#49: Timekeeping Tools for Professional Divers

Certina_DS2_Super_PH_500M

Head back to the 1960s and 70s, and if you were buying a watch designed for professional diving, you were more likely to wear suits made from form fitting neoprene, than hand tailored wool to your place of work.

Thankfully the professional tool watches that found their way into hands of COMEX and Cousteau, were incredibly rugged, and incredibly water resistant - So those of us that are more comfortable behind a desk, than in a diving bell, can enjoy them today.

Not that either today’s guest, or myself are likely to be found wearing a suit, or being allowed to undertake any serious diving for that matter - Frankly, there’s more chance of us knowing the Greek word for “the depth of the ocean”.

Which is Benthos, in case you were wondering. A piece of information that may prove useful in around 20 minutes time.


Watches discussed on this episode:

  • Eterna-Matic Super KonTiki 130FTP

  • Eterna-Matic Super KonTiki IDF Issued

  • Certina DS-2 Super PH 500M

  • Certina DS-3 Super PH1000M

  • Aquastar Benthos 500 (10-50 bezel)

  • Aquastar Benthos 500 (decompression bezel)