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Sometimes, when you buy a waterproof watch, you think that the number of meters up to which it claims to be waterproof is the number of meters that you can submerge it... But that is NOT the case! 

There are several types of units that measure waterproofness and we are going to clarify them for you now:

RESISTENCIA

 

Units

Splashes

SHOWER

SWIMMING/BATH

DIVING

SCUBA DIVING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meters

30 m

50 m

100 m

150 m

200 m

1000 m

Feet

100 ft

160 ft

300 ft

500 ft

660 ft

3,300 ft

Bar

3 bar

5 bar

10 bar

15 bar

20 bar

100 bar

Atmospheres

3 atm

5 atm

10 atm

15 atm

20 atm

100 atm

  

Sometimes, knowing how many meters underwater can your watch go is not enough.

 

You could be unpleasantly surprised to find that water has got into your watch just after taking a shower, and you may wonder why. Well, the most common reasons are:

 

                    The seals of the watch are worn out due to sudden changes of temperature, the passing of time, chemicals, etc.

                    The crown of the watch was out.

                    After changing the battery, the case of the watch was not properly placed.

 

Our advice is to check the waterproofness of your watch every year or after every change of battery, since after opening the case you cannot be sure if it is still as waterproof as before.

 

In summary, to enjoy your precious watch in summer, you need to make sure that the crown is correctly sealed, avoid sudden changes of temperature and exposing it to the sun for too long, dropping it, exposing it to dust or chemicals, or fiddling with it when underwater; also, you need to check its waterproofness every year.