|( Story is from Orient Watch Site )
Ever wonder who the leading diver watch companies are? Let’s take a look at 3 of the strongest players in the diver watch world.
Possibly the most recognized luxury watch company in the world, Rolex is certainly one of the strongest players in terms of diver watches. With its origins dating back to the early 20th century, Rolex’s founder, Hans Wilsdorf, aimed to create wristwatches that were extremely accurate at a time when pocket watches were the trend and precision wasn’t absolute.
In 1926, Rolex developed the first-ever waterproof and dustproof watch known as the “Oyster.” During the next year, Mercedes Gleitze, an English swimmer, crossed the English Channel wearing the Rolex Oyster. After the 10 hour swim, the Oyster remained intact and in perfect working order. This innovation led to the development of higher-functioning diver watches as well as the strong association between Rolex and adventurous men and women.
Rolex’s Oyster watches are still manufactured today, with only minimal changes to the design. Today’s basic Oyster model is .............
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