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    Arm strain

    I am curious to know if I am alone.

    I purchased my speedy a couple of months ago. It's the first heavy(ish) watch I have ever owned.

    In the past couple of weeks I have found that my wrist and arm is aching. Now, I'm no seven stone weakling as I use weights at the gym on a regular basis. However, I'm struggling to participate in my gym work because of the pain in my arm. The source of the pain seems to be my wrist but it refers itself up my arm.

    It could be a co-incidence that I purchased my watch. It could be to do with the gym. It could be something else.

    Have any of you experienced similar problems having purchased a new watch?

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    Re: Arm strain

    That is certainly not normal.
    How tight is it? I guess it could be pinching a nerve.
    A simple test would be to stop wearing the watch and see if the pain goes away

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    Re: Arm strain

    Quote Originally Posted by c7aea View Post
    That is certainly not normal.
    How tight is it? I guess it could be pinching a nerve.
    A simple test would be to stop wearing the watch and see if the pain goes away
    I agree, I would think it's much more likely a too-tight bracelet than a too-heavy watch.

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    Re: Arm strain

    Unlikely to be 'weight' of watch - as said by others, could be too tight n pinching nerve or vein causing discomfort

    Try putting it on a strap and see if it feels any better

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    Re: Arm strain

    pah...... speedy is light - you want to try the my Boschett cave dweller which comes in at 275g or over 1/2 a pound.

    recon its possibly too tight.
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    Re: Arm strain

    Yeah it has to be too tight if it is the watch. There is no way it could be the weight of it. Unless you get worn out by say, writing or picking up a folder of papers. Especially if you lift fairly regularly.

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    Re: Arm strain

    I would speculate that your problem is unrelated to your watch...if the bracelet really was too tight, I imagine you would notice discomfort immediately. What you describe sounds more like a chronic condition probably due to a strain and then overuse at the gym. Is it possible that you may have carpal tunnel from typing/office related work or that you may have injured yourself in the gym?
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    Re: Arm strain

    Quote Originally Posted by cp_ste.croix View Post
    I would speculate that your problem is unrelated to your watch...if the bracelet really was too tight, I imagine you would notice discomfort immediately. What you describe sounds more like a chronic condition probably due to a strain and then overuse at the gym. Is it possible that you may have carpal tunnel from typing/office related work or that you may have injured yourself in the gym?
    This sounds like a more reasonable explanation. You might have strained or hurt a tendon and the watch is exacerbating an existing inflammation.

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    Re: Arm strain

    I also think it would be highly unlikely that it would have anything to do with your watch as my daily wearer is a 2 lbs Invicta.
    However does this pain go away when you're not wearing the watch?
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    Re: Arm strain

    Thanks for the replies.

    It's certainly re-assuring.

    My general feeling is (and was) that I have strained it in some other way. It's either at the gym or some some sort of RSI caused by typing (I had something similar with my other arm and a wrist rest for the mouse helped that).

    I do find that my wrist swells to some degree. This is a function of temperature and activity. On a cold day my wrists are quite slim and the watch drops down to the top of my hand and can be a bit irritating flapping about. When my wrist swells there's enough room to get a small finger behind the braclet but it's a bit on the tight side. The trouble is that if I make the braclet any looser the watch will tend to slip around on a cold day (or look like I couldn't afford to have the braclet properly adjusted).

    I guess that the speedy is light. It is, however, a brick compared to my Citizen ecodrive and I just thought I would ask in case people were aware of issues.
    Ian

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