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    Water resistance-5 atm raterd Casio watch, anyone have any leaks?

    I have a Casio Lineage model (LCW-M170TD-7AER) that I am thinking of taking for beach vacation wear. Activities will include snorkel <10m, jet skis, all day body surfing, windsurfing/light surfing most likely. According to Casio , jet skiing and snorkeling is a no-go for a 5 atm rated watch, but if it can withstand 165 feet, intuitively I would think it could handle a few hours of being splashed and knocked around a bit at the surface and under 30' (it IS rated for 165' so...). Anyone ever have leaks doing water sports with a 5 atm model or care to share how far they pushed the 5 atm water resistance and have no leaks?

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    Re: Water resistance-5 atm raterd Casio watch, anyone have any leaks?

    Have not done surfing and water sky/jet but swimming, snorkeling and skin diving 50m digital Casio i took to pool and ocean handled well.
    Never had leaked Casio in my life.
    Better safe than sorry works too.
    Older Casio WR ratings been more lax so 100m of 80s-90s is like modern 200m.
    It should be special!

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    The pressure/depth rating measures the depth at which the watch can be expected to leak *no matter how gently the water is moving.*

    Moving water has individual flows and smaller areas where water has more speed or less speed. These have the same effect as greater depth, but in a targeted area. When you go swimming, the swirling water around your hands produces pressure spikes, so it’s not enough to stay about the rated depth.

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    Re: Water resistance-5 atm raterd Casio watch, anyone have any leaks?

    Quote Originally Posted by pl_gristle View Post
    I have a Casio Lineage model (LCW-M170TD-7AER) that I am thinking of taking for beach vacation wear. Activities will include snorkel <10m, jet skis, all day body surfing, windsurfing/light surfing most likely. According to Casio , jet skiing and snorkeling is a no-go for a 5 atm rated watch, but if it can withstand 165 feet, intuitively I would think it could handle a few hours of being splashed and knocked around a bit at the surface and under 30' (it IS rated for 165' so...). Anyone ever have leaks doing water sports with a 5 atm model or care to share how far they pushed the 5 atm water resistance and have no leaks?

    !

    I am sure you will be just fine.

    In this thread someone went diving with a $15 dollar 30 metre watch and it was just fine.


    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f74/ca...e-1847322.html


    In this thread someone pressure tested a second hand, 10$, 100 metre Casio sports watch, not even a G Shock, and it went to enormous depths. The LCD cracked at 1000 metres but the watch still worked and did not leak.



    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/or...ng-190002.html





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    Re: Water resistance-5 atm raterd Casio watch, anyone have any leaks?

    Quote Originally Posted by pl_gristle View Post
    I have a Casio Lineage model (LCW-M170TD-7AER) that I am thinking of taking for beach vacation wear. Activities will include snorkel <10m, jet skis, all day body surfing, windsurfing/light surfing most likely. According to Casio , jet skiing and snorkeling is a no-go for a 5 atm rated watch, but if it can withstand 165 feet, intuitively I would think it could handle a few hours of being splashed and knocked around a bit at the surface and under 30' (it IS rated for 165' so...). Anyone ever have leaks doing water sports with a 5 atm model or care to share how far they pushed the 5 atm water resistance and have no leaks?

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    Well.. Water Resistance has really nothing to do with Depth!

    Imagine this..... you get on your fancy JetSki.. .hit a wave going at 40mph and hit the water face on... did it hurt?
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    Re: Water resistance-5 atm raterd Casio watch, anyone have any leaks?

    A great MYTH BUSTER thread about water movement, splashing and other internet WR myths:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/sigh-myth-busting-again-610734.html
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    Re: Water resistance-5 atm raterd Casio watch, anyone have any leaks?

    I had a pressure-tested Omega X-33 fail water resistance while snorkeling in shallow water rated to 30 meters. When in doubt, don't swim with it. Static water pressure is much lower than the effective water pressure due to forces generated during swimming/movement in water even water slide. With a 20Bar (200M) G Shock with functional seals, you'll be long gone before the watch fails.

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    Re: Water resistance-5 atm raterd Casio watch, anyone have any leaks?

    If a watch is rated less the 100M I don’t take it into the water. Probably a bit overkill but better safe than a watch full of water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sticky View Post
    If a watch is rated less the 100M I don’t take it into the water. Probably a bit overkill but better safe than a watch full of water.
    This is my thinking too...if you care about the watch, just wear something else that’s rated for the activity you’re doing. Heck, could be an excuse to pick up a beater G shock, and there are TONS of awesome, interesting pre-owned beaters on eBay for $25. Maybe a colorful GLX?

    The number of times I’ve gone snorkeling on the spur of the moment is definitely zero.

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    Re: Water resistance-5 atm raterd Casio watch, anyone have any leaks?

    Quote Originally Posted by tomchicago View Post
    I had a pressure-tested Omega X-33 fail water resistance while snorkeling in shallow water rated to 30 meters. When in doubt, don't swim with it. Static water pressure is much lower than the effective water pressure due to forces generated during swimming/movement in water even water slide. With a 20Bar (200M) G Shock with functional seals, you'll be long gone before the watch fails.
    The "static vs. dynamic" water pressure argument for swimming is a myth that has been de-bunked. Look around online, you'll find it. *EDIT: just look at WES51's link posted below! The guy did the math. Essentially even if you were an Olympic-level swimmer, the difference made while swimming would be so small as to be completely insignificant.

    Now a water slide or jet ski may be different altogether.
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