Mechanical watches are really not suitable for sports. But wearing a sports watch is a style, a personal attitude to sports, a taste, and a feeling. Just like wearing a pair of comfortable sneakers in a relaxed social occasion, wearing a sports watch may not necessarily mean exercising, and sometimes it can bring the same satisfaction as sports.
As mentioned in the introduction, wearing a mechanical watch is indeed not suitable for intense sports; however, sports watches are absolutely indispensable for connection with the diving field. Even if the number of people who actually wear a diving watch is tens of meters deep, the waterproof performance is still An important indicator of the professionalism of a diving watch. On the other hand, it allows the wearer to face the daily conditions such as water intrusion and impact without fear. It can also be regarded as a sports watch with stronger characteristics than ordinary timepieces. Rolex watches are an example of a very practical nature; many collectors with countless models wear Rolex everyday, not other treasures locked in a safe. Of course, there are also many brands that offer sturdy watches that can withstand strong pressure. If you really want to wear a watch for swimming, diving or mountain climbing, hiking, they will be a good choice.
Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman Professional Dive Watch Stainless Steel Case, 42mm Diameter, Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date Display, Unidirectional Rotating Bezel, Locking Rotary Kettle Crown Protection, Luminous Hands and Time Markers, H- 10 self-winding movement, power reserve 80 hours, sapphire crystal glass, water-resistant to 300 meters, rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet, and blue paper.
Hamilton Khaki Navy Frogman Professional Dive Watch
The Khaki Navy Frogman professional diving watch launched by Hamilton at this year’s Basel watch exhibition is demanding for strength and durability. Among them, the watch with a 46 mm diameter and a water resistance of 1,000 meters is the brand’s in the exhibition hall. focus. However, such a large diameter is not suitable for wearing on everyone’s wrist. The other two 42mm diameter models with black and blue face plates may be closer.
Looking back on history, the Frogman watch is an exclusive timepiece specially made by the brand for the American Special Forces in 1951. In response to various dangerous tasks such as airborne, beach grabbing, and combat, the design of the crown adopts a lock-type rotary kettle-like protection device such as a military kettle rod, which has the effects of waterproof and anti-collision. The new frogman timepiece retains this design, and further uses the M-14 rifle’s gun mechanism to make further improvements. It is also powerful and convenient to use. The watch has ISO 6425 norm professional diving certification and is water resistant up to 300 meters. The H-10 self-winding movement is equipped with an 80-hour power reserve, which enhances the overall performance of the watch. With a stainless steel bracelet or a rubber strap made of diving fabric, the affordable price is easier to get started.
IWC marine timepiece automatic stainless steel case, 42 mm diameter, hour, minute, second, date display, mechanical inner and outer rotating bezel, safety diving system, luminous hands and time stamp, 30120 automatic winding movement, power reserve 42 hours, sapphire crystal glass, water-resistant to 300 meters, rubber or stainless steel strap, and black form.
IWC Marine Timepiece Automatic
Regarding the appearance of general diving watches, IWC’s marine timepieces in recent years have always used rotating inner rings, which are distinguished from the rotating outer rings commonly used on the case, highlighting the brand’s differences in the field of diving watches. Rotating the inner ring itself is not uncommon. Most of the operations are performed by an additional crown, which is also easy to operate. However, the reason why the design of IWC is particularly in the newly developed SafeDive safety diving system is that it can rotate in both directions by rotating the case. However, the scale can be rotated only in the counterclockwise direction, and the clockwise clockwise continues to idle to prevent accidental contact. .
This watch was launched two years ago. Before that, the most basic waterproof performance was only 120 meters. This watch has a depth of 300 meters and has been included in the professional diving watch list. Another feature is the luminous hands and hour markers, which are marked with the hour and hour scales in blue, and the minute and rotary chronograph scales are represented in green, making ‘hours’ and ‘minutes’ clearer. The crown on the left side of the case is actually an automatic helium discharge device. As a timer that can dive into the deep sea, professional design is absolutely necessary.
Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea Watch-Model 116660 904L stainless steel Oyster case, unidirectional rotating Cerachrom ceramic word ring, 44 mm diameter, screw-down crown, rear lower case, hour, minute, second, date display , Luminous hands and time stamp, 3135 automatic winding movement, COSC certification, power reserve 48 hours, sapphire crystal glass surface, screw-in caseback and crown, waterproof 3900 meters, 904L stainless steel strap.
Rolex Deepsea Rolex Oyster Perpetual-Model 116660
To be fair, to talk about the powerful performance, you can’t ignore the record set by Rolex, that is, in 2012, with the great director James Cameron diving into the deep sea of Mariana Trench 10,908 meters deep. Chanllenge experimental watch. At that time, the watch was fitted outside the submarine and remained in normal running time for nearly seven hours in contact with seawater. This pioneering work also led Rolex to launch the Deepsea Commemorative in 2014, changing the original black faceplate to a D-blue gradient color table, representing the gradual deepening of the underwater world from sea level.
However, before the birth of this commemorative faceplate, the Deepsea watch was already extremely powerful, with a water-resistant depth of 3900 meters and an automatic helium discharge device, which was enough to meet the limits of human beings. The requirements are attributed to the Rolex Ringlock system: a 5mm crystal stainless steel ring that can withstand huge water pressure between the mirror and the cover, and a grade 5 titanium alloy bottom cover screwed by a 904L stainless steel ring. The special Cerachrom ring is scratch-resistant and corrosion-resistant.
In the deep sea, helium is likely to penetrate the case due to the high pressure. When the diver returns to the surface, the pressure inside the case will be higher than outside the case, causing damage to the watch. The Rolex Deepsea watch automatically discharges helium at 9 o’clock. When the pressure in the watch exceeds 3 to 5 bar, the valve will open and release helium.
Simple and clear, clear and easy-to-read hands, the hour markers have always been the signature of Rolex diving chronometers, and the Deepsea watch also uses blue luminous coating, which is very different. Equipped with a 3135 automatic movement, the stable balance wheel is supported by an adjustable height balance plate, thereby improving the shock resistance. Equipped with blue Parachrom hairspring, made of special alloy, anti-magnetic, shock-proof, and maintain stable performance under temperature changes. And like other Rolex watches, this movement is also certified by the Swiss Observatory, showing practical accuracy. The watch uses a 904L stainless steel case, which is more resistant to corrosion than ordinary 316L stainless steel and is a truly powerful timepiece.
Seiko Prospex SBDX001J mechanical watch stainless steel case, diameter 43 mm, hour, minute, second, date display, unidirectional rotating bezel, luminous hands and time scale, 8L35 automatic and hand-wound movement, power reserve 50 hours, strengthened Glass mirror, 300m saturation diving, stainless steel chain.
Seiko Prospex SBDX001J mechanical watch
Seiko’s timepieces are exquisite in workmanship, and their design style has its own taste. Its diving watches are even more popular in sports watches. Some even compare them to Rolex or have two at the same time.
Although this Prospex series model SBDX001J is a long time ago work, it continues the classic appearance of the brand’s 1968 diving watch, streamlined hands and hour markers, the crown position at 4 o’clock, and various Seiko unique designs. It seems there is still an irreplaceable texture. On the other hand, Seiko watches are always more functional in addition to craftsmanship. Since it is defined as a diving watch, it has considerable pressure resistance and water resistance. Regardless of whether it is deep enough at 300 meters underwater, the watch has the ability to saturate diving. The highly air-tight design prevents helium from entering the case, which achieves the effect of pressure and decompression during diving. Equipped with 8L35 movement, it is produced by the brand’s Shizuku Advanced Timepiece Workshop in the west of Morioka. This workshop is also the place where special advanced timepieces are made. On the whole, the watch performs quite well from the inside out.
U1 Camo Watch German diving steel case, 44 mm diameter, hour, minute, second, date display, unidirectional rotating bezel, luminous hands and time scale, Sellita SW 200-1 automatic movement, sapphire crystal glass , 1000 meters waterproof, silicone strap, limited to 500.
Sinn U1 camouflage watch
In addition to the commonly used 316L or 904L used by Rolex, stainless steel also has a specially strengthened German submarine steel, which is also used by the German brand Sinn’s U series watches. It is very heavy and strong, making the watch like ‘ Submarines are as powerful as English ‘English’ Submersible ‘English’ Submersible ‘English’ Submersible ‘English’ Submersible ‘English’ Submersible ‘English’ Submersible ‘English’ Submersible ‘English’ Submersible ‘English’ Submersible ‘ The English stainless steel has a PRE value of only 26 and can be submerged, but it still needs to be cleaned afterwards; the German submarine steel used by Sinn has high tensile properties and extremely high strength. Its PRE value is as high as 38 and can be immersed in sea water for a long time In. In addition to corrosion resistance, this steel also has antimagnetic properties, which is in line with the practical style of the German brand Sinn.
The U1 Camouflage watch is a new product launched by the brand at this year’s Basel watch exhibition. Like the previous U series in the case material, the bezel is also treated with Thai pole hardening, and the hardness is seven times that of ordinary stainless steel. The camouflage dial gives the watch a strong military taste, and the silicone watch is easy to move.