Best Under $500: Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Watch
The Citizen Eco-Drive Promaster Diver Watch is the ideal match for serious divers that want a reliable, good-looking watch that won’t break the bank. Amazon reviewers love it for its rugged design and its innovative Eco-Drive technology. The latter means that it’s powered by light instead of a battery, saving you the cost and inconvenience of having to send it to a technician for a battery change. It also means the back stays factory sealed and completely water resistant up to 200 meters. The stainless steel case measures 42mm in diameter and features a one-way rotating bezel for measuring lapsed time when diving.
The black dial is protected by anti-reflective mineral crystal glass, making it easy to read the time even on sunny surface intervals and safety stops. Similarly, the watch’s luminous markers and hour, minute, and second hands are clearly visible at depth. Other highlights include a date window and a comfortable, durable black polyurethane strap. If black isn’t your color, you can find this watch elsewhere on Amazon in navy blue.