shock load rating?

Thread: shock load rating?

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Tampa, Florida and Daytona Beach, Florida
    Posts
    1,978

    shock load rating?

    How can you equate a particular rating to real life activities? If I drop my watch from waist level to a rock solid surface how much shock might that cause? If I'm wearing the watch just how hard can I bang my wrist into something? An archive search didn't have any answers.


    Retired from Fire Rescue with 30 years on the job 1/5/2019

  2. #2
    Member groundhog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Vancouver
    Posts
    444

    Re: shock load rating?

    From what I have read about the matter it seems that the 5000g rating is the equivilent to dropping a watch from approx. 4 ft. onto a hard surface. This info comes via an article from Ball I read some 3 or 4 years ago.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Tampa, Florida and Daytona Beach, Florida
    Posts
    1,978

    Re: shock load rating?

    I have some interesting responses here: https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=192848


    Retired from Fire Rescue with 30 years on the job 1/5/2019

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    225

    Re: shock load rating?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckMiller View Post
    How can you equate a particular rating to real life activities? If I drop my watch from waist level to a rock solid surface how much shock might that cause? If I'm wearing the watch just how hard can I bang my wrist into something? An archive search didn't have any answers.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++

    You have met me, seem the scars on my EM II Diver and you know I treat it/abuse it badly. This everyday time piece for me has been:

    Dropped to concrete
    Worn with running chain saws and cutting over 15 cords of hard wood
    Worn while operating heavy equiptment
    Been subjected to cooking temperature heats numerous times.
    Covered in oil and hydrolic fluid
    Been salt water wade fishing and scuba diving
    Bounced off a driveway when I tripped carrying a cabnet and should have broken the crystal and did not.
    Been covered in grimme, mud and goodness knows what after Hurrican Ike here and the recovery effort.
    Worn while working cattle in pens.

    I am sure there might be something else I can do rough to this watch!

    It gains about one minute every two weeks currently and has plenty of case scars to show for it. I have not subjected it to freezing cold, yet! Hunting season is here, but last season, it was short sleve weather here in Texas for us most of the hunting season last year.

    Now, I do take care to wash out the bracelet at least once a week to keep the dark ring from forming on my wrist. I do this with warm water and dish washing soap. You macho firefighters do know what dish washing soap is, don't you?

    So wear it. And wear your protective gear on scene.

    All the best,

    Tony

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Orange County California
    Posts
    640

    Re: shock load rating?

    I get asked this question all the time in my store (what does a G shock rating do for me).

    My answers are the following..

    If you drop the watch accidently it should be ok as compared to other brands that will not...

    also if you play golf the shock wave tha travels up the club after the head strikes the gold ball is under 5000G's so your Ball watch should be ok with that also as compared to other brands that will not be ok and will probaly damage the movement over time.

    - just my 2 cents for what it is worth

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Tampa, Florida and Daytona Beach, Florida
    Posts
    1,978

    Re: shock load rating?

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonBallDealer View Post
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++

    .....You macho firefighters do know what dish washing soap is, don't you?
    Hey, after 20+ years I only dry the dishes! The kids bust the suds.


    Retired from Fire Rescue with 30 years on the job 1/5/2019

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Orange County California
    Posts
    640

    Re: shock load rating?

    Lol...

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •