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I'd recommend the eco-drive. While there is a whole line of Citizen watches that have depth gauges, the eco-drive models have a clear advantage: no batteries. No batteries in a diving watch means no hassle in replacing them, no need to open the watch and mess with the gaskets. I have a Citizen Aqualand from 1991, and that's what I'm living with now. To do maintenance on the gaskets and maintenance on the movement is $250 - more than buying a new watch!
One question on the metal band - I know that at depth, the water compresses suits, etc. Anyone ever have a problem with a metal band versus rubber?
Citizen Hyperaqualand is THE Dive Watch. I´ve owned mine for more than 10 years now and put more that 600 dives on it. You can get it for around US$ 300 and comes with a very resistant rubber strap. Today I purchased on ebay the two tone SS original Citizen bracelet for it and I payed US$ 109. So, for about 400 bucks you can get the best dive watch your money can buy. Furthemore, since it´s totally digital, there is no movement to maintain. Only a battery change every couple years.
I've got a Citizen Eco-Drive 300m Pro Diver. It's pretty basic...just gives you the time and has a time-elapsed bezel. It's built like a tank however. The solar-charging capabilities are its best feature...the case need never be opened to change a battery, so its seal is never compromised.
I have the same watch. Big, easy to read, and could be used as a weapon if need be! Kinda like my old konica T3n 35mm SLR with an 80 -200 zoom. Beat the crap out of an assailant and then take their picture for their mug shot with it.