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Rolex Sea-Dweller Red 126600 LC-EU 2018
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean - limited edition - NEW/UNWORN
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IWC Aqua timer 2000 Automatic Titanium 42MM Full Set 2007 MINT
AED 12,558
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Rolex Submariner 1680 red box and paper
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M Co-Axial
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M Co-Axial
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Terzian Garo & Sia OE
 
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph NEU 12/2017 mit Box/Pap.
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph NEU 12/2017 mit Box/Pap.
AED 22,361
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Matthias Wohne Uhrmachermeister
6
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IWC Aquatimer Chrono-Automatic
IWC Aquatimer Chrono-Automatic
AED 18,191
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Panerai Limited PAM 297 Luminor GMT
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Royal Watch Inc.
 
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Rolex Submariner Date
AED 33,453
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Neil Watches
 
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Rolex Sea-Dweller
AED 29,304
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A. W. Porter & Son Ltd
 
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Rolex Submariner 6536-1 - Unpolished
Rolex Submariner 6536-1 - Unpolished
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Rolex Submariner Date 16613 U Two-Tone Gold Blue Stainless...
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Rolex Submariner Sea-Dweller NEU
AED 38,398
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
131
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Tudor Submariner Snowflake  9411/0 Baujahr 1977 +Papiere LC1
Tudor Submariner Snowflake 9411/0 Baujahr 1977 +Papiere LC1
AED 67,761
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Uhren - Borgardts
 
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Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic
Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic
AED 50,119
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Omega seamaster
Omega seamaster
AED 8,298
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Martin Wilkinson Ltd
 
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Rolex Submariner 16610  Card never Polished
Rolex Submariner 16610 Card never Polished
AED 28,686
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
AED 20,201
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Avanti Fine Jewellery
 
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
AED 10,347
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A. W. Porter & Son Ltd
 
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Rolex Submariner (No Date)
Rolex Submariner (No Date)
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MKG
 
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Rolex RARE 1975 Rolex RED Submariner Date 1680 Matte Mark MK...
Rolex RARE 1975 Rolex RED Submariner Date 1680 Matte Mark MK...
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Panerai Luminor  GMT Ceramica
Panerai Luminor GMT Ceramica
AED 33,655
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
131
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Tudor Submariner +Date Prince Oyster  Referenz 76100 Bj.1984
Tudor Submariner +Date Prince Oyster Referenz 76100 Bj.1984
AED 23,491
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Uhren - Borgardts
 
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Rolex Submariner 116610 - Black Venom - Skulls
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Rolex Submariner 116610 - Black Venom - Skulls
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
AED 14,522
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Martin Wilkinson Ltd
 
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Rolex Submariner Date 16613  steel and 18Kt yellow Blue Dial...
Rolex Submariner Date 16613 steel and 18Kt yellow Blue Dial...
AED 32,670
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Watch Trading Company
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Omega Seamaster Ploprof White 1200m White  Rubber
Omega Seamaster Ploprof White 1200m White Rubber
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Alux Watches
 
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
AED 15,093
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A. W. Porter & Son Ltd
 
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Panerai Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 3 Days Acciao - 47mm
Panerai Luminor 1950 Left-Handed 3 Days Acciao - 47mm
AED 29,363
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Tudor 2015 MINT  Black Bay Heritage Blue 79220B 41mm Stainless...
Tudor 2015 MINT Black Bay Heritage Blue 79220B 41mm Stainless...
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Maurice Lacroix Pontos
Maurice Lacroix Pontos
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Rolex Submariner Date
Rolex Submariner Date
AED 36,383
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
AED 12,188
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Martin Wilkinson Ltd
 
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Rolex Submariner No date 114060
Rolex Submariner No date 114060
AED 30,629
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea
AED 42,986
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Omega Seamaster
Omega Seamaster
AED 9,076
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A. W. Porter & Son Ltd
 
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Omega Seamaster
Omega Seamaster
AED 9,854
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Omega MINT Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean XL Black Orange 45.5mm...
Omega MINT Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean XL Black Orange 45.5mm...
AED 12,225
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Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Titan
Panerai Luminor Marina 8 Days Titan
AED 23,716
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
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Rolex SEA-DWELLER DEEPSEA  LC100  Bj.2011
Rolex SEA-DWELLER DEEPSEA LC100 Bj.2011
AED 37,495
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Uhren - Borgardts
 
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ref. 5015-1130
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ref. 5015-1130
AED 37,449
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Henry´s Auktionshaus AG
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Omega Diver 300 M Co-Axial 41 mm Steel-Ceramic 212.30.41.20.01...
Omega Diver 300 M Co-Axial 41 mm Steel-Ceramic 212.30.41.20.01...
AED 11,078
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Chronus Bridge Limited
 
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Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea James Cameron 116660
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea James Cameron 116660
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Watch Trading Company
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Omega Seamaster 212.30.28.61.01.001 Watch with Stainless Steel...
Omega Seamaster 212.30.28.61.01.001 Watch with Stainless Steel...
AED 4,455
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Crown & Caliber
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
AED 9,984
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A. W. Porter & Son Ltd
 
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Oris Divers Sixty Five
Oris Divers Sixty Five
AED 3,898
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HJ jewelers
 
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Rolex 2012 Rolex Submariner No-Date 114060 Stainless Black...
Rolex 2012 Rolex Submariner No-Date 114060 Stainless Black...
AED 27,076
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Collectors Coins & Jewelry
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme World
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme World
AED 35,462
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
131
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Rolex Submariner 14060M Bj.2006 (D) LC100
Rolex Submariner 14060M Bj.2006 (D) LC100
AED 28,455
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Uhren - Borgardts
 
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Rolex Submariner Date
Rolex Submariner Date
AED 47,521
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Royal watches
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Rolex Submariner Date
Rolex Submariner Date
AED 92,579
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The Diamond Box
 
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Rolex Submariner Date 16613  Two Tone YG/SS Blue Dial/Bezel
Rolex Submariner Date 16613 Two Tone YG/SS Blue Dial/Bezel
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Watch Trading Company
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Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79220R Watch with Stainless Steel...
Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79220R Watch with Stainless Steel...
AED 9,653
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Crown & Caliber
13
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean
AED 16,856
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Martin Wilkinson Ltd
 
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Rolex Submariner Date custom diamond bezel & bracelet
Rolex Submariner Date custom diamond bezel & bracelet
AED 87,911
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Cagau
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Diving Watches: Watertight at All Costs

While diving watches are painstakingly designed to be waterproof, they aren't just suitable for underwater use. Watch lovers of all kinds love them for their sturdy designs and sporty looks. You don't need to be a diver to appreciate these watches.

Features of diving watches according to ISO 6425/DIN 8306

  • At least waterproof to 100 m (10 bar) (usually: 200 m/20 bar)
  • Uni-directional bezel with minute and five-minute markers
  • Luminous hands and indices
  • Indicator that the watch is running in total darkness (e.g. luminous second hand)
  • Closed strap can withstand weight of 40 kg for one minute

Water: Watches' Greatest Enemy

At first, diving watches were special instruments made specifically for divers. Since their development, however, they've earned an established place in everyday life. Their functionality, technology, and robustness are all strong arguments for buying this kind of watch. Their water resistance is more than just a luxurious extra; water may well be the source of life, but it can mean complete destruction for watches.
If moisture finds its way into a watch case, then it almost always causes damage, regardless of the type of watch. Water washes away the lubrication and causes corrosion in mechanical watches. Quartz watches are just as sensitive; they require energy from a battery or solar cells which will likely stop working if they come into contact with water.
If a watch is going to be used underwater, then perfect waterproofing becomes both a problem and challenge. The crown, case back, and watch glass are all sensitive areas, as they create apertures in the case. Chronographs are even more delicate, as they have additional push-pieces and thus, additional apertures.
Diving watches have screw-down case backs and crowns. Chronographs, watches with a stopwatch function, also feature screw-down push-pieces. Together with rubber O-rings, these screw-down pieces ensure that the watch is hermetically sealed. Most watches have a simple pressure fit case back, which only protects against splashes of water. Otherwise, the watch seal is rather rudimentary.
A watch waterproof to just 30 m should be removed when you're washing your hands or in rain. The watch's waterproofness is deceptive: It is waterproof to 30 m, but that equates to a pressure of just 3 bar. The water pressure under a running faucet or while swimming could be greater than 3 bar. You don't need to actually dive to justify wearing a diving watch, though: Waterskiing, surfing, and rafting are all activities that require a sturdy, waterproof watch.
How do you define a diving watch? It has to follow the standards set forth by ISO 6425 or DIN 8306. These two sets of standards lay down an extensive list of test criteria which watches must meet in order to be considered a diving watch. The watches must be waterproof to at least 100 m (10 bar), although 200 m (20 bar) has become the market standard.
An essential part of any complete, modern diving watch is a uni-directional bezel with minute and five-minute markers. A diving watch isn't just used for telling time; it's also meant to keep track of your dive time. To time your dive, you align the bezel's zero marker with the minute hand right before beginning the dive. Then, with the help of the bezel's minute scale, you can see how long you've been underwater. The bezel should only rotate in a counterclockwise direction. That way, if you accidentally move the bezel while diving, you'll only shorten your dive time. If you were able to accidentally move the bezel clockwise, you would run the risk of lengthening your dive time. However, the amount of oxygen left in your tank would remain the same, and thus you could run out of air.
Safety is an incredibly important factor in the design of these watches. They have to be legible underwater and in the dark. Therefore, the watches feature luminous hands and indices. A common solution for making sure the wearer knows their watch is functioning in the dark is to outfit the watch with a luminous second hand.
Standards for diving watches also include high levels of shock resistance as well as protection against magnetic fields and temperature deviations. Altogether, diving watches have around 20 different criteria to meet.

Buying Advice

The most difficult part of buying a diving watch is choosing which one you want. Nearly every high-quality manufacturer offers this type of watch. Diving watches are available in many different price ranges and come in many different materials. If a watch strictly adheres to the standards, the design is somewhat predetermined. If you're not a fan of sporty watches with a rotatable bezel, then you should take a look elsewhere.
Fans of other brands may not like to hear it, but the most famous diving watch is Rolex's Submariner. The watch is one of the most copied watches in the world, ranging from high-quality watches with looks similar to the Submariner to crude fakes. When purchasing a pre-owned Submariner, you should be careful to ensure you aren't buying a fake. A competent watch dealer with a good reputation would never sell a fake Rolex. A new stainless steel Submariner costs around 6,000 euros, while a new gold version costs 25,000 euros.
Similar to the Submariner, Blancpain's Fifty Fathoms has had a legendary reputation for decades. However, it's not as well known outside the watch scene. Omega's Seamaster and Breitling's Superocean have also had established spots in the diving watch world for some 60 years. If you prefer a less round design, then take a look at Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak Offshore.
There are also diving watches available in lower price ranges. You can buy a new Sinn U1, for example, for around 1,800 euros. A new, automatic Longines Hydroconquest costs around 1,000 euros. Models from Japanese brands are even more affordable. Seiko and Citizen both offer a large selection of diving watches with great price/performance ratios.
Some watches place emphasis on design rather than strictly fulfilling all of the criteria laid out by the ISO 6425 or DIN 8306 standards. A perfect example of this is the Nomos Ahoi. Unlike most diving watches, it doesn't have a rotatable bezel or many other characteristics of the typical diving watch. However, the markedly simple and flat Ahoi is waterproof to 200 m (20 bar). The Panerai Luminor is another luxury diving watch, although it, like the Ahoi, doesn't have a rotatable bezel to keep track of the dive time.
When searching for a diving watch, you'll occasionally find some a with helium escape valve. Few wearers will actually require this; if you're a professional diver, for example, and regularly construct pipelines 200 m under the sea, it may be a necessary feature. For these cases, the diver requires a special breathing mixture containing helium. While breathing this gas in a diving chamber, the helium atoms can enter the watch through small openings. When the diver undergoes decompression, pressure will build up inside the watch. This could cause the watch glass to pop out. A helium escape valve prevents this from happening by equalizing the pressure. Since only professional divers require such watches, helium escape valves are usually only found on watches meant for depths of 500 m or deeper. Examples of such watches are Rolex's Sea-Dweller models, Omega's Planet Ocean and Ploprof, and Breitling's Avenger II Seawolf.
The waterproofness of a diving watch should be checked regularly. This especially applies to pre-owned watches which aren't guaranteed to still be waterproof. Now that diving computers exist, most divers use waterproof watches as a backup. However, it's still essential that the watch is in good condition for diving.

The History of Diving Watches

Which watch was the first diving watch? There are many answers to this tricky question. Rolex patented their idea for a watch with a screw-down crown and case back and sealed gaskets in 1926. When Mercedes Glietze attempted to swim the English Channel in October 1927, she had a Rolex Oyster on her wrist. Rolex's advertising stunt worked, as the watch withstood multiple hours underwater.
The first watch that was specially developed for use underwater was the Omega Marine. Its rectangular case was made of two differently sized parts which were fit together. This design improved water resistance. In 1937, the Omega Marine became the first watch to receive an official certificate of water resistance. It was confirmed to be waterproof to 135 m.
Diving watch technology improved in the 1950s and increased the water resistance limit to 200 m. In 1953, the Rolex Submariner and the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms premiered. Their designs and looks still determine the characteristics of diving watches to this day. The original versions of both watches featured a rotatable bezel so that divers could keep track of their dive time. It's still disputed today whether the Submariner or the Fifty Fathoms should be considered the first "real" diving watch. In 1957, these two watches gained some competition, however, when the Superocean from Breitling and the Seamaster 300 from Omega were introduced.
The demand for diving watches increased with the rise of offshore construction of things such as pipelines and offshore platforms. The military also requested waterproof watches for their maritime forces. Later, that demand increased due to recreational diving, a sport now enjoyed by millions. Diving watches have found a new use as solid sport watches and status symbols, which could make them desirable collector's pieces in the future.

Series with Roots in the 1950s

  • Rolex Submariner, first model released in 1953
  • Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, first model released in 1953
  • Omega Seamaster 300, first model released in 1957
  • Breitling Superocean, first model released in 1957

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