Nov 252011

Article by Ben Pate

Diving watches were invented due to some military purposes. Also they were invented for people who dive for a living. Technomarine watches are used in this manner. Diving watches must be water resistant at least to one hundred meters or three hundred thirty feet. Most can go up to nine hundred feet or three hundred meters. However, some watches can go much deeper.

The International Organization for Standardization sets the standard for diving watches. Not just any watch may be used for intense underwater work. They will break. All of the diving watches sold should pass test standards. These watches get to call themselves diver’s watches. It will make these watches distinct from other watches that can be used in the water. Watches without this distinguishing mark are not suitable for scuba diving activities. Using them underwater may break them and you never get to use them again. The pressure will cause the breakage of the watch. Diving watches serves as a support if the dive computer breaks.

The watch cases of diving watches must be water resistant and be able to endure the harshness of seawater. The cases are generally made out of corrosion resistant materials. The watch case must also provide an adequate degree of protection against magnetic fields and shocks.

The outer part of diving watches need to be stronger than the dress watches because it has to stand up to salty sea water and the pressure of deep oceanic work. The sea salt is corrosive which will make a watch rust and defective. Do not worry because there are watches that are made from materials like stainless steel, titanium, ceramic, resins or plastic. The case also has to protect against magnetic fields, bumping and shock.

A diving watch should have elapsed time controllers on the bezel. Analog diving watches have a rotating bezel. It will allow for an easier reading of elapsed time and to compute the length of a dive. Diving watches have thick crystals. Sometimes it is arched. Materials used for crystals are able to withstand intense pressure under the sea.

Some diving watches are filled with air or helium to stop them from infringement. Diving watches filled with air have to be larger to keep from breaking under pressure. Professional divers sometimes save lives and when lives are at stake, they cannot afford to have their equipment break underwater. It will put them at risk and as well as the lives they will save.

The makers of diving watches say those divers should have the watch checked professionally every so often. It is a must to take it to an authorized watch repair shop every few years to have the seals replaced.

The Technomarine watch can be placed in fresh water after a dive in the sea to protect it from corrosion and to make sure the crown and buttons and pressure sensors are working. To make sure that you get to have a good diving watch, try choosing any of the Technomarine man’s watch in authorized dealers.

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