If you’re planning a summertime escape to a tranquil beach resort this season, there are many things to consider before you go: having the proper sunscreen, beach attire and accessories are imperative wherever you’re vacationing.
Whether you’re planning to relax poolside in the Hamptons, take in the sun’s rays on the sands of Maui or explore the deep seas of Costa Rica, you’ll want a wristwatch that is both stylish and water-resistant.
While the timepiece you currently have may be water-resistant to 30 or 50 meters, it’s best to have a watch water-resistant 100 meters or more. Even if you’re not planning any deep-sea excursions, you’ll want a watch able to withstand the rigors of swimming a few laps in a pool or snorkeling in the ocean.
Watches water-resistant to 30 meters are able to withstand casual exposure to water, such as splashes of water, being caught in the rain, accidentally use in the shower or immersing in water. Watches with 50-meter water-resistance can be worn around household sinks and infrequent swimming in shallow water, however it’s best not to wear one when bathing, snorkeling or scuba diving.
100 meter water-resistant watches can withstand the same pressures as 50-meter models, yet you can also swim in deeper depths of water, dive or snorkel. However, you sould avoid deep-sea diving with one.
Timepieces with locking screw-down crowns and case backs are expressly made for the rigors of deep-sea diving and are water-resistant up to 200 meters or more. Both screw-down crowns and case backs prevent water from entering the inner chambers of the timepiece, which could cause erosion and prevent the mechanisms inside from properly working.
You’ll find a great selection of diving watches at luxury retailer The Watchery, during their Summer Diver’s Watch Event, featuring hundreds of timepieces ideal for deep-sea exploration.
The Invicta Subaqua Men’s Chronograph is an excellent choice. This virile men’s timepiece has a screw-down crown and case back…and is water resistant to 500 meters. It features a 50mm diameter stainless steel case and matching multi-link bracelet in stainless steel with textured detail on the center links.
The unidirectional rotating bezel in blue ion-plated steel encircles the gunmetal dial with three subdials, an automatic date calendar, luminous hands and hour markers. Premium Swiss quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy.
Complementary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.