I have the casio Redline model RL300LA-9AV. it says it is water resistant up to 100 meters. im going diving next week and i was wondering if i could wear it. the manual says its safe to do it , but im not sure if i trust it 100%. has anyone gone diving with this watch or any other casio watch rated water resistant at 100 meters?
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Re: can i dive with this watch?
You definetely CAN NOT dive with this watch. It is good for swimming and snorkeling only. Real divers watches withstand at least 200 meters of depths and are specialy designed for it. One of the best affordable divers watch manufacturers novadays is Seiko. Check Seiko website and learn about divers watches and all the features they have. List of waterproof markings and explanations are also available. Do not forget to rate, please.
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The numbered bezel can be used by divers to measure elapsed time on their oxygen supply. Place the zero where the minute hand is now and you'll know when 20 or 30 minutes have passed when the minute hand reaches bezel number 20 or 30.
In the same way, you can use the bezel to tell when 30 minutes have passed on your parking meter if you simply put the 0 on the minute hand when you leave the car. When the minute hand reaches the 30 mark, a half hour will have passed.
Typically, the bezel only turns counterclockwise to keep the wearer from bumping and changing the elapsed time number. On some less expensive watches, the numbered bezel does not turn and is decorative only.
The Abyss 10.900 is a waterproof diving watch that features a silicone filled stainless steel case and stainless steel unidirectional bezel on a black rubber strap. Silicone is denser than salt water, making the Abyss water resistant to grater depths. 10.900 is the depth in meters of the deepest location on earth, the Marina trench in the Pacific Ocean. The refractive index of silicone enables you to see the dial and hands from any angle under water.
You can typically buy this watch for about $425.00
Thank you for contacting FixYa. Water Resistant is a common mark stamped on the back of wrist watches to indicate how well a watch is sealed against ingress of water. It is usually accompanied by an indication of the static test pressure that a sample of newly manufactured watches was exposed to in a leakage test. The test pressure can be indicated either directly in bars, or (more commonly) as an equivalent water depth in meters (in the United States sometimes also in feet).
An indication of the test pressure in terms of water depth does not mean a water resistant watch was designed for repeated long term use in such water depths. For example, a water resistant watch marked at 30 meters depth cannot be expected to withstand activity for longer time periods in a swimming pool, let alone continue to function at 30 meters under water. This is because the test is conducted only once using static pressure on some of the newly manufactured watches. The test for qualifying a diving watch for repeated usage in a given depth includes safety margins to take factors in account like aging of the seals, rapidly changing water pressure and temperature, as well as dynamic mechanical stresses encountered by a watch. Also every diving watch has to be fully tested for water resistance.
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If you have a good quality scuba dive watch that needs to be repaired, such as needing a battery replacement, it can be tempting to do it yourself. After all, don't you just need a screwdriver, a battery and rubber gasket (possibly)?
Well, yes. But if you do it yourself, you run the risk of voiding the warranty.
So if you change it yourself and the watch later floods, you are out of luck. So check your warranty information carefully before you attempt to do anything yourself or have someone other than the manufacturer/authorized dealer do the work.
If the manufacturer changes the batteries or does any other dive watch repair, they will normally retest the watch and certify that it is still water resistant to whatever level applies.
This is not to say that a qualified watch repair shop can't do the job. It's your decision but at least it will be an informed one.
So the long and short of dive watch repair - if it's a good dive watch, you'll probably want the manufacturer/authorized dealer to handle it if you don't want to void the warranty. A cheap dive watch? Probably not worth the bother.