Most people are obsessed with the awesome features of their watches. Lap timers, survival cord wristbands and lunar calendars lure buyers in. But before you buy, make sure that your watch will hold up against its number one enemy: water. Watch repairmen know that water is a watch's biggest enemy, yet you probably don't consider water-resistance as a priority feature. If you are like most people, you will wear your watch everywhere, and that means, one day, it will get wet. Waterproof watches for women and men are a necessity if you are going to be out and about. You wouldn't skimp on waterproof outerwear; don't skimp on your number one accessory either.
Everyone eventually spends some time in the kitchen. While you might think you will remember to take off your watch before you do the dishes, it's not just the sink you need to avoid. Splashes of water from boiling pots can do as much or more damage than full immersion in soapy water. Likewise, any splash of food on your watch can dry up and require a full cleaning to remove. Unless you plan to remove your watch every time you enter the kitchen, it might just make more sense to buy a waterproof watch to combat the potential damage.