The IWC Aquatimer

Basic Knowledge on the IWC Aquatimer Dive Watch

The IWC Aquatimer watches have a sturdy, trendy comfortably design which is balanced with a stylish casing. They are made of material which is light in weight but full of endurance like titanium or stainless steel. Watches that weigh more tend to make your muscles fainter and if you are currently wearing a heavier watch then you can easily note the difference when making the switch to the IWC Aquatimer. The brushed finish on this watch helps to reduce the slightest signs of any scratches while cutting down on glare at the same time. It will also remain comfortably fit regardless of what setting it is in. This is because a lot of time and effort goes into the casings and components of this brilliant watch. Instead of being stamped they are milled and drilled which allows for a closer fit of the pieces.

What Makes it so Easy to Read?

The convex sapphire crystal combined with a black background, steel indices, and hands is another remarkable feature that makes this watch easily readable. It has precisely applied luminescent material which means that there is no bleeding, staining, or holes. There are some Aquatimer watches that use tritium, while others may use super Luminova or even a combination of both. Tritium glows constantly, but should be used in reasonably small amounts as it contains radioactive characteristics. On the other hand, Super Luminova glows only for four or five hours but is not radioactive like Tritium. Therefore, combining both is a great idea. The dial is big enough to easily tell what the exact time is, but it is not too big to make this brilliant watch look overwhelming in any way.

Unique Bezel and Kit Features

The IWC 2000m watches have the interesting feature in which the bezel won't turn unless pushed down on both sides. This is to reduce the probability of accidentally turning the bezel and spoiling it somehow. The bezel can also be removed to be cleaned, and to eliminate the problems caused by material building up under the bezel during normal operation. You can clean it yourself by removing the screws that hold it in place, without having to have the watch sent to be fixed by a professional. IWC Aquatimer dive watches have parts that are very different from those used in do-it-yourself kits which contain parts of their own. The 2000m Aquatimer Automatic users the 2892 kit, for example, which means that it must have certain components that will match the durability of the rest of the watch to ensure it carries out its intended duties and remain durable to any condition.

The Bands

Tear resistant Velcro and metal link bracelet are the two bands that are common for diving which IWC makes. With the bracelet, you can add or remove links, but the only downfall is that it is easy to scratch. However, apart from these two common dive bands, the rubber bracelets which they manufacture make superb dive bands as well. The IWC Aquatimer 2000 has a design where the bracelet tapers off as it nears the clasp so that it doesn't interfere with wrist movement. You can purchase the diving strap directly from IWC, and, unlike other straps, it doesn't rub the skin.


Comfort and strength is what the IWC Aquatimer watches are designed for. Some people think the watch could use a modification or two, but most believe that IWC dive watches have already obtained this goal. It is not hard to see why IWC has remained a pioneer in watch manufacturing because of their ground-breaking designs and technologies.