How to choose a water-resistant watch
Monday, July 24, 2017 10:20:30 AM Europe/Rome
The water resistance of a watch plays a very important role when you have to buy a new watch, because it does not concern just scuba diving activity but it affects a lot of everyday life activities.
in this chart we can see which activity you can do with a specific water resistance level:
There are also water resistant watches that allows you to reach extreme depths: the professional water-resistant watches Breitling Avengers II Seawolf, resistant to the depth of 3000 m (10,000 ft).
Actually, meters refer to the resistance level of a high-end watchif it is exposed to water, dust and moisture.
If a watch is sealed with gaskets it is not un under water watch but it will be definetely resistant to dust and rain.
In cases in which thewatch dovrà will have to resist to more than this bad weather, therefore material change: no more fine metals, more fragile and expensive but titanium and steel.
Case structure is also very important: a lot of water resistant watches have monobloc-cases or are installed with a helium-release-valve.
Belongs to this category the watch Breitling Superocean 44 Special Blacksteel, with a case made of steel water resistant to 1000 m (3,300 ft)
The valve is used for balancing the pressure between outside and inside the case and for avoiding the glass explosion.
Somewater resistant watches are chronographs too: thechronograph underwater watchBreitling Superocean Heritage 46, resistant to 200 m (660 ft).
Therefore, choosing a watch on the basis of the water resistance level we need is really important to take the right decision.