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Stopped working after only four months...
on February 3, 2012
When I first received this watch, I was very excited. I was worried that the fake diamond-like patterns embedded on the watch links would end up making this product look rather cheap, but that was not the case at all. The watch looked very nice, has a beautiful blue face, and a decent size and heft to it. Now for the reason I gave this watch a less-than stellar review- The bezel on this watch does not rotate at all. In fact it serves no other function rather than to give the appearance of having a properly operating bezel or dial that actually rotates around the watch face. I was even able to overlook this as the watch, as I said, looked and felt nice and I was happy using it as an every day watch. The real problem was that 4 months after I purchases this watch it just stopped ticking. I assumed that the battery was just dead and went to a jeweler to have it replaced, only to find, much to my chagrin, that it was not the battery at all as it was a "internal" problem. The jeweler kindly asked me of I wanted to pay the $90 to have it fixes and since that is almost DOUBLE what I paid for it, I kindly declined. The jeweler thought this a wise choice and told me that the problem was most-likely that moisture got into the watch. This was a surprise to me as I never go near water of any kind, save for washing my hands (and I don't wash my watch), and more importantly... this watch claims to be water resistant up to 165 feet. Since I am fairly certain that my bathroom sink is a bit more shallow than that, keeping in mind that I never submerged my watch under water at all, I can confidently say that this claim is false. It was a real shame as like I said, the watch did look rather nice and would have been a great price for a decent watch, but I guess you get what you pay for. If this watch did not break, I would have given it 5 stars easily so if anyone reads this and decides to purchase this item, I hope you have better luck than I did.