Dive watches: Where do they come from? Part -II

Today, diving is a more widespread phenomenon than you might know.

Today, the scene is a lot different than it was during the early twentieth century. Diving is no more an activity solely dedicated to professionals from the maritime institutions or the military. Adventure is now very much a part of the urban dwellers’ soul; it’s often weekend refreshment for a large number. Even their annual vacations involve the sea. The count is increasing every day and the easy availability of inexpensive yet reliable, special breathing equipment and other related inventions are making diving easier; a less-dangerous, recreational water sports in every way. Time elapsed under water is also stretching incredibly; longer intervals at greater depths now allow complex challenges to be dealt comfortably and enjoyably.  So, there rises a need for wristwatches addressing the unique needs of the environment under the waters.

While Rolex Oyster and Pasha by Cartier are all right if you have that kind of money, these are what you’ll probably wear to a high-profile marine-themed party or congregation or maybe to a very secured and controlled natural water environment, for the wild sea when out on a wild vacation, you need sturdier but cheaper stuff. So that even if lost, you won’t regret and get another one happily. The problem is with high-spec Swiss and Japanese divers, the price too shoots high at times. Consider the FreeDivers instead! Even the 1000m works just as the same at a much lower price, a much-calculated ratio that has been set for an optimized output in every way. Some of these are as good as to be used as a compulsory item with professional diving gear and way different from ordinary, liking-inspired, diver-resembling, fashion watches. The FreeDiver has no depth meter or compass integrated all right, but it’s not made to tell anything other than regular and elapsed time. And it can do that flawlessly even at great depths!

No two FreeDiver watches are the same despite their straightforwardness and they rightfully claim that they are different from each other in different ways. Albeit that, they are truly revolutionary by nature and are identified easier.

Things have come a long way from the days of the Radium lume with all its maladies; the FreeDiver’s more legible dial and hands – even in the dark – is harmless, bright green, prolonged glow. The hands are a mix of arrow and syringe styles (minute/seconds and hour, respectively), the red border enhancing overall visibility and breaking the monotony. A FreeDiver is not a bespoke tool alright, but fun missions under the sea are a hell lot better when you get a FreeDiver on.

For, it’s less worry about what is on your wrist and more focus on the fun.