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Beautiful but defective **UPDATED 9/4/13**
on January 23, 2013
Bought this watch in anticipation of our 15 year anniversary trip. Narrowed down from about 10 other watches from Fossil, I settled on this one. I had a Fossil watch for over 10 years that just kept going after multiple battery changes so I had confidence in another Fossil watch.
The watch arrived with no problem and was packaged well. Set the date and time and proceeded to wear it a few days before the trip. The date advanced itself almost a week ahead. Thought that was strange so I set it again. A few days later, the time had stopped. Now I'm a little concerned... set the time again and all was well for another few days until the first time I took it swimming.
The evening of the day I swam with the watch, I noticed fogginess under the crystal. Great. The next day, the fog turned to condensation and the watch stopped. Despite the claim that this watch can be used for skin diving, it didn't survive a brief swim in a 4 ft. pool.
I ordered another one from a different seller (no longer available from the original seller) hoping it was just a fluke. I will return the original for a refund of course. I will also update the review once I receive and evaluate the replacement.
**UPDATE 2/3/13** - I was just thinking to myself today that maybe the other watch I had was simply defective because I've had the replacement for a little over a week and it's been fine. Well, I thought too late because the watch just randomly lost about 20 minutes today. I happen to glance at the clock on my computer and noticed it said 4:40. I said to myself, "Man, time just flew this afternoon" but that's because my watch said 4:15. Sigh. I've set the correct time and I'll give it a few more days as I have until 2/25/13 to return it for a refund.
**UPDATE 9/4/13** - It's possible that perhaps I knocked the knob loose to set the time, because I've had the watch over 7 months and I haven't experienced any issues with it. I've worn it in the shower a few times, and no water intrusion. I haven't gone swimming with it but it seems to not have a problem with rain or being in the shower. I haven't had any problems with the time being incorrect either. Gave it two more stars for a total of four.