Water resistance is the ability of a watch to withstand splashes of water. Water resistance ratings are listed in depths or pressure, usually metres which appear on the watch dial. This depth rating actually signifies the results of a static pressure test, undertaken in a laboratory environment.
We at Watchbazar would like to provide clarification so that you can understand what the depth resistance means in real terms, in order for you to ensure that your timepiece is not exposed to levels of saturation which may cause damage and harm .
If you’re in the hurry and you need the ten second summary of it all, well you’re in luck, we’ve got an easy chart for your reference.
Water Resistant Chart
|1||33||10||Protected against accidental exposure to water|
|3||100||30||Able to withstand brief immersion in water|
|5||165||50||Suitable for Swimming|
|10||330||100||Suitable for Swimming / Snorkeling|
|15||500||150||Suitable for Snorkeling|
|20||660||200||Suitable for Diving|