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Old 8 July 2019, 06:44 PM   #1
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A question...

Most, if not all correspondence states that only a watch with a 300m rating is suitable for diving, and yet most, if not all (twice I’ve used that phrase! ) Seiko divers watches are rated at ‘only’200m.
Can someone explain please?


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Old 8 July 2019, 07:29 PM   #2
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Maybe you’ve seen 330ft, and not 300m?

100m is the minimum, and 100m=330ft.

https://www.padi.com/gear/dive-watches


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Old 8 July 2019, 07:39 PM   #3
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Rolex Submariner was 200m till about 1990. It's still plenty.
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Old 8 July 2019, 08:27 PM   #4
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What correspondence?
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Old 9 July 2019, 03:47 AM   #5
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Old 9 July 2019, 05:39 AM   #6
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My Turtle Padi rated at 200m, my Submariner at 300m, my Planet Ocean at 600m, and Sea Dweller at 1000m but in real life many get killed diving just at 60m:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYuMN206Jzo
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Old 9 July 2019, 06:33 AM   #7
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90% of Divers won't go any deeper than 100 feet. 99% should not go any deeper than 60 feet. PADI's statement is a generalization; they are not a watch specialist or manufacturer. This figure depends on the manufacturer, the intended use of the watch and how well maintained it is. If it is not made specifically as a diving watch then the best policy is don't use it as one. I had a 100m rated Citizen model made for Surfing and it did not survive a series of 14 dives to about 90 feet.
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Old 9 July 2019, 07:09 AM   #8
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I can’t swim, but if I find myself 1500 meters underwater, I will know what time it is.


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I've been a certified diver since 1983 and can tell you 200 meters is way deeper than recreational scuba divers venture. I think any watch rated to 200 meters can handle whatever you throw at them.
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Old 16 September 2019, 10:35 AM   #10
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I can’t swim, but if I find myself 1500 meters underwater, I will know what time it is.


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No, you won't know what time it is. You will be dead. That is three times below the operational limits of any commercial, military or scientific diving system in existence.
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Old 19 September 2019, 10:36 PM   #11
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No, you won't know what time it is. You will be dead. That is three times below the operational limits of any commercial, military or scientific diving system in existence.





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