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    How Well Do an Automatic Handle Jogging?

    Is it safe to jog (2+ miles) with an automatic or am I likely to decimate my "Orange Monster" in short order?

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    Re: How Well Do an Automatic Handle Jogging?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowata View Post
    Is it safe to jog (2+ miles) with an automatic or am I likely to decimate my "Orange Monster" in short order?
    It is safe to jog with your OM, but it will mean marginally more wear and tear on the rotor and your watch may gain a few seconds after the effort.

    The 7S26 movement in the OM is pretty tough.

    Generally, however, both for comfort and safety I would recommend jogging with a digital watch like a G-Shock.

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    Re: How Well Do an Automatic Handle Jogging?

    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    Generally, however, both for comfort and safety I would recommend jogging with a digital watch like a G-Shock.

    HTH

    Rgr that, I typically jog with my Kinetic (SKA453).................... I sure don't want to tear up the new OM, that's for sure.

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    Re: How Well Do an Automatic Handle Jogging?

    Jogging won't hurt your watch, it could just make it gain a few seconds..
    But, in all honesty, I'd buy a G-Shock. Just for the comfort factor and that it was made for it!

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    Re: How Well Do an Automatic Handle Jogging?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowata View Post
    Is it safe to jog (2+ miles) with an automatic or am I likely to decimate my "Orange Monster" in short order?
    Your watch will be fine. Jogging isn't putting all that much stress on your wrist. It may run a second or two faster, but it'll be alright. My "Black Monster" is regulated to run just just a little slow, but every now an again it'll pick up something like ten seconds a day - so in the long run it keeps pretty good time. That watch is my beater that gets worn if there's a real danger of getting a watch damaged. So far, zero problems with it.

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    Re: How Well Do an Automatic Handle Jogging?

    I wouldn't worry about it, the watch will be fine.
    Lots of dive watches.

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    Re: How Well Do an Automatic Handle Jogging?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowata View Post
    Is it safe to jog (2+ miles) with an automatic or am I likely to decimate my "Orange Monster" in short order?
    Unless you plan to hit every lamp post/tree trunk with it during those miles it should be OK.

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    Re: How Well Do an Automatic Handle Jogging?

    No worries, at all. Only thing that can happen is for condensation to form from humidity inside the watch and temperature differential if you jog in a cold environment.

    I wonder why some say it may speed up the watch. In principle a watch is at its most accurate in the top 30-40% of it's power reserve. Jogging should assure that you get to that level quickly. At that level it should run at its best. Inversely, a movement on the last 20% or so of its PR often speeds up because the amplitude goes down. So it shouldn't speed up when jogging.

    I'd also say the vibrations shouldn't be strong enough to phase the watch at all unless by jogging you mean that sport where they climb and jump over obstacles like they do in Casino Royale. What's it called again? Name escapes me right now.

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    Re: How Well Do an Automatic Handle Jogging?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchalex View Post

    I'd also say the vibrations shouldn't be strong enough to phase the watch at all unless by jogging you mean that sport where they climb and jump over obstacles like they do in Casino Royale. What's it called again? Name escapes me right now.
    I think this is what you're talking about: The Office: Parkour - YouTube
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    Re: How Well Do an Automatic Handle Jogging?

    An automatic can handle jogging, as others have said. Just don't be banging into anything and/or careful not to trip on something so as to fall down. I am among other sports an avid skier and cyclist; a watch receives more shock when cycling off road and/or on uneven pavement, playing golf and/or taking moguls on a ski course etc., than it does whilst jogging on your wrist. (It's your knees which absorb all that pounding of the pavement whilst jogging, not your wrist ;)

    I would have no qualms about wearing my autos when i.e. cycling (during which sport the handle bars thus wrist/watch does take shock) but for two factors: 1) if doing i.e a triathlon, you're in a pack of riders some of whom slam into you etc. such that sometimes you are sent spinning to the pavement (it being human nature to put your arm out to protect your head/face, meaning, watch can meet pavement in turn, and which is never a good idea so best to wear i.e. a G-Shock or Timex Ironman, thus not having to choose as between your watch and i.e. your face, yes?); and, 2) as if or not just as importantly, I ride light --as in, a Cervelo, with no "frills" etc. just the basic set-up so as to not have a single ounce over that which I need, the idea being to stay light and also comfortable such that, once again, a G-Shock or Timex Ironman fits that bill, too. And if it should wind up getting damaged by i.e. slamming into the pavement, who cares. It's not like a "good" dive watch or something, which if (god forbid) something happened to it, I'd hardly be inclined to jump back on the saddle and re-join the race. Then, when it comes to my cycling, golf or other sport, I'd rather concentrate on my sport as opposed to worrying about what is happening with my wrist.

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