I find dive watches immensely satisfying. In a world where life can all too often be over-complicated, dive watches are reassuringly straightforward. They do what they say on the tin, nothing more, nothing less. It’s not about being fancy — it’s about being rugged and functional. Dive watches may have the side effect of making the wearer feel like a special-forces operative — but in truth, dive watches are rarely used ‘in action’. The vast majority of dive-watch owners (it is estimated that less than one percent of dive watches are actually used to dive), who are affectionately known as ‘desk divers’, rarely see depths greater than their bathtubs. This would suggest that the functional aspects of a dive watch are somewhat unimportant to owners. That being said, it’s great to know — just in case, right?