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Is water damage covered under warranty?
Most manufacturer warranties typically don't cover water damage. The reason being is that most water damage can be caused by crowns not being fully screwed in place completely or improper wear.
Watches are not designed to withstand warm water (even waterproof and diver watches). So if you're washing dishes or taking a shower with your watch on, the heat can cause the watch to expand which then allows moist air to get sucked into the case when it cools down. This can deteriorate the movement over time. This can also cause fog and condensation (leaving it the sun might help actually remove this). Shampoo, soaps and other liquids are also corrosive to a watch's components. If you accidentally expose your watch to soap, rinse it off with fresh water and dry it as quickly as possible.
Water resistant and water proof are very different. Water resistant means that it can resist the penetration of water to a certain degree, but not entirely. Waterproof means that it's impermeable to water, no matter how much time it spends in water.
Simply being a "diver" is not enough to say that it's safe to swim. "Diver" is a style, rather than a function. While it should mean you can dive or swim, that's not necessarily the case if it isn't built for it. We encourage our members to check the watch's specific listed resistance.