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watch and "water resistance"

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    I got this coleman digital watch for christmas.
    It says 50m water resistance.

    When you are buying a watch, what does that mean (water resistance)? Does the pressure of the water break kill the seals after the certain distance under water, or what? I'd imagine the 50m thing is just rounded too, right?

    info?
     
  2. darkshadow

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    IN my experance it dont mean SH*T

    had watchs go on me that got wet that were supost to be 20m or what ever.
     
  3. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    I swim with my Casio G-shock all the time. But, I wouldn't go diving with it. Unless you have an actual diving watch, plan on it getting water in it with any decent pressure on it.
     
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    I've been swimming with "water resistant" watches and never had a problem. Deepest I've had a "water resistant" watch was about 20 feet. My watches just get beat to **** more often than not. Rarely do I have a watch that lasts me longer than a year.
     
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    depends on the quality of the watch
    a 100 dollar 20M watch will do fine
    a 10 dollar 20M will get wet in the rain
     
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    My watches have steel back plating and reinforced gaskets ;) More dent resistant.
     
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    yeah but mic the plate and check to torque of the screws and well see who's is better
     
  8. 84gmcjimmy

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    so it is the pressure that kills the watches under water then?
    Thanks
     
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    the deeper you go the more pressure ( like in your ears)

    enuff pressure and the water could force its way past the seals and into the watch wrecking it
     
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    Okay that makes sense.
    Thanks !
     
  11. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I go through watches real fast too. This last one has held up surprisingly well though. It lost it's plastic face plate pretty quick, and I've been in the swimming pool, hot tub etc, and it still works, even though it got drenched inside and out. Still working to this day, though it is in retirement due to me wrecking the strap...
     

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