Are G-SHOCK watches waterproof or water resistant?

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In this article, we aim to address a common inquiry often posed by our readers: Are G-SHOCK watches waterproof or water-resistant? Whether you're a dedicated swimmer, diver, or seeking a timepiece capable of enduring water exposure, continue reading to discover more about the water resistance features of G-SHOCK watches.

G-SHOCK watches boast water resistance up to 200 meters (660 feet), making them suitable for activities like swimming, non-professional diving, showering, or enjoying the sea without concerns. It's essential to understand that water resistance doesn't equate to being completely waterproof.

The 'Triple 10' philosophy, established in 1983 by G-SHOCK inventor Kikuo Ibe, mandates that every G-SHOCK should withstand a minimum of 10 bars (10atm – 100 meters) of water pressure and survive a 10-meter drop. Surpassing this, Mr. Ibe exceeded expectations by creating G-SHOCK watches with a standard water resistance of up to 20 bars – 200 meters – 20atm.

Despite their high water resistance, G-SHOCK watches can still be vulnerable under specific conditions, such as exposure to water pressures exceeding 20 bars. Adhering to the manufacturer's care and maintenance recommendations is advisable to preserve the watch's water resistance and avoid compromising it.

The terms "waterproof" and "water-resistant" are used to indicate how well an object, like a G-SHOCK watch, can endure exposure to water. Water-resistant means the object can resist water penetration to a certain extent but isn't entirely impervious. In contrast, waterproof signifies complete imperviousness, allowing submersion without damage.

When it comes to showering, G-SHOCK watches are designed to be water-resistant, making it safe to wear them during showers.

Wearing a G-SHOCK watch in a pool is also safe, given their water-resistant design. However, it's advisable to rinse the watch with warm soapy water after swimming in the sea to remove salt and prevent corrosion.

Operating G-SHOCK buttons underwater is generally safe, provided you stay within the watch's maximum depth range.

While G-SHOCK watches are suitable for swimming and non-professional diving up to 200 meters, there are specialized models like the Master of G FROGMAN designed for scuba diving, certified for water resistance up to 200 meters, including button operability underwater. It's essential to note that G-SHOCK watches aren't intended for deep-sea diving activities such as scuba or free diving.

G-SHOCK watches serve as excellent companions for vacations or coastal explorations, thanks to their strong water resistance. Our latest surf collection, featuring trendy pastel hues in the G-Lide series and the surf-ready GBX range, continues to be a preferred choice among elite surfers worldwide. Beyond remarkable shock resistance and a water resistance of 200 meters, these new models are equipped with essential functions like Tide Graph and Mood Data, catering to the needs of those navigating the world's oceans. The bezel and band, crafted from bio-based resin, reflect our commitment to environmental friendliness, making them ideal for enthusiasts of the ocean and nature.

To sum up, whether you're engaging in swimming, taking a shower, or simply relaxing by the pool, you can wear your G-SHOCK watch with assurance, as it is built to withstand water exposure. G-SHOCK watches boast a robust and water-resistant design, making them an ideal companion for any aquatic adventure.

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