I know this is old news, but I thought it was interesting enough to put a link of the story here. There have been a few threads about if someone should wear their mechanical watches while they are doing something of an athletic nature. I personally believe that if one of my own mechanical watches is of sturdy build, I should be able to wear it doing just about anything.
That being said, is a Rolex diver never to be worn when one is let's say scuba diving? Would cycling be too rough a ride for the same Rolex? I would hope not. My brother-in-law wears his Rolex diver while doing anything from mowing the yard to whatever task he is doing. It doesn't just sit in a watch box. The only thing he has ever needed done to the watch besides servicing is replace the bracelet. It's like the old Timex commercial, "...it takes a licking and keeps on ticking."
Anyway the article is a fun read. http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/blog/...urn=ten,243604