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    Golfing with your automatic watch on???

    Hi all,

    I'm the proud owner of a new Seiko SKX007J and had a question... I am an avid golfer and was wondering if golfing with my watch on ruin the movement of the watch?

    thanks guys!!!

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    Re: Golfing with your automatic watch on???

    This question will get the juices going; don't wear it!

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    The 7S26 is said to be quite durable and made to take a beating! I'd keep wearing while golfing. Who knows, the extra weight might give a bit of extra distance, lol!
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    Re: Golfing with your automatic watch on???

    Ask yourself the following:

    1. What did people wear to the golf course before quartz watches came along?

    2. How much did I pay for my 007?

    I wouldn't go playing rugby with it, but for that watch I would have no problem playing golf with it. Now if it was a [much] more expensive piece I would think differently.

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    Re: Golfing with your automatic watch on???

    Your 007 can take that, and then some.

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    Re: Golfing with your automatic watch on???

    Personally, I wouldn't wear my watch whilst playing golf.

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    Re: Golfing with your automatic watch on???

    I have an SKX173 200m diver (Singapore movement), bought from the local Seiko company store in Northern Virginia about three years ago that I use for mostly all of my sports activities. It came on a straight vent rubber diver strap and I have since changed it over to a Seiko oyster bracelet.

    Probably the most "shocking thing" that I do with this watch is handgun target shooting. For those who are unfamiliar, firearms impart significant recoil (or kick) when discharged. I can't possibly tell you how many rounds I have fired with guns in .45 ACP, 40 S&W, 380 ACP, and 9MM calibers. There have been no ill effects to the watch doing this and, IMHO, I would think this would present more shock to the watch than the strike of a golf ball.

    The next most torturous thing I subject the watch to is road bicycling. I wear it for 2-3 hours at a time of riding on all types of roads, on bikes with zero suspension, ultra stiff racing frame and wheel construction, and training tires inflated to at least 125 psi. I normally average about 3500 miles per year of this riding, and it can be a very tough on a watch. Sometimes the road vibrations coming up through the front fork can cause the watch and bracelet to rattle on my wrist so loud the noise can actually be annoying, and I have to stuff the watch in my riding glove a little to try and stop the noise. Again, no ill effects to the watch whatsoever.

    I also use the watch for timing myself swimming laps in a pool. I make sure the crown is tight and in I go. I swim for about 30-45 minutes minimum, and the watch being thrashed around and mostly underwater all of that time, several occasions per week. No problems.

    In my opinion, Seiko divers are very tough watches and they are probably tougher that you are. My rule of thumb with this 173 is, "If I can take the shock, the watch can". I am sure there are tons of similar stories with 007s, 009s, 779s etc.

    I don't think golfing is going to hurt it at all. Wear it and go for it, and probably the worst thing that will happen to it is it will get sweaty and dirty. Take a soft toothbrush, some mild hand soap, scrub it down, and ta-daaaa, it will be as good as new.

    You will also be able to record the exact time of that "Hole-in-One".

    Have fun,

    Dave
    Last edited by Dave W; February 3rd, 2007 at 22:09.


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    Re: Golfing with your automatic watch on???

    We had several threats regarding golfing, if you´d like to read:

    Breitling and golfing:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...highlight=golf

    ETA 2824-2 and golfing:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...highlight=golf

    Automatics and golf:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...highlight=golf

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    Re: Golfing with your automatic watch on???

    With the sedentary nature of so many Americans these days, offices at home, and so forth, I'd imagine most automatic watches (if they could do so) would express gratitude for the additional wrist and arm movement that golfing provides.

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    Re: Golfing with your automatic watch on???

    I've always found it ironic that so many golfers have watch sponsorships but don't actually play with them on. In fact, very few actually play with a watch. (I know Phil does.) But if you look at Sergio (Omega) and Tiger (Tag) the only pictures of them wearing a watch on the golf course is during trophy presentations or press conferences. So it makes me wonder if there is someone there to remind them to put it on for the photo opportunity.

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