(Some people think the term also has something to do with the two crowns, but it doesn’t.) More information about Compressor cases can be found on the Scuba watch website.
On top of the 42-mm diameter case is a domed sapphire crystal.
Another example is the watch that I review here, the Longines Legend Diver.
Approximately 50 years ago, Longines had a very similar diver watch, with an automatic caliber 290 Longines movement inside.
I can only imagine that the original version of this must have seemed huge in the early 1960s!
One of the reasons why it is so comfortable is probably the synthetic strap that comes with the watch.
You can’t really say that modern versions of these watches are re-editions, because their production has (mostly) never been halted.
A good example of a well-executed re-edition is — in my opinion — the OMEGA Seamaster Ploprof 1200M.
And although most buyers of this watch will almost certainly be so-called desk divers, the watch capable of handling water pressure at depths down to 300 meters.The black lacquered dial of the Longines Legend Diver Date is just beautiful.It was one of the things, together with the Super Compressor case and two crowns, that make this watch so interesting to me.The hands are polished and contrast very well with the dial, perfectly readable from all angles.Another aspect I like about this watch is that it lacks a lot of needless information on the dial.