Automatic Watches and Jet Skiing??

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    Automatic Watches and Jet Skiing??

    Quick question ( i could not find this question using the search function). Will wearing an automatic watch while Jet Skiing ruin the movement?
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    Re: Automatic Watches and Jet Skiing??

    Quote Originally Posted by GJac10 View Post
    QUick question ( i could not find this question using the search function). Will wearing an automatic watch while Jet Skiing ruin the movement?
    Will it definitiely ruin the movement? Not likely.
    Is there a chance it could ruin the movement. Yes definitely.

    Whether the watch survives or not depends on a few things. Does the watch have water resistant seals. What depth are the seals rated to. Are the seals any good. If your hand or the watch bangs into the Jet Ski when it is in motion then there is an excellent chance it will be damaged.

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    Re: Automatic Watches and Jet Skiing??

    I had a similar concern. I play on Jet Skis, Snowmobiles and ATV's (especially ATV's on the farm-lots of hills and I get it airborn every once in a while) and was concerned that the vibration and jolting would hurt my Seiko Orange Monster so I spent a little over a $100 and purchased an atomic Casio Mudman.

    Works great and never misses a beat. I still use my Orange Monster for diving and swimming and my dress watches for business.

    I am really impressed with the Mudman for the money.

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    Re: Automatic Watches and Jet Skiing??

    Quote Originally Posted by GJac10 View Post
    Quick question ( i could not find this question using the search function). Will wearing an automatic watch while Jet Skiing ruin the movement?
    Why don't you wear a G-shock instead ?
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    Re: Automatic Watches and Jet Skiing??

    I do not think it will damage it.
    The impact is quite soft.
    I have a friend that is into Off Shore racing, ex World Champion,that wears a Breitling. No problem with the watch, but his spine is damaged.
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    Re: Automatic Watches and Jet Skiing??

    While there is always a chance an auto movement could be damaged by sudden impacts and such, I've worn my Stowa Seatime several times while jet skiing and have no problems.

    While a g-shock is a no brainer, hey live on the edge a little.
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    Re: Automatic Watches and Jet Skiing??

    Yos, but they are just soooo ugly!

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    Re: Automatic Watches and Jet Skiing??

    Quote Originally Posted by Janne View Post
    Yos, but they are just soooo ugly!
    which one ugly ? Gshock or Stowa ?

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    Re: Automatic Watches and Jet Skiing??

    Quote Originally Posted by lvt View Post
    Why don't you wear a G-shock instead ?
    Even a $20 Casio non-G is tough enough for jet skiing. It's the vibration that a watch might suffer that would worry me most with an auto. Partly because you can't say what frequencies a particular watch's mechanism might resonate with - in theory a watch could be fine on one ski, and subtly damaged by another.

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