Damaging a Fossil watch could be one of the worst things to happen to lovers of the bespoke timepiece. Mistakes happen but what if you had no idea that water damage could totally impair your watch?
Read further to learn how to protect your Fossil watch from water damage.
How to prevent water from entering your Fossil watch
While many watch brands brandish ‘water resistance’ as a premium feature, liquids interfering with the complex internal systems of your device could cause irreparable damage.
Fossil provides water resistance ratings for its traditional and hybrid smartwatches and they are often found on the device’s caseback. While some watches can survive submersible and shallow diving, others are only splash resistant. This table provides recommendations for water-related use based on the type of Fossil watch you may have:
(Not deep sea)
|3 ATM – 3 Bar – 30 Meters||✓|
|5 ATM – 5 Bar – 50 Meters||✓||✓|
|10 ATM – 10 Bar – 100 Meters||✓||✓||✓|
|20 ATM – 20 Bar – 200 Meters||✓||✓||✓||✓|
To protect your Fossil watch from water damage, irrespective of its ATM ranking, follow these simple guidelines:
- Do not adjust the crown while the watch is still in contact with water
- Ensure the crown is in a closed position before making contact with water (if crown has screws, make sure they are properly tightened)
- Do not engage push-enabler functionality when the watch is underwater
- Keep your Fossil watch as far away as possible from extreme atmosphere (saunas, hot water etc)
- Avoid exposing your watch to faucets, ocean waves or waterfalls and other water forms moving with force
- Avoid, as much as possible, exposure to salt water. Only watches with 5ATM can rinse under tap water if the timepiece is exposed to salt water (be sure to dry immediately with hand cloth).