There is a reason why titanium and diving go along in a sentence. And that is due to the lightweight feature of titanium. The material is 40% lighter and 5 times more durable than steel. It is due to this fact that many watchmakers all around the planet have chosen to incorporate titanium on their best timepieces.
Titanium diving watches, for example, come with a titanium case and bracelet, that eventually increases comfort on the diver’s wrist. If you too are planning to go scuba diving in the Maldives this summer, or play coin dive with friends on the nearest beach, then you should take a look at these titanium diving watches under 1000 dollars. Some of them are too good for the money. Check them below…
Casio Pro-Trek PAG240T Titanium Diving Watch
If you are looking for a badass durable watch to wear while underwater, Pathfinder PAG240T-7 is one of the best Casio watches. Function-wise, this titanium diving watch features a vast catalog of functions and sensors to make the underwater experience even better.
The watch comes with a titanium band, and the case is a mix of resin, titanium, and stainless steel. It is water-resistant up to 100 meters and from the high-contrast LCD screen, you can access the functions of a Digital Compass, Altimeter, Barometer, and Thermometer (Courtesy of Casio’s Triple Sensor Technology).
Thanks to the Casio Tough Solar Power panel, the watch is light-operated. Just with a full charge, you will get around 180 days of power reserve, that without having to expose your watch to light. And to track the elapsed time underwater, PAG240T-7 comes with three measuring modes: Elapsed time, 1st-2nd place times, and split time.
Invicta Pro Diver Automatic Titanium Diver Watch
Well-known for the watch lovers community for being a well-made homage watch of the iconic Rolex Submariner, Invicta Pro Diver is another diving watch build with a titanium case. Featuring a similar, not to say identical design with the Submariner, when it comes to Invicta watches it is a hate it or love it matter. And if by any chance the similarity doesn’t bother you, read on with the specifications as they’re mind-blowing for the price being offered.
The watch is water-resistant up to 200 meters and comes with a robust construction that houses a Japanese automatic movement from Seiko caliber NH35A with 24 jewels. On the black dial, you will find the round hour markers aligned perfectly and a date window positioned at the 3 o’clock position. The watch comes with a unidirectional divers bezel, to help you count the elapsed time underwater. The luminous hands and markers are there to increase legibility underwater and in lowlight environments. With a price tag of only $330, this Invicta might as well be the lowest priced titanium diver watch you will possibly find ever.
Orient M-Force Beast Titanium Automatic Diver Watch
With summer coming fast this year, it is time to go shopping for a nice and durable titanium diving watch. It should not only serve its main purpose but also be well designed to look good on one’s wrist. With these specifications in mind, Orient M-Force is the watch that manages to have them all.
The watch comes with a certification from ISO as a legitimate diver watch graded as ISO 6425, in other words saying “Hey, let’s sink beneath the surface and forget about gravity.“
It is water resistant up to 200 meters, and the design reminds you of the classic diver watches. It comes with the luminous hands and markers, the divers’ unidirectional bezel, and a screw-down crown. From the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, you can catch a glimpse of a date window, perfectly positioned at 3 o’clock. Orient M-Force Beast comes with a titanium case and bracelet, so lightweight, you will almost forget you are wearing a watch.
Mido Ocean Star 200 Titanium
Same as the ocean, this Mido watch is beautiful, wild, and delivers a sensation of freedom. It also is the best titanium diving watch you will find at this price point. There are plenty of good diver watches, but only a few of them come with a full titanium case and a matching bracelet. The watch is lightweight, and it can also be a great fit with formal attire. In other words, you can be enjoying the sea depths in the morning, and later in the evening go have dinner wearing your tuxedo without even bothering to remove your watch from the wrist. Further features include a day-date window positioned at 3 o’clock, Super-Luminova coated hands and indexes, and 200 meters of water resistance. The automatic movement with 25 jewels is from the Swiss movement manufacturer ETA and provides an incredible 80 hours of power reserve.
Citizen Promaster Diver Watch Captain America
It would be unforgivable to us not to mention Citizen on our Best Titanium Diving watches picks. Thanks to Citizen, we can all enjoy the usage of titanium on our watches. The Japanese watch manufacturer became the world’s first titanium watch brand when they introduced their Citizen X-8 Chronometer in 1970. Many years have passed ever since and the brand is today synonymous with accuracy and innovation. The watch you can see below, Citizen Promaster Captain America comes from the Marvel Series, a collaboration of Citizen and Marvel in honor of the world’s fictional heroes.
The watch is ISO-200 meters certified diver watch, meaning it is suitable for swimming, snorkeling, and diving as well. The case is build of titanium but still, the watch feels quite substantial on the wrist. The design draws inspiration from Captain’s Armor, with red and blue motives on the dial and the “A” insignia positioned at 12 o’clock. Further features include luminous hands and markers, the diver unidirectional bezel, and a date window at the 3 o’clock position.
Seiko Prospex SBDC029 Shogun
For slightly more than $800, you can treat yourself with a genuine professional diver watch. The 44mm Seiko Prospex SBDC029 Shogun features robust construction with a titanium case, bezel, and bracelet.
The giant Japanese manufacturer doesn’t stop here as the titanium is treated with Seiko’s Diashield coating to ensure supreme scratch resistance. The watch is water resistant up to 200 meters, enough for you to spend some time underwater searching for sunken ships and coral reefs. From Seiko’s Hardlex crystal (mineral crystal with sapphire coating), you can catch a glimpse of the watch lume hands and markers, as well as a date window, positioned as normal at 3 o’clock.
Citizen Super Titanium Promaster Diver GMT BJ7110-03F
The impressive technical know-how of Citizen is here once again to amaze us with a professional titanium diving watch. The watch is ISO compliant and can serve as your perfect companion on your diving adventures.
Features like dual time, GMT display, and 200 meters of water resistance make it the holy grail of watches for the ones who have crosslinked their life between land and sea. Furthermore, the watch is anti-magnetic, shock resistant, and as with almost every Citizen watch, this one also features the Eco-Drive technology (powered by any light source).
A diver watch with a titanium case and a silicone rubber strap is what you get for approx. $1k from Hamilton. The watch’s retail price is way over $1k however, we managed to find a pre-owned model at Jomashop.
The diver titanium watch features a 46mm case with a uni-directional rotating bezel in titanium and aluminum top ring. The watch provides ultimate legibility as its gigantic hands and markers are luminous treated. Hamilton caliber H-10 with 25 jewels provides up to 80 hours of power reserve. From the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, you can catch a glimpse of a small date window, positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock. The watch is water resistant up to 1000 meters and might as well be considered as a professional diver timekeeping tool.
Pros and cons of Titanium Diving watches
Titanium is lightweight and will not tire your wrist while underwater.
The material is hypoallergenic, meaning it will not harm your skin or cause irritations.
Titanium is highly corrosion-resistant, so rest assured as with a titanium diving watch on your wrist, you can swim in salty water as long as you want.
Titanium diving watches take more effort to be crafted therefore they are more expensive when compared with other watches made of stainless steel.
Titanium diving watches are prone to scratches. If not properly treated with a scratch-resistant coating, the material can be scratched easier than stainless steel.
When looking for titanium diving watches under 1000 dollars, keep in mind that there is a limited number of models from which you can choose from. The diving watches mentioned above, are a good start where you can check for your summer companion watch. In our opinion, all of them are good quality timekeeping tools that will never let you down. It is up to you to make the final decision, based on your budget and design preferences. If looking for something more professional, you will most likely have to pay another $500 or $1000 to have a more recognized brand adorning your wrist.