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Water Resistance

 

Rating

 

Suitability Remarks
30m

 

Suitable for everyday use. Splash/rain resistant. NOT suitable for swimming, snorkeling, water related work and fishing. 

 

NOT suitable for diving.
50m

 

Suitable for swimming, white water rafting, non-snorkeling water related work, and fishing.

 

NOT suitable for diving.
100m

 

Suitable for recreational surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing and water sports.

 

NOT suitable for diving.
200m

 

Suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports.

 

NOT suitable for diving.
Diver's 100 m

 

Minimum ISO standard (ISO 6425) for scuba diving at depths NOT suitable for saturation diving.

 

Diver's 100 m and 150 m watches are generally old(er) watches.
Diver's 200 m or 300 m

 

Suitable for scuba diving at depths NOT suitable for saturation diving.

Typical ratings for contemporary diver's watches.
Diver's 300+ m for mixed-gas diving

 

Suitable for saturation diving (helium enriched environment).

 

 

Watches designed for mixed-gas diving will have the DIVER’S WATCH L M FOR MIXED-GAS DIVING additional marking to point this out.