I just have to say something....
Waterproof vs water-resistant.... both mean the same thing. Both should be qualified with a "proof" or "resistance" limit, i.e. "waterproof to 50 feet", and if unqualified, both imply unlimited ability. If some one said "this is water-resistant" (with no qualifier) it would imply that this thing can reject the entry of all water, without limit...
Other than English, the watch world tends to use "waterproof" as the default label for watches that can reject the entry of water...
French - étanche not "résistant à l'eau"
German - "wasserdicht" not "Wasser beständig"
Russian - "водонепроницаемый" not "водостойкий"
Japanese - 防水 not 耐水性 (or, ぼうすい not たいすい せい)
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I thought,maybe wrong,that it was some U.S.regulation, many years ago, that required the
wording of "Water Resistant" over "Water-proof"....The thinking was that nothing is truly water-proof if applied
to a great depth/pressure or certain circumstances.
Last edited by little big feather; April 27th, 2014 at 17:18.
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Water resistant and waterproof mean the same thing to us but not to laywers. If the watch were to say waterproof and somehow leaked the watch company would lose the law suit every time. If it says water resistant the would most likely win.
Very good article by the way. Just read it. There has been lots of these articles over the years, but this one is a bit different.
As for water proof. I think 10 hours across the english channel on a moving wrist kinda proves a point in 1927:
Nice reading and great pictures posted above.
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Oof, eventually I gave up on the very stodgy prose
Last edited by John MS; April 28th, 2014 at 00:51.
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