What is a dive watch?

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A dive watch is a specialized type of watch that is designed to be used underwater during diving or other aquatic activities. Dive watches are built to be highly durable, water-resistant, and to meet specific standards for underwater use.

One of the most important features of a dive watch is its water resistance rating, which indicates how deep the watch can be safely taken underwater. Most dive watches have a water resistance rating of at least 200 meters (660 feet), with some models rated for even deeper depths.

Dive watches typically have other features that make them suitable for use underwater, such as a unidirectional rotating bezel for tracking elapsed time, highly legible and luminous dials for visibility in low light conditions, and rugged and corrosion-resistant materials such as stainless steel or titanium.

In addition to its specialized features, a dive watch may also include other functions such as a date display, chronograph, or other complications. Some dive watches are designed specifically for professional diving, while others are more suitable for recreational diving or general outdoor activities.

Overall, a dive watch is a highly specialized type of timepiece that is designed for underwater use and built to withstand the rigors of aquatic environments. It is an essential tool for divers and other water sports enthusiasts who rely on accurate timekeeping and other features during their activities.

Here at Vaer, we released our first dive watch in 2020, and have continued to build on the collection for the past several years. Today we offer a range of dive variants, from the affordable solar powered D4 and DS4, to the premium automatic D5 and D7.

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