Category Archives: Freediver Automatic 1000

Watches for the Midnight Zone: It’s freezing, crushing out there!

How deep would you go? All dive watches flaunting the 1000m depth-rating mark stark on their respective dials actually mark a threshold beyond which the watch shall – probably – fail to hold and perform due to many a reason; from shattered crystals to complete implosions and failure of ingress points but given the fact

Is Sapphire an Expensive Affair?

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Sapphire and its many myths Spend some time in the watch forums across the Web and you’ll find many an inquisitive soul – the unseasoned surfers of the horo-world – expressing great doubts over the structural aspects between domed and flat sapphire crystals and regarding their differences in hardness. From this point, you’ll also find

Why would you buy a deep-diving watch at all?

It’s a valid question demanding answers regarding vaguely ridiculous but nevertheless awesome purpose-driven, functional, wrist-wears; for an open secret is – most among us will never dive beyond 300m under water. Rarely do we go for a swim in the rivers; to oceans, even rarer – only when we are in for some beach fun.

Gonzo’s grumblings: What differentiates a great automatic from one that’s not?

An expensive automatic is not always a GREAT automatic. Gonzo tells us why. Like most of other readers who drop in here every now and then, I too enjoy and I’m glad that I have been well educated, often, by the information they provide from time to time, in forms of both queries and contradictions.

Which one is the correct steel for diver watches?

Shining stainless steel appeases; its toughness delights. Most of us welcome it in appliances of use; its brilliant hold against massive impacts leaves no questions to be asked. As your watch’s building material, steel has been a long-trusted ferric alloy to watch makers all over the world. There are harder synthetic materials available than steel;

Helium valve: An apparently useless necessity

The importance of a helium (release) valve in a watch is a much debated topic we embark upon debating again. About ‘Decompression’ Pressure does not create any issue during a dive, but rather when a diver surfaces. This requires decompression, or reducing the extra pressure to the normal level, both for the diver’s body and

Ratio Free Diver Helium-Safe 1000M Sapphire Automatic: Handy amidst a rock and a hard place

Why a freediving watch? A freediving watch is an instrument to assist you with the basics in difficult situations arising while freediving and help you maintain thresholds to keep away from doing anything foolish. A dive computer, undoubtedly; does much more. Time-telling apart, it even warns you if you have dived too many times without