Literally the same thing just happened to me! Galaxy Watch 3, barely 6 months old. Watch died, I sent it for repair, and just received a bill for $208.98 to repair "water damage". Have been on the phone with them for 2 hrs already, being transferred from customer care, to repair center, to customer care (and now on hold with technical center). Everyone keeps saying how "technician didn't find anything wrong with the seal of the watch, so you have to pay". I used the watch for swim tracking (doing laps in the pool a couple times a week). They literally have AN APP FOR THAT on the watch !! I've been a loyal Samsung customer for over 15 years. Going with Pixel / Garmin route next. Question - did you end up paying for the repair?
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