I have not lost a watch but have heard of several who di their lose the watch during some sports activity. When my divers go into the ocean, I add new spring bars and a NATO strap goes on. Simple as that.
Quite agreed. Prior to his 50th birthday, my Dad had a healthy collection of affordable watches he had accumulated for himself, but he had never taken the plunge into buying himself a 'really nice watch'. For his 50th, my mother and I went halfsies to get him a Rolex Submariner. He absolutely loved it, but for the first 6-7 months, he was absolutely baby-ing that watch. To the point where, when we went on group hikes in the summer, he left it at home and switched to cheap Casio, cause he didn't want to risk damaging it. I had to remind him that it is first, and foremost, a tool watch and designed to handle some level of abuse. Secondly, I had to remind him that the watch was his, and he needed to enjoy it, not spend every moment worrying about it. Now, he only keeps it aside if he is travelling to specific parts of the world where he would rather not have it conspicuously standing out on his wrist. Otherwise, that watch is getting properly used. Some time in the future, it will probably be passed down in the family, and when it does, it most definitely will NOT be 'like new'It’s not about the statistics but about the mindset, if you want you can worry yourself to death about the smallest issues
I agree with your explanation.My Ma-in-law commented how foolish it is to wear my Omega Planet Ocean swimming at the beach. It is a treasured watch (40th birthday gift). I explain it's a divers watch and specifically deigned for the ocean.
I have seen where the springbar was so rusty/crud -encrusted that it was barely holding the bracelet on to the watch. With enough movement of the bracelet, the ends of the springbar could be compressed and it could have easily failed.I understand it's not something that can be substantiated. Interesting to see how many people here experienced springbar failure.
I for one haven't.
Also, regular maintenance helps. People always think of service intervals recommended by manufacturers as just about the movement, but they are about the whole watch.I have seen where the springbar was so rusty/crud -encrusted that it was barely holding the bracelet on to the watch. With enough movement of the bracelet, the ends of the springbar could be compressed and it could have easily failed.
Another weak point on older Omegas (especially the bond style bracelet) are the bracelet pins....with heavy wear, the pins don't hold the collars snugly and it is very possible for a pin to slip out by itself. Happened to me once as I lifted my arm and the watch literally flew across the room.
In both cases, I think cleanliness goes a long way to slow the wear on these components.
Absolutely @anonymousmoose. Thats why he chose to wear a PO at that time. For his scale and pay grade at that time and I suppose until now, its no big of a deal. However, if it were to happen to any of us, thats going to hurt a lot and for quite some time.I didn't realise Michael Jordan wears Omega.
Michael Jordan can replace them without feeling any financial pinch