Why Dive Watches Are So Cool

Check out my vintage deep sea diving watch collection. Aren’t they sexy? Of course, you probably shouldn’t actually try to scuba in a 40-year-old watch. The seals and stuff that make them waterproof have probably long disintegrated.

Still, old diving watches are highly sought after by collectors and I’ll tell ya why:
1. As stated before, they are sexy.
2. Because the must be legible underwater, they have big, easy-to-read dials.
3. Scuba diving has an aura of adventure — of bronzed men and women ready to jump off the deck of the Calypso, ready to wrestle a shark or octopus at a moments notice.
4. That dual crown Mortima in the middle of the picture also has a tachymetre, for extra sexiness.