Generally speaking, there are different watches waterproof rating. From the living water, shower to diving different levels, with the exception of special dive tables, we are exposed to the most is the living water bath and acceptable levels of waterproof watches.
When you purchase your luxury watch, it is crucial for you to be aware of its limits, and to choose your model based on your needs and use. In addition to the water-resistance table provided below, here is some simple advice to help you avoid making any mistakes:
1.Always make sure that the crown of the winding mechanism is pushed in and screwed in before entering the water.
2.Do not use the watch’s functions when it is under the water (do not touch the chronograph push button, the crown, etc.)
3.If you see condensation building up under the crystal, take your watch to a repair shop as soon as possible so they can solve the problem and make your watch water-resistant again.
4.Remember that the level of water-resistance indicated is not permanent: a vintage watch, for example, is no longer as water-resistant as it was when originally manufactured.
5.Have the water-resistance of your watch checked every year: the watch maintenance shop will check, among other things, the condition of the seals, which are constantly put to the test and subject to natural wear and tear. The watch repair specialist can replace them if necessary.
6.Thoroughly rinse off your water-resistant watch after a swim in salt water in order to protect the water-resistance seals that can be eaten away at by salt.
7.Never open your watch case yourself.
Water-resistance table by Cresus
By experience, we advise you to use caution regarding the water-resistance recommended by the manufacturers themselves. We have put together this water-resistance table so that there is no doubt as to what your watch can withstand.