Diver watches, also known as diving watches or dive watches, are watches designed for use by divers during underwater activities. These watches are specifically designed to withstand the pressure and depth of underwater environments and are equipped with features that are essential for diving safety.
Some common features of diver watches include:
Water resistance: Diver watches are designed to withstand water pressure at greater depths than most other watches. They are typically water-resistant to at least 200 meters (660 feet) and may be rated for even greater depths.
Unidirectional rotating bezel: The bezel is a rotating ring around the watch face that can be used to measure elapsed time. In diver watches, the bezel is typically unidirectional to prevent accidental movement that could result in inaccurate dive times.
High-contrast dials: Diver watches often have high-contrast dials with large, luminous markers and hands for easy readability in low-light conditions.
Screw-down crown: The crown is the button used to set the time and date on a watch. In diver watches, the crown is typically screw-down to prevent water from entering the watch during a dive.
Helium escape valve: Some diver watches are equipped with a helium escape valve, which allows helium to escape from the watch during decompression after deep dives.
Some popular diver watch brands include Rolex, Omega, Seiko, Citizen, and Tudor. These brands are known for their high-quality materials, precision engineering, and reliability in extreme underwater environments. Diver watches are often considered collector's items and can be used for both recreational and professional diving.