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Choose a perfect diving watch for you

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Dive watches evoke feelings of exploration and discovery. They are watches that are practical, durable, have a luxurious appearance, and are generally technologically advanced. A dive watch, on the other hand, is designed to endure the pressure and depth of the sea, as well as to assist the diver during the dive. Others choose to wear a diving watch for the sake of style and aesthetics.

The answers to these questions will assist you in selecting the best dive watch:

1. What is the purpose of the dive watch?

A dive watch’s most significant characteristic is that it is waterproof and resistant to extreme water pressure. A low water resistance is suitable if the watch which is worn every day and not used for swimming or diving.

Although a 5 ATM watch (50 meters, 5 ATM, 5 bar) can get completely wet, it is not appropriate for use on the beach or in the pool due to temperature changes causing the materials used to expand or shrink, perhaps causing leaks. With 5 ATM, you can shower (50 meters).

A water resistance of at least 10 ATM (100 meters) is required to safely swim or snorkel with a watch.

A water resistance of at least 20 ATM (200 meters) is required for diving in seas or lakes.

Deep-sea diving has more stringent regulations, requiring a minimum of 100 ATM (1000 meters).

2. Readability in the dark Water absorbs light more quickly than on land.

As a result, it’s critical that the watch is easy to read. Visibility and readability are aided by a great contrast between the dial, indexes, numbers, and the watch body. Many diving watches also have a luminous overlay or luminous tubes on the bezel, hands, and indexes for use at high depths and in the dark.

3. Watch strap type and material

The material of a watch strap is a very personal choice. One individual loves the durability of steel, while the other prefers the flexibility of silicone rubber. It’s crucial to know if the strap of a diving watch can be extended when the watch is worn over the diving suit when picking a strap. Many divers choose to wear their watches with a nylon NATO strap. It’s easy to modify the size, replace it, and it’s comfy to wear.

Leather straps are obviously not ideal for swimming or diving.

4. What are the most important functions for you?

A 20 ATM waterproof watch with a uni-directional bezel is acceptable if the watch is primarily used to keep track of when the dive time has elapsed. Choose a (digital) watch with several functions, such as a depth meter, if you’re seeking for a dive watch to use as your major source of information concerning a dive.

Because diving watches must survive extreme pressure, their cases are often thicker and constructed of heavier materials. If you’re not going to use the watch for (deep sea) diving, a lighter material like titanium or plastic might be a better option. Furthermore, these materials have a distinct appearance from stainless steel.

Because these colours are easily visible at depth, several diving watches have orange or yellow dials. It adds a colorful twist to a serious timepiece for everyday wearers.

5. Do you want a diving watch that is quartz, automatic, kinetic, or solar?

A battery is used to power quartz watches. This battery lasts between1.5 and 2 years on average. A watchmaker must test the watch for water resistance once the battery has been replaced and the case has been opened.

A quartz watch that is charged by sun energy is known as a solar watch. Because the battery in this watch does not need to be replaced, the water resistance can be ensured for a longer period of time.

Mechanically operated, automatic and kinetic watches do not require any opening. A mechanical watch’s downside is that it requires more maintenance and is occasionally less accurate than a quartz watch.

6. What is the price?

We provide diving watches in a variety of price levels. The price of a watch is determined by a number of elements, including the material used, the brand, and any additional complexity. You’ll know which specifications a diving watch must meet for you if you ask yourself the questions above. All watches with a water resistance of 20 ATM or greater can be found on our dive watches page.