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Retro Dive Watches With Modern Flair

Posted: June 10th 2019, 4:43pm
by koimaster
Whether you prefer vintage or contemporary watches, muscular steel sport models—particularly dive watches—are increasingly popular these days. No longer relegated to weekend wear, a dive watch can look equally sharp with business attire or jeans—not to mention neoprene.

The dive genre dates back to the mid-20th-century golden age of watchmaking, which coincided with technical advances that made wristwatches more robust, with enhanced water and shock resistance. Dive watches are also distinguished by their luminous markings that can be read in the murky depths and a unidirectional rotating bezel that lets divers keep track of immersion times. Some even feature a helium escape valve for depressurization.


If you are drawn to vintage designs but aren’t one for scouring auction catalogs, several brands offer contemporary models that combine vintage flair with modern technical updates.


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