There are many waterproof watches available in the market. Some of them are designed for everyday use. Some of them are for sportsmen and for divers. And some of these watches are luxurious timepieces with unique features and high prices that make them expensive buys. So what makes a waterproof watch different from a watch that is not?
Waterproof watches have special features like having an emergency waterproof feature, having self-water resistance up to a certain depth and even a scratch-resistant crystal. But that is about all they have. They run on a standard mechanical mechanism and have limited water resistance. It may be enough to save you from a big disaster, but it will not keep you dry when something bad happens – you would still need to take your watch to a repair shop to get it repaired.
On the other hand, there are many excellent divers watches that have great water resistance rating. Some of them can go up to two meters under water. These watches are made with various features that include automatic depth sensors, touch screens, calculators and timers, backlight alarms, waterproof LCD displays and more. If you buy one of these, you can always rely on it. But if you are in search of something more substantial, then go for waterproof watches with extra features.
Waterproof watches are also divided into two categories, waterproof and water resistant. The most important difference is in their ratings. A water resistant watch has a higher water resistance rating than its waterproof counterpart. It is able to resist the pressure of up to 100 atmospheres under absolute pressure and some cases, even up to two meters under sea level pressure. But even if it has this high water resistance, it will still crack after being exposed to salt water for months or even a year. On the other hand, a waterproof watch will not crack but it will turn out cloudy or dim after being exposed to saltwater for only a short period.
So which is better? Well, it all depends on your needs and personal preferences. If you are looking for extra luxury, then go for a water resistant watch as it is obviously more expensive. However, if you need the extra luxury then opt for a waterproof luxury watch. Not only will it provide you with the luxury you want, it will also last longer.
Waterproof watches are available in many different colors and materials, including gold, silver, and stainless steel. You can choose from quartz, mechanical, or digital watches. Of course, most waterproof watches are made by some of the most popular brands in the market such as Rolex, Omega, Fossil, Citizen, Seiko, and Gevril. But don’t forget to check out reviews of different websites to make sure that you have purchased the best brand that is appropriate for your needs.