Although, I have read that people have done all of these things with watches and haven't had a problem...I don't swing a golf club, a ball bat or shoot a pistol with my watch on since that sends a lot of shock to the watch.
Dude, did you say your wife passed??? I hope I'm reading that wrong, but it sounds like she drowned from a punctured lung?I know that I'm late to this topic, but I guess this is still relevant.
Almost 5 years ago my wife and I were on the way to the store. On the way a big truck ran a stop sign and drove right into the passenger door of our mini van. I was sitting in the passenger seat and right before the accident I had my arm resting out the window. Right before impact I managed to get my arm inside the van, but it just made it in.
Our van flipped and rolled about 4 times and we landed upside down, on the roof.
I ended up with a cracked pelvis, broken back (cracked L5 &L4 vertebrae) several broken and displaced ribs and a dislocated shoulder. My wife sort of faired better, she ended up with a cracked cheekbone, dislocated shoulder several broken ribs and a punctured lung. I say sort of because she actually "drowned" before the EMT's made it on seen.
I wasn't really that concerned with my watch at the time, but after I was discharged I noticed that my Breitling was still ticking away and other than a few dings in the case it didn't skip a beat.
Several days later when they finally released my wife's belonging her Rolex polar explorer II had a shattered crystal. I took that to my watch guy and he replaced the crystal and said that other then that the watch was still in perfect condition. Its still now keeping almost perfect time, and almost time to go back in for a servicing.
So again I know that I'm late to this topic, but I guess that watches are more "durable" than we humans are. But i would remember that your mileage may very, different conditions and brands and all, but i really think blocking a soccer ball should not damage your TAGHeuer.
Dude, did you say your wife passed??? I hope I'm reading that wrong, but it sounds like she drowned from a punctured lung?
I can't imagine what that would be like. Very sorry to hear that.
Jesus man that is sad. Very sorry.No sorry to bring every one down, but no she didn't survive, she was still trapped in the van hanging upside down, I tried my hardest to get her out but i was pretty useless because of my injuries. When the EMT's arrived they finally removed her from the van, but after removing the blood and re inflating her lung they couldn't revive her.
It was a bad day, we were together for for a little over 20 years, and were together just about every day of those years, It still bothers me and give nightmares, but I'm, glad that I was there with her at the end