Today, talking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a category of timepieces that's 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 depth 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 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 need to be the protagonist of the best diving watches
Three years later, in 1953, Blancpain invented the Fifty Fathoms, among the most iconic timepieces that 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 appear several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the movie Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist thanks to his fabric strap became a legend. It turned out to be a mythical reference 6538 no-guard, to know each other without the crown shield shoulders, imitated a bit by everyone.
These are only a couple of the first cases that reveal - fiction or fact - for over fifty years, the press - driven by the watch industry - determined the diver watches should be the first to personify the idea of man-adventure. Perhaps it is also from this day that the manufacturers in regards to describing their models started to use the term: "suitable for any event".
The 007 shift, unfortunately also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all the mechanics of the most famous secret agent on earth, and obviously also the watch whose function was played by the Omega Seamaster for several decades.
But beyond their actual use in this massive family whose origins would only deal with "hard more than steel", now there are also models so bejeweled to fear even when you need to wash the palms.
But a true diver's watch has normally always had a lot to say technically speaking. Let us just mention the features and constructive philosophies of these 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 - like that valve to get the escape of gaseous mixtures that are breathed at high depths.
A True 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, 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 safety, a timepiece ought to be certified to withstand a pressure of 5 ATM (about 50 meters), which seems to be redundant, but this is not 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 on a screw-on crown, better still if secure on the sides from the classic two shoulders.
And the safety on the watertight status of this submerged timepieces?
Precisely for those who'd use them for specialist purposes the ideal would be to be able to rely upon a system that visually signals about the dial in case the crown is not completely screwed, as well as the watch is consequently at a blatant state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this is the principal reason why an abyssal super dip watch might have to be hurried into a service centre, prior to seawater entering it risks compromising any mechanism forever. This function currently exists, however on very few models, which frankly I don't understand why.
You might have worn your diving diver's watch on your wrist to visit the sea and consequently, after adjusting the time, have forgotten here to screw the crown snugly. It's by far the most frequent case.
TIP - When you've worn the costume decide on the fly : either leave your diver someplace safe or obligatorily create a final but fundamental check on the tightening of the winding crown.
Now that we've 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 to date - are for me the best dive watches.
They are not many: I have split them into two classes. The sequence in which they appear does not represent any ranking.