My shower is not a hyperbaric chamber. What gives?
August 5, 2011 11:14 AM Subscribe
What are the rules for finding a "waterproof" watch that really is - one that can be reliably taken into a shower or pool, long term, without leaking?
posted by rongorongo to shopping (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I like to be able to shower or swim without having to take off my watch; but I don't seem to be having much luck finding one that really keeps the water out. My latest is Swiss-made "Mondiane" timepiece which boasts that it is "Water Resistant 10ATM". At 3 months old - having never had a new battery fitted - it leaked while in the shower. Am I unlucky in my shopping or just unrealistic in my expectations? Is there anybody testing watch water resistance in a manner which tallies with real-life expectations?