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Ratio FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-BLK Mens Watch

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1068HA96-34VA-BLK

It will work if you take it with you under water and live there in a dry, pressurized environment for up to several weeks. At other times, you can use it for beachside funs and recreational water sports. You get to solve two purposes with just one watch. No, that’s three; for you’ll also be wearing it on a regular day at the city.

SPECIFICATIONS

Stainless Steel Case
Stainless Steel Bracelet
Automatic Movement
Caliber: Seiko NH36
Sapphire Crystal
Black Dial With Logo "RATIO"
Analog Display
Helium-Safe
40 Hours Power Reserve
Luminous Hands And Markers
Day And Date Display
Screw Down Crown
Engraved Caseback (With Image Of A Free Diver)
Deployment Clasp
1000M Water Resistance
Approximate Case Diameter: 46mm
Approximate Case Thickness: 15mm

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Product Description

Ratio FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-BLK Men's Watch

Defining points

An original Dive watch that goes beyond the mere design!

At times, you want something to take care of all your needs. You look forward to an all-round solution.

Most of the times, it stays a distant dream. But with your outdoor and urban adventures, it’s not a distant dream anymore!

Meet the Ratio FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-BLK Men's Watch! A watch that’s neither too large, nor too small; neither as heavy to cause hindrance to the nimble movements of your arm or drag you down beyond the desired depths

Perfectly balanced! Perfect in weight! Great in its performance!

It’s shaped to hug your wrist perfectly! It’s designed to offer a perfect view above or under the water. It’s built to withstand harsh reality without the tall talks. It’s built to walk the talk. Encasing a sturdy, accurate quartz movement between a strong, steel case and a thick, A/R coated sapphire crystal not just ensures but insures its extreme capabilities.

Readied for Freediving! Prepared for beyond!

6 reasons why you should go for the Ratio FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-BLK Men's Watch

  • It’s well-done and constructed solidly. The Ratio FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-BLK Men's Watch is an all-round instrument for marine enthusiasts and desk-divers alike. This one joined the hit parade immediately after the 200m Freediver made to the scene and became an instant hit.

  • This excellent tool/diver watch makes you aspire for deeper underwater realms. It has amazed everyone with its wide depth range and features. It surfaces for everyone who looks forward to newer experiences perilous yet pleasurable.

  • The Ratio FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-BLK Men's Watch is a heavy watch. The heavy-gauge surgical steel construction (case, screw-down crown, engraved case-back w/image of a free diver and the deployment clasp) gives it the weight. It pleasantly assures its presence with its heft while increasing the momentum of your hand’s movements, rather than tying you down with its weight. The thick gauge, surgical-grade stainless steel and the sapphire crystal offers high resistance against tremendous water pressure; physical impacts and violent tugs. The crystal, the case and the case back protect the Japanese mechanical movement (with its own shock/magnetism resistant features) within entirely against knocks, bumps and drops.

  • A large sized dial made of brass and painted using silkscreen technique; a big date window and prominent hands and hour markers offer maximum visibility under murky environments and when under pressing situations, you do not have to squint to focus on the dial to read the time (or the bezel/timer reading). A big advantage is the non-radioactive lume-filled prominent hour markers (especially at 12, 6 and 9); they are big, bright and with an almost infinite longevity. It also ensures longer hours of illumination.

  • The serrated bezel, the grooved crown and the knurled helium-valve cover – All facilitate a firm grip with wet fingers, with or without the diving gloves on. It is advised not to operate the crowns under wet conditions. Note: You’ll need the helium valve in your watch for times when you are in a chamber filled with breathing mixture; not necessarily diving bells. You open the valve to let the trapped helium out, which got past the gaskets and seals due to their very fine dimensions. A decreasing external/environmental pressure would make the helium to expand fast and damage the seals, crystal and gaskets in an attempt to escape. The helium valve provides an outlet for the built up pressure to escape.

  • The hour and minute hands of the Ratio FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-BLK Men's Watch are unique in their shapes. The hour and minute hands are a mix between arrow and sword shapes while the seconds-hand is an improvisation on the sword-style. The red-border on the minutes hand ensures you do not miss out on its position while using the bezel as an elapsed-time indicator.

Ratio FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-BLK Men's Watch: A sum up of time and personal experiences

The Ratio FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-BLK Men's Watch is a great tool watch to which anyone who takes freediving seriously should give a thought. Its specs match that of any pro-grade diver watch but the cost doesn’t. The Ratio FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-BLK Men's Watch wears a tag that’s unbelievably lower than the rest in its league. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another watch from another brand that offers so much for so little.

Specs and their implications

Water Resistance:

  • Water resistant up to 3300ft (1000m).

  • Suitable for professional and everyday use.

  • Suitable for Skin Diving, Scuba Diving, Deep diving, Swimming, Snorkeling, Surfing; spear-fishing; moderate to high-intensity land sports.

Luminescence

Ratio uses non-radioactive luminescent paint for the luminescence in the Freediver 1000m watch. It is a non-radioactive, radiant paint that's applied generously on the hands and the indices of the Freediver. The paint exhibits greater intensity and longer-lasting luminescence. Its output duration doesn’t let you compromise on visibility; let it even be for a few extra hours in the dark! A 10-minutes long exposure to 500 lux or higher intensity light will charge the lume for the next 3-5 hours. A continuous 8-hour exposure to Sunlight on a normal summer day will let it glow for 10+ hours. The longevity of the paint is semi-permanent, ensuring full functionality of the watch even after years of active use.

Movement

  • Seiko Caliber NH36

  • Jewels: 24

  • Beat Rate: 21,600 bph

  • Shock System: Diashock

  • Winding Direction: Bi-directional (Magic Lever)

  • Functions: Hours, minutes, central seconds, date calendar

  • Hacking; manual winding.

1068HA96-34VA-BLK Men's Watch
1068HA96-34VA-BLU Men's Watch
Case Size 46.00 mm 46.00 mm
Automatic Movement
Functions Day, Date, Hour, Minute, Second Day, Date, Hour, Minute, Second
Features Analog Display, 1000M Water Resistance Analog Display, 1000M Water Resistance
Band Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Crystal Sapphire Sapphire
Water Resistance 1000M 1000M
Engine Caliber: Seiko NH36 Caliber: Seiko NH36
Dial Color Black Blue
Dial Markers Dotted Markers Dotted Markers

Prime points

  • Generous use of solid, surgical-grade stainless steel and lume material.

  • Visually appealing watch face with uniquely shaped hands.

  • A proven, reliable, mechanical, automatic movement (Seiko Calibre NH36) with its own magnetism/shock resistant properties.

  • Sapphire crystal

  • 1000m water-resistance

Dial

Analog, black dial with large, prominent hands and hour indices, covered from the top with a sapphire crystal.

Case, case back and bracelet material

316L Stainless Steel w/ Deployment Clasp

Other features

2 and 4’o clock crowns: The 4’o clock screw-down crown is for time and date adjustments while the 2’o clock screw-down crown is the helium escape valve. They are placed in a manner that minimises damage to the watch in case of a frontal impact and eliminate the chances of wrist bites if your palm folds against your wrist.

Customer Reviews

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D.
Super cool watch and adventurous vibes!

Alright, so I got my hands on this RATIO Free Diver Watch, and let me tell you—it's a super cool watch! The sleek design and 1000M water resistance give it serious dive watch cred. It's a bit weighty on the wrist, but hey, that just adds to its rugged, adventurous vibe. All in all, I'm really liking it!

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C.
Nice

A watch you can buy. Heavy!.

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Mr. P. J. Cooke
Very pleased.

This watch is a really well finished piece of kit. The design and feel of the watch ooze quality. It looks great on my wrist. One word of warning - I like to use NATO straps or silicone divers straps on my watches. In the specs it states that the distance between the strap lugs is 22mm. It is in fact 24mm.

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D. A. Chew
Move a lot…

I wound the crap out of this watch & found that my normal daily movement did not give it much reserve. It might just be me, but my other automatics don’t seem to give me that problem. Other than that, heavy, nice looking, “well built” watch.

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C.M.
1000 meters

Fit is great and the rich look