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    Water resistance with the Klassic Chrono?

    I'm receiving conflicting definitions of what ATM 5 means and for the adventures I go on, I'd like to know when to take off the watch. I go canoeing, swimming in Lake Michigan, the Mediterranean, Alpine streams, and lap pools after hikes and runs. Sometimes I get caught in the rain. Sometimes I fall out of the canoe. When must I absolutely leave it aside to avoid its destruction? I knew it was more waterproof than my Nomos Metro, but I was hoping it would accompany me on as many of my adventures as possible. Thanks.

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    Re: Water resistance with the Klassic Chrono?

    I actually just sent STOWA a message about this very subject, except in regards to the Flieger Klassik which is also rated 5ATM. Below is their response:

    "Although your STOWA watch is tested up for 50 m water depth, we do recommend removing the watch before bathing. Wearing the watch while it rains is not a problem, if you don't leave the watch directly in the rain."
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    Re: Water resistance with the Klassic Chrono?

    It's not waterproof. You want to do all that, get the Sport version.
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    Re: Water resistance with the Klassic Chrono?

    Quote Originally Posted by freight View Post
    I actually just sent STOWA a message about this very subject, except in regards to the Flieger Klassik which is also rated 5ATM. Below is their response:

    "Although your STOWA watch is tested up for 50 m water depth, we do recommend removing the watch before bathing. Wearing the watch while it rains is not a problem, if you don't leave the watch directly in the rain."
    Thanks- responding to their note, what is the functional difference between my 3ATM Metro and their 5ATM? It's a bit disappointing, it would be nice if something as rugged looking as the Flieger was 10atm by this definition.

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    Re: Water resistance with the Klassic Chrono?

    No way.

    Charts to be found all over the www and, of course, in our DWF.

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    Re: Water resistance with the Klassic Chrono?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tanjecterly View Post
    It's not waterproof. You want to do all that, get the Sport version.
    I guess so! I think my next purchase will be 20ATM

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    Re: Water resistance with the Klassic Chrono?

    Quote Originally Posted by stuffler,mike View Post
    No way.

    Charts to be found all over the www and, of course, in our DWF.

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    What is the ATM from diving into the sea? As in not scuba diving but just diving into the water? It's more than that from swimming or snorkeling. And doesn't a pool's chlorine affect things?

    Charts are contradictory. Many charts say 5ATM is suitable for swimming. Most don't mention car washes... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_Resistant_mark
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    Re: Water resistance with the Klassic Chrono?

    Not something I need to bother about, own a 1000m. Anyway, Stowa Searime should work, Prodiver being the better option.

    Effect of chlorine in the pool on our watches?
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    Why is "swimming, white water rafting" coming up online in several seemingly reliable sources as a 5atm safe activity?

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    Re: Water resistance with the Klassic Chrono?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiILLeica View Post
    Why is "swimming, white water rafting" coming up online in several seemingly reliable sources as a 5atm safe activity?
    This you need to ask the authors.
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