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    Re: Ever dropped your Seamaster or Planet Ocean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rahul718 View Post
    Appreciate the feedback, guys. Main concern here is case integrity. Would it be possible if a drop like that could shift the lug a mm here or there? Or will SS always dent first before bending or cracking?
    Not likely at all it would bend or crack a lug.


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    Re: Ever dropped your Seamaster or Planet Ocean?

    A couple of my watches have fallen from that full height directly off my dresser. However, they fell onto carpet. It was no big deal at all.
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    Re: Ever dropped your Seamaster or Planet Ocean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camera Bill View Post
    I'll be honest, I found my PO 2201 more delicate than my current 2254. The exterior got dinged up far easier, and as it's a more complicated movement on the inside, I would track its performance for a few days to make sure you didn't knock the column wheel out of alignment, etc.

    A pressure test is a good idea once in a while regardless though I doubt a minor fall would effect water resistance.
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    Anyone else have stories about dropping your watch and whether it caused any structural issues or just cosmetic?
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    Re: Ever dropped your Seamaster or Planet Ocean?

    Mine has been belted so many times, only failure ever was I wore the deployant out...dozers all heavy equipment charterboats,pack sheds..welding and shooting .
    I can always be amazed when I take it out of safe,how it starts running nearly straight away.
    Bloody tougher than a lot believe...
    I'd hope yours is same
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    Anyone else dropped theirs and if so how did you end up? Damage?
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    Re: Ever dropped your Seamaster or Planet Ocean?

    I've dropped both my Great White and my 2220.80. Both fell from around chest height and landed directly on the crystal, on hard tile. Both work just fine, and have had no problems with accuracy, structural integrity or water resistance.

    The watches are made to take a beating, so I wouldn't worry about a small drop like yours. You'd need a significantly greater magnitude of force (i.e., mechanically assisted pliers) to bend a lug than a 2ft fall accelerated only by gravity.

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    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f20/ar.../862566?page=1

    ^ looks like the OP here actually BENT a lug when he dropped it on marble, so it is possible. But I’m guessing anything bent would be visible and wouldn’t need to measure down to the mm to see if there’s a discrepancy
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    Re: Ever dropped your Seamaster or Planet Ocean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rahul718 View Post
    Anyone else have stories about dropping your watch and whether it caused any structural issues or just cosmetic?
    A few years ago my kiddo dropped my Speedmaster 3 or 4 feet onto a tile floor. The bezel had a small ding but the hands flopped around. A local watchmaker, who has been a godsend, took a look at the movement and pressed the hands back on and I was good to go.

    On a side note, I was impressed I was able to keep my composure when it happened. The watch was purchased the same year my son, who dropped the watch, was born and I'd hate to turn him off to the hobby due to a silly mistake. Here's the watch in question:

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    Re: Ever dropped your Seamaster or Planet Ocean?

    my first gen ploprof 1200,
    movement came apart like it was made from lego blocks,
    omega eFed up the repair thrice,
    gave it to an old watchmaker next to me who changes batteries for a living,
    brought it back to working as new and didn't add a single hairline to the curtsy toolmarks from omega's repair centre

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