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    Newbie question; 10 ATM Water Resistance

    Hi,
    Newb here. I have a Maratac Large Pilot that is rated @ 10ATM. Is that sufficient to swim in the ocean with...will be bodysurfing, etc.?
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    Re: Newbie question; 10 ATM Water Resistance

    From what I understand (not an authority at all) the general consensus is that it should be fine for any kind of surface swimming. Some people here won't get a watch wet unless it has a screwdown crown or is rated 20bar, and that's absolutely their prerogative since it is their property. I swim with my seiko field monster and that is only rated 10bar. For sure you could get away with it I think but if you are looking to do it regularly I would maybe look at getting a diving watch. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Newbie question; 10 ATM Water Resistance

    Quote Originally Posted by Howl View Post
    From what I understand (not an authority at all) the general consensus is that it should be fine for any kind of surface swimming. Some people here won't get a watch wet unless it has a screwdown crown or is rated 20bar, and that's absolutely their prerogative since it is their property. I swim with my seiko field monster and that is only rated 10bar. For sure you could get away with it I think but if you are looking to do it regularly I would maybe look at getting a diving watch. Hope this helps.
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    Re: Newbie question; 10 ATM Water Resistance

    Screw down crown, 100M rating, so should be fine. Just don't forget to screw down that crown.
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    Re: Newbie question; 10 ATM Water Resistance

    The problem with pressure ratings is that the are tested in a static condition, the motion of the body while swimming massively increases the force applied to the watch. This can lead people into a false sense of security, I personally would not submerse anything but a dedicated diver.

    Ps I'm liking the look of your Maratac unusual to see a pilot with an offset crown.

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    Re: Newbie question; 10 ATM Water Resistance

    Quote Originally Posted by altheowl View Post
    The problem with pressure ratings is that the are tested in a static condition, the motion of the body while swimming massively increases the force applied to the watch. This can lead people into a false sense of security, I personally would not submerse anything but a dedicated diver.
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    This is is the sort of completely erroneous information that gets passed around on the Internet as fact, that drives me crazy. There is an insignificant increase in pressure due to dynamic motion. You can read about the physics HERE, or you can simply look at the example from the fifties when Timex took one of their models (with 'maybe' 10m of WR) and attached it the propeller of an outboard motor during a live television broadcast, and ran it at high speed in a tank without issue.
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    Re: Newbie question; 10 ATM Water Resistance

    Should be fine for everything except scuba diving.

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    Re: Newbie question; 10 ATM Water Resistance

    100m water resistance from a reputable company should be good for up to snorkelling... if the seals are good
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    Re: Newbie question; 10 ATM Water Resistance

    Swimming should be no problem. Get it wet!
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    Re: Newbie question; 10 ATM Water Resistance

    Just to support "altheowl", I had read that same thing about motion vs. static pressure and it bolstered what I had considered "common sense" but that "physics link" mentioned by "BrentYYC" is amazing in its thoroughness and irrefutability. One of the best posts I have EVER read on here...

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