Firmin Li from Sydney, Australia asks:
I was wondering if wearing a dive watch in the shower would be any different to wearing it for swimming/diving? A quick google gives me contrasting experiences of people, some claiming the heat/pressure from showering could harm the seals and eventually cause the watch to leak. Is this true?
Some of us have routinely done so for years. We believe that if a watch is rated at 100m or better rated we don't worry about it. Figure that gaskets should be replaced every 5 years or so, more often if you dive with it. I don't think the heat should be an issue for most decent dive watches. I cannot, however, speak to any effects from body soaps or shampoos on coatings, etc. Why are you showering with a watch anyway? Do you think it is cool or are you in that much of a rush?
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