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    A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link,

    A chain is only as strong as its weakest link So what other watch brands use HD spring bars like Seiko? So far I've damaged a number of watches from falls, all from from a failed or bent spring bar, but I only have myself to blame, some activities get out of hand quickly. But so far every Seiko with heavy duty ones seem to be indestructible.
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    Re: A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link,

    Never happened to me, but I strictly use G-shocks for physical or workshop activities. Any "nice" watch (whether quartz or automatic) only gets used in office, walking, shopping and driving.

    I don't believe that 'tool watches' exist outside of digital watches, some may look tough but I'm not prepared to risk it.
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    Re: A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link,

    You can look for watches with integrated or permanent bars.





    Or screw bars with some Loctite.



    Or shoulderless spring bars.



    And you could look at adding tubes.

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    Re: A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link,

    I’ve worn a watch for 58 years and I’ve never yet had a springbar fail on me and some of them were in such dire condition that I wince now that I know how important good springbars are.

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    Re: A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link,

    I agree with one of the posts above, G-Shock only for me when doing anything active.
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    Re: A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link,

    Relevant "Watch and Learn" by Marc of Long Island Watch (testing Seiko spring bar strength): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_baNIhnaKE
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    Re: A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link,

    Quote Originally Posted by Nokie View Post
    I agree with one of the posts above, G-Shock only for me when doing anything active.
    I swap to my GGB or a nato/zulu/single pass strap when doing my everyday rough activities. The watch can't fall off the strap because of a broken spring bar.

    I have broken a bunch of spring bars on my Smiths. With the right strap, it's not a big deal. The watch has taken plenty of hard hits without issues. There's no reason to baby most mechanical watches.

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