As water resistant men’s and women’s watches are the back bone of our collection, here is the complete guide to watch water resistance from an Adina perspective. Whether you are working or playing in your Adina Watch. This guide will help you understand what our watches are designed for.
What is Water Resistance?
Every Adina watch is designed differently and the individual design of each watch determines how resistant to water pressure that watch is. It is prudent to always check the rated water resistance of a watch before using it, so you can decide when to wear it and when to take it off.
At a glance Oceaneer is rated 10ATM. Country Master 10ATM. Amphibian 20ATM. Flaire, Forever and Kensington are all 3ATM.
What is the ATM?
The ATM of a watch is short for Atmospheres and is a measure of the level of water pressure a watch is designed to withstand. The higher the ATM means that a watch can withstand more water pressure, whilst a lower ATM means the watch was designed to withstand less pressure.
Metres: A Common Misconception
The ATM or water resistance of a watch can also be expressed as a number of metres, such as 100 metres or 200 meters. This does not mean that a watch can be taken 100 or 200 metres below sea level – although that is a common misconception. It is simply the number of times the pressure at sea level a watch can withstand without letting water in. For example, a watch with an ATM of 3 can withstand 30m of pressure, whilst a watch with an ATM of 10 can withstand 100m of pressure and so on.
Using Your Watch in Water
The ATM of your watch will allow you to determine how and where you can use your watch. The ATM is always engraved on the case-back of each watch. Please use the chart below to guide you on using your watch in water. For example, if your watch has an ATM of 10 (on the dial it will say 100 metres), you can safely wear it every day for swimming, but you ought not take it diving.
Swimming With Your Watch
We recommend purchasing a watch of at least 10ATM (Country Master, Oceaneer, or Amphibian) if you wish to wear your watch whilst swimming. Wearing a watch with a lower ATM whilst swimming may not always damage the watch, however we urge on the side of caution due to the delicate nature of watches in general.
Water Getting into Your Watch
The Swiss Made movements that keep your Adina ticking are protected from water by the case, crown(winder) and seals that prevent water from getting in. Damage to any of these critical watch components will very likely affect your watch’s water resistance and cause moisture to get in. A common issue is when, if your watch is fitted with a screw crown and it has come loose and the seal has been damaged, which will allow moisture to get in. If you believe that there is any damage to your watch, it is best to get it assessed by a watch maker who can check the water resistance is intact.