Are Invicta Watches Waterproof?

are invicta watches waterproof

As Invicta Watch experts we hope the following is useful information about Invicta watches and their waterproof capabilities.

Q: Are Invicta watches waterproof?

A: Yes, many Invicta watches are waterproof. Invicta offers a wide range of timepieces that are designed to withstand water exposure and provide reliable performance even in wet conditions.

Q: How waterproof are Invicta watches?

A: The waterproofness of Invicta watches can vary depending on the specific model. Invicta categorizes its watches based on their water resistance levels, which are measured in meters. It is important to note that water resistance is not a permanent feature and can diminish over time due to factors such as aging of gaskets, accidental damage or changing the battery incorrectly (see below).

Q: What are the different water resistance levels of Invicta watches?

A: Invicta offers watches with various water resistance levels, including:

  • 30 meters (3 ATM): These watches are suitable for everyday use and can withstand splashes, rain, and brief immersion in water. Do not swim, dive or shower with the watch on.
  • 100 meters (10 ATM): These watches are suitable for swimming, snorkelling, and other water sports, but not for deep-sea diving.
  • 200 meters (20 ATM): These watches are suitable for recreational scuba diving and other water activities.
  • 300 meters (30 ATM) and above: These watches are designed for professional diving and can withstand significant water pressure at great depths.

Q: How can I ensure the water resistance of my Invicta watch?

A: To maintain the water resistance of your Invicta watch, it is essential to follow these guidelines:

  • Ensure that the crown (the knob used to set the time) is fully pushed in and screwed down to create a watertight seal.
  • Avoid operating the crown or any other buttons while the watch is submerged in water.
  • Regularly check the condition of the gaskets and have them replaced if necessary.
  • Avoid exposing your watch to extreme temperature changes, as this can affect its water resistance.
  • Refer to the specific instructions provided with your Invicta watch for any additional care and maintenance recommendations.

Q: Can I wear my Invicta watch in the shower or while swimming?

A: If your Invicta watch has a water resistance rating of 100 meters (10 ATM) or higher, it should be safe to wear while swimming. However, it is important to note that hot water and soaps can affect the seals and gaskets of your watch over time, potentially compromising its water resistance. Therefore, it is generally recommended to avoid exposing your watch to hot water / showering and to rinse it with fresh water after swimming in saltwater or chlorinated pools.

Important: Invicta Watches advise in general to not shower with your Invicta watch, no matter how waterproof the rating may be. This is because significant temperature differences when showering can result in condensation on the inside of the watch face.  

Q: Are Invicta watches suitable for deep-sea diving?

A: Invicta offers watches with water resistance ratings of 200 meters (20 ATM), 300 meters (30 ATM), and higher. These are considered suitable for scuba diving and professional diving. It is important to read the instructions provided with your Invicta watch to ensure suitability for diving and to ensure all the recommendations above are followed. 

Q: What happens if i change the battery on my Invicta watch?

If you take your Invicta watch to a high street jeweller / general watch repairer to have  the battery changed they will not be able to test the water proof level of the watch after removing the back and replacing the battery. This test in itself is very expensive and not generally done. Therefore the guaranteed waterproof performance of the watch will not be maintained, although your watch still may retain its waterproof rating.

We would therefore recommend getting in touch with Invicta Watches Europe if maintaining the waterproof rating on your watch is important, especially if you use it for diving or watersports for example.

Technical contact and service enquiries:

For technical enquiries, warranty questions, battery information, service and warranty registration information please contact  Invicta Watches Europe