Heritage-Inspired Design Takes the Plunge with the Waterbury Dive Automatic

The Waterbury collection is one that never fails to find new ways of telling our story. It’s both retrospective and forward-looking, routinely injecting the essence of our rich heritage into exciting new releases that brim with fresh dimension. From chronographs and date indicators, to GMT movements that tell time across the globe, our innovative feature sets are paired with ageless design and solid construction—two cornerstones of this iconic capsule.

In keeping with the collection’s tradition of evolution, today, we’re releasing the Waterbury Dive Automatic.

Influenced by the purpose-built timepieces of the mid-twentieth century, the dive-inspired Waterbury Dive Automatic beckons to adventure on land and sea. It’s the second dive-style timepiece to join the Waterbury lineup (you might recall the Timex® Waterbury HODINKEE Limited Edition, a dive-style tool watch we added to the series last fall). Much like its predecessor, this new release is highly legible and easy to use, fully equipped with practical dial characteristics like bold, luminous hands.

A rotating top ring brings practicality and vintage appeal to its refined design aesthetic—a feature traditionally used to track elapsed time beneath the waves.  It’s not an ISO-certified watch, to be clear, but it’s tested to 100 meters of water resistance, making this dive-style watch a wearable alternative to the more expensive, true dive watches on the market. After all, premium design without the premium price has and always will be at the heart of this classic collection.

We’ve combined our historical know-how with craftsmanship and detail—just take a look at the finely finished sunray dials, which we’ve made available in green and black. As we often do with timepieces in this collection, we’ve also paid homage to our humble beginnings in Waterbury, Connecticut, by incorporating the iconic Waterbury Watch Company logo on the dial, crown, and sweeping second hand, which bears the stylized W. Powering this watch is a 21-jewel automatic movement that can also be hand-wound at the crown, creating a timepiece that’s packed to the gills with robustness and accuracy.

Explore the full Waterbury collection and take deep dive into heritage design with the Waterbury Dive Automatic.