Ratio FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic (1068HA96-34VA-BLK) | Great capabilities well-hidden from the eyes
The Ratio Free Diver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic (1068HA96-34VA-BLK) is an instrument for free diving enthusiasts; quite an essential one because free-divers dive without scuba gear. Keeping a check on time is important even when you are not diving with a breathing apparatus.
Let yourself dive free; unfettered from the weight of equipment barring your free movement. From free diving to deep, saturation diving, this one watch suffices for all.
Facts before figures
A diving computer is a diver’s best friend underwater; still, many use a dive watch as a backup instrument to their dive computer. But why would a spearo or a freediver need one? A very short and simple answer would be – A freediving watch can save a diver’s life by telling him for how long he/she can keep going deeper and after what length of time a diver should start to surface. This can be set ideally if you know the temperature of the surrounding water; by knowing the difference in temperatures at different depths, your free diving experience can turn into a pleasant one.
- The Ratio Free Diver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic (1068HA96-34VA-BLK) let’s you know about when you should start your climb up toward the surface to catch a breath.
- It helps you to set and track surface intervals.
- It lets you set time to stay on the surface.
- The large and wide face offers a better visibility. It doesn’t annoy you with the task of pressing buttons to obtain information. It does just two things: It tells you regular time and keeps track of time for any particular event.
- It is a watch that suffices for any kind of diving – free, scuba or saturation. Equipped with a helium-release valve and a depth rating of 1000m, you can dive to the Mesopelagic zone of the oceans. You’ll need a very bright lume here, which the Ratio Free Diver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic (1068HA96-34VA-BLK) has; it makes the watch resemble the twinkling of the bioluminescent creatures, which are a great diversity of strange and bizarre fishes.
Figures define the watch
- 316L stainless steel case is 46mm wide and 15mm thick. It’s larger than most of the pro-grade dive watches in the market.
- Water resistant to 1000m.
- 120-click unidirectional ratcheting bezel using ratchet/pawl instead of the cheaper click-ball system as an alternative. The small scallops in distinct groups ensure a firmer grip and stop the watch from appearing overly sporty. You may wear it as a part of your daily attire; even office clothing that’s not strictly formal.
- Knurled valve crown @2 gives better access and a closer grip when wet.
- Brightly glowing lume lasting for several hours at a stretch without losing brightness or intensity.
- The Seiko NH36, 24-jewels, 21,600 vph automatic, hack-seconds movement with hand- and automatic winding facilities. The Seiko Instruments (SII) NH36 has internals that have been engineered for strength and longevity. The dual-seal design (on the stem housing and inside the crown body, sealing against the case tube) accommodates stock Seiko gaskets, which is recommended with every service.
Should you buy it?
A serious-looking yet stylish watch, the Ratio Free Diver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic (1068HA96-34VA-BLK) is an ideal choice for the ‘strictly-one-watch’ guy who also doesn’t like spending too much for his watch. And certainly: For those into any kind of water-related activity.