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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    Nope. That's what Seamasters are for.
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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    you can, reason I'd strongly advise against is the chrono push buttons.
    a standard 3 hands 30/ 50m wr rated watch would be perfectly safe,
    but one accidental push on one of those buttons, even if out of the water but while the watch is still wet, and who knows..

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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyeMan View Post
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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    Thanks Al for - once again - trying to settle this issue for good

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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    Yes, you can swim in it. Will you? probably not. The amount of pressure (no pun intended) and scaring people on these forums is outrageous.

    Heck, I don't even think my sea dweller can handle swimming. I'm not comfortable wearing a watch near water unless it's rated 5000 meters encased in a submarine :)
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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    I've seen others who do, but I'd never...

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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sloopjohnb View Post
    Thanks Al for - once again - trying to settle this issue for good
    Yep, settled for good...until the next thread in a few days...

    To be clear, I'm not suggesting people should swim with them, because that's a very personal decision that only each individual can make. But technically, there's no reason they can't go in for a swim if properly looked after.

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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by hugof3C View Post
    you can, reason I'd strongly advise against is the chrono push buttons.
    a standard 3 hands 30/ 50m wr rated watch would be perfectly safe,
    but one accidental push on one of those buttons, even if out of the water but while the watch is still wet, and who knows..
    While the pushers are not rated for use under the water, your concern is somewhat overblown...

    The way people talk about this it's as if a huge hole is opened up directly into the inside of the watch when the pusher is pressed, but that's not reality.

    There is a seal inside the pusher that is always in contact with the sealing surfaces, so pushing the pusher in does not in itself affect the water resistance of the watch. The concern is that there is a slight possibility that water could work it's way past the splines between the pusher tube and the pusher cap, and water could be trapped under the pusher cap. When you then press the pusher down, it could possibly push some moisture past the seal inside the pusher.

    So as usual the fears from this are largely built up in people's minds to be far worse than they actually are.

    Cheers, Al

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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    I don’t think a properly maintain Speedmaster is any more likely to leak than a properly maintained 300M Seamaster or 200M Black Bay. There seems to be a lot of anxiety and concern over a theory (you need a screw down crown to swim, Speedmaster’s won’t tolerate submersion) which science and technical data do not support. To each his or her own, but it is both amusing and annoying to see the same commentary pop up in response to these questions time after time.

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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    No because the ones I own have not been pressure tested for over a couple of decades...


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