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    Dive watch with the deepest rating?

    Ok just out of pure interest, which dive watch has the deepest water resistance rating? Is it the Bell & Ross Hydromax at 11,100 M?
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    Re: Dive watch with the deepest rating?

    There are several of that fluid filled case design that are supposedly depth rated to infinity and beyond, but what's really the point of the fluid filled design. I admit that I have a couple of 10,000 foot rated watches and that is pretty rediculous too. I guess maybe my point is that if you can make a conventional 'dry' watch to far beyond the technical capability of man to reach why bother to go to the fluid filled design.

    There is another dry case model that is rated beyond 10,000 feet I think. It is a huge chronograph, but I don't remember the name of it.

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    Re: Dive watch with the deepest rating?

    Deepest automatic is the Breitling Avenger Seawolf:



    The B&R Hydromax is among the deepest quartz watxches, with MTM coming out with a watch rated to 12,000m and the SDW Hyperbar claiming the same WR.

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    Re: Dive watch with the deepest rating?

    Quote Originally Posted by vjb.knife
    There are several of that fluid filled case design that are supposedly depth rated to infinity and beyond, but what's really the point of the fluid filled design. I admit that I have a couple of 10,000 foot rated watches and that is pretty rediculous too. I guess maybe my point is that if you can make a conventional 'dry' watch to far beyond the technical capability of man to reach why bother to go to the fluid filled design.

    There is another dry case model that is rated beyond 10,000 feet I think. It is a huge chronograph, but I don't remember the name of it.

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    Re: Dive watch with the deepest rating?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nalu
    Deepest automatic is the Breitling Avenger Seawolf
    I'm afraid the Seawolf must share that distinction with the UTS 3000m Diver.

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    Re: Dive watch with the deepest rating?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nalu
    One of the under-reported advantages of fluid-filled watches is legibility.
    The anti-reflective qualities of an oil-filled watch are amazing both above and, most dramatically, underwater.

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    Re: Dive watch with the deepest rating?

    Quote Originally Posted by XTrooper
    I'm afraid the Seawolf must share that distinction with the UTS 3000m Diver.


    certainly like that over the Breitling.

    ok so MTM and SDW stand for what, sorry?
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    Re: Dive watch with the deepest rating?

    The SDW Hyperbar has been around for many years with the all plastic version being a good value at about $200-300 IIRC.

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    Exclamation Re: Dive watch with the deepest rating?

    Although certainly not well known, this watch made by MTM, and which I listed on this board several weeks ago, claims a depth of 12,000 meters:

    http://www.specialopswatch.com/cart/....cgi?detail=34

    It's a big sucker at 49mm, and weighing in at 7.5 oz....oh yes, and they want $1600 for it.

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    Re: Dive watch with the deepest rating?

    MTM stands for Multi Time Machine and they are related to the American Watch Company in Los Angeles.

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