The creation of a watch that, for all intents and purposes, could handle pretty much anything that modern recreational diving could throw at it came along surprisingly early. Swiss replica Rolex UK produced its first Oyster case in 1926, and Mercedes Gleitze wore one during an attempted cross-Channel swim in 1927, although the inspiration for the Oyster case wasn’t the creation of a dive super clone watch uk, per se. Still, ten hours of more or less constant immersion is pretty impressive.
However, the first actual test of a waterproof fake watch that most of us are generally aware of, took place in 1932, when the Omega “Marine” was tested to a depth of 73 meters in Lake Geneva – the luxury fake watch was later tested in a laboratory pressure chamber to a depth of 135 meters. The Marine would go on to be used by early diving pioneers like Charles William Beebe, and was worn by diving pioneer Yves Le Prieur, who invented one of the first successful self-contained underwater breathing systems.
The next big step forward took place in the early 1950s, when the first generation of what we now think of as modern dive watches were introduced – at first, by Blancpain (the Fifty Fathoms) and AAA replica Rolex (the Submariner). Fifty fathoms is 91.44 meters, and the first Submariner was rated to 100 meters, so the two watches were roughly equivalent, functionally speaking.
Depth ratings began to increase almost immediately – in 1955, Swiss movement fake Rolex launched the ref. 6538 Submariner, which had a rating of 200 meters. At that depth, water pressure is equal to twenty times atmospheric pressure at the surface – 20 bar, or about 290 pounds per square inch, compared to about 14 at sea level.
In a sense, the record to beat was set more or less permanently in 1960, when the high quality fake Rolex Deep Sea Special rode the bathyscaphe Trieste to the bottom of the Marianas Trench – the bathyscaphe, and the watch, reached a depth of 10,916 meters. The cheap replica Rolex Deepsea Challenge rode James Cameron’s experimental submersible to a depth of 10,898 meters in 2012.
Both the top quality fake Rolex Deep Sea Special and the Deepsea Challenge are behemoths (or perhaps I should say “leviathans”) in terms of size – the 2012 watch is 51mm in diameter and 28.5mm thick, while the top copy Rolex Deep Sea Special from 1960 is 42.7mm in diameter and 36mm thick – not exactly wrist-friendly. The Rolex Deepsea Challenge fake Paypal is rated to 12,000 meters, which means there is literally nowhere on earth you can take it diving which will actually exceed the depth rating.