Watchbandit is an official retailer for Squale watches in Germany for many years already. Born in Switzerland, each Squale watch is made with traditional Swiss watchmaking processes and is crafted with only the highest quality parts. Inspired by the passion and love of diving and the sea in general, Squale was born in hopes of creating professional dive watches with a more nautical vibe that embodied everything the founder, Charles von Büren, loved about the ocean.
The Gallery shows the models 026/A Sandblasted Ocean and 026 Onda Aqua paired with WB Original straps
Each of the Squale watches created to this day is done so with the same level of passion, professionalism and quality as they were when the company first began in the 1950s, providing demanding and casual divers alike stylish timepieces they could rely upon.
History and origins of Squale Watches
Squale was specialized in manufacturing dive watch cases, as one of the largest case producers of the 1960s and 1970s. During this time, outsourcing was a common practice among all Swiss watch brands and they used an extensive network of small companies that were specialized in manufacturing specific components, such as Squale. While this dates back to 1959, the history of Squale actually goes back to 1948, when Charles Von Buren took an interest in diving and began designing and crafting high end dive watch cases in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
One of the first examples was the characteristic Von-Buren case, used on the 50 Atmos divers. Because of its fluid angles it was not only beautiful but also highly ergonomic. Its downward lugs wrap around the wrist and the crown does not press into the wrist due its 4 o’ clock position.
Each case is made from sturdy, durable 316L stainless steel and comes with a variety of different colored bezels to highlight them. Colors include black, blue, yellow, orange, and split case colors to choose from. The watches run on reliable Swiss ETA 2824-2 Automatic movements that keep the time with reliable precision and are completed by straps of your choice, including tropic rubber, metal mesh and genuine leather, letting you accessorize the way you like.
Watchbandit visited Squale booth at Baselworld in 2019 to check out the latest models
At WatchBandit, we are proud to be an authorized retailer for Squale watches. Here, you will find a variety of Squale watches to choose from, each with its own vibrant personalities sure to suit any timepiece collector. Prices range from 1.590 € to 890 €, and each one of these reliable dive watches comes with free worldwide shipping.