Underwater Wednesday is a new series which will look at one of the most popular watch genres in the world of watches; the diver. It doesn’t matter if the closest you get to water is a plastic cup from the water cooler, a good quality diver on a medium to well tanned wrist gives you an air of adventure, machismo and derring-do.
Underwater Wednesday is a series that explores a perennial favourite amongst mens watches, the diver. And watch forum favourite Helson is an ‘in the know’ brand which offers excellent quality at a realistic price.
Say hello to the watch they call the Orange Monster. Seiko SKX 781, a juggernaut of a dive watch, and at around £124 on Amazon, quite simply one of the best value for money dive watches you can buy. At the time of writing there were still a couple left in stock.
SMW professional divers If you want a solid reliable diver with Swiss standards of quality and workmanship, but without the ocean going yacht price tags of some of the high-end brands, you could look to Swiss Military Watches or SMW for short.