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Why do watch manufacturers

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by betty swollocks, 26 Apr 2008.

  1. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    make so many watches with rotatable bezels and waterproof them up to 100 meters?
    Are there really millions of deep sea divers out there who don't want to be late for their hot date?
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    It's in case the strap breaks when you're doing that Titanic scene while on the Dartmouth ferry.
     
  3. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    because in fact they are lying. 100 metres does not mean 100 metres. it goes something like this:

    "water resistant" means splashproof if your washing up
    "30 metres" means you can wear it in the bath
    "100 metres" means you can swim in it but if you go down to 100 metres your watch will drown and so will you, probably (what is the limit for diving? i will ask my sister, she's just done her padi)

    500 metres means you can go diving in it, but if you actually dive to 500 metres you are probably definitely dead anyway.
     
  4. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    or because they look cool?
     
  5. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    or because i need to know how long i've been in the bath ;)
     
  6. buggi you are just about there anything above 150 metres is ok to dive in. If you are going to be going under 30metres you will be neading 200+ ie 3ATM's.


    .... im a Padi dive master.
     
  7. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill

    Yep - and if wearing on a bike with a bit of sweat about - you'll need the 30m or even the 100m.

    Never had a problem with my 100m "Water Resistant" watch - but I've never worn it in the bath or gone swimming with it either.
     
  8. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull

    you know you said if i wanted anything.... fancy teaching me??? ;)
     
  9. k-dog

    k-dog New Member

    I really fancy one of those Omega watches like Pierce Brosnan's 007 wore.

    My wife reckons I should get a Speedmaster instead of a Seamaster as there's more chance of me going into space than getting 300m under the sea.
     
  10. col

    col Veteran


    Iv got one of those,the origional ones a few years ago,it was a gift believe it or not.:biggrin:
     
  11. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    I thought digital watches were a really neat idea :biggrin:
     
  12. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    My personal fave is the Brietling Superocean
     
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    I like a good plain faced watch without all these stop watches and gadgets included!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    I have a thing for Russian watches and I have been told that if I'm very good I might be getting a 24hr mechanism watch for my Birthday!!

    My Vostock self winder is still going strong after 10 years.
     
  15. OP
    OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    I've got one of these binary watches. I can actually tell the time with it too!