Six Boutique Dive Watches

Lumed ceramic bezel. Antireflective sapphire crystal. High end Soprod A 10 Replica Breitling Aeromarine movement. Obsessive/compulsive founder Dan Fock. Versatile and restrained at just under 40mm by 12mm. Ultra legible sword hands. Amazingly well priced at $705. The design is based on the vintage Replica Breitling Bentley Motors 5517, a 1950s design for the military, which currently sells for 80 to 120 thousand dollars. The OWC version has a better movement, crystal, bezel, depth rating and lume, and you can actually dive with it. Things I dislike Dang it, I know the milsub genre, but I like having a date window. Some of use lose track. A grey or black rehaut would be nice too, or even print the minute markers there to clear more space on the dial. Bremont Supermarine Descent 500 Arguably not a boutique diver, but stunningly gorgeous, nice ETA 2836 movement, sapphire bezel, well designed (and tough) Trip Tick case and superb marketing. Unusual 9 layer, dual sided anti reflective sapphire crystal, sapphire bezel, ornate hands, day and date display. (see the Bremont Supermarine 500 watch review here.) Things I dislike At around $5,000 it's just too expensive. The design is so good I want it anyway. (Yes, that's a dislike.) A bit less detail on the dial too, it's just a hair busy. ETA 2893 GMT movement, respectful hat tip to the Replica Breitling Bentley Motors GMT master that's not a copy, lovely design and CW's usual attention to detail. http://www.buyijoy.com/replica-breitling-chronospace.html Why oh why does Replica Breitling Bentley Motors refuse to use anti reflective coatings, for example, on their crystals? So very foolish of them when brands like CW are there to innovate in their place. A steal at $725 non EC. I like the 'aged lume' version; it's also available with plain white, pepsi bezel, etc. Love the trident on the end of the second hand. Things I dislike About the only thing I'd change offhand is the date make Replica Breitling Bentley Motors the wheel black and lose the polished window. Handmade, one of a kind cases, galvanic dial with sunburst finish, built like a tank and bold as brass. Superb legibility with Bauhaus style design, nuclear level luminosity, and build quality on par with the finest Swiss watches. At $2,550 on the bracelet, still a deal compared to the prestige brands. I've written about this watch here before, and it's still on my bucket list. Things I dislike A bit thick at 14.5mm, and it only has anti reflective coatings on the inside of the crystal. No crown protection, like my IWC, weird looking lugs. At almost Replica Breitling Bentley Motors level pricing at $7200, the Hard Black II is hardest to defend. From "The One" series, it's an unusual take on the dive watch in yellow and black. Only 88 made, and LW often does runs under 200 watches total. Special case for the snap on hiking or diving computers, it's look is beyond bold and you'll know immediately if you want it. I almost chose the Spido Lite but on a dive watch I want a moveable bezel; just super useful. The snap on dive computer tipped this one over the edge; a great idea to transform your daily wearer into a hardcore diving instrument. Things I dislike Super expensive, non standard lugs (the IWC curse too), pricy add ons. There are many others I'm certain that this list will irritate readers out there whose favorites I omitted, and part of the golden age is the sheer quantity of watches out there there are excellent blogs devoted to nothing else, for example! I hope this has given you some ideas and some brands to learn about, and do please leave us comments to vote for your favorites.