Things You Should Know
Why don’t we answer some burning questions you probably have?
What Differentiates A Women’s Watch from A Man’s?
Good question – it’s pretty subjective. The design has a lot to do with it, but something you find feminine may be masculine to others. When it comes to dive watches, it isn’t the easiest to be dainty and feminine as you need hardcore, water-proof materials. So, size is a major factor. Women have smaller wrists so timepieces for them tend to be below 38 mm.
What Should You Consider When Buying A Dive Watch?
There are quite a few features that make up a good diving piece. Make note of them regardless of which gender they’re supposed to be worn by.
When you’re deep underwater, you need a bright watch. We’re glad that there are multiple lumes out there- Super Luminova, Tritium, and LumiBrite are the best. The best dive watches have thick markers so that there’s ample space for the pigment to shine on.
The materials you should keep your eye out for are rubber, silicone, and stainless steel. Generally, nylon doesn’t work as it’s a fabric, but it can be treated to withstand water. Water-proof materials are great as they not only repel water, but they keep mud and dirt away too.
If you want a device that’ll let you safely handle diving depths, it’ll need to be ISO 6425 certified. Most watches that are ISO certified come with ‘divers Xm’ on their dials.
If your watch is resistant up to 660 feet (200 meters), it needs to be ISO certified. But it can withstand 1000 feet (300 meters) or more, not be ISO certified and still be a great diving piece.
When diving, air can get trapped in your watch. Helium valves release anything built up. You usually see the feature in more expensive watches.
In general, dive watches have large dials to make them easier to read. But as you know, female dive watches don’t have large faces. A lady will have to look for a timepiece with a dial that has minimum clutter and large markers.
What’s the Difference Between Cheap and Expensive Dive Watches?
We had an expensive dive watch on our list – the Tag Heuer. More expensive ones usually handle the most depths. They are also built the best and have quality mechanisms. As you saw, the Aquaracer was the only timepiece with a sapphire window. It also had Super Luminova on its dial. However, the SKX013 had LumiBrite which is as good, even better.
Can You Go Deeper Than Specified?
If your watch says it’s resistant up to 660 feet (200 meters), don’t even think about going deeper. It wasn’t made to handle the pressures of such depths. Its seals would break and water would ruin its insides.
Finding the best women’s scuba diving watches is not hard. Many people think getting hold of women’s timepieces is a challenge, but we at Wrist Watch Pro have successfully done so multiple times, even for specific budgets.
It’s clear that the Tag Heuer Aquaracer deserved our number 1 spot – it looked the best, handled the most water, and was quite durable.