Today, talking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a class of timepieces that is normally employed 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 into the max after a dip along with a couple of strokes, return instantly to lounge under the umbrella?
If that is their main use it's only the fault of old habits at least as much as the debut of the so-called divers of the contemporary age that dates back to the center of the last century.
The incorrigible desire 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 their well-identified abysses in "The Silent World", a famed documentary -film also winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I believe that even non-fans will remember well among the first Rolex Submariner appear several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the film Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied into his wrist turned into a legend. It was a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other with no crown protector shoulders, imitated a bit by everybody.
These are just a couple of the very first cases that show - fiction or fact - for over fifty years, the press - driven by the watch industry - determined the diver watches should be the very first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Perhaps it's also from this day that the manufacturers in regards to describing their models began to use the term: "suitable for any occasion".
The 007 change, unfortunately also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanics of the most famous spy on earth, and obviously 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 greater than steel", today there are also models so bejeweled to dread even when you have to wash the palms.
However, 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 a professional diver and who, throughout 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 True wrist sub must be able to guarantee these performances:
Fantastic visibility during the dive
A defense against magnetic fields superior to the standard
Resistance to salt and impact water
Accurate confirmation of the operation of the device that reports that the dive time
An in-depth evaluation of the efficiency of its movement, either quartz or mechanical
However, the tests did not end here: today professional diving watches need to adhere to certain rules such as those described by ISO 6425.
To get a common mortal usage, what we all know is the best, the best sub may be in the end a watchable to offer attributes considerably milder and easier to manage.
I remember this in order to simply immerse the surface at maximum safety, a timepiece should be certified to withstand a pressure of 5 ATM (approximately 50 meters), which seems to be redundant, but that isn't so when website it's done a trivial swim in the sea. It would be better to prevent diving, particularly if ours could not even rely to a screw-on crown, better still if protected on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
Along with the safety on the waterproof status of the underwater timepieces?
Just for people who'd never use them for professional purposes the ideal is to have the ability to rely on a device that visually signals on the dial in the event the crown isn't completely screwed, and the watch is therefore in a clear condition of non-security.
Unfortunately, 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 left to twist the crown tightly. It's by far the most common case.
TIP - As soon as you have worn the costume pick on the fly either leave your diver somewhere safe, or obligatorily create a closing but basic check on the tightening of the winding crown.
Now that we have seen together a little 'of issues linked to the time that has to meet the water, and given the essential information, I reveal you which - at least to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I've split them into two categories. The order in which they appear does not signify any position.