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Old 22 July 2013, 02:30 AM   #1
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Any guidance on limits for the 50m rating on RO's

Hi All,

I can't help myself, I love the Royal Oak. It is also such an icon for a steel sport watch. Comfy and looks great. But I am little bothered by a depth rating of only 50m on a sport watch. Come on AP! An icon of watch making, why cant they make their flagship sport watch 100m? Many other brands can and in a case that is just as thin. A bit frustrating, as I live near the beach and like to swim in my watches.

I am not trying to insult any buyers or the brand. I still hope to have one one day.

So with that said, does anyone have any guidance on how careful one must be with the 50m rating on AP's? Anyone have any water issues?

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Old 22 July 2013, 02:32 AM   #2
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50m is fine for swimming with. Not sure what your issue is?
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Old 22 July 2013, 02:38 AM   #3
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Do you often swim below 50M?
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Old 22 July 2013, 02:40 AM   #4
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Are you going to dive with it?
As others already said and from own experience 20-50m WR with AP is fine swimming with.
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Old 22 July 2013, 02:42 AM   #5
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Diver2012, SMD, Thanks for the replies. Are you guys serious? New to watches?

50m means different things to different manufacturers. And there are 50m watches that are NOT OK to swim in at any depth.

Anyone actually with experience on the depth rating of 50m and Royal Oaks specifically?

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Old 22 July 2013, 02:45 AM   #6
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Why ask if you choose to ignore the answers?

"Water Resistant 5 ATM or 50 m: Suitable for swimming"

20m/30m is only splash proof.
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Old 22 July 2013, 02:48 AM   #7
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Hi Diver2012,

I appreciate thoughtful input. I am not ignoring the answers.

Where is that quote from?
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Old 22 July 2013, 02:52 AM   #8
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Hi Diver2012,

I appreciate thoughtful input. I am not ignoring the answers.

Where is that quote from?
Just from Wikipedia

The RO has a screw down crown and is absolutely fine for swimming with - there are lots of photos of people in the pool with them on on here.

If you are really concerned about water resistance then get a Diver like me.
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Old 22 July 2013, 02:52 AM   #9
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i have yet to go past 10m with my royal oak however i do have 300m to go down with my ap diver, 50m is plenty with the ro, go roo if u need more
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Old 22 July 2013, 02:57 AM   #10
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That's all I was looking for. Just piece of mind to go surfing with my watch on. Thanks again for taking the time to help a newbie.

FYI. There are multiple websites that say 50m RO's are not suitable for swimming. Including gemnation, where I WAS thinking of making a purchase.

Thanks again.
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Old 22 July 2013, 03:18 AM   #11
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Old 22 July 2013, 03:28 AM   #12
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is that wikipedia?
Interesting you can swim but cant snorkel...

Anyway my question was answered. I will wait until they can figure out 100m before I surf, but might use it for the occasional swim.


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