Before you take your timepiece anywhere near water, we’d suggest you fact-check just how water resistant your water-resistant timepiece really is.
If your dive watch – that sporty timepiece you can accessorise your snorkelling gear with – claims to be water-resistant upto a depth of 100feet, it’s good to weather a downpour. Upto 300feet of water means that it’s good for about two-thirds that depth (given that the 300feet certification is under ideal testing conditions).
However extreme the weather conditions you’re braving, we’ve rounded up a few sporty options that won’t break the bank, but yet look the business:
It’s got a nifty helium escape valve, whose function is simple: as you dive deeper, the one-way relief valve eases the strain on the movement so that it doesn’t crack under pressure.
Nautica keeps things simple with a rotating bezel that lends it the functionality of a chrono minus the actual complication. It’s a fashion-forward watch with a trippy colour scheme.
Part of the Kinetic collection, it’s powered by the motion of your wrist and never needs a battery change. It’s easy to read the time off it even in dim lighting owing to the luminescent hour markers and hands.
Apart from the atomic timekeeping function that ensures it’s ultra-accurate, it displays several weather elements including an altometer, barometer and thermometer. But the smartest of them all, and one that’s a must-have if you live sea side, is the tide graph display.
Expedition Double Shock
It’s got both an analog and a digital display with a toughened resin case. Basically, an idiot-proof watch that’s also good for a claimed 200metres below surface level. -in.lifestyle