Steeldive Watches Weview – Epic Dive Watch Homages

Steeldive watches hails from Guangzhou, China and were founded in 2008. So, they are a relatively young watchmaker, like many of their Chinese brethren in the industry.

But, don’t let the fact that they are Chinese fool you into thinking they produce junk. Sure, there are a lot of budget watchmakers on the market like Skmei, Peugot and Burei, but these guys are out to make quality dive watches.

They actually focus on homages, like many low-priced watch companies. And that is not a bad thing. After all, why not produce something that is popular, only cheaper? There is a market for it.

But Steeldive seems to focus on not only the high-end models like the Submariner but also more popular dive watches like the Seiko Tuna and Turtle, amongst others.

It surprised me to see a Tuna Homage in their range. But then again, no one else makes them!

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Steeldive Tuna
  • Seiko Automatic movement (NH35)
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
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Steeldive 1970 6105 Turtle Diver Watch
  • Seiko Automatic movement (NH35)
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
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Steeldive Fifty Fathoms
  • Seiko Automatic movement (NH35)
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
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Steeldive 1962 62MAS Homage
  • Seiko Automatic movement (NH35)
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
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Steeldive Tuna

Not only do Steeldive pay homage to the Seiko Tuna with this model, they also make use of a Seiko NH35 movement too.

So, you know you are getting Seiko quality inside the case, with an automatic movement and date function, but what about the rest?

The case and bracelet are 316L stainless steel, and the bezel is 120 clicks and made with ceramic. The case mimics the original Tuna in all the right ways, with the overall thickness (15mm) adding to the heft, and the offset screw-down crown at 4 o’clock. The case back is also screw-down, which is fitting for a 300m rated dive watch, to ensure optimum waterproofing for deep dives.

Overall, the quality of the dial is impressive for the price. With well-lumed pips and hands, sporting the Swiss quality BGW9 blue super lum.

 

Specifications

  • Seiko Automatic movement (NH35)
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Stainless steel case & band
  • Ceramic bezel
  • Date window at 3 o'clock
  • Water resistance: 300m (999 ft)
  • Case size: 47.5 x 15mm
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Steeldive 1970 6105 Turtle Diver Watch

Another Seiko Homage here with this 1970s 6105 Turtle with all the trappings of the original.

Like the Tuna above, it comes with the quality Seiko NH35 automatic movement. There is stainless steel all around and an anti-reflective Sapphire crystal.

The similarities don’t stop there with the same quality Swiss lume on the hands and hour markers and a screw-down crown at 4 o’clock, although it’s protected on this model.

There is only 200m of water resistance though, so no deep dives for you this time!

 

 

Specifications

  • Seiko Automatic movement (NH35)
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Stainless steel case & band
  • Date window at 3 o'clock
  • Water resistance: 200m (660 ft)
  • Case size: 43.8mm x 13.5mm
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Steeldive Fifty Fathoms

Everyone loves a great Blancpain Fifty Fathoms homage, and in fact, Seiko already does one which I have written about before.

But as you now know, Steeldive loves a classic dive watch, so they had to make one of these as well!

It is easy to wear with a 41mm case diameter, quite rare for a modern dive and pays tribute to the original in many ways. It has all the markings on the 120 click bezel, complete with the diamond pip at 12 o’clock.

Of course, Steeldive loves quality materials so they have used the usual Swiss lume, anti-reflective coating on their Sapphire crystal, and the Seiko NH35 automatic movement.

There are lots of strap options, as well as variations of the Fifty Fathoms that were released over the years. So, plenty of models to choose from!

Specifications

  • Seiko Automatic movement (NH35)
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Germany Cusn8 bronze case & band
  • Date window at 3 o'clock
  • Water resistance: 300m (990 ft)
  • Case size: 41mm x 15mm
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Steeldive 1962 62MAS Homage

Pay tribute to the first professional dive watch produced by Seiko, and what is now known as the 62MAS. It was made back in the 60s and only had 150m water resistance back then. But it was definitely a sensation and is highly sort after today.

This model to the 1962 62MAS is of course a little more refined and feature-rich, as is the case with any modern dive watch.

Starting with the water resistance, it comes with 200m, which is 50 more than the original. The movement is Seiko’s NH35 which is almost every Steeldive I have read about.

The style of the case and bezel is classic from the period and does not have anything overly overt like the Tuna or Turtle. So, if you love traditional Submariner style, then this is the Steeldive watch for you.

Specifications

  • Seiko Automatic movement (NH35)
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
  • Stainless steel case and rubber strap
  • Date window at 3 o'clock
  • Water resistance: 200m (660 ft)
  • Case size: 41.9 x 15.6mm
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