Now, speaking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a category of timepieces that is normally used for even ten percent 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 along with a couple of strokes, return instantly to lounge under the umbrella?
If that is their principal use it's only the fault of old habits at least as much as the debut of the so-called divers of the contemporary era that dates back to the center of the last century.
The incorrigible need to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three decades later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces the category can boast, has been already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to battle the depths of the well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed documentary -film also winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that non-fans will remember well among the first Rolex Submariner look several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the film Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist due to his fabric strap became a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to understand each other with no crown shield shoulders, imitated a little by everybody.
These are only two of the very first cases that reveal how - fiction or fact - for more than fifty years the press - driven by the watch sector - decided the diver watches ought to be the first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Maybe it is also from this day the manufacturers when it came to describing their versions started to use the phrase: "appropriate for any event".
The 007 change, unfortunately also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanisms of the most well-known spy in the world, and clearly also the opinion whose role was played with the Omega Seamaster for many years.
But beyond their real use in this large family whose roots would simply have to deal with "hard greater than steel", today there are also versions so bejeweled to dread even when you have to wash the palms.
But a true diver's view has normally always had a lot to say technically speaking. Let us just mention the characteristics and constructive philosophies of those references.
I have a long standing friend who's an expert diver and that, during his diving at the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - including that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures which are breathed at high depths.
A real wrist sub Has to Be able to guarantee the following performances:
Fantastic visibility throughout the dive
A protection against magnetic fields superior to the standard
Resistance to impact and salt water
Accurate confirmation of the performance of the device that reports the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficacy of its movement, either mechanical or quartz
However, the tests didn't end here: today professional diving watches must adhere to certain rules like those described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal usage, that which we all know is the greatest, the best sub may be ultimately a watchable to offer features considerably milder and easier to handle.
I recall that in order to only immerse the surface at maximum security, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of at least 5 ATM (about 50 meters), which appears to be redundant, but this is not so when it is done a trivial swim in the sea. It would be better to prevent diving, particularly if ours could not even count on a screw-on crown better still when protected on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
Along with the security on the waterproof status of the underwater timepieces?
Just for people who would never use them for specialist purposes the ideal is to have the ability to rely on a device that visually signals about the dial in the event the crown is not completely screwed, and the watch is therefore at a clear state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the principal reason why an abyssal super dive watch might have to be hurried into 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 visit the sea and consequently, after correcting the time, have forgotten to screw the crown snugly. It's by far the most frequent case.
TIP - As soon as you've worn the costume pick on the fly either leave your diver somewhere safe, or obligatorily create a closing but basic check on the tightening best looking divers watch of the winding crown.
Now that we have seen together a little 'of issues linked to the time that must meet the water, and also given the essential information, I show you that - so far - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have divided them into two categories. The sequence in which they appear doesn't represent any position.