Most people agree that deep-sea dive watches serve little function for the vast majority of wearers. However, is it conceivable that they aren’t much use for professional divers either? In today’s episode of Watch Chronicler Unscripted, let’s see if extreme dive watches are total nonsense.
Since the 1930s, professional dive watches have catered to the needs of their users. Whether aiming for military, exploratory or commercial use, these watches needed to give a diver exactly what he needed where legibility, water resistance and practicality were concerned. However, I would argue that many innovations put into place are not only useless for the average consumer but equally so for the most extreme saturation divers.
From 1000-metre water resistance to helium escape valves, this podcast addresses why many features in dive watches today serve little function beyond technical demonstration.