Ratio Free Diver Helium-Safe 1000M Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-00 Men’s Watch

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Ratio II FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-00 Men’s Watch | Earns you the perks

That thing about Helium

Why the Ratio II FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-00 Men’s Watch needs to be Helium-safe is a valid question unless you know well about freediving and diving as a whole. As Wikipedia explains it: Breath-hold diving or skin diving is a form of underwater diving that relies on divers’ ability to hold their breath until resurfacing rather than on the use of a breathing apparatus such as scuba gear.

The SCUBA diving tanks first contained air; then a mix of oxygen and nitrogen (20/80) which often created trouble by mixing with blood, bringing about strange euphoric feelings. This nitrogen narcosis made divers behave drunk, unable to assess actions and threats. This proved to be extremely hazardous to the lives of the divers. Also, decompressing needs to be very slow to avoid bubble formation in the bloodstream, which might cause blockages within the fine capillaries, bringing about a very painful, life threatening condition. Helium replaced nitrogen; it is light, cheap and doesn’t dissolve in blood. It’s inert by nature, hence non-toxic and non-corrosive. Professional divers operating at great depths for prolonged periods of time or under saturation use this mix inside the diving bells and other underwater vehicles. This is where the trouble starts.

The Helium atoms are small enough to pass through the gaskets and the o-rings of the watch being used by the diver. If decompression (surfacing) occurs too fast, a considerable difference builds up between external and internal pressures, making the Helium break the glass. With Helium given route to escape, such disasters don’t occur. The Helium-escape valve does that. It is a simple mechanism; a one-way pressure-relief valve with a strong spring and a plug sitting on one or more good rubber gasket. It’s uncomplicated; all that it matters is how well has it been done.

The sport of FreeDiving. The Ratio II FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-00 Men’s Watch keeps it smart, short and simple.

The Ratio FreeDiver: It’s a deep thing

The Ratio II FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-00 Men’s Watch is a watch you use for freediving but has been readied keeping emergencies in mind. The Freediver is also fit for saturation diving if need be, so that you do not need to carry more than one watch when you are going freediving. This one will take care of it all.

The Ratio II FreeDiver with Helium-safety and 1000M depth rating houses one of the workhorses from the Seiko stable that finds way into a large number of dive watches from other brands double or triple its price. With a static accuracy of -20 to +40 seconds and a 41-hour power reserve under normal temperature conditions, the Ratio II FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-00 Men’s Watch can go three to five times deeper than most of the other professional diving watches at almost half their price.

Everything about the Ratio II FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-00 Men’s Watch is deeply grooved to ensure a tight grip under wet conditions; especially the bezel, which works as a timer whether you are diving or trying to finish any other time-bound assignment. When under the water, it tells you how much time is left before your oxygen supply ends; out of it, it tells you about the time left to complete a task.

But here comes the true beauty of the Ratio II FreeDiver Helium-Safe 1000M Automatic 1068HA96-34VA-00 Men’s Watch – it doubles up as a stylish piece of accessory during the times when you change from the wet suit to the business casuals, weekend casuals and moderately formal outfits. Its all-stainless-steel construction stays responsible.

Caliber

NH36

Style

FreeDiver

Movement Type

Automatic

Crystal

Sapphire Crystal

Band Type

Bracelet

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Display

Analog, Day And Date Display

Water Resistance

1000M

Approximate Case Diameter

46mm

Approximate Case Thickness:

15mm

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