Featured Dive Watch

From a young and exciting Miami-based company comes a bold but worthwhile challenge to dive watches. The GX-Diver’s 41mm watch by LIV combines some of the aesthetics of Breitling and Omega with a practical potency demonstrated by the cobalt steel model we got our hands on.

As divers, we demand functional practicality to enhance any kit we take down. The GX does this very well. A ceramic bezel with very smooth movements frames a solid sapphire crystal that’s been screwed into place to manage the pressures of depth. On this note, 300 meters is more than enough for most technical divers, let alone recreational dive profiles.

Less bulky than their 44mm model, the 41mm GX is a great-sized watch. People with large wrists may prefer the 44, but at 41mm this one hits a sweet spot for many.

With sandwich dials, LIV has done something both unique and useful by creating a depth of view. By layering and using cut-outs with the luminescence on the bottom, this depth is really cool in the dark. The 12 and 6 digits especially shine through, especially in the dark or at depth. They’re not the first ones to do this, but there aren’t any other sub-$1000 watches with it.

Much more can be said about the aesthetics and the tactile delight of the GX’s moving parts, but it must also be noted that the ETA 2824-2 movement inside this watch has the precision you’d expect from the Swiss company that made it. So, an American micro-brand with Swiss guts makes for a compelling dive watch at an amazing price.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.6

Things we like:

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    3D layering makes reading digits fluid and nice
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    Solid body on 41mm face feels potent
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    The precision of the ETA 2824-2 movement
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    Great lume in the dark
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    Bezel alignment has no issues whatsoever

Things we don't like:

  • check-markCyclops date eye not available on 41mm

Where to buy:

Liv Gx Divers 41mm Steel Cobalt 2nd Gen Dive Watch Product Picture

LIV GX-Diver’s 41mm (2nd Gen)

Less bulky than their 44mm model, the 41mm GX is a great-sized watch. People with large wrists may prefer the 44, but at 41mm this one hits a sweet spot for many.

With sandwich dials, LIV has done something both unique and useful by creating a depth of view. By layering and using cut-outs with the luminescence on the bottom, this depth is really cool in the dark. The 12 and 6 digits especially shine through, especially in the dark or at depth. They’re not the first ones to do this, but there aren’t any other sub-$1000 watches with it.

Much more can be said about the aesthetics and the tactile delight of the GX’s moving parts, but it must also be noted that the ETA 2824-2 movement inside this watch has the precision you’d expect from the Swiss company that made it. So, an American micro-brand with Swiss guts makes for a compelling dive watch at an amazing price.

Specs & Features

  • Diameter:: 41mm
  • Weight:: 193g
  • Bezel:: Ceramic
  • Case & Strap:: Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistance:: 300m
  • Crystal:: Sapphire Crystal

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