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    I was just looking at my leather banded dress watch. It says 100M/330 FT. Why do i need a dress watch that works 100 meters below the water? IS that information really necessary? My dress pants don't specify but i can't imagine them staying dry any more than 50 meters under. No?

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    Videre non videri
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    The truth is that the depth ratings have little to do with reality.
    What they really say is that they are rated for a certain pressure.
    The pressure of one atmosphere (1 bar) is equivalent to a water depth of 10 m.
    So 50 m equals 5 bar, 100 m equals 10 bar, and 200 m equals 20 bar.
    But the actual depths they can be used at are far less than that.

    A general guide:
    10 m - you can wash your hands with it on without problems
    30 m - good enough for a shower
    50 m - bathing or swimming at the surface
    100 m - shallow dives
    +200 m - good enough for scuba diving

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    I've seen Funniest Home Videos: you never know when you're gonna end up in a pool. A waterproof dress watch is a sensible precaution.
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    Footballus vita est iamlucky13's Avatar
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    Advertising. It conveys a sense of durability. Or at least it does to me, and I generally don't buy into cheap advertising gimmicks.
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