Love wearing your watch everywhere, but worried about getting it wet? Don't fret! Water resistance can be a confusing term, but this guide is here to help. We'll break down what "water resistant" means for watches and explain those mysterious ATM and meter ratings. 

Whether you're facing a surprise downpour or planning a diving adventure, this guide will help you choose the perfect watch for your active lifestyle. So, ditch the worry and get ready to make a splash (or not) with confidence!

What is Water Resistance? 

Water resistance in watches simply means how well they can handle getting wet. Imagine your watch is like a tiny water balloon. It can hold some water for a while, but if you squeeze it too hard (or dunk it for too long), water will eventually get in. Here's a breakdown of the concept:

Not Waterproof 

Some watches are only meant for minimal contact with moisture, while others can handle deeper dives.

Pressure Matters

Depth isn't the only thing that matters. Imagine jumping into a pool – the sudden splash creates more pressure than just being underwater calmly.

Activities in Mind

Knowing your watch's water resistance rating is important. You wouldn't want to wear a splash-proof watch while snorkeling, as it could get damaged.

Let's Understand ATM, Meters, and Your Watch's Water Resistance

Water resistance means your watch can take some getting wet, but there's a limit. Think of a watch's water resistance like a raincoat. It offers protection from light splashes, but for serious water exposure, you'll need something more substantial.

Depth isn't the only thing that matters. Imagine jumping into a pool – the sudden splash creates more pressure than just being underwater calmly.

That's where ATM and meters come in. ATM (like "Automatic Teller Machine") is a unit for pressure, and meters show how deep a watch can go (in calm water, of course!).

The chart below explains what each ATM and meter rating generally means for your watery adventures.

ATM Rating

Meter Rating

Suitable Activities

3 ATM / 30 meters

Splash-proof, light rain

5 ATM / 50 meters

Shower-proof, swimming (avoid hot water & intense activities)

10 ATM / 100 meters

Swimming, snorkeling

20 ATM / 200 meters

Scuba diving (consult manufacturer's instructions)

Remember: These are general guidelines. Always refer to your watch's manual for specific recommendations and any additional care instructions. 

Bonus Tip: After a saltwater adventure, rinse your watch with clean water to remove any salt residue that could cause corrosion.  

4 out of 10 watches succumb to water damage. Don't let yours be next!

Did you know? Studies show that a whopping 40% of people lose their watches due to water damage from everyday activities. That's where a reliable water-resistant watch comes in.

When it comes to water resistance, TSAR Bomba watches have a commendable reputation for keeping up with your active lifestyle. The TSAR BOMBA 100M Waterproof Quartz Sports Watch (TB8805Q) is a prime example.

This isn't your average wristwatch. The TSAR BOMBA TB8805Q is specifically designed to conquer the elements, making it the perfect companion for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or any water activity you can throw at it. Here's why:

  • Durable Build: The watch features a robust 316L stainless steel case that can handle bumps and scrapes with ease. Plus, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal ensures your watch face stays clear and legible, no matter where your adventures take you.
  • Comfort and Style: The watch comes with a comfortable and durable silicone strap that's perfect for all-day wear. At 53mm in diameter, it makes a bold statement on your wrist, without feeling bulky thanks to its 14.3mm thickness.
  • Reliable Movement: The Japan JS15 quartz movement is known for its accuracy and requires minimal maintenance, keeping you on time for every adventure.

Final Thought

With a clear understanding of water resistance, you can now explore a wide range of watches to suit your active lifestyle. From everyday companions that can handle rain and splashes to dive-ready watches that can withstand the pressure of the deep.

So, whether you're a casual swimmer or a seasoned adventurer, there's a water-resistant watch out there to keep you on time and in style for all your aquatic activities. Happy splashing!

Visit our website to explore more watches from the TSAR BOMBA collection and find your perfect match!

май 30, 2024 — WBO Solutions