While your Avi-8 has been built to be adequately robust for swimming – and shallow water use – we would however remind you that actual resistance to water maybe impacted by impact of watch to water, movement in water, temperature, water conditions and consistency. These other variables may impact the actual impermeability to water. 

We also recommend that you replace a leather strap on your Avi-8 with a nylon Nato band – available here, if you wish to use your timepiece while swimming or for prolonged exposure to water. 

The leather on your avi-8 is porous and is likely to discolour and deteriorate if used while swimming . If you want to swim with your timepiece we recommend using our nylon strap or metal bracelet.