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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1A-019 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus Stainless Steel Chronograph 40MM Watch...
NZ$ 161,645
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327
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Cvstos Challenge CV15056CHSELPOAB00CTI02 New Steel 53.7mm Automatic
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Cvstos - Challenge Sealiner GMT Portofino Blue | WatchAG
NZ$ 21,091
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/111P-001 Unworn Platinum 40mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus Platinum Factory Sapphire Set Bezel...
NZ$ 771,264
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327
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Rolex GMT-Master II 126755SARU Unworn Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex GMT-Master II Rose Gold Gem Pepsi Bezel Watch 126755SARU
NZ$ 213,091
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Rolex Submariner Date 126619LB Unworn White gold 41mm Automatic
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Rolex Submariner Date Black 41 mm dial White Gold 126619LB...
NZ$ 72,410
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Zodiac Sea Dragon ZO09913 Very good Steel 50mm Automatic New Zealand, Wellington
Zodiac Sea Dragon
NZ$ 2,000
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Longines Legend Diver L3.674.4.56.2 Fair Steel 42mm Automatic New Zealand, Auckland
Longines Legend Diver
NZ$ 3,000
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NZ
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 Good Steel 34mm Automatic New Zealand, Hamilton
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date
NZ$ 6,149
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NZ
Concord C1 01.5.14.1002 Good Steel 44mm Automatic New Zealand, Auckland
Concord C1 Big Date on bracelet
NZ$ 2,000
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Girard Perregaux Laureato 8018011614FK6A Good Titanium 44mm Automatic New Zealand, Auckland
Girard Perregaux Laureato EVO 3
NZ$ 5,500
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Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk 49920-11-652-FK6A Unworn Steel Automatic New Zealand, Auckland
Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk II America's Cup BMW Oracle Racing
NZ$ 9,371
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Pierre Kunz G016 Fair Steel 44mm Automatic New Zealand, Auckland
Pierre Kunz Spirit of Challenge Sport
NZ$ 3,000
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Longines Présence L4.804.4.11.6 Very good Steel Automatic New Zealand, Lower hutt
Longines Présence Automatic Swiss Made
NZ$ 1,300
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Omega Seamaster 396.1042 Good Steel 36mm Quartz New Zealand, Wellington
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Omega Seamaster 200m Pre Bond
NZ$ 1,595
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Tudor Black Bay Bronze 79250BM, 79250BM-0001 Very good Bronze 43mm Automatic
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Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79250BM
NZ$ 5,552
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Omega De Ville Co-Axial 43113412102001 Very good 41mm Automatic New Zealand, Auckland
Omega Deville Co-axial
NZ$ 5,400
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Bulgari Octo BGO38S Very good Steel 38mm Automatic
Bulgari Octo Roma Automatik Edelstahl Herrenuhr Ref. BGO38S
NZ$ 7,411

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Sinn 103 103.172 New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Sinn 103 Sa G (Limited Edition)
NZ$ 5,537
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Rolex Submariner Date 1680 Good Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Submariner Date ''RED'' Ref. 1680 ''MK6" dial 1974
NZ$ 29,731
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Tudor Black Bay 79220B Good Steel 41mm Automatic
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Tudor Heritage Black Bay Rose & Smiley full set
NZ$ 4,994
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Rolex Lady-Datejust 179179 New White gold 26mm Automatic
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Rolex Lady-Datejust President Mother or Pearl 179179 White Gold
NZ$ 19,658
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817
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980R-001 New Rose gold 40.5mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus Rose Gold Chronograph "New"
NZ$ 161,857
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573
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IWC Ingenieur Automatic IW322404 Very good Carbon 46mm Automatic
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IWC Ingenieur Automatic
NZ$ 16,356
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Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu 465.SE.2010.RW.1204 Very good Steel 39mm Automatic
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Hublot Big Bang Sang Bleu Limited Edition 465.SS.2027.VR.1204....
NZ$ 18,203
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R-001 Very good Rose gold 40mm Automatic
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1R-001 Unpolished
NZ$ 270,897
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Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex GMT-Master II Batman Automatik Herrenuhr Ref. 116710BLNR...
NZ$ 27,822

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time 7900V/110A-B546 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic
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Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual Time New 2020 Model Black...
NZ$ 38,653
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Rolex Datejust II 126331 Very good Gold/Steel 41mm Automatic
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Rolex Datejust 41 Rose Gold/Steel Chocolate Dial Ref.126331
NZ$ 19,338
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Corum Admiral's Cup AC-One 277.101.04/F373 AB12 New Titanium 45mm Automatic
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Corum Admiral's Cup AC-One
NZ$ 11,074
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99
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TAG Heuer Grand Carrera CAV5185 Very good Titanium 43mm Automatic
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TAG Heuer Men's CAV5185.FT6020 Grand Carrera Automatic...
NZ$ 5,784
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903
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Patek Philippe Twenty~4 4910/1200A-001 New Steel 25,1mm Quartz
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Patek Philippe Twenty 4 "Blue dial" New
NZ$ 17,889
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573
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Panerai Luminor Chrono PAM 00196 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
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Panerai Luminor Chrono OP6665
NZ$ 11,586
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Zodiac Sea Wolf Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Automatic Blue Rubber  ZO9270 New Steel 40mm Automatic
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Zodiac Super Sea Wolf 53 Automatic Blue Rubber ZO9270
Price on request
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Cartier Santos (submodel) WSSA0009 Unworn Steel 39.8mm Automatic
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Cartier Santos De 47.5mm Custom Full Diamonds Ice Blue Dial
NZ$ 21,787
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Rolex Submariner Date 116613LB Very good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Submariner Date Stahl / Gold Automatik Oyster Perpetual...
NZ$ 25,471

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Bulgari Octo 102103 Good Steel 41mm Automatic
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Bulgari Octo Velocissimo
NZ$ 8,452
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Luminox Tony Kanaan 1181 New Steel 44mm Automatic
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Luminox 1181 Mens Tony Kanaan Limited Edition Valjoux Automati...
NZ$ 1,581
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314
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 210.90.42.20.01.001 Unworn Titanium 42mm Automatic
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Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Master Chronometer 007 Limited Ed.
NZ$ 15,673
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Cartier Roadster 2618 Very good Steel 39mm Automatic
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Cartier Roadster XL Chronograph Men's Watch Ref. W62019X6
NZ$ 5,878
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903
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Poljot Strela Chronograph Tribute Sapphire Full Set crystal back New Steel 40mm Manual winding
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Poljot Strela Chronograph Tribute Sapphire Full Set crystal back
NZ$ 724
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Bulgari Octo BGOP41BGLD New Rose gold 41mm Automatic
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Bulgari Octo Automatic | ~0,88 Bitcoin
NZ$ 43,446
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Seiko Grand Seiko SBGH267 Very good Steel Automatic
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Seiko Grand Seiko Limited
NZ$ 21,084
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50
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Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Submariner 40mm Custom Full Diamonds Emeralds 116610LN
NZ$ 23,193
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Rolex Datejust 126234 Unworn Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex Datejust 36 Stahl / Weissgold Diamanten Oyster Perpetual...
NZ$ 20,803

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Rolex Submariner Date 16800 Fair Steel 40mm Automatic New Zealand, Auckland
Rolex Submariner Date
NZ$ 16,276
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NZ
Bremont Hawking-LE-SS New Steel 41mm Automatic
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Bremont Hawking LIMITED EDITION Stainless Steel 41mm Automatic...
NZ$ 14,049
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314
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Rolex Daytona 116595RBOW New Rose gold 40mm Automatic
Rolex Daytona Rainbow Pave Diamond Dial (New)
NZ$ 721,300
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Panerai Ferrari FER00009 Good Steel 45mm Automatic
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Panerai Ferrari Scuderia GMT Timezone Limited Edition 45mm FER...
NZ$ 6,295
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903
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Rolex Daytona 16520 Very good Steel Automatic
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 16520 Never Polished
Price on request
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279178 Very good Yellow gold 28mm Automatic New Zealand, Auckland
Rolex 2019 Datejust Ref. 279178 18ct Gold with Diamond Dial...
NZ$ 31,000
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Rolex Datejust 126234 Unworn Steel 36mm Automatic
Rolex Datejust 36, black/schwarzes Zifferblatt und Jubileeband...
NZ$ 16,612
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Cartier Santos (submodel) WSSA0009 Unworn Steel 39.8mm Automatic
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Cartier Santos De 47.5mm Custom Full Diamonds Wine Red Dial
NZ$ 21,787
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 215.32.44.21.01.001 Very good Steel 43.5mm Automatic
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Automatik Stahl Ref. 215.32.44.21...
NZ$ 7,786

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Rolex Daytona 116509 Fair White gold 40mm Automatic New Zealand, Auckland
Rolex Daytona
NZ$ 48,615
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Bremont Supermarine S300/BL/BR New Steel 40mm Automatic
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Bremont Supermarine S300/BL/BR Men's Automatic Blue Dial...
NZ$ 6,037
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314
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-010 New Steel 40mm Automatic
Patek Philippe Nautilus Blue Dial (New Full Set)
NZ$ 172,170
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Rolex Day-Date 36 18238 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
Rolex Day-Date President
NZ$ 53,774
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Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980R New Rose gold Automatic
Patek Philippe Nautilus Tiffany & Co. dial
Price on request
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17
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124300 New Steel 41mm Automatic New Zealand, Auckland
Rolex "NEW" 2021 Oyster Perpetual 41mm Ref. 124300 Stainless...
NZ$ 14,500
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NZ
Rolex Datejust 126334 Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic
Rolex Datejust 41, blaues Blatt/blue Dial, 126334, Oyster aus...
NZ$ 19,167
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Tudor Submariner 7021/0 Steel 39mm Automatic
Tudor 7021/0 Submariner Snowflake - Unpolished - Full Set
NZ$ 38,164
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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 2518.30.00 Very good Steel 35mm Quartz
Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Edelstahl Herrenuhr Datum Ref....
NZ$ 2,590

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Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 212.32.44.50.01.001 Good Steel 44mm Automatic New Zealand, Auckland
Omega Seamaster Diver
NZ$ 7,167
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NZ
Rolex Milgauss 116400GV Very good Steel 40mm Automatic
Rolex Milgauss Blue Dial
NZ$ 14,184
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Water-Resistant Watches for Every Situation

Water-resistant watches come in every shape and size, from elegant dress watches to professional diving watches. Some are only protected against splashing water, while others can survive at depths of up to 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft) or more.


5 Reasons to Buy a Water-Resistant Watch

  • Stops water from entering the case and damaging the movement
  • Can go swimming and snorkeling beginning at a rating of 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft)
  • Plenty of options for every budget
  • Especially robust: Outdoor and diving watches
  • Available as men's and women's watches

Keeping Moisture at Bay

Moisture is the greatest threat to any watch. In mechanical watches, it strips away lubricant and leads to corrosion. On the other hand, it can kill batteries and cause quartz timepieces and smartwatches to short circuit. This is why choosing a timepiece with the right water resistance is so important. Water-resistant watches can endure pressures of at least 3 bar. That's the same amount of pressure felt around 30 m (98 ft) underwater.

Unfortunately, that doesn't mean that a watch with 3 bar of water resistance will stay intact 30 m (98 ft) below the surface. Timepieces with this depth rating are only protected against the type of spray experienced with rain or when washing your hands. A rating of 50 m (5 bar, 164 ft) means your watch can join you in the shower or bath. If you're looking for a watch you can wear to the beach, snorkeling, or in the pool, it should be water-resistant to at least 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft). Watches for diving have a minimum depth rating of 200 m (20 bar, 656 ft). All of that said, no watch is completely water-resistant. Seals can weaken and fail, so they should be inspected regularly.

Many watch manufacturers indicate water resistance in atm (atmosphere), a unit of pressure where 1 atm represents the pressure experienced at sea level. For practical comparisons, bar and atm are interchangeable, with 20 atm roughly equaling 20 bar.

There's a vast array of water-resistant watches available for both men and women. Options range from affordable quartz pieces to expensive automatic watches with in-house calibers. When it comes to sports watches, almost every model from recent decades comes with increased water resistance. Many dress watches are also protected against moisture.


How much do water-resistant watches cost?

Model/Reference number Price (approx.) Water resistant to
Patek Philippe Nautilus, ref. 5711/1A 75,500 USD 120 m (12 bar, 394 ft)
Rolex Day-Date 40, ref. 228238 32,000 USD 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft)
Rolex Daytona, ref. 116500LN 24,500 USD 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft)
Rolex Submariner Date, ref. 116610 11,000 USD 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft)
Bvlgari Octo Solotempo, ref. 101964 4,700 USD 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft)
Seiko Prospex Marinemaster, ref. SBDX013 3,600 USD 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft)
Sinn U1, ref. 1010.010 2,000 USD 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft)
Mühle Glashütte S.A.R. Rescue-Timer, ref. M1-41-03-MB 1,700 USD 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft)
Casio G-Shock Rangeman, ref. GPR-B1000-1ER 730 USD 200 m (20 bar, 656 ft)
Seiko Presage, ref. SPB035J1 560 USD 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft)
Citizen Titanium, ref. BM7360-82L 260 USD 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft)

Especially Durable: Outdoor and Diving Watches

If you're looking for a watch with high water resistance, your best bet is either a diving watch or another timepiece meant for outdoor activities. These watches are built for life in and around the water.

The Rolex Submariner is perhaps the most iconic diving watch of all time. The Swiss manufacturer has been producing this model uninterrupted since 1953 and has released many different versions over the years. While early models from the 1950s are only water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft), later generations from the 60s, 70s, and 80s can survive 20 bar (200 m, 656 ft) of pressure. In the late 1980s, the Submariner's depth rating improved to 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft), where it remains to this day. Current models like the ref. 116610LN sell for around 11,000 USD. The vintage ref. 1680 from the 1970s requires an investment of some 16,500 USD. If you have your eye on one of the early Submariner editions, such as the ref. 6526, be prepared to spend roughly 30,000 USD.

There are also plenty of less expensive options. Two fantastic examples are the Mühle Glashütte S.A.R. Rescue-Timer and the Sinn U1. The S.A.R. Rescue-Timer was developed specifically for maritime search and rescue teams and is water-resistant to 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft). Mühle Glashütte outfits this timepiece with extra-strong sapphire crystal and a rubber bezel for protection against impacts. Finally, the crown sits at 4 o'clock for enhanced comfort. This model costs around 1,800 USD.

The Sinn U1 is equally impressive. It can also dive down to 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft). Its case is resistant to low pressure and made of saltwater-resistant submarine steel. Like every true diving watch, the U1 features a unidirectional diving bezel. Thanks to Sinn's unique construction methods, the bezel is undetachable. Depending on the model and its condition, prices for this robust watch range from 1,600 to 2,000 USD.

The Casio G-Shock is a legendary outdoor watch. This quartz timepiece is available in a seemingly endless number of varieties, from traditional analog and digital displays to smartwatches. That being said, each G-Shock is united by remarkable durability and exceptional water resistance. Most watches also feature additional functions. Some versions boast a chronograph, timer, and alarm, while others come with a barometer, altimeter, and digital compass. The most affordable models sell for as little as 60 USD. On the other hand, complicated timepieces with smartwatch functionality demand some 720 USD.


Prices for Water-Resistant Sports Watches

The vast majority of modern sports watches are water-resistant, including icons like the Rolex Daytona and the Patek Philippe Nautilus. Every Daytona has had a depth rating of 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft) since the 1970s. Meanwhile, the Patek ref. 5711/1A can withstand pressures of up to 12 bar (120 m, 394 ft). Both timepieces are extremely popular and available in different designs. For example, the Daytona comes in your choice of stainless steel, rose or white gold, or platinum. There are also two-tone editions. Prices for this fan-favorite depend on the exact model and its condition. However, most Daytonas require an investment of between 18,000 and 72,500 USD. As for the Nautilus ref. 5711/1A, it costs roughly 76,000 USD in stainless steel and 110,000 USD in rose gold.

Omega, another legendary luxury watch manufacturer, offers a wide variety of water-resistant sports watches as well. The Aqua Terra 150M is one such timepiece. It belongs to the Seamaster collection and, as its name implies, is water-resistant to 150 m (15 bar, 492 ft). Options range from simple three-hand watches to models with a second time zone or world time function. Shared features include their sporty yet elegant design and, in more recent editions, the use of Master Co-Axial Chronometer calibers. Three-hand editions range from 3,500 to 4,300 USD in price. Those with a GMT function change hands for about 7,000 USD. At around 41,000 USD, the Aqua Terra World Timer is easily this series' most expensive timepiece.

Japanese watch manufacturer Seiko also produces water-resistant luxury sports watches. These timepieces belong to the Prospex collection and make relatively affordable alternatives to their Swiss counterparts. For example, the Samurai SRPB531 is water-resistant to 200 m (20 bar, 656 ft) and costs only 330 USD. The collection also contains professional diving watches, including the Tuna Marine Master SBDX013. This watch has a depth rating of 1,000 m (10 bar, 3,281 ft) and demands roughly 3,600 USD.


Dress Watches with High Depth Ratings

Dress watches tend to have less protection against moisture. Most are only resistant to 30 or 50 m (3 or 5 bar, 98 or 164 ft). However, there are also plenty of exceptions. For example, the Rolex Datejust and Rolex Day-Date are each water-resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft) thanks to their Oyster cases and the Twinlock sealing system. Rolex produces both models in men's and women's sizes. The Day-Date comes in rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, or platinum. Plan to spend between 28,500 and 58,000 USD on one of these timepieces. In addition to gold and platinum, the Datejust is also available in stainless steel or as a two-tone edition. These watches sell for anywhere from 5,500 to 13,500 USD, depending on the model.

Fans of Italian design should take a closer look at the Bvlgari Octo Solotempo. With an octagonal case and 110 facets, these timepieces demand your attention. While slightly thicker than the watches of the record-breaking Octo Finissimo series, the Solotempo makes up for it with its depth rating of 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft). The Octo Solotempo in stainless steel costs around 4,700 USD. Models with an 18-karat rose gold bezel and black DLC-coated case demand about 7,700 USD.

Of course, buying a water-resistant dress watch doesn't have to break the bank. You can call the Seiko Presage SPB035J1 your own for roughly 560 USD. This elegant timepiece features a reliable automatic caliber and a case with 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft) of water resistance. For something even more affordable, there's the Citizen BM7360-82L. This titanium watch is also water-resistant to 100 m (328 ft); however, its power comes from the quartz Eco-Drive E111 movement. Prices for this model sit around 260 USD.


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