What Dive Watch Depth Ratings Really Mean

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What Dive Watch Depth Ratings Really Mean

Postby Racer-X » June 23rd 2017, 5:16pm

by Jack Forster "It's officially summer, which for watch lovers means it's dive watch season. One of the most persistent questions watch owners seem to have is what watch water resistance ratings really mean, and more precisely, what dive watch depth ratings really mean. There are several sides to this question. Among the issues are whether or not a dive watch can or should be used to its official rated depth; whether or not a given depth rating is sufficient to protect a watch under a variety of real-life circumstances; and of course, the evergreen and often repeated-as-fact notion that a depth rating is only the "static" rating and that motion causes a dramatic increase in actual water pressure, which may defeat the seals of a water resistant watch."

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Re: What Dive Watch Depth Ratings Really Mean

Postby bedlam » June 23rd 2017, 7:56pm

Its a discussion of dive watch water resistance and we get several fashionable pictures of swiss watches with claims they can go an awesome 25% further than their stated rating....with an embedded video demonstrating Seiko's going to over 300% of theirs. Why don't the higher-performing non-swiss watches rate their own pretty pictures?

Its small stuff but weirdly consistent...and I'm going to keep pointing it out.
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