Water Resistant

Water Resistance

On Occasions, when we go to buy a Water Resistant watch, we think that the meters that indicate on the resistance to water are the meters that a watch can be submerged but ... it is not correct.

The following table shows the different ways to measure water resistance.

Table of Resistances



30 m

50 m

100 m

150 m

200 m

1000 m


100 ft

160 ft

300 ft

500 ft

660 ft

3,300 ft


3 bar

5 bar

10 bar

15 bar

20 bar

100 bar


3 atm

5 atm

10 atm

15 atm

20 atm

100 atm

Precautions / Advice

The most common reasons why your watch can get water are:

- Deterioration of the sealing joints of the watch due to abrupt changes in temperature, old age, chemical products, etc.

- Have the crown of the watch removed.

- Misplacing the back cover of the watch by changing the battery.

- Extreme Temperature Changes.

Tip: check the water resistance of your watch, either every year or with each battery change, since in the opening process we can not be sure that it remains as strong as the first day.