Sunday Rewind: Do You Need A Helium Escape Valve?

Sunday Rewind: Do You Need A Helium Escape Valve?

Ever wonder why your dive watch has a valve to release helium from within the case? It is perhaps one of the most specialized and over-marketed engineering solutions in the history of watches, and while lots of watches feature helium escape valves, they are only useful to one very niche and specific application. That activity is saturation diving, and for a full explanation (and all of the deep-diving excitement that it entails), look no further than the post linked below. 

Originally posted a hair over three years ago, if you happened to have skipped it then, this high-pressure post explains the difference between traditional scuba and saturation diving, and how watchmakers have risen to a considerable technical problem that affects a truly tiny cohort, even within the world of diving. So grab your best dive watch, click the link below, and dive in. 

Click here to read: “Technical Perspective: What Saturation Diving Really Means (And What Watchmakers Do About It)”.

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