You can google "Best Value Dive Watches" and you will find tons of sites directing you to the best dive watches. Of course what is the "best" is largely subjective.
What features make up best value dive watches? We think we know.
Build Quality: A good strap or bracelet well attached to the case is important. A good dive watch could last for decades if maintained properly. 316L Stainless for the build material would be preferred and most common. A good tight bezel with little to no play is a sign or a good build with great tolerances.
Legibility: Above water and under water are important. Under water is most critical should you dive with your watch as you need to know how long you have been underwater.
Water Resistance: How much is enough? Unless you are going into the Marianas Trench sometime in the near future then 300M is likely enough for anyone.
Rotating Bezel: This is a given for a Pro Dive Watch. If it does not have a rotating bezel is is not a dive watch. Most buyers would desire a nearly scratch proof ceramic bezel insert.
Crystal: Sapphire is the most desirable here. While being virtually scratch proof and being difficult to break it should still look good even after you have had the watch for years.
Movement: Automatic or Quartz. Largely this is matter of personal preference. Automatics are certainly "cooler" They take more skill to manufacture, have jewels and is a very old technology and you never have to have a battery change. The downside is watches that have them tend to be more expensive.
The Look: This might be the most important. At the end of the day how many buyers of pro dive watches ever go diving in them? The percentage is low. So at the end of the day it is about how it looks on your arm. Its about the features you like and not what someone else likes. Do you like how it looks? Do you like the features? Do you like the quality? Do you think you got a good deal or paid a fair price? If the answer is yes to all the the above you got a Best Value in Dive Watches.
At Aquacy we try to put all the features into a watch that anyone may want We try to provide enough colors so you can find the watch with the features and look that fits you. We strive to provide the Best Value Dive Watches that we possibly can.