WATCH WATER RESISTANCE RATINGS

How water-resistant is my watch? What do the different depth ratings mean?

Water-resistance is the ability to resist the penetration of water to a certain degree. Waterproof means that water is not allowed to pass through it. At this time Timex only sells water-resistant watches.

Most Timex watches come with a water-resistant rating of: 30m (meters), 50m, 100m or 200m. Here are the activities each of those ratings allow:

  • 30m: Washing hands
  • 50m: Washing hands, Light swimming, Snorkelling, Poolside Diving
  • 100m: Washing hands, Light swimming, Snorkelling, Poolside Diving, Surfing
  • 200m: Washing hands, Light swimming, Snorkelling, Poolside Diving, Surfing, Recreational Scuba Diving

To maintain water resistance, do not press any buttons under water unless your watch is indicated as 200m water-resistant.

Watches labeled water-resistant without a depth indicated can withstand splashes and rain, but should not be submerged.

Another rating used to measure water resistance is Atmosphere (ATM) ratings. Below is a guide to corresponding WR and ATM ratings.