A simple question with a surprisingly complex answer. Here at Burrells, our customers often ask whether a watch is waterproof or not. Ever since the earliest water-resistant designs, waterproofing has become an important consideration for buyers. After all, being able to dive, swim or even sail with a reliable watch is a huge bonus. And no one wants to be left with an expensive repair bill just for getting caught in the rain. But as simple as this question may be, there is not a straightforward answer. Today, we want to strip away some of the mystery surrounding waterproof and water-resistant watches, to help you make an informed decision when it comes to your next watch buy. Read on to find out everything you need to know about your watch and water below.