Seems rather a silly and unnecessary question. If not having a watch makes you happy, do so. However don't look for support in this, either you do or you don't and no comments here will make one jot of difference..
Five button holes was a passing fad ten years or so ago.
You should have researched this supplier before wasting your money. You would do better to reject it and get your money back (Preferably) or at least have them remake it. Trying to patch it up will not be satisfactory.
I cannot think of a normal circumstance in which your basic premise would materialise. Unless you are wading through water you will hardly suffer in the manner you claim.
Stop overthinking something that will not happen.