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A watch is a true menswear essential, and while there are thousands of possibilities out there, with summer reaching its apex we have compiled a list of timepieces with high water resistance to see you through should you find yourself near water. Whether you’re hitting the beach, having a dip in a secluded lake, or even taking a sea dive, we have compiled a list of some of the most stylish water-resistant watches out there.

As there are tons of products out there all claiming to be water-resistant to a certain degree, it’s worth laying out just what all those varying certifications really mean.

– A watch that does not state any water resistance is not guaranteed at any level and should be kept dry at all times.

– A timepiece certified for 30m/3ATM will withstand accidental or brief immersion in water, but should not be exposed to prolonged immersion.

– A 50m/5 ATM watch will be suitable for taking a dip and surface swimming, but should not be used for any high pressure activities such as snorkeling, jumping in or diving.

– A watch rated 100m/10 ATM will be suitable for snorkeling and shallow diving.

All of the watches featured here are certified to at least 50m/5ATM, so you can enjoy casual swims to your heart’s content, while some of the timepieces included are capable of exposure to more serious pressures.

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