Can I wear my watch while Golfing ?

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Re: Can I wear my watch while Golfing ?

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"Can You Play Golf Wearing An Automatic Watch? | Automatic Watches For Men" https://automaticwatchesformen.com/can- ... ur%20swing.

Worth a read.

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So not only does golf ruin a good walk, you can't even enjoy wearing a nice watch!
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Re: Can I wear my watch while Golfing ?

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magicman wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:44 pm
"Can You Play Golf Wearing An Automatic Watch? | Automatic Watches For Men" https://automaticwatchesformen.com/can- ... ur%20swing.

Worth a read.

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I don't know. I think the article overstates most of it. Like he complained that after 3-4 years of golfing and such with his dive watch it needed regulation. Well, ya, it is a mechanical watch. It will probably need a service pretty soon.

I guess if the weight of your watch takes your mind off of the shot that has an effect. The weight itself is negligible.

I've played with guys for decades that wear the same watch and they have never complained of mechanical issues.
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Re: Can I wear my watch while Golfing ?

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My personal opinion as a longtime golfer, watch service person and watch wearer is..

Can you...Yes.

Should you? Do to repeated impacts and potential severe shocks I do not recommend wearing a mechanical watch of any type playing golf. Yes most watches have shock protection, but this is designed for accidental impact and not repetition. While many people do and the impact to the watch may be minimal, the potential for damage is always there with every swing.

If wearing a watch while golfing is important to you, and does not bother you, I would recommend a quartz or digital watch.

Whatever watch I am wearing goes in a protective pouch and gets swapped for Garmin Golf watch while playing.
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I don't play Golf; no problem or decision to make. :grin: :grin:

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Few of us play the game properly. We just like to think we can. It is a good reason to have a beer or 2 after a frustrating walk with nature and to reward ourselves for making that one great shot. :D
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drand wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:50 pm
So not only does golf ruin a good walk, you can't even enjoy wearing a nice watch!
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:55 pm
I don't play Golf; no problem or decision to make. :grin: :grin:

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I salute you guys who have the patience to play.

My last attempt on a short 9 ended up with me almost quitting after the first few tee-off attempts.

Didn't help that it was right next to the clubhouse beer garden where all the 'seasoned pros' were enjoying themselves at my expense ... hate golf! :lol:
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I've worn both my CW's and the EB Holton during various rounds of golf, it's never really crossed my mind about if I should wear them or not. I play so infrequently that I doubt it would be an issue and I certainly don't have the speed and power of the pros that wear much more expensive time pieces!
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magicman wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:44 pm
"Can You Play Golf Wearing An Automatic Watch? | Automatic Watches For Men" https://automaticwatchesformen.com/can- ... ur%20swing.

Worth a read.

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An opinion piece with zero scientific and/or factual evidence. Most of the grinders in the amateur yachting world wear automatic watches without an issue, far more impact than a golf swing.
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Re: Can I wear my watch while Golfing ?

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I wear my Apple Watch with the hole 19app. Very accurate yardage and very light.
In the past I have always avoided wearing a mechanical watch for the reasons Kip started.
If I were to the elite 63 world be a natural choice and in loupe it was mentioned as a good watch for golf
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Re: Can I wear my watch while Golfing ?

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I drive a Golf. Should I be worried?
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Re: Can I wear my watch while Golfing ?

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I just realised I am a Golf driver and that there are drivers in Golf. Help me, help me.
Should I wear a watch whilst driving my Golf?
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I drive a Golf. Should I be worried?
I just realised I am a Golf driver and that there are drivers in Golf. Help me, help me.
Should I wear a watch whilst driving my Golf?
You'll be fine as long as your watch is waterproof. The VW Golf name is weather related (along with Passat & Scirocco) and has nothing to do with hitting a ball with a stick.
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Re: Can I wear my watch while Golfing ?

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exHowfener wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 12:31 pm
I drive a Golf. Should I be worried?
I just realised I am a Golf driver and that there are drivers in Golf. Help me, help me.
Should I wear a watch whilst driving my Golf?
You'll be fine as long as your watch is waterproof. The VW Golf name is weather related (along with Passat & Scirocco) and has nothing to do with hitting a ball with a stick.
And the Bora. But some Golfs have a dimpled, golf ball-like gear knob so exercise caution if you have one of those.

I don't golf but I have happily worn an auto when playing other non-contact sports.
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