The diving watch is one the most popular timepiece categories on earth. It's funny, because not too many people are divers, or even strive to be divers, and yet they have become icons of both affordable military function and less affordable military fuction. They have become iconic and almost dressy, and they have become veritable holy grails for collectors. Some diving watches are subtle and refined, others are....not, and double not.
Last year, we reviewed a diving watch by Enzo Mechana that we liked a lot, until we realized we could buy almost the very same watch with a Japanese automatic movement for less than half the price. Did the ETA movement warrant the almost $1000 price difference between the Deep Blue and Enzo? We didn't think so, which made the Deep Blue one of our favorite serious divers for the money.
Today, we'll revisit the affordable but capable diving watch category with a look at the Prometheus Ocean Diver. This watch, which retails for around $500 US, features a well-made case and also an ETA Swiss Automatic movement. Essentially, it does everything the Enzo Mechana does for less than half the price, and more than what the Deep Blue does for just about the same price. For more details, take a look at our video review below.