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    Re: Automatic Watch and Motorcycle riding

    Never had a problem riding with mine.


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    Re: Automatic Watch and Motorcycle riding

    I had a friend I used to ride with many years ago. We all rode Harley Softails back then, well before they were internally balanced. The medium frequency high amplitude vibrations coming through the bars was pretty significant. His Rolex eventually had to go in for a major service. IIRC after about 25k miles of that was all it could take. When you're running down the road and your mirrors are a complete blur and grabbing them makes no difference, your better off wearing your Quartz.

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    Re: Automatic Watch and Motorcycle riding

    Quote Originally Posted by bald1der View Post
    Good evening,

    I was looking at purchasing my first automatic watch. Looking at either a Tissot or Hamilton. The salesman noticed I was riding a motorcycle (Harley Davidson). He said he didn't recommend wearing a automatic watch while riding the motorcycle because the vibration might damage the mechanism in the watch. I've never heard this so I figured I'd ask here. Thanks.
    Get rid of the bike cuz they're unattractive and create a lot of noise pollution. Then you can buy any automatic watch and we will welcome you to our club with open arms

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    Re: Automatic Watch and Motorcycle riding

    I've been wearing automatic watches while riding Harley's for years and haven't had any issues with excessive wear / rate issues / timing problems / etc in any way.
    After a long day on my 1200 Sportster or my FLH my hands are going numb from the vibration but my watches have never shown any issues. My bikes are old though, they ride a lot rougher than the newer models.

    Perhaps I just rotate my watches enough... or I'm due for a watch to burst into flames on my wrist as I cruise down a roadway.

    Either way, I'll continue to ride my v-twins and wear my watches.
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    Re: Automatic Watch and Motorcycle riding

    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I had a friend I used to ride with many years ago. We all rode Harley Softails back then, well before they were internally balanced. The medium frequency high amplitude vibrations coming through the bars was pretty significant. His Rolex eventually had to go in for a major service. IIRC after about 25k miles of that was all it could take. When you're running down the road and your mirrors are a complete blur and grabbing them makes no difference, your better off wearing your Quartz.
    To me it is very much likely that both the nature (amplitude and frequency) of the vibrations and the watch at hand (pun intended) play a role. 25k miles on an unbalanced Harley without rubber mounts wearing a JLC can give different outcomes than 5k miles on a 4 in line wearing an SKX.

    For a short ride on my V twins (owned a 4 cylinder shortly, that was a mistake) into town I have worn whatever was on the wrist, but I would change if I was wearing a vintage watch. I own a couple of G Shocks so on longer trips I take one of them, that's why I bought them.

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    Get rid of the bike cuz they're unattractive and create a lot of noise pollution.
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