I always crack up when people post about keeping their watches in safes and not wearing them in the yard, or not wearing for swimming, or not wearing while golfing, all for fear of damage or wearing them out.
No offense, but I'm just the opposite. I bought mine to wear and enjoy. Of course, I'll try to choose the watch appropriate for the task at hand, but I'll wear any waterproof watch I own swimming. I lost a Sinn U1 while surfing on vacation a couple of years ago. I was bummed, but she went out in style, doing what she was built for - playing in the ocean. Good thing I brought two other watches on the vacation !
I have watches for gardening, watches for painting, watches for cooking, etc. I won't wear a dress watch on a crocodile band for fixing the car, but I have a G-Shock for that! I love watches and I'm not going to miss an opportunity to wear them.
In fact, the ideal situation to me is to wear them all so much that they all wear out from use on the day I die.