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    Is the Invcita 1445 safe for underwater use?

    Hello, I recently received an Invicta 1445 as a Christmas gift. Would it be safe to use the chronograph functions underwater? I have searched through many Google results but I haven't been able to find anything saying that it can or shouldn't be used underwater.

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    Re: Is the Invcita 1445 safe for underwater use?

    No.

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    Re: Is the Invcita 1445 safe for underwater use?

    Quote Originally Posted by McCoy1996 View Post
    Hello, I recently received an Invicta 1445 as a Christmas gift. Would it be safe to use the chronograph functions underwater? I have searched through many Google results but I haven't been able to find anything saying that it can or shouldn't be used underwater.
    Does the owners manual say that the watch is safe for underwater use? Does it have a depth rating? If the manual is silent then you should assume it isn't rated for underwater use. If I had a push button analog chronograph I would not use the buttons under water no matter the brand name.
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    Re: Is the Invcita 1445 safe for underwater use?

    Ads say 200m wr.

    This might help (thanks to CASIO):

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    I wouldn't scuba dive and I would not operate the pushers underwater.
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    Re: Is the Invcita 1445 safe for underwater use?

    i had an invicta sub aqua venom,it was rated to 300m and had screw down crowns,although i never would use the chrono functions under water on any brand,the invicta was fine for scuba.the 1445 i understand is the bolt blue dial chrono this is supposed to be resistant to 200m.I would not suggest diving to be honest but swimming maybe snorkeling should be ok.At 200m rating recreational scuba should be ok,but without screw down crowns i would be concearned about knocking the pushers accidently.Enjoy your gift.Hope this helps

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    Re: Is the Invcita 1445 safe for underwater use?

    Thanks for the help guys.

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    Re: Is the Invcita 1445 safe for underwater use?

    Nearly all chronograph's are at risk for water damage if the pushers are used under water. Some watches are OK and it's called out in the owners manual but I couldn't tell you which ones.


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    Re: Is the Invcita 1445 safe for underwater use?

    Diving style watches usually have a rotating bezel, it is what is used for underwater timing. The 1445 is not a divers watch.

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    Re: Is the Invcita 1445 safe for underwater use?

    Checked my Seiko, Invicta & Deep Blue manuals. DO NO OPERATE pushers while submerged.

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    Re: Is the Invcita 1445 safe for underwater use?

    Have the WR checked, but even if the WR id 100m or better, do not operate the pushers.
    Most so called Divers Style watches are designed to be submerged to the stated depth, but not individually tested. Individual testing ( of each watch) is done only on real Divers watches, like some models made by Sinn, Rolex, Omega, etc.
    A Diver has to be tested to have a minimum WR of 100m + 25%.
    So a 100m watch has to be ok down to 125 m, a 200m Diver down to 250m etc.
    On Divers Style watches, only a few watches are tested in each batch. On a brand like Invicta, I would suspect that not many watches are tested each year.
    So, if you want peace of mind, go to a watchmaker and have it WR tested
    Chronos:
    Some watches (Sinn and a few others) have a pusher design that you can operate underwater. Most can be operated "just" underwater, as the seals offer some protection, but you are taking a risk.

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