The Omega Seamaster is one of the most well-known dive watches in the world.
In 1948, Omega released the first Seamaster watch to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. The Seamaster was inspired by the military timepieces Omega delivered to the British Military of Defense during WWII, and Omega marketed it to civilians as a water-resistant watch designed for an active lifestyle.
By far Omega’s most popular line is the Seamaster. Within this core Omega watch collection, however, there are various sub-collections providing unique models with different looks. While the Planet Ocean, Aqua Terra, Diver 300M, and Railmaster are all quite distinct watches in terms of style and functionality, they are all part of the Seamaster collection.
In this post, we collected watches that resemble the look of the Diver 300M, in other words, the James Bond watch.
The Omega Seamaster is a wonderful choice whether you’re a seasoned diver, a James Bond fan, or simply a lover of high-end luxury timepieces.
Omega Seamaster Affordable Alternatives
Vaer D5 Meridian Navy
Vaer watches are assembled in the USA and they go through rigorous testing: the D5 goes to the limits of real-world depth exposure, so they can be ocean-ready. While the style of this watch is distinctly military-inspired, the fine details on the dial make it an interesting cross between elegant and rugged. The D5 comes with the Vaer’s standard 24-month warranty, and the comfortable case size make it a perfect fit for most wrists.
Read our in-depth VAER D5 Meridian Navy review.
Phoibos Wave Master
The Phoibos Wave Master diver watch has all the features a classic dive watch should have. Reliable automatic movement (provided by Seiko), anti-reflection coating sapphire crystal dial window, and a three-fold clasp with push button release. To top it off, the Phoibos logo is absolutely badass, and the colorful hands and hour marks provide the perfect pop of color to ensure the eye-catching factor. Definitely one of our favorites.
Stuhrling Depthmaster Heritage
The color teal on a watch dial is not something you see everyday. That’s why the Stuhrling Depthmaster Heritage caught our attention as well! Classic dive watch design, with an exciting pop of color that is still subtle enough to be appropriate as your everyday watch. It can worn with a casual Polo, or you can dress this timepiece up with a dark suit. The clean inner-workings of the Depthmaster Heritage are showcased in an exhibition caseback.
Timex Navi XL 41 mm
The Timex Navi XL combines design elements from the brand’s first diver-style watches with a quartz movement. The blue dial, black rubber band, and stainless steel case with a unidirectional rotating top ring give a classic dive watch design.
Seiko 5 Sports SRPD93
The Seiko 5 Sports has a reliable and high quality automatic movement at a very reasonable price point. The moderate case size (42.5 mm) and the 4 o’clock crown positioning ensures a comfortable everyday wear, and we just love the deep blue color of the dial and bezel. High visibility is a must when it comes to good dive watches, and this one delivers with the contrasting cream colored hour markings.
The Kanno by Orient is on the larger side (44 mm case diameter), although due to the darker hues of the dial and bezel, the overall appearance is quite understated. This watch has an automatic movement and a power reserve of 40 hours. The silicone strap ensures a comfortable wear for every day but it’s also a very functional choice if you’re around salt-water.
A great option from Spinnaker: the Dumas. The Spinnaker Dumas Harbour Blue has a powerful, vintage-inspired form from the 1970s. The octagon case is bold and durable, and it provides the perfect backdrop for the bezel and dial.
Read our UNDONE brand review.
Omega Seamaster Alternatives: Entry-Level Luxury to Luxury Brands
Benrus Sea Lord Diver
The Benrus Sea Lord Diver watch was one of the most popular Benrus watches back in the day, and deservedly so. Understated in its simplicity, the design highlights the classic features of a robust dive watch. The overall design makes this watch a versatile addition to a collection as it can easily be dressed up for more formal events, or down for more casual, sporty activities. In other words, it’s a great everyday go-to watch. The 39 mm case width makes it perfectly comfortable for all wrist sizes. The wide baton hour and minute hands pair well with the understated features of the watch, while the black dial and the faux patina for the hour markers counterbalances the ruggedness and brings a touch of elegance. The Benrus Sea Lord comes with the Soprod P024 Swiss automatic movement, providing a 38-hour power reserve.
Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba Auto
The Khaki Navy Scuba is Inspired by the design and function of traditional dive watches, while incorporating modern elements to make it a truly classic timepiece. Its unidirectional rotating bezel, excellent build, and simple readability provide consistent functionality, while essential features take it to the next level. For more information, read our in-depth Khaki Navy Scuba review.
Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick
Starting out strong with the Victorinox Swiss Army Maverick, we are looking at a definite winner: reliable quartz movement, brushed stainless steel case (for that understated, timeless look), and a beautiful deep blue dial behind a sapphire crystal dial window. In the true spirit of classic Swiss watchmaking, it is a practical choice: wear it to the office, take it on a hiking adventure, or plunge into the ocean wearing the Maverick on your wrist.
Tissot Seastar 1000
The Tissot Seastar 1000 is the ultimate water sport watch, with its high water-resistance, and screw-down crown, as well as its unidirectional ceramic bezel. The Powermatic 80 movement boasts 80 hours of power reserve, which is enough to continue telling time accurately even if the watch is not worn for three days.
Mido Ocean Star GMT
Mido’s Ocean Star is a very impressive, functional timepiece with an added GMT function showing you accurate time in two different time zones. As a nice finishing touch, on the back of the beautiful blue and black dial you will find a map of time zones across the world. Excellent option for the active or aspiring world traveler.
Oris Aquis Titanium Date
We love the understated elegance of the gray elements combined with the rugged sporty look of the silicone strap. The deep black color of the dial pulls it all together just perfectly.
The model featured here has a black rubber strap, orange aluminum bezel and black dial in a fiber glass case.
TAG Heuer Aquaracer
The Aquaracer has a special place in our hearts. The 43 mm case size makes it a very comfortable wear, yet due to its clean design the dial remains perfectly readable at a glance. The stainless steel rotating bezel has a slightly angular shape, which gives it a very cool, masculine look.
At 3 o’clock, the angled date aperture is enlarged.