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    How deep with a Rolex Explorer 214270?

    How deep could I safely dive to without risking damage to my Rolex Explorer? It is rated at 100 meters and as an open water diver I am limited to 18 meters which is deep enough for me. I have seen it posted elsewhere at a 100 meter rated watch should only be used for snorkling which I would say is only about 5 meters, what is the reality?

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    Re: How deep with a Rolex Explorer 214270?

    You could easily dive to 130 metres and probably beyond. Jump in and enjoy the water!
    At recreational depths ALL Rolex oysters will go way beyond what you can.

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    Re: How deep with a Rolex Explorer 214270?

    I’ve dived with OP and old Subs but this is with the DS,

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    Re: How deep with a Rolex Explorer 214270?

    Let's see... 100-18= yep, I think you'll be okay!

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    Re: How deep with a Rolex Explorer 214270?

    Quote Originally Posted by nobbylon 2 View Post
    I’ve dived with OP and old Subs but this is with the DS
    Nobby, don't look now, but there is a photo crasher behind you; he's about 170 degrees to your right

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    Re: How deep with a Rolex Explorer 214270?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panerol Forte View Post
    Nobby, don't look now, but there is a photo crasher behind you; he's about 170 degrees to your right

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    LOL. I saw what you did there @PF
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    Re: How deep with a Rolex Explorer 214270?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Manley View Post
    How deep could I safely dive to without risking damage to my Rolex Explorer? It is rated at 100 meters and as an open water diver I am limited to 18 meters which is deep enough for me. I have seen it posted elsewhere at a 100 meter rated watch should only be used for snorkling which I would say is only about 5 meters, what is the reality?
    I would trust Rolex's 100m rating then any other brand's 200m rating. Rolex tests all their watches (except Cellini - I think...?) up to 25% over the rated depth. So if it says 100m on the dial, you can rest assured that it is 100m water proof, not water resistant.

    Here's a quick side by side comparison of Rolex 100m vs an Omega 300m WR. Notice the text, Rolex says water proof while Omega says water resistant.

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    Here is an article from WIRED about the Rolex test. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/role...-watch-testing

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    Re: How deep with a Rolex Explorer 214270?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panerol Forte View Post
    Nobby, don't look now, but there is a photo crasher behind you; he's about 170 degrees to your right

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    Hit him on the nose with that SD and you'll be ok. Now a DSSD would probably be lethal.

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    Re: How deep with a Rolex Explorer 214270?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbert_is_fat View Post
    I would trust Rolex's 100m rating then any other brand's 200m rating. Rolex tests all their watches (except Cellini - I think...?) up to 25% over the rated depth. So if it says 100m on the dial, you can rest assured that it is 100m water proof, not water resistant.

    Here's a quick side by side comparison of Rolex 100m vs an Omega 300m WR. Notice the text, Rolex says water proof while Omega says water resistant.

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    Here is an article from WIRED about the Rolex test. https://www.wired.co.uk/article/role...-watch-testing
    I might be wrong but I thought that the ISO standard required the extra 25%?
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