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Old 17 May 2020, 08:44 AM   #1
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Water Resistence with crown unscrewed

So, I forgot to screw the crown of my 3 month old SuperOcean 42 back in after setting the time today, and strapped it on my wrist. I noticed about 45mins later, after I'd been washing some items on the sink.

I don't believe the watch actually got wet, and I'm not overly concerned about water ingress but I did wonder what sort of water resistance there is with the crown unscrewed?

I've heard of the twinlock/triplock crowns on Rolexes, and how there is an element of water resistance even with the crown out, but I don't know anything about Breitlings construction.

Of course, the advice from Breitling is to always have the crown screwed to protect water resistance but surely with the crown open there isn't suddenly a big hole in the case for water to ingress?
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Old 17 May 2020, 10:09 AM   #2
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I wouldn't be concerned with a SuperOcean as the screw-down crown is a redundant seal.

Now, I have heard that Navitimers aren't happy around water fountains or bird baths.
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Old 17 May 2020, 11:47 AM   #3
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Great, that was just the kind of information I was thinking about, thanks. I figured with a 500m rating, there'd be some substantial sealing and redundancy.
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