Diving has been both a science and a sport that dates back nearly a century ago. Because divers needed specific tools, the dive watch became a necessity. Divers needed a reliable watch because it could mean life or death. The ideal diver’s watch was required to track the time the diver spent underwater, calculate decompression stops, and help the diver to determine how much air was left in the tank.
Even after the invention of the computer, any keen scuba diver will still need a reliable dive watch. Such a watch will help a diver monitor how long they’ve been holding their breath and knowing how long they’ve been on the surface. These are very important because there is a limit to how much the body can handle.
Compared to snorkeling and freediving, scuba diving requires a diver to dive deeper for longer. This means that the air supply is limited, and time is an important factor. Therefore, divers need to choose watches that have been designed to withstand a certain level of water pressure.
Today, dive watches like the rare and revered Rolex models are still in style, and there are several reasons why they may be the perfect watch for you. While originally diver watches were designed for diving purposes, today they’re coveted mainly because they were used for the purpose they were built for. In addition, these watches are highly waterproof. Most of today’s watches labeled water-resistant can’t be used underwater.
If you would like to learn more about the rare Rolex models that are still in fashion, have a look at the infographic below: It discusses some of the most sought-after Rolex sport model watches with high water resistance and some that were designed specifically for divers.
Infographic designed by Rolex Kermit Spec Sheet