Although Dive watches have been around since the fifties, official standards for what actually constituted a dive watch weren’t laid down until 1996. After then it was only those models that successfully fulfilled the ISO 6425 specifications that were permitted to include the word ‘Diver’ on their dials.
However, divers no longer rely on a mechanical watch, thanks to dive computers, which are far more accurate, reliable and user-friendly.
So why wear a dive watch? These watches are stylish accessories designed to be worn wherever you go, be that in the sea or elsewhere. A dive watch is built to perform reliably and need little maintenance.
So even though the mechanical dive watch is something of an anachronism in the modern age of diving, we still love the style history under the water and style statement above water. If it is good enough for Bond….
So, assuming you won’t be wearing a dive watch to actually go diving what do you look for when selecting your next diver? Here are some very of the things to consider and some suggestions from our current watch stock
THE DIVER / SEA LOVER TYPE
Assuming you've already gotten your PADI certification, and your dive computer and you're just needing a wrist companion for your next spearfishing expedition like Mr Bond, you'll want a watch that has the following:
THE STYLISH TYPE
If you just want a capable and reliable sport watch that doesn't look too out-of-place at work or when you go out for the night, you'll want:
THE OUTDOORS TYPE
The rugged, airtight construction of a good dive watch makes it a functional tool on your next wilderness trek. If this is what you're after, seek out:
Remember, at the end of the day, the watch-buying experience should be a fun one — especially if you're looking to own something 'for the long haul,' so take your time, and please contact us if you just want to discuss the options, we love a chat about watches we do!!
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