Alan Ross Wrote:Roberto,Any of the Ingenieurs on my wrist would totally change my balance on the tennis court. I would have to relearn my shots as my left arm would now weigh too much. lolBut seriously, I would have no problem wearing my watches while riding a bike or hiking or at elevation. But tennis or golf impart a tremendous force on a repeated basis. And in tennis I am always crashing into fences chasing after shots. So the Casio stays for that.
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Greg Chalk Wrote:My very first job was with a Swiss watch importer, for Oris and caught balance springs and galloping timepieces came in 2 or 3 times a month and it used to make the Swiss service manager get steamed up with the treatment that some watches had received. Outside cases filthy with dirt sweat and congealed skin between the lugs, non waterproof watches showing aged water damage and watches bone dry of lubrication. Watches are fairly robust but they are not designed to carry on no matter what abuse we put them through. I remember him saying vehemently that golf tennis squash etc were not good for watches. An Ingie is designed for places of high magnetism, an AT for diving but no IWC that I know of is designed to be robust enough for using a hammer or playing games like tennis golf etc, remember when you hit the ball incorrectly how it can sting the hands or forearm and likewise that shock is transferred into the watch. I am am just repeating without the veheamance of the service manager as to what advice he imparted, but hey it's your watch and it's yours to treat kindly or abuse heavily or anywhere in-between.
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Greg Chalk Wrote:Wearing a watch like an Ingie whilst playing squash can result in injury to your opponent. Therefore it's a no brainer, do not wear it. What else do you need to think about for God's sake? If I was playing squash with you or anyone else I would ask you to remove the watch, if the reply was a refusal I would walk out of the court.