Diving Watches: From Sports Watches to Certified Icons
The “Watches of Team Chrono24” series gives us the opportunity to share our watches, their corresponding stories, and our passion with you.
What watch are you wearing?
I’m wearing a Swiss Military Hanowa Worldtimer.
Why did you choose this watch?
Two Christmases ago, I wanted to gift myself a new watch and discovered this model after a bit of searching. I generally find world time watches both attractive and technically fascinating. I like this watch, in particular, because it has a nice weight and is comfortable to wear. When I tried it on, I knew I wanted it straight away.
What have you experienced with this watch?
Since I wore this watch nearly every day in the beginning, I’ve experienced everyday life as well as special occasions with it on my wrist. For example, I wore it during the entire interview process at Chrono24 – it seems to have brought me good luck.
What fascinates you about watches in general?
There are so many watches that have their own stories; either a story to do with their brand, model, or the watch itself. I think the connection between the Omega Speedmaster and the Moon landing is the most famous story out there, but a watch can also carry a personal story from the past of an individual or entire family. There’s so much more to watches than just sophisticated engineering and mechanics or even material value – I think that’s great.
What was your first watch?
A plain and simple everyday watch with a leather band from Ben Sherman. It definitely wasn’t a luxury watch, but it’s what got me interested in watches. I bought it one New Year’s Day in London, and ever since I’ve paid attention to what others are wearing on their wrists and have read a lot about watches. It’s become a passion of mine and I’ve started a small collection that I hope to expand…
What is your “grail” watch?
That would definitely be a Rolex Explorer I. I really like how it looks, especially the design of the hour hand. I also find the adventurous stories associated with the watch interesting – particularly the first Mount Everest ascent.
What watch would you like to buy next?
The Longines HydroConquest Automatic – I’d like to gift myself this watch as a reward for making it through my probationary period at Chrono24. I also like Oris and Junghans watches, but I’m looking to add a diving watch to my collection.
What other watches will you find at Chrono24? Discover them all in the complete Team Chrono24 Watch Collection.