Seiko alpinist 20 bar WR

Sooo im thinking about these seiko alpinist watches....seiko says they are rated 200m but they have a second crown for the inner rotating compas bezel which is just a regular crown ... how does that work?

Is it just a theoretical 20 bar rating for the main crown but in reality it may be 10 bar beacause of the compass crown?

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I trust large organisations like Seiko - so comfortable that the Compass Alpinist is rated to 200m. I only tested mine to 2 metres in the sea and unlikely to go deeper! Incidentally there are 2 other Alpinist case shapes, also rated to 200m, that do not have the compass bezel

Nope. If they say it's 20 bar, it's 20 bar.

My Seiko Lowercase Fieldmaster doesn't have screw down and is 20 bar.

Same with my HVD Spectre. In fact, the HVD Spectre is hand winding and NO screw down!! 馃槑

They achieve WR thru gaskets. If planning to wear it hard, get them checked and you're good to go.

If purchasing new, I wouldn't worry about it for a bit.

Also my Elliot Brown Beachmaster uses an interesting click internal bezel, that doesn't screw down either, still 200m WR.

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Nope. If they say it's 20 bar, it's 20 bar.

My Seiko Lowercase Fieldmaster doesn't have screw down and is 20 bar.

Same with my HVD Spectre. In fact, the HVD Spectre is hand winding and NO screw down!! 馃槑

They achieve WR thru gaskets. If planning to wear it hard, get them checked and you're good to go.

If purchasing new, I wouldn't worry about it for a bit.

Also my Elliot Brown Beachmaster uses an interesting click internal bezel, that doesn't screw down either, still 200m WR.

Yea im planing on getting it new. Thanks thats reassuring to hear馃憤