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On 29 Jul 2018 at 4:41pm Big Jim wrote:
Just wondering, what is it with the fascination around watches and how deep you can dive with them under water? I get it if you use it for that purpose. But when people talk about there exspensive watches the first thing they say is how deep they can go, why does it matter if your never going to use it to dive. Ridiculous
On 29 Jul 2018 at 5:32pm cedric wrote:
Never worn a watch in my adult life. Time goes quickly enough without measuring it.
On 29 Jul 2018 at 7:45pm Watch fan wrote:
I'm not keen on diving watches unless they are being used for diving but there's a degree of craftsmanship that goes into making tool watches like Submariners of any brand that is incredible. Before computer design, before simulation, before fine machining of parts, people were handcrafting mechanical watches capable of withstanding incredible pressures underwater and working flawlessly. The ingenuity, skills with microscopic parts and design work is among the best art, sculpture and science combined in any human endeavour. There's little that comes close.

The obsession with depth ratings is a hangover from this incredible work of the 50s and 60s, nothing more. All that is probably lost on the people who boast about it though. If they were bothered about depth ratings for actual diving they'd get a Casio or Seiko. If they don't need the depth they'd be better to buy an equally rugged but less incongruous watch more suited to their lifestyle. A nice JLC 1000 hours or some of the Omega sport / dress watches like the Aqua Terra, an IWC Pilot (Mk XVIII perhaps, a great watch) or a Rolex DateJust.
On 29 Jul 2018 at 8:59pm Turth wrote:
Don't ware decent time piece out. Some horrid punk on a moped will have it off you with acid!!
On 30 Jul 2018 at 8:44am is stranger wrote:
than faction. And that's a fect
On 30 Jul 2018 at 12:17pm Di Ving wrote:
Also bear in mind that when you dive or jump into a swimming pool, the initial pressure is significantly higher than the depth would suggest.
On 31 Jul 2018 at 4:43pm LewesResident wrote:
My watch can go so deep even your mum could sit on it!

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