Depth Charge vs the rest! Divers watches | Watch Guru

Depth Charge vs the rest! Divers watches | Watch Guru

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If you’ve not come across Depth Charge watches before, then you are in for a treat. They are one of my favourite affordable divers due to their incredible build quality, insane specs, and unbelievable price. In order to show you his great a watch they are, we’re going to put it up against some other watches from the watch shop catalogue.

Depth Charge Automatic Divers Watch

The Depth Charge is powered by a Seiko NH35A movement - one that is well known as being reliable and hard wearing, made by one of the greatest manufacturers in the world. A perfect choice for a rugged dive watch such as this.

There are 4 specific features of the Depth Charge which makes it especially great value for money. These are: automatic movement, sapphire crystal, ceramic bezel insert, and 200m water resistance.

Let the battle commence!

Rotary Henley Automatic Watch

This awesome competitor is the Rotary Henley Automatic, which houses a Miyota 8215. It’s equally as reliable, slightly cheaper, but also missed out on a couple of features. Whilst this is a superb watch, it didn’t quite match the standard of the depth charge.

Military Hanower Offshore Diver 2 Watch

Our next key feature is the sapphire crystal. This Swiss Military Hanower Offshore Diver 2 has the potential to give the depth charge a run for its money. An equally clear flat sapphire crystal sits on top, but it’s also Swiss Made. Alas, it’s not a mechanical movement nor does it have a ceramic bezel, but at this price, it’s a hell of a lot of watch for the money.

Emporio Armani Cermamic Chronograph Watch

Talking about ceramic bezel inserts, that’s a mighty hard feature to match without going into the thousands. This Emporio Armani Cermamic Chronograph is completely made of ceramic - an amazing feat considering the price. Let’s face it, comparing these two watches is like comparing apples and pears, but it goes to show how rare the ceramic bezel insert is on the Depth Charge.

Wenger Seaforce Watch

Our final feature is the 200m watch resistance, a depth rating that allows you to wear it properly - for swimming and diving. Not many watches in the same price range reach 200m, as it’s a lot more difficult and therefore expensive to achieve that rating.

However, this Wenger Seaforce matches it, plus it’s Swiss Made too. But like the Hanower, we’re never going to get a Swiss Mechanical for this price range, so we have to settle with quartz here. A great watch, but doesn’t quite match the depth charge on all fronts.

Final Thoughts

Now we’ve had a chance to look at and compare all the standout features on the depth charge, I’m sure you can see where I’m coming from. It truly is a tremendous watch for the money, and one of my favourite affordable divers available.

Of course, these other watches are all excellent alternatives in their own right, and perhaps you prefer one of them. Whichever watch you go for, you’ll be delighted.

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Joshua Clare-Flagg

Watch It All About

As an avid consumer of affordable watches with amazing quality, our Watch Guru Joshua Clare-Flagg from the popular watch blog Watch It All About is giving an insight into his thoughts on the watch world.

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