The world’s first waterproof watch that actually worked is back. This historically significant American watch has been re-issued with the backing of Watch Angels for the pleasure of the entire watch enthusiasts community. An important timepiece, dedicated to those who always wonder about the history of a watch and the impact it has had on the world.
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The game changer
It all started in World War I. Trench warfare was messy and hard. The trenches themselves would fill with mud and water from relentless shelling. And if mud and water didn’t destroy your watch chlorine & mustard gas would. There was a vital need for a waterproof watch and existing products just weren’t up to the task. This is when an American named Charles Depollier came in and changed the world of watchmaking forever by creating the first waterproof watch that actually worked, exclusively housing Waltham movements.
All waterproof watches and dive watches on the planet today can be traced back to the Waltham Field & Marine incorporating Depollier’s technology.