Luftwafflles wrote: Hawk wrote:
Luftwafflles wrote:And not very bright. Amazon (and Gevril) clearly label the watch 165 ft. WR. That basically means "do not get wet". Plus, he paid twice as much as he should have, had he done a little research.
The "mouseover" on the water resistance specification on Amazon will get you a pop-up stating it's suitable for swimming. If it craps out in the shower I'd hazard a guess it's most assuredly not suitable for swimming.
I guess Amazon's copy of the Necronomicon
is an edition or two off the one you have.
The guy has a legitimate beef.
Can't agree. He clearly states that a purchaser will be surprised upon receipt of the watch, that it is 165 ft. WR. That is true if said buyer ignores the clearly posted specs. If Amazon claims it is safe to swim with 165 ft WR, they are (IMHO) wrong. On that issue alone, he might have a beef. However, a hot shower is far more likely to compromise any gaskets then taking a swim. The two situations (again IMHO) are not comparable.
Then we will agree to disagree.
Amazon is hardly alone in stating that 50 meters is suitable for swimming. In fact you'll find it again here:
Now, I have heard that a shower is more likely to compromise gaskets than a swim. However, your assertion is the first time I've heard it outside the controlled environment known as watchgeeks where I admittedly dismissed it out of hand as a tale told by an idiot - specifically M. Davis.
Intuitively, such a thing would not be obvious. A swim in a Texas pool in August will be in water we described as "piss warm". A shower, barring someone who enjoys being boiled like a lobster, won't be in appreciably warmer water. Soap? Nah - soap gets its ass kicked by chlorine and pool chemicals.
It just doesn't make sense. It sounded like a strained verbal tap-dance to cover up for a crappy watch when Davis said it at watchgeeks and, frankly, it doesn't sound any less strained when you say it here.
No normal consumer in their right mind is going to equate "suitable for immersion to 50 meters" with "don't get it wet". Neither should this consumer have to research the matter to discover such a thing - particularly when such discovery requires tracking down random forum posters rather than the wikipedia article which says "suitable for swimming".
Thanks for the little walk down memory lane. I'd nearly forgotten the WG "Holy crap!! It's warm water and soap!" incantation. If warm water and soap compromises your gasket I suggest you have succeeded in finding the sorriest ass excuse for a gasket supplier as exists on the planet.