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Steeldive Watches Review: 5 Watches Loved by Every Watch Collector

July 29, 2022

Steeldive is one of the underrated companies that have a lot of watches to offer at a very reasonable price for collectors.

For example, Steeldive SD1934 and Steeldive SD1979 are the two most loved watches by collectors.

In this article, I've taken a look at some of the best Steeldive watches I own. We'll also discuss what makes these classic watches so special and how they can benefit you.

So whether you're in the market for your first steel dive watch or just looking to upgrade, read on!

The Watches - At A Glance

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Steeldive SD1934 Water Ghost Men Automatic Mechanical Watches Sapphire Glass NH35 Coral Blue Dial...
STEELDIVE Mens Diver Watches, Automatic Pilot Mechanical Wristwatch 200m Water Resistant C3 Luminous...
Steeldive Men's Automatic Watch SD1953 Stainless Steel NH35 Movement 300m Water Resistant Pro Diver
STEELDIVE Mens Diver Watches Men Automatic Watch Self Wind Mechanical Wristwatch 1000M Water...
Case Diameter (mm)
39.00mm
46mm
41.5mm
42.5mm
Case Thickness (mm)
12.30mm
13.8mm
13.2mm
13.2mm
Case
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Date window
WR (m)
200 Meters
1000 Meters
200 Meters
200 Meters
Movement
Japan NH35 fully automatic
Japan NH35 Automatic
Japan Seiko NH35
Japan NH35 Automatic
Crystal
Sapphire
Sapphire
Sapphire
Sapphire
Strap
Stainless steel strap
Stainless steel strap / rubber strap
Stainless steel strap / rubber strap
316L Stainless steel strap
Preview
Steeldive SD1934 Water Ghost Men Automatic Mechanical Watches Sapphire Glass NH35 Coral Blue Dial...
Case Diameter (mm)
39.00mm
Case Thickness (mm)
12.30mm
Case
Stainless Steel
Date window
WR (m)
200 Meters
Movement
Japan NH35 fully automatic
Crystal
Sapphire
Strap
Stainless steel strap
More Information
Preview
STEELDIVE Mens Diver Watches, Automatic Pilot Mechanical Wristwatch 200m Water Resistant C3 Luminous...
Case Diameter (mm)
46mm
Case Thickness (mm)
13.8mm
Case
Stainless Steel
Date window
WR (m)
1000 Meters
Movement
Japan NH35 Automatic
Crystal
Sapphire
Strap
Stainless steel strap / rubber strap
More Information
Preview
Steeldive Men's Automatic Watch SD1953 Stainless Steel NH35 Movement 300m Water Resistant Pro Diver
Case Diameter (mm)
41.5mm
Case Thickness (mm)
13.2mm
Case
Stainless Steel
Date window
WR (m)
200 Meters
Movement
Japan Seiko NH35
Crystal
Sapphire
Strap
Stainless steel strap / rubber strap
More Information
Preview
STEELDIVE Mens Diver Watches Men Automatic Watch Self Wind Mechanical Wristwatch 1000M Water...
Case Diameter (mm)
42.5mm
Case Thickness (mm)
13.2mm
Case
Stainless Steel
Date window
WR (m)
200 Meters
Movement
Japan NH35 Automatic
Crystal
Sapphire
Strap
316L Stainless steel strap
More Information

The Watches - A Review

1. Steeldive SD1934 Water Ghost Men

The Seiko automatic movement is smooth and accurate, and the watch has water resistance up to 200 meters.

Looking at the crown, you can see that the head is made of polished stainless steel, and the bottom cover is also a screw-in type. The case size is 39.00mm, and the thickness is 12.30mm. The whole watch weighs 163.5g, including the strap.

The luminous BGW9 powder on the surface makes it easy to read the time, even in the dark. I can still recall my camping days in the mountains, dark nights, and I was able to clearly see every single tick of my steel dive.

vintage steeldive watches

Whenever I'm out to buy a watch, the movement has been a deal-breaker for me. This watch comes with an NH35 Seiko automatic movement, which is very smooth and accurate. The frequency is 21,600 times per hour, and it has a power reserve of 41 hours.

This watch also has a stop second device and two-way automatic winding. There are 24 stones in the automatic movement, and the calendar is located at 3 o'clock. And yes, the two-way winding was one of the reasons I purchased this watch.

The 250mm strap fits well on my wrist. I don't have a big wrist, but the 20.00mm lug width makes it look just perfect on me. The stainless steel strap is also of good quality and very sturdy.

I have enjoyed wearing this watch for a few months now, and I can say that it's one of the most robust watches I have ever owned. It is worth every penny.

2. Steeldive Mens Diver Watche SD1979

The  Steeldive SD1979 is my classic travel watch when I travel for business or vacation. 

My honest opinion is that this watch is worth more than it costs.

I have worn this watch on many dive trips with no problem whatsoever. It's accurate, keeps excellent time, and just looks great.

This Steeldive dive watch has water resistance up to 200m, and has given me the confidence to go snorkeling in the clear waters of Maldives twice this year.

With a reasonable weight of 97 grams, the steeldive SD1979 is also a useful addition to my daily life as a way to keep track of time and appointments (I really dislike having my phone next to me all the time).

The Japan NH35 Seiko automatic movement with 24 jewels, 41 hours power reserve, 21600/h (3Hz) frequency, and bidirectional self-winding features keep this watch ticking.

This watch comes with a stainless steel bracelet and a black rubber strap, both of which are comfortable and look good. The black PVD coating on the case is also well done and has held up over time.

3. Steeldive Men's Automatic Watch SD1953

If I have to replace my Rolex submariner with another elegant watch, that would be the  Steeldive SD1953. This is a great-looking watch. Compared to other homage watches, it's not too big for my wrist, and the dial looks great. The automatic movement is smooth, and the watch keeps time well (surely it will, as it has Japan NH35 Seiko automatic movement). I've only had it for a couple of weeks, but so far, no complaints.

If there's one small criticism, the bracelet could be a bit longer as it's a little tight on my wrist. However, that's not a big deal as I can always get it adjusted.

vintage steeldive watches

The 316L stainless steel bracelet of this watch is of top quality and very well made. The uni direct rotational ceramic bezel is also a nice touch.

This watch is rated at 300 m / 30 ATM, so it can definitely withstand some water pressure and provides water resistance.

The super luminous feature is also a nice touch, as it makes the watch visible in low-light conditions (and beautiful too). The sapphire crystal with AR coating is great as it's scratch-resistant, and the blue night light is really helpful during hikes in the dark forests.

This watch comes in different colors like black, blue and green but I went with the black one as it goes well with everything.

Overall, I'm happy with this watch and would recommend it to anyone looking for stylish and affordable watches.

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This Steeldive dive watch with NH35 Seiko automatic movement comes in three different strap options, but I opt for the one with a chain bracelet.  It looks more like a fashion accessory than a classic dive watch. It has a uni-directional bezel with minute markings and lume pip at the 12 o'clock position.

The case dial is made of brushed stainless steel and is 53.60 mm in diameter. The lug width is 22 mm, and the length of the watch is 285 mm. It has a screw-in crown and a water resistance of 1000 m. The bezel is made of ceramic, and the sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating.

I own many other Swiss watches, but after getting this one, I questioned why I spent so much on other brands. It looks more expensive than it actually is. 

There are times when quality isn't the most important factor. I completely agree with you that sometimes it's about the brand tag and the brand value. For those who can't afford expensive brands, steeldive C3 is an affordable alternative.

It has a Japan NH35 Seiko automatic movement with 24 jewels, 41 hours power reserve, and a 21600/h (3Hz) frequency. The hands and the bezel are lumed, which makes the watch easy to read in low light conditions too.

5. STEELDIVE Mens Diver Watch SD1976

When I first saw this dive watch from Steeldive, I was hooked after seeing its modern and sleek design, which has an elegant feel. At 46mm, it's the perfect size for my wrist. The NH35 Seiko automatic movement is super accurate and has 24 jewels, 41 hours of power reserve, and a 21600/h (3Hz) frequency.

So, without wasting time, I rushed to order it. The watch came well-packaged and included an extra rubber strap, which I really appreciate. The 316L stainless steel case is super solid and has a nice weight to it.

The screw-in back cover and crown provide excellent water resistance up to 1000m. On top of this high water resistance, the synthetic sapphire crystal is super clear and scratch-resistant.

The unidirectional rotation ceramic bezel is black with white numbers and Swiss C3 luminous, which makes it easy to read in any condition. The strap is super comfortable and can be easily adjusted to fit any wrist size.

Conclusion

The Steeldive dive watches are great and affordable, with a variety of designs to choose from. You can't go wrong with Steeldive watches if you want stylish, well-made, and accurate watches with good water resistance. 

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Author
Thomas Vanderlaan
When Thomas Vanderlaan was a child, the moment he learned about mechanical watches he was hooked. His first love being mechanical watches, he decided to pursue a career in engineering as he was entranced by the science behind its gears. As the years passed, his passion grew. Although he worked a hectic career as an automobile engineer, he’d always collect watches during his spare time.
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