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    Vibration

    Here is a question for the experienced bikers concerning watches. Does the vibration involved in riding motorcycles affect watches in either short or long term function?

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    Re: Vibration

    Quote Originally Posted by jdm21 View Post
    Here is a question for the experienced bikers concerning watches. Does the vibration involved in riding motorcycles affect watches in either short or long term function?

    thanks
    jdm

    Hmm... I wish we all knew somebody with a lot of watches, visits the forums a hundred times a day, and rides motorcycles...

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    Re: Vibration

    Jay- Yeah. My gears were turning in the same direction.. .



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    Re: Vibration

    Well gee thanks Jay for the intro. bikes have no effect on a watch, short or long term. sometimes I take it off and put it in the tail section when racing. none have died or lost time even with the abuse that can occur. when worn on the wrist, the suspension absorbs the shocks and jolt, so it never gets to the clip-ons. also the clipons are weighted to keep vibration out. the only time I have killed a watch on a bike was when hi-siding and landing on my head and wrist.

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    Re: Vibration

    Thanks for responding Sean. Does this shock resistance/vibration resistance even apply to inexpensive watches or just to the better brands?
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    Re: Vibration

    I have ridden with my cheap Croton Chronomaster, about 10,000 miles on my 2003 Aprilia Tuono. A bike I like to call the Jackhammer B**ch. If this $60 watch can take it, most cheapies will. I would be more afraid of an expensive auto getting hurt...I usually leave them home when I ride.
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    Re: Vibration

    an aprillia is a twin with 2 counter balancers. ducatis are 90 degrees and are already balanced. inline fours buzz. cheap watches work great. I have one velcroed to the triple tree. a 200m gshock. I carry a quartz and a automatic when playing on the backroads. some of the guys wear timex.
    others armitron. I wore a tag heuer super 1000m for 3 years in a row. its still working. last year I trashed a aprillia mille factory bike while wearing a tag f1 chrono. that one died. it must have been the smack on the pavement.

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    Sean
    that picture is insane!! What happened to the laws of physics? Dude!
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    Re: Vibration

    Never had no problems at all.




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    Re: Vibration

    Quote Originally Posted by yamahaki View Post
    Well gee thanks Jay for the intro. bikes have no effect on a watch, short or long term. sometimes I take it off and put it in the tail section when racing. none have died or lost time even with the abuse that can occur. when worn on the wrist, the suspension absorbs the shocks and jolt, so it never gets to the clip-ons. also the clipons are weighted to keep vibration out. the only time I have killed a watch on a bike was when hi-siding and landing on my head and wrist.
    well, i have to say that i have a luminox 8002 and it loosses time consistently when i ride or any vibration.

    when i dont wear it it keeps -+0 seconds for 2 weeks (thats the longest time i didnt wear it)

    and when i wear it, it depends on how much it gets vibrated and it losses +- 10 sconds aweek with 30 minutes of ride every day on a high way. :\


    any suggestions?
    i really like it but its a sheme that vibration affects it. :\

    what should i do.

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