Any watch that meets the international standard ISO 6425 requirement is a diver’s watch. This international standard requires the watch to be at least 100 meters water resistant, to be visible for at least 25 cm distance in total darkness, to have a bezel that rotates and undirectional, to be 4800 A/m antimagnetic resistant, and to be shock resistant up to 3kg plastic hammer weight given a 4.43 m/s impact velocity before it can be called a diver’s watch. There are also other requirements stated in the international standard aside from those mentioned.
In the 1920s up to 1930s, diving watches were originated by some of the bests watch brands up to date such as Omega marine and the Panerai Radiomir. When the Rolex Submarine and the Blancpain 50 Fathoms were released in the 1950s, dive watches were taken to another level. Until now, dive watches taka a huge portion of the entire timepiece sales all over the world.
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