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An attempt to explain why dive watches are oh-so popular
Daan de Groot
DAAN DE GROOT
AUGUST 13, 2022
You’re probably right, I might have overdone it a bit with the title here. But isn’t a dive watch the most common choice when starting a watch collection? And isn’t it the kind of watch that most enthusiasts frequently wear? My answer to both of those questions is an emphatic “yes”. But why? Especially in today’s world where most of us are full-time desk divers, we don’t need such water-resistant and capable watches. But still, we wear a lot of dive watches, especially as our everyday pieces. Let’s take a look at a few plausible explanations behind the popularity of this genre.
Actually, my first serious mechanical timepiece wasn’t a dive watch. It was the Oris Art Blakey, which is more of a dress watch. But soon after I got it, I knew that I had to get a dive watch next. And right now, it’s the biggest category within my collection. But I’m certainly not taking them scuba diving. So, again, why? Well, like with many things in this hobby, I guess it’s not completely rational. But I can think of a few reasons why I’m so attracted to them. Let me explain, and we’ll see if they resonate with you at all. I’ll start with the history.
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