Today, talking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a category of timepieces that's normally employed for even ten percent of its possible.
What good is it to get the best, which for him to dive to over 1,000 meters of depth would be as simple as "drinking a glass of water", if the person has secured his wrist to the max after a dip and a few strokes, return immediately to couch under the umbrella?
If that is their main use, it is only the fault of old habits at least as far as the introduction of the so-called divers of this contemporary era that dates back into the middle of the last 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 group 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 look several times with Sean Connery, Agent 007 in the movie Goldfinger shot of 1964. Tied to his wrist due to his renowned 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 two of the first cases that reveal - 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 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 of the mechanisms of the most well-known spy in the world, and clearly also the opinion whose role has been played with the Omega Seamaster for many years.
But beyond their real use within this large family whose roots would simply have to deal with "hard even greater than steel", today there are also versions so bejeweled to dread even once 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 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 use, 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 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 that isn't so when it's done a banal swim in the sea. It'd be better to prevent diving, especially 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 this submerged timepieces?
Just for those who would use them for specialist purposes the ideal would be to be able to rely on a system that visually signals about the dial in case the crown is not completely screwed, and the watch is consequently at a blatant state of non-security.
Unfortunately, this really is the primary reason why even an abyssal super dip watch may need to be rushed to a service center, before seawater entering risks virtually any mechanism forever. This function already exists, but on hardly any versions, which frankly I do not understand why.
You may have worn out your diving diver's watch in your wrist to go to the sea and as a result, after adjusting the moment, have left to twist the crown tightly. It is the most common case.
Suggestion - When you have worn the costume decide on the fly : leave your diver someplace safe or obligatorily make a final but fundamental check on the trimming of the winding crown.
Now that read more we've seen a bit 'of problems related to the time that has to satisfy with the water, and also given the necessary advice, I show you that - so far - 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.