Today, talking about sub clocks means pointing straight to a category of timepieces that is normally used for even ten per cent of its possible.
What's it to get the best, which for him to dive to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", if the person has fastened his wrist into the max following a dip along with a few strokes, return immediately to lounge under the umbrella?
If this is their main use it is only the fault of old habits at least as much as the debut of the so-called divers of this contemporary age that dates back into the center of the previous century.
The incorrigible need to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three decades later, in 1953, Blancpain devised the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces that the category can boast, was already tied to Jacques-Yves Cousteau's wrist to challenge the depths of their well-identified abysses at "The Silent World", a famed documentary -movie additionally winner of the Oscar award.
Continuing, I feel that non-fans will remember well among the very first Rolex Submariner appear several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the film Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist thanks to his fabric strap became a legend. It was a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to understand each other without the crown protector shoulders, imitated a little by everyone.
These are just two of the first cases that show how - fiction or reality - for over fifty years the media - driven by the watch industry - decided the diver watches ought to be the very first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Maybe it's also from this day the manufacturers in regards to describing their versions started to use the term: "appropriate for any occasion".
The 007 change, unfortunately also the legendary "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanisms of the most famous secret agent in the world, and obviously also the watch whose role has been played by the Omega Seamaster for many years.
But beyond their actual use in this large family whose origins would only have to deal with "hard even more than steel", today there are also versions so bejeweled to fear even when you have to wash the hands.
However, a real diver's view has normally always had a whole lot to say technically talking. Let us just mention the features and constructive characteristics check here of those references.
I've a long standing friend who is a professional diver and who, during his diving in the Persian Gulf, makes 100% of his diving watch - including that valve for the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at high depths.
A real wrist sub must be able to guarantee the following performances:
Excellent 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 the dive time
An in-depth test of the efficiency of its movement, either mechanical or quartz
However, the tests didn't end here: now professional diving watches need to adhere to certain rules like the ones described by ISO 6425.
For a common mortal use, what we all know is the greatest, 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 simply immerse the surface at 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 that isn't so when it's done a trivial swim in the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, especially if ours could not even rely to a screw-on crown better still when secure on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the waterproof status of the submerged timepieces?
Just for people who'd use them for professional purposes the ideal is to be able to rely on a device that visually signals on the dial in the event the crown isn't completely screwed, as well as the watch is consequently at a blatant condition of non-security.
Sadly, this really is the principal reason why even an abyssal super dive watch might need to be rushed to a service center, before seawater entering it risks virtually any mechanism indefinitely. This function currently exists, however on very few models, which frankly I do not understand why.
You might have worn your diving diver's watch in your wrist in order to go to the sea and consequently, after adjusting the time, have forgotten to screw the crown tightly. It is by far the most common case.
Suggestion - As soon as you have worn the costume decide on the fly : either leave your diver someplace safe or obligatorily create a final but fundamental check on the trimming of the winding crown.
Now that we have seen together a bit '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're not many: I've split them into two categories. The order in which best cheap waterproof watch they appear does not signify any position.