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Diver and submersible watches

June 17, 2021 4 min read

Diver and submersible watches

The perfect accessory for diving enthusiasts

The good weather is approaching and opens with it the season of bathing in the pool and the sea. Nothing better to accompany you in those moments than a good diver's watch, that is to say, a submersible watch that also has certain characteristics that make it appropriate for its specific use oriented to diving.

The difference between a submersible watch and a diver's watch lies in its technical complexities. Thus, a submersible watch is one that presents a certain level of resistance to moisture and pressure of certain aquatic immersions. The water-resistance of the automatic or quartz watch will determine the levels to which it can be submerged. It is also necessary to take into account the materials in which the watch has been made. As an example, it should be noted that the use of a submersible watch in salt water is only possible when the case is made of stainless steel.

On the other hand, the technical complexity of diver watches is much greater, and they must comply with certain standards set by ISO 6425. ISO 6425 is an international standard that defines the characteristics of a diver's watch or diving watch and guarantees that it has been subjected to the necessary tests to ensure its correct functioning and quality. Among the main and mandatory requirements are:

  • Water resistance: diver watches must have a water resistance equal to or greater than 100 meters, i.e. 10 atm.
  • Diving time control: diver watches have a rotating numbered bezel with a protection system against unintentional rotation. In this way the diver can control the dive time, aligning the bezel with the minute hand at the time of immersion.
  • Luminescent material: the diver's watch must have illuminated elements and must be legible in the dark from a distance of at least 25 cm.
  • Magnetic resistance: both quartz and mechanical watches can be magnetized, i.e. their mechanical parts can be magnetized when confronted with magnetic fields of medium or high intensity. The watch must maintain its accuracy within ± 30 seconds/day despite the magnetic field.
  • Shock and salt water resistance: watch manufacturers usually test the watch by leaving it in a sodium chloride solution for at least 24 hours. One of the materials that best resists the impact of salt water is stainless steel or rubber.
  • Helium valve and screw-down crown: some diver watches have a helium valve to compensate for the pressure during ascent and descent.

At Iguana Sell we have a great variety of brands that work with this type of watches, each one with its own technical specifications.

The favorite brand of the U.S. Navy SEALs has been creating diving watches for thirty years. In addition, Luminox's exclusive LLT technology provides superior luminosity for more than 25 years, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in any light conditions, making them perfect for diving.

Among the Luminox diving collections, the ANU Series, Commando Frogman and Luminox Sea, the latter more generic.


Luminox Navy Seal Foundation CARBONOX™

The Citizen Promaster collection is perfect for both professional sportsmen and amateur adventurers. The Promaster Water are highly functional and resistant watches that feature all of Citizen's technological advances.


Citizen Promaster Satellite Wave Gps Diver and Citizen Promaster Aqualand I JP2000-08E

Delma Diver watches are perfect for exploring the depths of the sea. The Blue Shark III Azores watch can reach a depth of 4000 meters, that is, 400 atm, a milestone in the market. It is also a diver model that includes a helium valve.


Delma Diver Blue Shark III Azores

Spinnaker watches are inspired by the world of sailing, combining technology and engineering with aesthetic attributes that represent power, strength and determination. A true tribute to the sea.


In yellow Spinnaker Dumas, and in blue Spinnaker Hull Diver.

The Aqua collection gathers diving or diver watches in stainless steel, with steel bracelet or rubber strap, and features unidirectional rotating bezel and screw-down crown.

Swiss Military Hanowa

Swiss Military Hanowa Offshore Diver 6-4338.12.007 and Swiss Military Hanowa Offshore Diver 6-5338.13.007

The U-Boat Sommerso dive watch is designed to withstand the rigorous demands of professional diving, features a water resistance of 300 meters and a distinguished crown on the left side of the case that is protected by a U-Boat patented system. The case of this watch features a satin finish and comes with the serial number engraved on the left side, in addition, it features a graduated unidirectional bezel with a minute scale, blue illuminated elements and leather strap treated to repel water.


U-Boat Classico Sommerso Blue

The dive watches in the Seastrong collection are rugged, durable and easy-to-read timepieces, true to the brand's principles in creating the highest quality sports watches. Water resistant to 300m (30 atm).


Alpina Seastrong Diver Gyre

The Ball Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime watch is automatic, water resistant to 300 meters (30 atm), has a Worldtimer function and also has 55 microtubes of H3 gas as luminescent material, an exclusive specification of the brand.


Ball Engineer Master II Diver Worldtime

If you want to know more tips about watches with a diver or diving function, do not hesitate to visit our website, or to contact our experts.

In our boutique you will find a wide collection ofwatches in stock that you can buy with 24-hour express delivery. And, of course, if you require more information or wish to place your order, do not hesitateor contact us. You can write us an email, or visit our store in Madrid, in Núñez de Balboa 90. It will be a pleasure to help you.

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