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From Stat-Counting Swimmer Watches to Luxury Scuba Breitlings

By: Jen Chae - Published: Jun 21, 2013
Summertime calls for pool parties, which could turn out ugly unless you’re sporting waterproof watches. The rubbery Baby-G shocks can endure up to 100 meters under water, but so can the all-gold Nixon 51-30 or the wooden Slab by Slim Timber. Most watches on the market now are focusing on functionality as much as form. Though some aren’t exactly submersible, they will last a couple splashes by the pool with no problem.

For serious swimmers and extremely spontaneous people, there are heavy-duty timepieces available. For instance, the Speedo Aquacoach is specifically designed for swimmers, so it is guaranteed to work just as well underwater as it will on land.

Breitling’s Superocean 42 collection is one of the most luxuriously casual watches a guy could sport to a pool party. Plus, it lasts an impressive 1,500 meters under water. With its sturdy steel case and durable rubber band, the Superocean is safe for the pool or even an scuba excursion somewhere deep in the ocean.