What is watch Water Resistance?

– Water Resistance is a watch’s ability to maintain a watertight seal. This is usually controlled by 2 gaskets and may be enhanced by the presence of O rings. Water Resistance is measured in meters, feet, atmospheres, or bars. These ratio at 10:30:1:1 respectively. 30 meters of water resistance is good for light showering only. 50 meters for light splashing in a pool. 100 meters will stand up to recreational surfing, swimming, and water sports. At 200 meters, the water resistance will hold up while diving.