winder and the automatic rest prevents your watches from overwinding. This one is made of solid wood but has a black lacquer finish to give it an attractive edge.

Price: 49.99

There you have it! Three very different winder boxes for your automatic dive watch and everyday needs that can fit into any budget. If you have a lot of men’s jewelry or want to save space by allowing your lady to store her jewelry in the same place, you may want to find a winder box that also acts as a jewelry box.

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