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Water resistance not as advertised
on November 20, 2012
I'm a bit disappointed in the watch because it is actually rated 3ATM (100 feet) not the 165 feet as stated in the Product Description. The difference in the two are that this watch (according to the literature included) is water resistant to "splashes of water while washing the hand" and at 165 feet you could expect it to be "suitable for showering or swimming in shallow water." That is quite a difference! I would also like to point out that the Product Description also states that it is a "synthetic sapphire" crystal. It is actually a sapphire coating crystal." In all fairness, that is stated in the first description of the watch but seems to conflict with the product specifications. I'm really not sure that it makes a difference, only time will tell if it proves to be scratch resistant. I'm probably just being sensitive to feeling duped about the water resistance.
Having said all that, I will keep the watch. It is a beautiful watch and seems to be of good quality (fingers crossed for scratch resistance). It was also offered at a reasonable price. It comes packaged in an impressive, sturdy box. It arrived within 3 days of placing the order.
A rating of "3" seems fair because it wasn't really as advertised. But, for look and feel, it would get a "5" because I really like it on my wrist...