“A ship is protected in harbor, however that’s not what boats are for,” somebody as soon as mentioned. The identical sentiment applies to dive watches. They’re singular in design and function and to disclaim them that could be a pity. A few years after my first Seiko dive watch, I purchased an Omega Seamaster for significantly greater than a summer time’s value of grass-cutting cash. It bothered me to put on this pinnacle of rugged aquatic precision and never know tips on how to dive. That propelled me to take a PADI dive course, throughout which I promptly scraped the bezel of my watch on the concrete pool steps. However the die was solid, I used to be smitten, and diving with watches would quickly come to be not solely my job, however a ardour that totally modified my life. Maybe in some unspecified time in the future I’ll emerge from the ocean, put aside my watches, and reinvent myself: a chef, a carpenter, a mountain man maybe. However till then, I stay a Midwestern seaside boy, typically with an previous Doxa on my wrist.
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