The feeling of weightlessness, the fascinating underwater world and the secrecy of its depths amaze each year millions of professional as well as occasional divers. Some of them prefer warm waters, others cold mountain lakes or even diving in ice cold water. The era of diving sports began in the 50s with the new diving devices, developed by the researches Hans Hass and Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Even in this case, the priority is time. It doesn’t matter if it’s about the diving time, at the beginning of the descent, or the emerging time needed for the ascent with all its decompression pauses: modern diver’s computers are in charge of these tasks nowadays.
5 things every diver’s watch should have:
- A unidirectional diver’s bezel
- An impermeability of at least 20 bar – the DIN 8306/ISO6425 expects a diver’s watch to have certain features, that need to be satisfied: pressure-resistant up to 20 bar or more
- Waterproof strap made of metal or caoutchouc, so that it will last
- Luminous material for hands and indexes, so that the time can also be read in the dark
- A screw crown
Our Seiko SNJ028P1
Our watch of the week features all the above-mentioned criteria, as you will read in a minute. The Seiko watch has a black silicon strap, as well as a black case made of plastic and stainless steel. Crown and case back are bolted. The bezel is unidirectional with a golden rim. The dial is black with fine baton markers and big dot markers. Hands and indexes are covered in LumiBrite. The chronograph shows, beside the analogue time, also the digital time. The watch of the Prospex Series has a solar mechanism with a power reserve of 6 months and the indication of the remaining power. In addition to that, the watch is waterproof up to 20 bar.