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    Question Chrono and Water?

    I just recently purchased an Accutron 26B59 Chrono and absolutly LOVE IT!

    However, since this is my first nice chrono, I would like to know what I can and can not do with regards to water. I wear my watches, which means I shower, swim, water ski, snowboard, bla bla bal with them on.

    Anyways, my question regards to the push pins for the chrono function. I'm assuming it would not be a good idea to activate/push them in if the watch is wet or is under water correct? Or is it ok to push them in when wet?

    The watch is rated to 200m.






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    Re: Chrono and Water?

    You are correct, you should not use the pushers when in the water. There are some watches were it IS ok to do this, such as the TAG Aquagraph and Sinn U1000.
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    Re: Chrono and Water?

    Dont use them underwater or when wet.
    As Steven said, there a few (literally, only a few) specialized chronos designed for use underwater, but yours is not one of them.

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    Re: Chrono and Water?

    Thanks guys! That's what I thought, just wanted to confirm with the experts!

    Cheers,

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    Re: Chrono and Water?

    Don't use it in the shower to time how long you've been in there either!!! (my homage to a similar thread that went on a lot longer then this one)

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    Question Re: Rotating Bezel and Water?

    Sorry I have another question!

    This time it's the bezel. Can you rotate the bezel if the watch is wet or under water and not hurt/compromise the watch?

    I'm assuming that it's ok as this is one of feature of most dive watches....

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    Re: Rotating Bezel and Water?

    Quote Originally Posted by JAYMAC10 View Post
    Sorry I have another question!

    This time it's the bezel. Can you rotate the bezel if the watch is wet or under water and not hurt/compromise the watch?

    I'm assuming that it's ok as this is one of feature of most dive watches....

    Thanks,

    Jay
    Yes, rotating the bezel is okay. If you're diving, you actually want to set the bezel right before you submerge...but there is no harm to the watch of rotating the bezel while in the water.

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    Re: Chrono and Water?

    I am surprised by the number of people that think you can't use a WR chronograph under water or while wet.

    Most water resistant pushers are OK to be used in shallow sinks tubs, an even the rain. I don't think you want to go diving down 100 ft and use the pushers, but they are OK while wet.

    For goodness sakes....

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    Re: Chrono and Water?

    Quote Originally Posted by lysanderxiii View Post
    I am surprised by the number of people that think you can't use a WR chronograph under water or while wet.

    For goodness sakes....
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    Picture Re: Chrono and Water?

    Quote Originally Posted by lysanderxiii View Post
    I am surprised by the number of people that think you can't use a WR chronograph under water or while wet.

    Most water resistant pushers are OK to be used in shallow sinks tubs, an even the rain. I don't think you want to go diving down 100 ft and use the pushers, but they are OK while wet.

    For goodness sakes....
    I remember pushing my G-shock buttons in the swimming pool to see how long I could hold my breath as a kid. I never had any problems. The beeping sound of the watch under water sounds very clear as well.
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