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So ladies and gentleman, i recently bought myself a vostok amphibia 420059 which is still on it's way hence there is not picture. I'm going on vacation soon and wanted to bring the watch with me. I've never worn an automatic in the pool/sea, except a casio quartz movement. I know the casio can take a beating and it's only a 30 euro's but i'm asking you professionals if it is a good idea to take my watch in the pool and if i need to do something after swimming (rinsing the watch with water) ? I loved to hear so i can enjoy my watch for a long time! 

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Scuba dude!

These watches are meant for being thrown around.  Enjoy it.

Before getting wet, always check that the crown is screwed down.  After being in the sea or a pool, run it under the tap to wash away any sand and chemicals.  It's also a good idea to turn the bezel a few times to release anything stuck under there.  Then towel dry it and leave it somewhere warm to evaporate any excess water.

Enjoy your holiday.

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Even the best quality diver watches are only secure if they have been regularly serviced with new seals fitted. Another mistake which is common wearing them in the shower or bath the hot water just creeps in. I know because my son did exactly this with his Breitling, luckily he knew someone who could fix it 😀😀.

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2 hours ago, Len33 said:

NO WATCH is "waterproof,"

not entirely true one of the early LED watches known as the SYNCHRONAR 2100 RIEHL SOLAR was hermetically sealed. there's a link below that talks about the watch it unfortunately doesn't have the best picture of the module. the second link seems the missing it's taxed but does show pictures of the module. So basically the entire module is sealed up it's probably the closest I would know to anything that is waterproof. Unfortunately because that is sealed the rechargeable batteries go bad with time and your watch is now worthless.




On 6/11/2021 at 8:20 AM, Corstjens1 said:

casio can take a beating

yes but it's not a Timex. You want to look at the early Timex advertisements like this one you will note he ask he uses the word waterproof.


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On 6/15/2021 at 1:29 PM, Len33 said:


Divers' excepted, I personally cannot understand why anybody would want to take a watch into water.


I get it but i do want so sip on a nice margharita when i'm in the pool and not constantly have to take my watch of. I'm also very anxious with leaving stuff at the beach while i'm in the water so that's why I don't want to leave my watch laying around. 

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Ok. I hope your holiday goes well and that you enjoy your margarita on the beach.

However, I think that getting "Boris" to allow you to go away represents far more of a threat to your holiday than water entering your watch does!

Good luck.


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