The seals create the WR, the screw-down crown just prevents accidentally pulling the crown out for the most part.
I would swim on the surface of a pool, wouldn't jump off a dive board or dive to the bottom of the pool.
I don't take any of my watches into the water or out on the beach unless I need to know the time during those activities. I've had a few leaks over the years and it just isn't worth the hassle unless I really need to have the watch for those activities.
I'm not submerging any watch without a good reason. I guess if I was afraid of it being stolen, I'd risk the leak. If planning of any type were involved, I'm wearing a digital watch in the drink.
IDGAF about screw crown or push/pull. Honestly, I feel the latter are more secure as what is going to pull it out? Accidental rotation is a thing, pulling not so much.
I say go naked!! Worry free oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah…
I would never go swimming! Afraid of getting eaten by one of these:
This summer, after 3 years of owning a Turtle, was the first time I submerged it under water (frankly out of shame after saying I hadn’t on Reddit — the internet can be a ruthless place). That said I think there was a mental hurdle I needed to get over in terms of using a tool watch for it’s intended purpose. 200m of water resistance with a screw down crown… it’s my most worn watch during the summer.
TLDR; no I wouldn’t unless I knew it was supposed to.
I have swam with my 5KX many times and I’m not worried at all.
Won't take any chance with water even screw down crown or G-Shock 😐😐
I don't swim with any watch, even though they have water resistance. On the other hand, if it's under warranty I'd risk it, why not.
I rarely swim, but I have comfortably swam with a 100 WR watch with a pull/push crown. At the time, I was more concerned with the NATO failing in the water 🤦♂️.
I wouldn't take any watch with me for swimming.
Swim, what's the point of owning a watch with 100m wr if you don't enjoy it. ISO Diver spec only requires 100M WR. 🤷🏻♂️
I’ve worn my diver in pools and I’m the ocean on holidays. Mine is 300m wr so I have less caution with that.
I genuinely hope @Max's reason for not swimming with it was the leather strap.
@KristianG is obviously correct, but at this point I would hope everybody knows that. In particular, there is not a single justifiable reason, at least not based on the physics that govern this branch of the multiverse, to worry about water getting into a watch while swimming when said watch can resist a pressure of 10 bar.
I'd swim with it with a couple of caveats. Check the crown is fully seated (because shit happens) and remember if the gaskets are over 10 years old or not. Better safe than sorry. That said, swim away!