The History of Dive Watches

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Re: The History of Dive Watches

Post by bobbee » January 12th 2023, 4:48am

I call bullshit on the Rolex being the first waterproof watch.
I have a buddy who is a 30 year watchmaker, he has pressure tested three of these 1916 watches to 5 bar (50 metres), all passed the test. Rolex never tested the early oyster under pressure.

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Re: The History of Dive Watches

Post by bedlam » January 12th 2023, 5:24am

bobbee wrote:
January 12th 2023, 4:48am
I call bullshit on the Rolex being the first waterproof watch.
I have a buddy who is a 30 year watchmaker, he has pressure tested three of these 1916 watches to 5 bar (50 metres), all passed the test. Rolex never tested the early oyster under pressure.
Several companies were ahead of Rolex in developing waterproof watches. Just like their claims relating to Everest, they have a long history of lying to create an image.

I'm surprised so many with an interest in horology still buy into it.
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Re: The History of Dive Watches

Post by bedlam » January 13th 2023, 2:28am

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January 12th 2023, 5:39am
^^Some excellent posts folks..
I remember the folks at TZ-UK piling on Bremont for having an adventurous origin story that was likely quite embellished and for claiming a rebadged movement as their own. Amongst all their smug condescension I pointed out that Bremont were only following the Rolex play-book, and perhaps they should be equally critical of that company. This caused the popping of neck-veins and many enraged posts. I wasn't banned though, so points for that.
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Re: The History of Dive Watches

Post by Thunder1 » January 13th 2023, 4:46am

bedlam wrote:
January 13th 2023, 2:28am
Thunder1 wrote:
January 12th 2023, 5:39am
^^Some excellent posts folks..
I remember the folks at TZ-UK piling on Bremont for having an adventurous origin story that was likely quite embellished and for claiming a rebadged movement as their own. Amongst all their smug condescension I pointed out that Bremont were only following the Rolex play-book, and perhaps they should be equally critical of that company. This caused the popping of neck-veins and many enraged posts. I wasn't banned though, so points for that.
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