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Has anyone gone diving with their replicas ?

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Mystery Shopper
2 hours ago, Binky_74 said:

By BK Noob submariner is the watch I’m planning to dive with 

Rep diver watches, sealed and pressure tested, are Ok to dive with. 

Non divers with chronos are harder to seal and pass a pressure test.

PADI certification only takes you to 30m anyway so you don't have to have the pressure test done to much beyond that.

The dive computer overtook the watch & tables years ago so maybe it is worth leaving the watch behind and hiring one of those.

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Kernow

I have a Seamaster Chronograph Pro that passed the max the machine could go to at Timpsons (shoe and watch repairer). I can’t remember the pressure, but upwards of 100m maybe 200m even. I was rather impressed as it’s a chronograph too! 

Any watch can fail at any time, both reps and gens. At the end of thre day it’s mostly the seals that fail on reps and gens so if they are serviced and tested regularly then you should be fine. Should be but it’s your choice. Personally I only dive with gens as it’s one less thing to worry about. Snorkelling, yeah a pressure tested rep will do for me. 

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onzenuub

I did, no problem for me. I could buy another watch.

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Tagyourit

My $0.02.. I've gone diving with four rep divers. Usually "deep dives" of 100 feet. F*ck getting it pressure tested. Open it up, clear silicone waterproof grease the seals. Screw everything down like a mofo and giver. I've never had an issue... 

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ShovelnTC

I have more of a problem with water getting into my ears than my watches, and a close to 60 year old bloke jumping up and down on one leg trying to get that fuckin water out of his ear is just plain wrong.

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pickledbeetroot
3 hours ago, ShovelnTC said:

I have more of a problem with water getting into my ears than my watches, and a close to 60 year old bloke jumping up and down on one leg trying to get that fuckin water out of his ear is just plain wrong.

:daffy: 

pics please Mark, or better still WhatsApp me a video :giggle: 

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BenjaminButton

@ShovelnTC blue tac solves that one old boy.

 

But, obviously, the shock news in this exciting thread is that[mention=21229]pickledbeetroot[/mention] does the washing up!

 

I’ve swum with a few but that’s hardly the same thing as diving so the answer from this dishwasher loading metrosexual snowflake is no.

 

 

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Khronos

Just get an SKX007 and go into whatever the f&#k water you want. Why risk it, BK reps are not cheap.. 

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Rx4Time

Just the other day I went "diving" in my swimming pool and took a few underwater pictures.   

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And last month I went "diving" in the lazy river at Discovery cove in Orlando. 

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Watches survived fine, but I always pressure test them roughly once a year to be sure no gasket has failed. 

 

 

 

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MetalMickey

Just wrap a load of electrical tape all round the watch and your wrist. Voila. 

If you don’t have electrical tape then hold your watch arm vertically out of the water while submerged. 

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Rx4Time

I think I'd rather place a Ziploc bag over my arm and seal it with duct tape.

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BenjaminButton
Just wrap a load of electrical tape all round the watch and your wrist. Voila. 
If you don’t have electrical tape then hold your watch arm vertically out of the water while submerged. 




I think you have almost nailed this perennial question MM. If I could be so bold as to bring my cling film and silicone bands solution to the table for consideration.

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Rx4Time

I'll have to remember that method of waterproofing next time I wear a dress watch swimming.  

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MetalMickey
47 minutes ago, BenjaminButton said:

 


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I think you have almost nailed this perennial question MM. If I could be so bold as to bring my cling film and silicone bands solution to the table for consideration.

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That’s effective AND looks good. Well done!

1 hour ago, Rx4Time said:

I think I'd rather place a Ziploc bag over my arm and seal it with duct tape.

Looking at some of the fucking monstrosities I see on the forum I’d rather stick the ziplock bag over my head. 

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DavidAMcC
16 hours ago, mr.tourette said:

Only muff

That's disgusting, but it did make my laugh out loud :69:

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Sergio

I like to wear my watch while watching a show about diving...

Does that count ??????:chewbacca: 

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trailboss99

Sure, most rep divers can be proofed to surprising depths but as Rich said, a watch isn't much use underwater anyway. 

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tony06200

I think if a divers is not waterproof it's a flaws like some people tell cristal fitting issues or a bad fitted gasket ...

Better have it checked and pressure tested.

But for example even my Gate special Sub 116610 passed the pressure tested,

I've just greased the seal and tightened the case back.

So on a high end it will be good.

However for real diving it needs a 20 bars resistance ?

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StevDryday

Goats are great.

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citizenfox

Agree that if you’re wearing a diver and you won’t go in the pool or ocean with it - that’s the ultimate tell. Always get them waterproofed. Actually I’m lazy and try to buy tennis already serviced and waterproofed. 

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SteveA

Swam and snorkelled with DSSD 10yr old cheapie,Noob Hulk,Noob sub,sd43 mid range none of them pressure tested but all of them have had o rings and seals greased ,crown and caseback nicely tightened,no issues.Lucky me

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