As already mentioned above, the bezels on diving watches can only be rotated in one direction (unidirectional) – this ensures that if the bezel is unintentionally adjusted, the displayed diving time is only shortened and not extended. In contrast to shortening the diving time, an unintentional extension of the diving time is life-threatening, since the diver can run out of breathing gas.
The diver’s watch as a robust and sporty watch for everyday life
Since diving watches are no longer mainly used for diving, they have blossomed into robust everyday companions. Diving watches can therefore be kept on for swimming, mountain biking or jogging, for example, since they can withstand high water pressure and are relatively insensitive to vibrations.
But diving watches not only cut a good figure in sports. Thanks to their classic design, they can also be worn in the office and on festive occasions and give the outfit a sporty touch.
Incidentally, the rotating bezel can be used not only to mark the time of diving, but also to measure the duration of various activities to the second in everyday life. This is e.g. practical for cooking and baking times or when you want to find out how much time you need from A to B. To measure the time, turn the bezel until its zero point is at the position of the minute hand. As soon as the second hand hits the minute hand and the zero point of the bezel, the activity starts.
The time can be read on diving watches at any time of the day or night thanks to the fluorescent hands and indices (today: Super-Luminova) – and also from many different angles thanks to the at least inside anti-reflective coating.
The automatic diving watch in retro design by Circula
As early as the 1970s, there was an automatic diving watch from Circula (see above). Inspired by the design of this vintage watch, we have launched a modern edition.
The special thing about it: Instead of a scratch-prone aluminum bezel, we use an inlay with a scratch-resistant sapphire glass coating, which underlines the retro character of the new edition.