I recently purchased this Timex Ironman watch and as you can see it did not live up to the Ironman trademark after a masters (squad as they call it) swim class in a 50 meter pool in Australia.
So I took it back to the the store and showed it to the clerk who sold it to me. She looked at it and said, "I don't think that you are suppose to swim in these watches."
I gave her my best "You must be joking" stare and said, "But the Ironman triathlon includes a 2.4 mile swim....and this is clearly a Timex Ironman watch. See it says so right on the watch. And furthermore," I added and pointed to the box the watch came in, "There is a picture of a women swimming with the watch on the box."
"Oh that's just marketing she said," with a definite tone as if to say this conversation is over. "Besides you'll have to return it to the manufacturer. We only sell the watches. Timex does all the warranty work."