Tuesday, August 9, 2011

History of Dive Watches

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The first dive watches were developed for military and professional requirements. The Omega SA probably deserves the honor of creating the first diver's watch in the world, has introduced the "Marine", Omega in 1932.

As a supplier of Italian Navy, Panerai watches dive offered since 1930, the first models were not only water resistant to 650 feet, but luminescent materials and

In addition, a large number of style "self service" were made diving watchesmilitary specification during and after the Second World War. These clocks were produced in small quantities, because they were manufactured exclusively for military purposes.

In 1953 Lip-Blancpain Fifty Fathoms waterproof watch came on the market in France. Various models were issued by Blancpain in small quantities to the military in several countries including the U.S. and French Navy combat diver teams. The wire was fifty worn by Jacques Cousteau and his divers during the underwater film "Le monde du silence".

The RolexSubmariner diver's watch was introduced at the Basel Watch Fair in 1954 with the development of self-contained breathing underwater, including scuba diving has been known. In 1961 Rolex Submariner had two versions of a water-resistant to 200 meters/660 feet, the other, the less expensive version to 100 meters/330 feet. It 'was the election of the clock for the character of 007 in the first ten James Bond movies, so that will reach the "sub" in a state of worship.

In 1960, the commercial workin the oceans and seas created professional diving organizations, diving watches for the safe operation of the dive to greater depths must be interpreted. This has led to the development of the first Rolex "Ultra waterproof" watches like the Rolex Sea-Dweller Submariner 2000 (2000 ft = 610 m), which became available in 1967 and was produced in several variants and the Omega 600m/2000ft Seamaster Professional, also known as "Omega Ploprof", which came in 1970.

Today, the vastMost divers hours electronic wrist-worn dive computers from manufacturers such as Suunto, Uwatec, Mares, Pelagic and Seiko. Diving watches are still frequently used by divers as a back-up tool for overcoming computer malfunctions.

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