A significant part of dive watches is their visibility because when down in-depth, it is difficult to read the watch. An orange color dial makes the watch more visible and a breeze to read. Of course, you and I both know that fact, maybe that’s one of the reasons why 2022 is the year of orange.
Orange dive watches were first introduced in the 60s and they have only increased in popularity since then. Here are some cool options to get for this summer to look stylish both dry on land and wet on underwater.
DOXA carved a name for itself in the world of dive watches since the 1930s, and in the 21st Century, it has only added more feathers to its cap, especially with its trend of orange wristwatches. Here are a couple of DOXA’s orange dive watches below:
- DOXA Sub 300T
The DOXA Sub 300T is DOXA’s reinvention of the 1969’s Sub 300T: the first consumer-grade dive watch to include the famous HR.
Doxa SUB300 Orange 006
DOXA reinvented the iconic model to celebrate its 50 years of technological advancement; it showcased what breathtaking depths a standard screw-down watch case can achieve, but the reinvention was without the famous HR.
This orange dive watch is priced at USD 2500, but you get more than you pay for.
- DOXA Sub 300 Carbon Professional
The DOXA Sub 300 Carbon Professional is sleek, light, and very high-tech with its combination of a tonneau case curving around the wrist and a dial that is much smaller than the case, giving a diminutive feel.
DOXA SUB300 Carbon Professional Orange
- Orange Seiko Sumo – SBDC005
The Seiko SBDC005 is the orange version of the Sumo – Seiko’s response to modern dive watches – that comes with a bracelet only available on the black or blue dialed models.
The lug of the Seiko Sumo is a nice small width of 20mm, which is not very common in Seiko Prospex models. Luckily, that’s easy to find options of replacement stainless steel watch bands with fitted endlink custom-made for Sumo. Ratchet-type diver’s clasp watch band may be the best choice for those looking for a buckle with a wetsuit extension.
- Orange Seiko New Turtle – SRPC95K1
This is a limited edition of a men’s wristwatch. The automatic movement, caliber 4R36 can last approximately 41 hours. It has a stainless steel case with a blue-orange color unidirectional rotating bezel. Its orange dial has luminous hands and hour markers.
Orange Seiko Prospex New Turtle SRPC95K1, pick the best matching watch bands to pair with your outfit.
It comes with a new dial that could easily pass as one of the boldest created by Seiko. It is combined with restrained, low-key silver hands and indices, and efficient black hands and white luminescent material – better for contrast.
- Orange Seiko Samurai – SRPC07
Seiko released its first Samurai watch in 2004 and discontinued it in 2009, and brought it back with the Seiko Orange Samurai, giving a very distinct and unique design which made it so famous.
Orange Seiko Samurai SRPC07 sporty dive watch has a lot of great watch band options
The watch is a sporty, bulky, and robust dive watch; it has a thickness of 12.8mm. Slipping it under the cuff may require some wide cuffs, but thanks to its angled lugs, it wears slightly smaller than you think.
- Orange Seiko 5 Sports – SRPD59K1
The Orange Seiko 5 sports watch is a male automatic wristwatch that has a fine styling. This watch is perfect for swimming and water sports as it is water resistant.
Orange Seiko 5 Sports 5KX SRPD59K1 best pairing with metal watch bands
Powered by a quartz watch movement for superb time accuracy, it is a long-lasting and rust-resistant 42mm stainless steel case.
- Orange Seiko 5 Sports GMT – SSK005K1
The Seiko 5 Sports GMT SSK005K1 comes in a 42.5mm brushed stainless steel case and features a black unidirectional rotating bezel that exhibits a gilt 24-hour display and can be used to set the time for another time zone.
Mesh watch band is one of the best way to rock the look of Orange Seiko 5 Sports 5KX GMT SSK005K1
While its dial is orange with a sunburst effect that features a gilt framed handset and black hour markers that are filled with lumibrite material, ensuring that the dial can be read in the dark.
- Citizen Mechanical watch Orange Dial NJ0128-80
Citizen mechanical diver gent’s watch that comes in a stainless steel case and bracelet with an orange dial and bezel. It also comes with a day display, luminous hands and indices and 100m water resistance. For a watch with a 21 jewels movement operating at 21,600 BPH caliber, and it is approximately 290 USD, which is definitely a budget price quality timepiece.
Two Citizen Orange NJ0128 80X automatic watches were on two different material watch bands
- Orient Mako XL Automatic Watch FEM75004B9 Black/Orange
Orient created the Mako XL to respond to the community’s request for an oversized Mako watch. As the name suggests, the Mako XL is an up-sized Mako, measuring 3 mm wider and a third of a millimeter thicker.
Orange Orient Mako XL Automatic Watch FEM75004B9 has a big Orange Bezel
Orient tweaked the design on a larger canvas, with bar hour markers and a 60-unit scale bezel that was devoid of a lume pip. The spear-shaped hour and minute hand and lollipop seconds hand are also hallmarks of the design.
The recreated watch however maintained the signature diver features, including a unidirectional diver-style bezel, 200m of water resistance, strong lume, and a screwed case back, to name a few.
- Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Omega Co-Axial 42 mm
As part of OMEGA‘s Planet Ocean collection, the brand launched 600M in 2005. The stylish watch pays homage to OMEGA’s dive watch heritage with its scratch resistant sapphire crystal and date display at the 3 o’clock position.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Orange 600M Omega Co Axial is one of the Omega’s signature watches
The orange ceramic unidirectional rotating divers’ bezel is mounted on a 42 mm stainless steel case on a stainless steel bracelet. This orange Seamaster Planet Ocean also becomes one of the Omega’s signature watches.
The OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M is water resistant to 600 metres / 60 bar, and has a helium-escape valve. The OMEGA Co-Axial calibre 8500 at the heart of this certified chronometer timepiece can be seen through the transparent caseback.
Since orange became the new black, everyone wants to own one; however, if you don’t own an orange watch, why not try on some orange watch straps?
Here are a couple of orange straps ideas for you.
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