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  1. Public Forum
    Hi Everyone, I recently bought a Seiko Cannonball (SRPD35K1) and it has 20bar resistance. I was surprised that it has this rating without a screwdown crown. I have several watches that are rated at 100m water resistance without screwdown crown but never 20 bar. Are there other watches that have...
  2. Watches - Dealers and Manufacturers
    EBEL CLASSIC 100 AUTOMATIC DATE SILVER DIAL 40MM REF. 1216088 Retail $3,200 USD Specially Priced $1,495 USD Like New with box and papers. SPECIFICATIONS: Brand: Ebel Series: 100 Automatic Model: 1216088 Brand Origin: Swiss Made Movement: Automatic Self Winding Case Material: Stainless Steel...
  3. Watchmaking
    A year ago, I bought a Retro Vostok watch (model: Retro 540001) from Meranom. Some rain drops got on the watch, and afterwards I noticed there were a lot of droplets on the inside of the crystal. (The watch documentation states that it's resistant to rain and water splashes from hand washing.)...
  4. Affordable watches
    I just had my watch checked for its water resistance. I got a receipt from the Leak checker, but no one at the store can explain to me what it means. How much water resist my watch has etc. Therefore I’m reaching out to the community to see if anyone can explain what this reading means.
  5. Public Forum
    Recently, my Vostok Amphibia fogged up when I was swimming with it. I read a lot of forum posts where people immediately concluded that fogging was a sign of the water resistance being compromised. In fact, this seemed like the most common response. But I also remembered seeing a video in...
  6. Dive watches
    Folks: A months-old Pantor Nautilus (love it by the way), with which I am very careful...suddenly a piece of black gasket was visiible when trying to screw down the crown after time setting. (I set weekly to the atomic signal, so I'm unscrewing and screwing down the crown once a week...
  7. Seiko
    I bought my first automatic last year, the Seiko SNK803. I sort of abused it only yesterday and today. Took it with me in the shower. Cold shower only as I won't dare take a hot/warm shower with it (if you think it doesn't matter, please elaborate). My question is, am I destroying it? The...
  8. Affordable watches
    Do you trust a watch with a rating of 10 ATM bu that does not have a screw down crown, only a push-pull? How far would you trust it? Washing dishes? Shower? Swimming? I am researching for a purchase I'm considering. I read this thread...
  9. Dive watches
    I'm a diver that hasn't gone out in a very long time. From my ancient understanding a bar is one atmosphere. So 3 bars indicates 3 atmospheres of pressure. You get to that kind of pressure at 30 feet of depth. I then read on my new watch's manual (with 3 bars water resistance), that it can...
  10. Books, Tools, Winders & Other Watch Accessories
    Hello! I was wondering if anybody here knows anything about/can give feedback on Witschi ChronoProof PRO? ChronoProof PRO – Test water resistance of watches They claim the machine to be the only dry tester with integrated compressor. I'm not a watchmaker so I was looking for a reliable machine...
  11. Seiko
    Hey all! I've been looking around for a sporty chronograph that I am able to use under water. I came across the stunningly beautiful Seiko SSCs, but unfortunately my wrists are smaller so that wouldn't be the best option for me. Then, I came across the Citizen Eco-Drive CA0336-52H chronograph...
  12. Affordable watches
    Any suggestions out there for an affordable chronograph with water resistance? My fiance accidentally broke the crystal on my swatch (fused to case, not replaceable) irony. I have my new automatic (Alpiner Manufacture), but still want a quartz for every day use that can take a beating. I'd like...
  13. Omega
    Hi guys, I am a proud new owner of the Speedmaster Professional 3570.50! Love the watch! I wanted to ask a question regarding cleaning. I searched the forum and read numerous posts regarding the watch’s water resistance, from some people saying swimming is fine to others who said no swimming or...
  14. Straps & Bracelets
    I've purchased a beautiful Hirsch Rainbow 20mm strap with case from Ebay. Interestingly, it does not have any "water resistance" markings at all. I'm concerned because I now have discoloration on my wrist and I don't know what caused it. My co-workers say to blame the strap. It may look like I...
  15. Affordable watches
    Can you suggest any men's watches that can be had new for <$200 with all-metal case 35-37mm diameter (excl. crown), 100m water resistance, sufficient shock resistance for daily running, and some texture on the dial? Thanks, appreciate your input.
  16. Cartier
    I have a Cartier tank chronograph, which I had always believed to be waterproof. This is consistent with Cartier's own website, that states that "your watch is certified water resistant.... before any contact with water ensure that the crown is not pulled out, do not activate push pieces under...
  17. Dive watches
    So what do you guys think is the most important part of a dive watch? Crown, Case, Bracelet, ETC
  18. Public Forum
    I just bought and received a Seiko 5 Automatic watch (SNZG15K1). It's a nice watch, water resistant to 100m. However, after wearing it for the first time today I noticed a medium-sized fog develop inside the watch on the underside of the glass. This happened after I moved from inside to...
  19. Chinese Mechanical watches
    I would like to write this report to warn any potential customers to take extra care when dealing with online Ticino reseller - Sizzlin' Watches. Several months ago I purchased a watch, the ST-19 Pilot watch to be precise: Sizzlin' Watches - The ultimate resource for high-end watches and watch...
  20. Public Forum
    hello all! I just acquired my first Chronograph, a Tag Heuer Formula 1. I know that it is rated to 200m, and I have read many warnings about not using the chronograph functions while under water... but what about when I get out of the pool or just wash my hands... do I need to wait for the watch...
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