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    Longines VHP Water Resistance

    I have just spent a week in France swimming in, diving and jumping into, retrieving objects from the bottom of, and generally messing around in a 9ft deep swimming pool at all times wearing my VHP, nos issue whatsoever - just like Longines says

    Funny how everyone believes Longines when they state an accuracy of 5 seconds per year but not when they say 50m WR is suitable for swimming in. Well it is!
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    50m sounds better than 5 bar, which is what it really is. Glad to hear the seals held but you might be pushing your luck. Longines should really get these up to 10 bar, it wouldn't take much for them to do that. I really like the vhp otherwise and would have one if it had 10 bar wr.

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    Re: Longines VHP Water Resistance

    Isn’t 10bar an older thing?
    The ISO (22810) seem to have checks for between 3 and 5 bar and then between 5 and 30 bar. But maybe what I read is only for mechanical watches?

    Anyway, there is really no indication that Longines can’t be trusted when it comes to this. If they say suitable for swimming, why shouldn’t it be suitable for swimming?


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    Re: Longines VHP Water Resistance

    5 bar is quite weak.

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    Re: Longines VHP Water Resistance

    Last summer I bought a Conquest GMT. It is 5bar water resistant. That summer I used it to swim in the sea. and to snorkle, going down to 1 or two meters. and there was no problem. For an occasional use and recreation in the water I would use it without fear



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    Re: Longines VHP Water Resistance

    It will hold up for a few swims. I had a 5 bar original Omega X-33 titanium which did the same. But, one day, in Maui, the seals failed and the movement was ruined.

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    Re: Longines VHP Water Resistance

    I trust Longines and will swim, snorkel etc wearing it. People are obsessed with numbers, it's like the helium escape valve, 99% of people with one have no idea what it's actually for.

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    Re: Longines VHP Water Resistance

    Now if they will only start making them using a hard titanium alloy to get the weight down they would sell one to me. I hope MarkieB will keep us updated on how the WR holds up on his VHP.

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    Re: Longines VHP Water Resistance

    While I have no personal experience with this brand, in my experience, a screw down crown is critical. If this watch does not have one, then extra care must be taken to replace the waterproofing seals at least every 5 years.



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    Re: Longines VHP Water Resistance

    Quote Originally Posted by BillSWPA View Post
    While I have no personal experience with this brand, in my experience, a screw down crown is critical. If this watch does not have one, then extra care must be taken to replace the waterproofing seals at least every 5 years.



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    Actually a screw down Crown is not essential to water resistance. A Seiko certified technician told me years ago that modern day technology makes a screw down Crown unnecessary for water resistance.

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