A Guide to the Depth Gauge Watches

By rolex
June 6, 2021
4 min read

If scuba plunging is a famous sporting game, it is a perilous action that should be appropriately arranged and checked. In the event that a jumper rises excessively fast, this can prompt decompression disease that can be agonizing and hazardous. As depth expands the physiological impacts become more prominent. A dependable plunge watch and a depth gauge are fundamental bits of jumping gear intended to screen depth and track the length of a submerged experience. The two factors are expected to utilize decompression tables. Customarily, jumpers utilized a plunge watch and a depth gauge to ascertain decompression time at given depths. Albeit numerous jumpers today decide to plunge with a computer, some actually utilize a mechanical depth gauge, regardless of whether just as backup.

A modest bunch of producers have created watches consolidating a mechanical depth gauge, beginning with Favre-Leuba, Nivada and Aquadive during the 1960s. For commonsense purposes, these depth gauge watches were intended to substitute independent depth gauges (or jump computers). These uncommon models and their designing are captivating… and you don’t should be a jumper to adore them!

From a specialized point of view, a few arrangements have been utilized. Here are a couple of examples of watches fit with a depth gauge (remember that we just cover mechanical watches at MONOCHROME and the rundown of models included isn’t exhaustive).

The Bourdon tube, invented around 1850, is as yet one of the most broadly utilized gadgets for estimating the pressing factor of fluids. It is made of a smoothed roundabout tube wound into a roundabout bend. At the point when compressed, the tube will in general fix, enacting a pointer. For example, this framework was utilized for the 1999 IWC Deep One (photograph above). The watch highlights two hands, one to show your present depth, the other to record the deepest depth of your dive.

Membranes or aneroid containers are another answer for make an interpretation of expanding pressure into a depth perusing. Layers have been utilized for the IWC Deep Two and Deep Three. Lamentably, IWC has as of late chose to eliminate the Deep Three from its present assortment, implying that the brand doesn’t offer a depth gauge plunge watch anymore.

The following delivering of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Diving Pro Geographic gives an example of how a pressing factor touchy film, connected to a progression of pinion wheels and a rack and pinion is utilized to move a hand.

Among ongoing turns of events, the gigantic Blancpain X Fathoms additionally utilizes a layer created in nebulous metal. This monster of an idea watch is 55.65 mm in width; it estimates depths of up to 90 meters with maximum depth memory and a different sign of the 0-15m zone with +/ – 30cm accuracy. A retrograde 5-minute counter is included for decompression stops.

With the Raider Bathy MemoDepth introduced at Baselworld 2018, Favre-Leuba utilizes an aneroid container to gauge depth. Its caseback highlights a lattice that permits the water to set up contact with the aneroid capsule. As the pressing factor increments with depth, the container contracts. Direct movement is sent to a stuff system and changed over into a rotational development. The watch demonstrates depth on two scales: the middle hand, coaxial to the hours and minutes, shows the current depth. The 3 o’clock sub-dial records the basic maximum depth came to (up to 120m); this sign is gotten with a reset pusher at 4 o’clock.

Another basic, even minded and solid answer for creating a depth gauge watch is the utilization of a narrow tube. For example, the Oris Aquis Depth Gauge includes a gulf in the gem at 12 o’clock and a channel processed into the edge of the gem (that is half thicker than a normal top glass).

The gulf permits water into the channel as the jumper drops into the deep. As pressing factor assembles, the air in the channel is compressed and water drives its way into the channel. The depth is perused on the scale around the dial because of the partition between the air and water.