Now, talking about sub clocks means pointing directly to a category of timepieces that's normally used for even ten per cent of its potential.
What good is it to get the best, which for him to plunge to over 1,000 meters of thickness would be as easy 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, then return instantly to lounge under the umbrella?
If that is their main use it's only the fault of old habits at least as far 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 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 understand each other without the crown shield shoulders, imitated a little by everyone.
These are only two of the first cases that reveal how - fiction or reality - for more than fifty years the media - driven by the watch sector - decided that the diver watches ought to be the first to personify the concept of man-adventure. Maybe it is also from that day the brands when it came to describing their versions started to use the term: "suitable for any event".
The 007 shift, sadly also the mythical "Mr. Q "- the inventor of all of the mechanisms of the most famous secret agent on earth, and clearly also the watch whose function 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 more than steel", today there are also models so bejeweled to fear even when you need to wash the hands.
However, a real diver's view has generally always had a whole lot to say technically talking. Let's just mention the characteristics and constructive characteristics of those fascinating references.
I've a long standing friend who is a professional diver and that, during 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 large depths.
A True wrist sub must be able to guarantee these here 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 handle.
I remember that 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 is not so when it is done a trivial swim at the sea. It would be better to avoid diving, especially if ours couldn't even count on a screw-on crown better still when secure on the sides by the classic two shoulders.
And the security 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 principal reason why even an abyssal super dive watch might need to be hurried into a service centre, before seawater entering it risks virtually any mechanism indefinitely. This function currently exists, but on very few models, which honestly I don't understand why.
You might have worn out your diving diver's watch in your wrist in order to go to the sea and consequently, after correcting the moment, 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 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 classes. The order in which they appear does not represent any position.