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Is your wet leak detector a Cousins item, Jon? I've been looking to buy one for testing watches after battery changes. A lot of the cheaper ones seem to be rated to 6 bar (60 m...approx 200ft), which wouldn't test a diver rated to 200m. However I've also seen it stated that a 3 bar (30m) pressure test would be sufficient to check if any of the seals were leaking, as if it's going to leak, it will do so at that pressure. Perhaps  you might be able to confirm?

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11 minutes ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Is your wet leak detector a Cousins item, Jon? I've been looking to buy one for testing watches after battery changes. A lot of the cheaper ones seem to be rated to 6 bar (60 m...approx 200ft), which wouldn't test a diver rated to 200m. However I've also seen it stated that a 3 bar (30m) pressure test would be sufficient to check if any of the seals were leaking, as if it's going to leak, it will do so at that pressure. Perhaps  you might be able to confirm?

I've seen some watchmakers that are really good and sought after that work on mstly expensive stuff use the 3 and 6 bar ones... Maybe, indeed, it's enough... Let's face it, most people will barely dive 1-2 meters with their watches. Only few go deeper and even then close to none will reach such high depths.

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7 hours ago, Roger the Dodger said:

Is your wet leak detector a Cousins item, Jon? I've been looking to buy one for testing watches after battery changes. A lot of the cheaper ones seem to be rated to 6 bar (60 m...approx 200ft), which wouldn't test a diver rated to 200m. However I've also seen it stated that a 3 bar (30m) pressure test would be sufficient to check if any of the seals were leaking, as if it's going to leak, it will do so at that pressure. Perhaps  you might be able to confirm?

Hi Roger,

Not bought from Cousins but if memory serves they sell one remarkably similar.

And yes if you test to 3 bar would be sufficient, I do however test to the max of 6 bar.

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