Finally, there is the issue of durability and superstrength. Here we come to an indisputable fact: while no one really needs a mechanical watch, more specifically, no one really needs a diving watch, or at least most touted function. And so, the notion that dive watches have obvious reasons for their popularity vanishes into thin air, and we are left to wonder why anyone at all would want a heavy, relatively expensive, relatively un-versatile fake watch that is replete with alleged features that have little to no utility in daily life. So, do they sell like hotcakes? Why do half of the new watch companies seem to prefer to make diving watches over more versatile ones?
There are some possible answers to the question. The first is that in fact, almost from the very beginning, the dive watch manufacturers have touted their wares as having benefits relevant to both diver and non-diver alike. However, while it may not be as true as it once was, the daily habit of thinking that diving watches are generally more practical and practical than non-diving watches may be ingrained.
The second answer is that like any other sort of fake watch, dive watches say something about us. A dive watch projects, in its broad-shouldered rejection of the unnecessary, the same trustworthy, here-to-get-work done vibe as rolled up sleeves, a loosened tie, and a jacket thrown over the back of a conference room chair with a devil-may-care disregard of wrinkles.
But the third and perhaps most significant answer, I suppose, is that dive watches say something to us. However in a time when mechanical watches are manifestly something no one needs, and which have for many years often striven for novelty effects so as to get attention, the purity and simplicity of dive watches is more charming than ever.
A dive watch, in its most typical iterations, doesn’t particularly feel designed at all, so much as made simply and purely to suit a special purpose and that purity of intent has long outlasted the intent’s actual relevance, in either diving or everyday life. In short, the diving table gives a real feeling — it shows the necessity, on many levels are incomparable to other cheap rolex replica. In a world where clocks are designed to be more or less arbitrary, or at best to cater to the highly subjective vagaries of taste, we felt there was a reason for the look of diving watches. I believe that the solid basis of reality on which the best diving tables are based, that is, their basic features are free from arbitrariness, is the chief reason for their enduring appeal.