Accession Number : AD0777760

Title :   Comparative Evaluation of Three Commercially Available Swiss-Made Submersible Wrist Watches

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s) : Prickett, C M ; Searle, Jr, W F

PDF Url : AD0777760

Report Date : 15 Jul 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Three commercially available, Swiss made, submersible wrist watches, Rolex, Blancpain and Enicar, are comparatively evaluated and in turn are compared with the still-under-development standard USN watch (Bulova). Specific features of the Swiss watches (strap and second hand) are recommended for inclusion in the USN watch. The Rolex watch is found to be not sufficiently waterproof, bearing out reports from the field and is recommended for deletion from the Navy's approved list. The very cheap, but without rotatable ring, Enicar watch is found to be satisfactory, again bearing out reports from the field, and its inclusion on the approved list is recommended.

Descriptors :   *CLOCKS, *UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT, SWITZERLAND, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE