Watch Water Resistance: Understanding the Ratings and How It Applies to Waldor & Co.
Watch Water Resistance: Understanding the Ratings and How It Applies to Waldor & Co.

As we enter a world where technology is continuously pushing the boundaries, the need for adaptable, robust, and elegant timepieces has increased dramatically. The watch industry has responded in kind, with an expanding selection of water-resistant timepieces designed to meet the needs of today's consumer. In this post, we'll look at water resistance ratings and how they apply to Waldor & Co.'s watch collection.


Understanding Water Resistance Ratings

Water resistance ratings are commonly expressed in atmospheres (ATM), bars, or meters. These units are frequently used interchangeably, with one ATM equaling ten meters or ten bars of pressure. The ratings show how much water pressure a watch can tolerate before its components fail.

To cater to different needs and preferences, Waldor & Co.'s line consists of watches with varying water resistant ratings:


3 ATM (30 meters/100 feet): These watches are suitable for everyday use since they can withstand splashes, rain, and hand-washing. They should not be submerged in water.

5 ATM (50 meters/165 feet): Waldor & Co. watches with a 5 ATM certification are designed for brief immersions and are ideal for swimming in shallow waters. They are a good balance between everyday wear and water-based sports.

10 ATM (100 meters/330 feet): These are Waldor & Co.'s most robust timepieces, delivering a higher level of water resistance. These timepieces are great for swimming, snorkeling, and other water-based activities.


    It should be noted that these scores are based on laboratory tests conducted under controlled conditions. Water temperature and movement, for example, can have an effect on a watch's water resistance.


    How to Take Care of Your Waldor & Co. Water-Resistant Watch

    While Waldor & Co.'s water-resistant watches are built to last, proper maintenance is required to maintain their functionality and appearance. Here are a few pointers to keep your timepiece in good working order:


    1. Avoid exposing your watch to severe temperatures or abrupt temperature changes, since they can compromise the watch's water resistance.

    2. After being exposed to saltwater, properly clean the watch with fresh water to remove any salt residue that may cause rust.

    3. Check and replace the watch's gaskets and seals on a regular basis, as these might wear out and affect the watch's water resistance.

    4. Have your watch serviced by a skilled technician on a regular basis to ensure its water resistance.


    Ultimately, understanding water resistance ratings is essential when choosing a watch that fits your demands and lifestyle. We offer a wide selection of watches that meet various water resistant criteria, so you are sure to find a suitable watch for every occasion. Discover our assortment here.