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    Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    I know it's only 50m water resistant, but almost every guide I've ever seen states
    that a 50m watch is swimmable.
    Just wondering if anybody here has actually swum with theirs.
    Thanks all.

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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyeMan View Post
    I know it's only 50m water resistant, but almost every guide I've ever seen states
    that a 50m watch is swimmable.
    Just wondering if anybody here has actually swum with theirs.
    Thanks all.
    Nope.
    Nobody.
    Never.

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    Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    I wouldn’t dare. That’s what my SMPc is for. I won’t submerge any watch that doesn’t have a screw-down crown.


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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    Not really the type of replies I was hoping for.
    I'm honestly interested.

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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyeMan View Post
    Not really the type of replies I was hoping for.
    I'm honestly interested.
    Let us know how it goes.

    I'm in the "nope" camp too. Sounds like a terrible idea.

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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    there have been people posting here who go swimming regularly with their Speedy Pro and had no issues whatsoever. Just don‘t use the pushers in the water and have it pressure tested regularly. Maybe Al (archer) reads this and gives you an answer.
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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    I've been in water with it, but not swimming. If my activities will involve any kind of water exposure then I'll use one of my Seamasters (or other divers), after all that's what they are specialised for!

    And as the post above says, definitely don't use your pushers under water, even if just washing your hands!
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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    Mine says I can go swimming to 50m with it but I wont . If it was worth 50 quid, I might consider it but its not.

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    Re: Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyeMan View Post
    I know it's only 50m water resistant, but almost every guide I've ever seen states
    that a 50m watch is swimmable.
    Just wondering if anybody here has actually swum with theirs.
    Thanks all.
    Yes, plenty of people do. At least those who don't read threads like this on watch forums, so haven't been scared into thinking you must have a watch rated to 200m and a screw down crown to even think of getting a drop of water on it.

    The watch is rated for 50m, and that means it can go down to 50m. As long as the watch has good seals it will be fine.

    Lots of people will tell me that's not the case, and post some stupid chart from a blog that says anything rated less than 100m is only splash proof, however Omega is a reputable company, and is clear that the watches they make are actually rated for the depths they say the are. Someone else will no doubt bring up the dynamic pressure argument, which has been debunked many times, yet still has legs for some reason.

    Every flooded watch I've ever had on my workbench is there for one reason - lack of maintenance. Watches don't really leak because they are rated to 50m and someone takes it to 51m...

    So get the watch pressure tested regularly, get the seals changed regularly, and if you want to take it swimming, then do so.

    Cheers, Al

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    Anybody Swim with their Speedmaster Pro?

    Wise words from Al - they can definitely get wet. Check out this guys instagram -


    https://instagram.com/waterproofmoon...d=2d0whii3bxsy




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