Stainless Steel Case
Stainless Steel Bracelet
Caliber: Seiko NH36
Black Dial With Logo “RATIO”
40 Hours Power Reserve
Luminous Hands And Markers
Day And Date Display
Screw Down Crown
Engraved Caseback (With Image Of A Free Diver)
1000M Water Resistance
Approximate Case Diameter: 46mm
Approximate Case Thickness: 15mm
Ratio FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-BLK Men's Watch
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 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.
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.
Seiko Caliber NH36
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|
|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|
|Engine||Caliber: Seiko NH36||Caliber: Seiko NH36|
|Dial Markers||Dotted Markers||Dotted Markers|
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.
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
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.