Now, talking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a category of timepieces that's normally used for even ten per cent of its possible.
What good is it to get the best, which for him to plunge to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", if the individual has fastened his wrist to the max after a dip and a few strokes, return instantly to lounge under the umbrella?
If this is their principal use it's merely the fault of old habits at least as much as the debut of the so-called divers of the modern age that dates back to the center of the previous century.
The incorrigible desire to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three decades later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, one of the most iconic timepieces the category can boast, has been already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of their well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed documentary -movie also winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that even non-fans will remember well among the first Rolex Submariner look several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the movie Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist became a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to understand each other without the crown shield shoulders, imitated a little by everyone.
These are only two of the first cases that reveal how - fiction or reality - for more than fifty years the media - driven by the watch sector - decided that the diver watches ought to be the first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Maybe it is also from that day the brands when it came to describing their versions began to use the phrase: "appropriate for any occasion".
The 007 change, sadly also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanics of the most well-known secret agent in the world, and clearly also the watch whose role was played by the Omega Seamaster for many decades.
But beyond their real use in this massive family whose roots would only have to deal with "hard more than steel", today there are also models so bejeweled to dread even when you need here to wash the palms.
However, a true diver's view has generally always had a lot to say technically talking. Let us just mention the characteristics and constructive characteristics of those fascinating references.
I have a long standing friend who's a professional diver and that, throughout his diving in the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - like that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at large depths.
A True wrist sub must be able to ensure these performances:
Excellent visibility during the dip
A defense against magnetic fields superior to the norm
Resistance to salt and impact water
Accurate verification of the operation of the system that reports that the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficiency of its motion, either quartz or mechanical
But the tests did not end here: now professional diving watches need to adhere to specific rules such as the ones described by ISO 6425.
To get a common mortal use, what we know is the best, the best sub could be in the end a watchable to provide attributes much milder and easier to manage.
I recall this in order to only immerse the surface in maximum security, a timepiece ought to be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 ATM (about 50 meters), which seems to be redundant, but this isn't so when it is done a banal swim at the sea. It'd be better to avoid diving, especially if ours couldn't even rely to a screw-on crown, better still when secure on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the security on the watertight status of this underwater timepieces?
Precisely for people who'd never use them for professional purposes the ideal would be to have the ability to rely upon a device that visually signals on the dial in case the crown isn't completely screwed, as well as the watch is therefore in a clear condition of non-security.
Sadly, this is the primary reason why an abyssal super dip watch may have to be rushed to a service centre, prior to seawater entering risks compromising any mechanism forever. This function already exists, however on hardly any models, which frankly I do not understand why.
You might have worn out your diving diver's watch in your wrist in order to go to the sea and as a result, after correcting the moment, have forgotten to screw the crown tightly. It is by far the most common case.
Suggestion - When you've worn the costume pick on the fly : either leave your diver somewhere safe or obligatorily create a closing but fundamental check on the tightening of the winding crown.
Now that we have seen a little 'of issues related to the time that must meet with the water, and also given the essential advice, I show you which - at least so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They're not many: I've divided them into two categories. The order in which they appear doesn't signify any position.