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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Waterproof!, January 9, 2007
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This review is from: Skagen Women's 358SSSD Freja Quartz 2 Hand Stainless Steel Silver Watch (Watch)
This is a nice looking watch and very flat against the wrist. I like the style and size. It is not, however, water resistant as Amazon's decsription leads you to believe.

After normal wear (doing dishes, in the shower, etc.) water started to pool behind the face. I called the manufacturer and learned that this watch is NOT water resistant AT ALL. They don't reccommend getting it anywhere near water. Before buying a Skagen watch, you should check Skagen's website to learn its actual water resistance.

To Amazon's credit, they replaced the wet watch and paid for the shipping to send the old one back since it was their mistake to advertise it as water resistant to 100 meters. They have not, however, changed the description on the site.
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Initial post: Feb 5, 2007 7:25:26 PM PST
Why would you wear a water resistant watch in the shower? No wonder you had water build up. Its not waterproof--its just meant to protect against splashes, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2010 12:43:21 PM PDT
New Mom says:
My thoughts exactly! Who wears a watch while doing dishes and in the shower?? That is not 'normal wear' to me...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2011 9:33:07 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 11, 2011 9:48:29 PM PST
I have worn watches, including skagen, in the shower all my life. If it says water resistant it should hold up to a shower. If you remove the back without having it sealed again by a jeweler it will get water into it. So that is the only catch. I would return it otherwise.

No such thing as a "water proof" watch, by law. Water Resistance rating of 15ATM or 150 meters (500 ft) would be considered a diver's "water proof" watch, but it must say 15ATM on the back.

Posted on Dec 11, 2011 9:50:54 PM PST
I just looked at the Skagen Website and this watch is indeed rated at 0ATM, meaning not water resistant. However, it is priced the same as the 3ATM watches. This is very disappointing for such a great looking model.

What does it say on the back of the watch?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2014 4:35:14 PM PST
Dusty says:
Water resistant does NOT mean waterproof!

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 10:11:11 AM PDT
Kate Connor says:
To me, "water resistant" means it SHOULD hold up in the shower or swimming pool, just not on dive trips. I have a Tag-Heuer rated "water resistant" to 300 meters for diving. No such thing as "water proof". I have to wash my hands 20 times a day due to my line of work, and cannot have a watch I would have to remove that many times. Thanks, MLB, as I will look for a different watch.
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